Tag Archives: RBFF

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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RBFF program gets boats back on the water

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has concluded its 2021 Boat Registration Reactivation Program having mailed over 436,000 letters to lapsed boat registrants and averaging a 10.11% response rate across 17 states. In its tenth year, the program re-registered 39,278 boats through direct mail outreach, grossing $1,491,754.90 in program registration fees for states.  "After tremendous gains in boating participation and ownership last year, it was critical ...

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RBFF and DICK’s Sporting Goods host female anglers to encourage participation

Women continue to hit the water in droves with female angler participation at 19.7 million in 2020 – an all-time high. To continue evolving the fishing and boating community into a more inclusive space, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF)’s Take Me Fishing campaign partnered with DICK’S Sporting Goods to host a group of influencers on a two-day outdoor excursion prior to ICAST ...

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