Weekly 5: ABC names additional speakers

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Monday on BoatingIndustry.com.

1. ABC names additional speakers

The American Boating Congress has unveiled a few more speakers for this year's conference.

ABC had previously announced keynote addresses from Tucker Carlson, co-host, FOX and Friends Weekend and editor-in-chief, The Daily Caller, and Paul Begala, political analyst and commentator, CNN.

Additional speakers will include Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., Rep. Garret Graves, R-La, and Capt. Verne Gifford, director, inspections and compliance of the U.S. Coast Guard.

2. NAM hosting import and customs compliance webinar

The National Association of Manufacturers is hosting a webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern April 12 on new import and customs compliance rules. Click here to register.

3. Middle East boating industry staying strong

Despite a downturn in the general economy, loyal customers and the luxury market are helping the boating industry stay strong in the region, according to this report from Gulf Business.

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4. New owner for California's Seabridge Marina

Channel Islands 241 Management LLC has acquired Seabridge Marina in Channel Islands, Calif. The 241-slip marina is located in a waterfront master-planned community.

5. How to optimize your social media ads

Three tips for making sure your social media ads are mobile-friendly.

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