Government data reports outdoor recreation industry generates record numbers

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released economic data for 2021 showing the outdoor recreation industry’s impact on the U.S. economy. Outdoor recreation generates $862 billion in economic output and 4.5 million jobs. This is the fifth consecutive year that BEA has released government data on this industry sector. Key highlights from […]

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No Pivot

NO Pivot However Positive Seasonality Remains This past Wednesday began like any other Federal Reserve announcement day.  The markets were on edge.  The week leading up to the Fed meeting was met with continuous speculation that the Fed might pivot.  Even the White House was endorsing the possibility. At 2:15 EST, Federal Reserve Chairman Powell […]

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Backyard Buoys to Help Support Blue Economy

Image: PacIOOS. A new effort to gather wave data to enhance the blue economy, including maritime activities, food security and coastal hazard protection, is underway with National Science Foundation (NSF) funds to improve ocean data access for Indigenous communities. NOAA officials said the Backyard Buoys project would empower Indigenous and other coastal communities to collect, […]

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Outdoor recreation leaders to host economy webinar Nov. 9

Outdoor Recreation stakeholders are invited to join the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the larger outdoor recreation industry on Wednesday, November 9 at 12 p.m. ET, for a webinar presentation on new data of the impact of the outdoor recreation economy. Last year was a once-in-a-generation year for the outdoor recreation economy. The […]

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Electric vs. Gasoline Tow Vehicles

The Ford Lightning’s power and four-wheel-drive capabilities provided outstanding performance on wet, slick launch ramps during our tow testing. Robert Brown 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. The age of electric vehicles (EVs) has arrived. As the world seeks solutions […]

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Mahi Mystery

Anglers used to catching dolphin in the Florida Keys on charters could be in for a rude awakening if something isn’t done about current mahi populations. file photo How well I remember the first time I saw the neon glow of a dolphin hanging below a large patch of sargassum weed somewhere off the Palm […]

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Body Size of Atlantic Salmon Adapts to Habitat Changes: Study

Image: NOAA Fisheries. Norwegian researchers have released study results showing that the body size of Atlantic salmon can rapidly adapt to habitat changes. However, researchers Ingerid J. Hagen and Sten Kaflsson, of the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research in Trondheim, Norway said that understanding how species respond to habitat alternation is hampered by a lack […]

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Image Of The Week: CELSIUS Warms Up

<!– Image of the Week: Image Of The Week: CELSIUS Warms Up –> With the first race of the American Power Boat Association/Union International Motonautique Offshore World Championships for the catamaran classes in Key West, Fla., exactly two weeks away, teams are busy with final prep and testing before they head for the city at […]

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Update: Striped Bass Population Heading in Right Direction

For years, there has been fear and anxiety spreading about the status of the Atlantic striped bass resource, fueled by the continuous decline in the striped bass population since the early 2000s and most recently by below-average recruitment (spawning success) in Maryland portions of Chesapeake Bay. Since 2018, when striped bass were declared overfished, the […]

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IBEX announces 2022 Innovation Awards

IBEX announced the winners of the 2022 IBEX Innovation Awards. The program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). The judges selected ten Innovation Award winners and three honorable mentions from almost 70 entries submitted by exhibiting marine industry companies. Awards were presented yesterday during the […]

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ELEVATE SUMMIT keynote speaker provides preview

Like many of you, 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT keynote speaker Curtis Dubay is gearing up for a power-packed event next month in Orlando, Fla. Dubay is the chief economist in the Economic Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. During his ELEVATE SUMMIT session, he will explain some of the confusing metrics around the economy […]

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Tiara 48 LS

Special Delivery The Tiara 48 LS is a sport boat and a yacht all in one. The Tiara 48 LS is a hybrid, but not in the way you may think. The clue is in the name—LS—which stands for “Luxury Sport” and sets expectations from the start. This flagship of Tiara’s outboard series is a […]

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