Tag Archives: RBFF

Industry webinar offers new study insights

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently shared findings from a comprehensive study conducted by Left Brain Marketing, Inc. with individuals who purchased a boat in 2020 or 2021. The study was fielded to better identify and understand challenges associated with boat shopping and ownership experiences.Left Brain Marketing ...

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RBFF awards 2022 state R3 grants

Through its State R3 Program Grants, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) recently awarded funds to 11 programs in 10 states. Now in its eighth year, the State R3 Program Grants’ goal is to support state recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) initiatives to increase fishing and boating participation. The programs must focus on one of three areas: Communicate the relevance ...

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George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar program awards 2022 grants

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the 2022 grantees for its George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund, the seventh round of grants since it launched in 2014. The funding will help 15 programs in six states bring fishing and boating experiences and conservation education to Hispanic families. The Education Fund awarded a total of $92,400 in grants ...

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Award winners honored at MIBS 2022

NMMA along with various industry organizations presented numerous awards during the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show’s Industry Breakfast, presented by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award The NMMA honored Greg Lentine, President of NorCross Marine Products, Inc., with the 2022 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, which ...

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New study offers insights to enhance boat buying, ownership experience

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announced the findings from a comprehensive study conducted by Left Brain Marketing, Inc. with individuals who purchased a boat in 2020 or 2021. The study was fielded to better identify and understand challenges associated with boat shopping and ownership experiences."This study ...

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Tickets available for the 2022 Miami Industry Breakfast, Feb. 17

The Miami Industry Breakfast is returning to the 2022 Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show® on Thurs., Feb. 17 from 7:30 – 9:30 AM at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Grand Ballroom A. Hear about current trends in the recreational boating industry and celebrate the latest innovations and innovators during this exclusive event. Show exhibitors, NMMA members and industry stakeholders can ...

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New anglers become winners at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”

More than 40 aspiring anglers came from Florida as well as several other states to learn from the pros at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" Keys University, at the Elks Lodge, Tavernier, FL. Participants came to learn about fishing and practice their skills on the water. The event kicked off with a meet-and-greet social featuring networking, fundraisers and a Potluck Appetizer Contest.  ...

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Industry donations support RBFF’s Vamos A Pescar Education Fund

As part of its continual commitment to democratize the boating experience, Brunswick Corporation has made a sizeable donation to the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The donation will help expand fishing and boating access to Hispanic communities who have traditionally been underrepresented in these activities. “We’re grateful for Brunswick’s support of the Education Fund’s mission,” said Rachel ...

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RBFF names new president and CEO

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced Dave Chanda as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. In his new role, Chanda will manage all aspects of RBFF operations and assume responsibility for meeting the strategic goals set by RBFF leadership. Chanda, who originally joined the RBFF team in 2017 as Vice President of State & Federal Engagement, ...

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Charting the course for future success

By Stephanie Vatalaro To build a pipeline of future participants, we must start engaging younger, more multicultural audiences now. That could be said about any number of things, but we know it to be true about fishing and boating. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau report, for the first time in history, the white population has decreased and our country is ...

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