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.

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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