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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Hurricane Ian brings IBEX 2022 cancellation

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that based on the weather reports from NOAA and consultation with the City of Tampa, Tampa Convention Center, and other stakeholders, the cancellation of this year’s show. “It is a very difficult decision to cancel IBEX 2022, as we were on track to have an excellent event,” said Anne […]

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Weather Forces IBEX Cancelation

Created: September 25, 2022 by: Written by Jason Johnson Slated to kick off this Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference—or IBEX in marine industry parlance—has been canceled in advance of Tropical Storm Ian, which is predicted to make landfall in the area early this week. The news announced in a press […]

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ABYC to host student career day at IBEX

As part of its ongoing efforts to engage future marine technicians, the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) Foundation has partnered with the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) to host an inaugural Student Career Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Tampa, Fla. Sponsored by Faria Beede Instruments, Jabsco/Xylem, Magic Tilt, Syntec, Transhield, and Yamaha, ABYC’s […]

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West Marine embraces inclusion in the industry

West Marine has committed to promoting women within and to the marine industry. In a typically male-dominated sector, West Marine’s two new female executives are inspiring change by creating an environment in which women have more opportunity to participate professionally and recreationally. Traditionally, women have represented a smaller segment participating in water sports. Recent industry […]

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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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IBEX announces 2022 Innovation Awards judges

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today the distinguished list of judges for the 2022 IBEX Innovation Awards Program. The program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). Awards will be presented during the annual Industry Breakfast, Keynote, and Innovation Awards presentation, held from […]

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IBEX 2022 announces new networking events

IBEX 2022, set for Sept. 27-29 in Tampa, Fla., features networking opportunities and special events, including new opportunities to connect marine industry professionals. New for 2022, on Wednesday, September 28, the Emerging Marine Leaders (EMLs) will present the Strengthening Leadership through Brand Development and Networking session, hosted by Boating Industry. Attendees can connect, learn, and share […]

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IBEX 2022 will highlight marine electrification

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced that it will highlight advances in electrification technology through the addition of new education and product components to the Show, to be held September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center.   Electrification and next generation propulsion will be discussed in eight IBEX sessions, including the […]

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Hardin Marine To Make Wireless Products Push At IBEX

<!– New Products: Hardin Marine To Make Wireless Products Push At IBEX –> Coming to the Tampa Bay Convention Center September 27-29, the International Boat Builders Exhibition and Conference—or IBEX in marine industry parlance—provides a showcase for new products from an array of vendors. This year, Hardin Marine, one of the annual event’s most stalwart […]

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A new era of power

By Adam Quandt Peanut butter and jelly, Mike & Ike, yin and yang, all things we’ve known to go together. But water and electricity? Not so much. However, with the help of new technologies, new partnerships and much more, marine manufacturers are changing that mindset. With an emphasis on creating more environmentally-friendly products to meet […]

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IBEX Innovation Awards announces final call for entries

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Brunswick creates Navico Group

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has announced the formation of Navico Group, which will replace its current Advanced Systems Group (ASG). Navico Group will continue to be led by Brett Dibkey and represents a complete organizational integration between the legacy ASG business with two key acquisitions that were completed in late 2021 – Navico and RELiON […]

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Deadline extended for 2022 National Boating Industry Safety Awards

The Sea Tow Foundation, in cooperation with its Boating Safety Advisory Council, extended the application deadline for the “2022 National Boating Industry Safety Awards” to Saturday, July 30, 2022.  “The Sea Tow Foundation is excited to enter its fourth year hosting the National Boating Industry Safety Awards and to present this year’s awards just prior […]

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IBEX unveils 2022 education schedule

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today the schedule of world-class technical education included in the IBEX Education Conference, to be held during the Show, September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center. Owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam, IBEX is North America’s largest trade event […]

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IBEX Conference Boater and Marina Training Seminars

Tampa, FL – The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today the schedule of world-class technical education included in the IBEX Education Conference, to be held during the Show, September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center. Owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam, IBEX is North America’s […]

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Second Tiki Lee’s Shootout On The River Is Another Home Run

<!– Event Coverage: Second Tiki Lee’s Shootout On The River Is Another Home Run –> After Friday’s overwhelmingly positive poker run and Saturday’s top-speed contest, it’s official, the Tiki Lee’s Shootout On The River in Sparrows Point, Md., is here to stay. Take it from two people who didn’t just participate in both the poker […]

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IBEX releases special event schedule

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced that it has scheduled a slate of networking and special events to bring together industry professionals during the show, to be held September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center. New for 2022, on Wednesday, September 28th at 4 p.m. in the Tech Talk Theater, the […]

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