Tag Archives: Sara Anghel

Forging ahead: Honoring women in leadership

By Jamie Stafford In June, we recognize all the women leaving their mark on the industry with our annual Women Making Waves recognition program. These women work hard to create positive change and foster momentum within the marine industry. They come from a variety of backgrounds as well – from dealerships to trade associations to manufacturers, they offer many different ...

Read More »

NMMA meets with members of Parliament on Canadian Luxury Tax

NMMA Canada

The Senate of Canada met last week to consider the Budget Implementation Act of 2022, or Bill C-19, which includes the “luxury tax” on new boats valued at CA $250,000 or more. A recent study conducted by Jack Mintz, Ph.D., at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, in conjunction with Fred O'Riordan at EY Canada, found ...

Read More »

Canada alters incoming Luxury Tax rules

Earlier this week, the Canadian government posted a notice of the final legislation containing the luxury tax, with some changes and wins for the recreational boating industry. The new, final legislation signals all deals signed before 2022 (by December 31, 2021) will now be exempt from the luxury tax, regardless of delivery date. You may recall the draft version of ...

Read More »

NMMA Canada hosts virtual State of the Industry event

Earlier this month, NMMA Canada held a virtual State of the Industry virtual event attended by about 200 marine professionals from across the country and beyond. The presentations included insights into boating consumer demographics by Boating Industry Canada editor Andy Adams; an update on boat and engine sales and NMMA’s advocacy work by president Sara Anghel; and a keynote on ...

Read More »

Canadian boat builders brace for proposed luxury tax

The Canadian government’s proposed luxury tax on new boats valued at CA $250,000 – originally scheduled to take effect January 1, 2022 – is expected to be fully implemented in the weeks to come. A spokesperson for Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland confirmed recently that the government will release draft legislation to implement the tax in the coming weeks.  In ...

Read More »

Correct Craft CEO discusses proposed Canadian luxury tax on boats

Correct Craft CEO

Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin appeared on the BOAT BOSS podcast to discuss the proposed Canadian luxury tax on boats. During the interview Yeargin shared the history of luxury taxes previously implemented around the world, why they don’t work, and why they are harmful to both the workers who build boats and small business owners who sell and service them. Yeargin stated, “The lessons learned ...

Read More »

NMMA Canada seeks Hall of Fame nominations

NMMA Hall of Fame Award logo

Nominations are being accepted for the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame through January 10, 2022. Inductees in the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame include those who have, or those who continue to, generate substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry. The 2022 NMMA Canada Hall of Fame inductee will be announced at the NMMA Canada State ...

Read More »

RAI cancels METSTRADE 2020

METSTRADE and RAI Amsterdam have announced that the Marine Equipment Trade Show, which was scheduled on 17-19 November in RAI Amsterdam, has been cancelled. For more than 32 years, METSTRADE has been providing the most complete meeting place for the global marine industry. Organizers said due to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, our mission cannot be accomplished successfully, therefore ...

Read More »

NMMA’s Sara Anghel elected first female ICOMIA president

Following the 54th ICOMIA Annual General Meeting on May 22, NMMA’s Sara Anghel was elected new ICOMIA president. Anghel, NMMA Canada president, has led the association for more than 12 years and has nearly 25 years of government relations experience.  ICOMIA, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations, is the international trade association representing the global marine industry since 1966. It ...

Read More »

NMMA announces executive leadership team

The NMMA announced today a new executive leadership team as it reorganizes and builds the framework for NMMA’s strategic vision under NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer. The five-person team reports directly to Hugelmeyer and ensures a strategic focus on the organization’s advocacy and market expansion priorities.  With more than 15 years successfully navigating NMMA through financial challenges and opportunities spanning show ...

Read More »