Presentation deadline approaches for AMI Conference

AMI has called for breakout and workshop topics relevant to the business of marinas and boatyards, from operations to management, for its all-industry audience of Certified Marina Managers (CMMs) and Certified Marina Operators (CMOs), as well as marina designers, engineers, sales professionals, and staff. Topics will target entry-level staff to senior and executive management. The […]

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IBEX 2023 to grow into refreshed TCC space

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced the new construction on the Tampa Convention Center (TCC) will be completed in time for IBEX 2023, to be held October 3 – 5, 2023, in Tampa, Florida. The renovation project is the largest ever for the TCC and will result in an expanded third floor exhibit […]

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Suzuki Marine Officially Opens U.S. Technical Center

Suzuki Marine USA’s new 20-acre waterfront technical center includes a 9,037-square-foot main building, launch ramp and marina. Courtesy Suzuki Marine Suzuki Marine USA has opened a state-of-the-art technical center in Panama City, Florida. The 20-acre waterfront complex sits adjacent to Grand Lagoon and Robinson Bayou, and includes a 9,037-square-foot main building providing office space, conference […]

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Suzuki opens new Technical Center

Suzuki Marine USA, Inc. has announced the completion of its Suzuki Marine Technical Center located at 1 Suzuki Way in Panama City, Fla. The 20-acre waterfront property includes a 9,037-sq. ft. main building with office space, conference rooms, technical/service bays, inside boat storage and other important equipment. Other amenities of the property include additional buildings, […]

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Golden Globe Race

Michael Guggenberger (AUT) started the race with a few impediments compared to other entrants in the GGR. First, he is coming from land-locked Austria when most of the other entrants grew up on the seaside. Second, he started sailing only 12 years ago when most other GGR competitors started sailing at an early age from […]

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Chris-Craft names Millennium Group an exclusive dealer

Chris-Craft has named Millennium Group Corporation (Asia) PLC (MGC-Asia) its exclusive authorized retailer for Chris-Craft boats in Thailand and the ASEAN region. “For over 149 years, Chris-Craft has offered a high level of craftsmanship and true luxury, becoming an American icon,” said Steve Heese, president of Chris-Craft. “MGC Marine’s expertise in the luxury segment will […]

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NMMA names Legislator of the Year

NMMA was in Sacramento to present Assembly member Tasha Boerner Horvath the Legislator of the Year Award and attend the California Boating Congress (CBC). In 2021, Assembly member Boerner Horvath sponsored AB 335 which allows manufacturers of recreational boats and marine engines to receive and retain specific contact information for buyers of its products for […]

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Monster Energy Drink Backing Powerboat P1 And Race World Offshore

From almost 50-foot-long Class 1 offshore racing catamarans to AquaX series personal watercraft roughly one-fifth of that size, the range of raceboats involved in events either produced or promoted by Powerboat P1 is broad. The United Kingdom-based outfit’s involvement in the sport also includes co-promoting/producing the multi-class, five-race American Power Boat Association Offshore National Championship […]

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Happy Birthday, Reggie Fountain, Jr.

By pure happenstance, I helped Reggie Fountain, Jr., celebrate his 83rd birthday today. Allow me to explain. On Monday, I met up with Brad and Katie DiMaggio of Scrapyard Media in the great state of North Carolina to capture footage for “In The Lead With Jeff Harris of Fountain Powerboats,” the first episode of third […]

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NMMA to host American Boating Congress webinar

The 2023 American Boating Congress is quickly approaching, returning to Washington, D.C from May 8-10, 2023. Ahead of the industry’s advocacy event, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 27 at 4 p.m. ET to provide registrants and potential attendees an overview of what to expect at this year’s advocacy conference […]

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Maretron WSO200 Weather Station

Maretron’s WSO200 measures a variety of weather conditions. Courtesy Maretron Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Maretron’s new WSO200 is a marine ultrasonic weather station that accurately measures wind speed and direction, air temperature, barometric pressure, relative humidity, windchill factor, […]

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Shelby Mattingly Goes Back To School

For Shelby Mattingly of Elizabethtown, Ky., the last couple months have been educational. Make that exceptionally educational, starting with her taking on the role of sales and marketing manager for speedonthewater.com. Mattingly runs her own successful apparel business—Boat Babe Official—so she knows how to sell and has experience in the high-performance marine marketplace. Speedonthewater.com sales […]

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How To: Add Digital Switching to Your Boat

Going digital is easy. Mike Smith, a self professed Luddite, shares some tech tips. Switches are simple machines, but digital technology can make them better. In 1811, a gang of disgruntled English textile workers destroyed mechanized looms and other weaving apparatus in Nottingham. Called Luddites, after Ned Ludd, a weaver’s apprentice who had supposedly done […]

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Team Malizia wins longest ever Ocean Race leg

Team Malizia has won Leg 3, the longest leg of The Ocean Race ever, despite rig and sail damage that at one stage threatened to end their race in the Southern Ocean epic The Ocean Race 2022-23 – 23 March 2023, Leg 3 Day 25 onboard Team Malizia. Drone view. Boris Herrmann’s Team Malizia has […]

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NMEA announces 2023 conference dates

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced that its 2023 Conference & Expo will be held at the Orlando Doubletree Hotel at Universal, September 18 – 22. This event will be focused strictly on marine electronics. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in over 20 different NMEA manufacturer technical training sessions ranging from […]

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Can The Fed Engineer A Soft Landing?

March 29, 2023 Weekly Market Outlook By Keith Schneider and Donn Goodman Last week was filled with market fireworks, and investors were left to contend with a powder keg that may not go away and could lead to counterintuitive market moves. Despite epic bond market volatility, equity markets reacted with diverging returns, increasing the media’s […]

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NAMS celebrates 60th anniversary conference

The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) has announced the success of its 60th Anniversary National Conference. The event was held February 26-28, at the Embassy Suites hotel in San Diego, California. The two-day conference hosted over seventy marine surveyors and other industry professionals for two dozen sessions on education and professional development, covering topics […]

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