First look: Dykstra/Baltic 117 Perseverance

The Dykstra/Baltic 117 Perseverance has made it’s debut at the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show and has already won Sailing Yacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards It would seem that I’m not alone in finding Dykstra’s modern classic designs stunning, especially its pilot cutter-inspired models. The 117ft Perseverance scooped Sailing Yacht of the […]

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New Podcast to Highlight Shipping Along St. Lawrence Seaway

PHOTO COURTESY OF DOWNBOUND DISCUSSIONS A new regionally-based podcast focused on shipping along the St. Lawrence Seaway launches October 3, 2022, featuring a host of unique individuals, stories and perspectives surrounding the waterway and shipping. “The idea is to bring ship enthusiasts another step closer to the mesmerizing vessels so often seen along the St. […]

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NMRA presents 2022 Mel Barr and Old Pro awards

Two marine industry veterans were recognized today by the National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) as the recipients of the 2022 NMRA Mel Barr and Old Pro awards. The awards, originally scheduled to be presented during IBEX, were presented virtually due to the cancellation of the show ahead of the projected arrival of Hurricane Ian in […]

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ALFA Wins Seafood Industry Climate Awards Grant

Image via Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association. The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (ALFA) in Sitka, Alaska, has received a $40,000 grant for a pilot project that would convert the Alaska fishing fleet to hybrid diesel/electric in order to help lower the carbon footprint within the seafood industry. The project, supported by the Energy Transitions Initiative Project […]

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Boating Industry names 2022 Movers and Shakers, Bold Moves

With the launch of its October issue, Boating Industry recently named its 2022 Movers & Shakers and Bold Moves. Celebrating the program’s 12th year, the annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers awards recognize outstanding leaders and trailblazers across the recreational boating industry who continually pursue and embrace the challenge of change. “This year’s Mover & Shaker […]

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2022 Movers & Shakers

By Adam Quandt The 12th Annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers awards recognize outstanding leaders and trailblazers across the recreational boating industry who continually pursue and embrace the challenge of change. This year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year and finalists continue to drive innovation and navigate challenges and changes across our ever-changing industry through […]

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Profiles in Leadership: Alisdair Martin

By Wanda Kenton Smith When the industry was forced to pivot in the early days of Covid-19, a very bright and industrious young professional worked tirelessly behind the scenes to lead and create innovative ways to promote and engage the boating public.  At the time, Alisdair “Ali” Martin was president and CEO of TRMG, a […]

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2022 Boating Industry Bold Moves

By Jamie Stafford Boating Industry’s Movers & Shakers program brings a wealth of talented nominations to the fore. Though we’ve shone a spotlight on this year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year as well as the finalists, there are still more industry leaders worthy of recognition for 2022. This six leaders have been making Bold […]

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FPC Emerald Coast Poker Run Celebrates 30th Anniversary With 92-Boat Turnout

For the second year in a row, late-September date proved to be winner for Emerald Coast Powerboat Week in Destin, Fla., as last weekend’s Florida Powerboat Club-produced event attracted 92 registered boats. Club president Stu Jones moved the event from mid-August to late September in 2021, and that happening pulled in a solid 84-boat fleet. […]

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Mackinac Island Named Best Island in the Continental U.S.

Photo Courtesy of Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau Mackinac Island garnered the title of Best Island in the Continental U.S. in Travel + Leisure’s 2022 World’s Best Awards. Measuring less than five square miles, the “Jewel of the Great Lakes” is a Michigan National Landmark, and has delighted visitors for generations with its history, iconic charm […]

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MLF Releases 2023 Toyota Series Tournament Dates

MLF 2023 Tournament Dates Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced Thursday details for the 2023 Toyota Series Presented by A.R.E., which kicks off its regular season in late-January at Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Brookeland, Texas, and runs through late-September when it wraps up at the Lake of the Ozarks in Osage […]

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Newport International Boat Show announces award winners

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MLF Releases 2023 BLF Event Dates

TULSA, Okla. (September 21, 2022) – Major League Fishing announced today the schedule, rules, payouts and entry dates for the 2023 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine, the only circuit offering weekend anglers the opportunity to advance to the prestigious All-American, Toyota Series Championship and new in 2023, REDCREST – the Bass Pro […]

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Defender Industries Named Official TEMO U.S. Dealer

PHOTO COURTESY @WIND4PRODUCTION TEMO, the French manufacturer of the first portable, electric-powered outboard motor the TEMO.450, is entering the U.S. market three years after the successful launch of its motor in Europe. Defender Industries has been named as the official U.S. Dealer of TEMO, and the TEMO.450 will debut at the Annapolis Sailboat Show October […]

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New OA, Hypoxia Report Delivered to Oregon Legislators

Image via Oregon State University. A new report delivered to Oregon legislators by the Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia says that impacts of ocean acidification and hypoxia are now predictable every summer. That steady increase in acidification is approaching or meeting levels problematic not only for oysters, but for crab, mussels, urchins, […]

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NMMA names 2022 Hall of Fame inductees

The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry veterans into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Joe Miller, Former CEO & Principal at William F. Miller & Associates, and Doug Smoker, President & CEO of Smoker Craft, Inc., will be presented with the 2022 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ […]

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2022 Newport International Boat Show

2022 Newport International Boat Show Come to the famed waterfront September 15–18 to see what’s new in boating. Fall in New England, with mild weather and changing leaves, draws international tourists to historic downtown Newport for the Newport International Boat Show. As the kickoff to boat show season, the event hosts hundreds of exhibitors, dealers, and manufacturers, […]

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Alton Jones to Championship Round and Wheeler Wins MLF AOY

ONAMIA, Minn. (Sept. 13, 2022) – Pro Alton Jones, Sr., of Lorena, Texas, caught 12 scorable smallmouth bass weighing 47 pounds, 15 ounces to cruise to an easy Qualifying Round win for Group B at the MLF Bass Pro Tour Bally Bet Stage Seven on Mille Lacs Lake Presented by Minn Kota in Onamia, Minnesota. […]

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