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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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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Smoker Craft, NMMA partner to host legislative fishing event

Smoker Craft Boats and NMMA, alongside key industry partners in outdoor recreation and conservation, hosted elected officials and staff including included members of the Indiana Senate, Indiana House of Representatives, federal staff representation from U.S. House Representations and U.S. Senate, agency officials and other key industry stakeholders and leaders in conservation, last month for an […]

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Mastercraft sells NauticStar to Iconic Marine Group

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. has announced that its NauticStar business was acquired by a subsidiary of Iconic Marine Group. Iconic Marine Group assumed substantially all liabilities related to the NauticStar business and intends to continue operating the NauticStar business as usual. The transaction, which closed on September 2, 2022, is subject to a customary working capital adjustment. Fred Brightbill, Chief […]

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Pure Watercraft announces West Virginia manufacturing plans

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice recently announced that Pure Watercraft, a direct-to-consumer provider of high-performance electric boats, has executed an agreement with the State of West Virginia to manufacture its electric pontoon boats in Beech Bottom, West Virginia. “This is truly an incredible day for West Virginia,” said Governor Jim Justice, “Pure Watercraft is a […]

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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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Discover Boating, VICE TV debut documentary

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OneWater acquires Taylor Marine Centers

OneWater Marine Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Taylor Marine Centers, which will further expand the Company’s presence in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. The transaction is expected to close in the next 90 days. “Taylor Marine Centers is another great addition to the OneWater family. This acquisition complements our recent acquisition […]

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ABYC launches webinar series

The ABYC Foundation Educator Training Conference has switched formats from a two-day virtual experience to a subscription-based monthly webinar series geared toward enhancing education and training for future and existing marine technicians. Scheduled to launch September 20, the monthly series is free for ABYC members at manufacturer-level or higher, while general subscriptions are $249. Subscriptions […]

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Yamaha spearheads training program in Alaska

Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit and the Alaska Maritime Education Consortium (AMEC) signed a Yamaha Marine Training Program Agreement under Yamaha’s Technical School Partnership Program. This Agreement will establish a comprehensive Yamaha marine technical training program throughout the state, specifically in remote regions. Governor Mike Dunleavy, Dr. Tamika L. Ledbetter, Commissioner, Alaska Department of Labor […]

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Discover Boating partners with ESPN

As part of the 2022 marketing campaign, Discover Boating, powered by NMMA and MRAA, is partnering with media that align with the brand’s traditional, growth and emerging audiences to amplify the joys of boating and generate interest and awareness. With a strong interest in sports being a common thread across Discover Boating’s target audiences, one of […]

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MarineMax to acquire IGY Marinas

MarineMax, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Island Global Yachting LLC (IGY Marinas), which owns and operates a collection of marina assets and a yacht management platform in key global yachting destinations. MarineMax will acquire IGY Marinas for $480 million in cash, with an additional potential earnout of […]

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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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ICAST celebrates success in 2022 show

Recreational fishing’s future continues to look bright, as the industry’s largest trade show, ICAST, returned to form last week. In total, more than 12,000 exhibitors, buyers and media converged on the Orange County Convention Center to showcase the widest array of fishing gear, tackle, accessories and apparelavailable in one location. ICAST is produced by the […]

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Discover Boating campaign gains TV exposure

Discover Boating’s See You Out Here campaign continues gaining exposure through its marketing efforts, including its television public service announcements (PSA) – a first for the campaign in an effort to extend Discover Boating’s reach to bring more potential boaters into the fold. According to the organization, the PSA has achieved strong results within several […]

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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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