Tag Archives: recreational boating industry

Infrastructure package proposal and the boating industry

Biden infrastructure package

The Biden administration announced this week the American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion plan that proposes investment to create jobs, rebuild infrastructure, and position the United States to better compete with China. The framework outlines several programs supported by the recreational boating industry and NMMA says it is committed to securing the priorities in a final legislative package. “We are pleased ...

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Brunswick Corporation publishes 2020 Sustainability Report

Brunswick Sustainability Report

Brunswick Corporation today published its 2020 Sustainability Report, Our Stake in Tomorrow’s Tide, highlighting the Company’s progress toward its sustainability goals, including a continued commitment to advance its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies.  The report also reflects Brunswick’s dedication to sustainable manufacturing and contributing to the communities in which it operates. “Brunswick understands the impact our businesses and products have ...

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Wholesale boat shipments ease in November

wholesale boat shipments

The NMMA reports new boat manufacturing activity in November was up 3% year over year, and down 18% compared to October on a seasonally-adjusted basis, according to the November Monthly Shipment Report (MSR). While wholesale boat shipments slowed in November, this was primarily driven by a pullback in shipments in personal watercraft (PWC) following a summer of elevated growth. Other boat categories ...

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Alumacraft celebrates 75 years in business

Alumacraft celebrates 75 years in business

Alumacraft has been building boats and making history for the past 75 years. To mark their success, the company recently produced a number of short videos that tell the stories of some of the amazing individuals that are part of that history – from the brand’s humble beginnings, well into the future. Joe Amundson - Fishing - It's in My Blood, Teaser , Full ...

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Boating United 2020 advocacy accomplishments

Boating United is a community of boating businesses and supporters, working together to shape policies that affect boating, angling, and outdoor recreation. The organization stated in a press release, "We made our voices heard and had a seat at the table to advance critical issues of the year. Here are just some of our 2020 accomplishments thanks to your advocacy." ...

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At the Helm: Happy New Year indeed!

By David Gee “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”  That quote is attributed to Lucius Annaeus Seneca, an early 1st Century Italian philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and tutor to the fifth Roman emperor Niro. And if that doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps you recognize the line from the end of the 1998 hit song “Closing Time,” by Minneapolis ...

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ELEVATE SUMMIT sessions and event content now online

Boating Industry Elevate summit logo

All of the sessions from the 2020 Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT conference are now available for everyone to view online. The virtual version of this year's Top 100 gala celebration and awards show is also available. The Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT 2020 far exceeded its goals to connect, collaborate, cultivate and celebrate top marine industry visionaries and emerging leaders over ...

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NMMA President talks boat shows

Frank Hugelmeyer NMMA

After a year filled with uncertainty and disruption, including the cancellation and postponement of many boating industry events and shows, NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer shares his thoughts on the importance and future of boat shows: The unprecedented disruption from COVID-19 has been a blessing and curse for the recreational boating industry. On one hand, we have witnessed a remarkable shift ...

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OneWater Marine purchases Boatsforsale.com

OneWater Marine logo

OneWater Marine Inc. announced it has purchased the website domain, Boatsforsale.com, which will enhance its online marketplace for new and pre-owned boats, as well as financing & insurance. “Boatsforsale.com will provide users with a personalized, all-inclusive virtual platform to buy, sell, and compare boats, as well as easy access to financing & insurance offerings,” said Austin Singleton, Chief Executive Officer ...

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Boat building activity increases

Boat manufacturing increases

According to NMMA’s latest Monthly Shipment Report, wholesale boat shipments increased for the second consecutive month in June, up 60% compared to May, as boat building activity ratcheted back up following lockdown restrictions during the early days of the pandemic response. Compared to June 2019, wholesale shipments are down 5%. “We’re encouraged to see that wholesale shipments in June increased across all ...

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