Silent 60 Solar-Electric Motoryacht Review

Running on sun and even wind, the transoceanic capable Silent 60 is a technological and ecological tour de force—and one of the most forward thinking yachts ever built. A Silent Future? Running on sun and even wind, the transoceanic capable Silent 60 is a technological and ecological tour de force—and one of the most forward […]

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Special Report: A Whale of a Problem for Boaters

NOAA Proposal Could Devastate Boating Industry. In the hopes of saving a declining population of North Atlantic Right whales, NOAA aims to institute a 10-knot speed limit along much of the Atlantic coast. We cut through the clutter and get to the heart of this matter with this emergency podcast with Viking Director of Government […]

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YANMAR adds to sales and marketing teams

YANMAR Marine International has announced the appointment of two new managers to strengthen its global sales and marketing departments at the company’s Netherlands headquarters. Effective July 1, Bas Eerden joins the YMI team as the new Global Sales Manager with the responsibility of coordinating company strategy with local offices, OEM’s and distributors and developing YANMAR’s […]

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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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Solutions for the labor shortage

By Margaret PodlichExecutive Director, ABYC Foundation A Minnesota High School faces a 50% cafeteria worker shortage and needs to feed 2500 students a day. It now pays students $16/hour and gives them course credits to work alongside adults. Students work between classes, don’t need transportation to their jobs, and are having fun. In six years, […]

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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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Bring in the jets

By Adam Quandt While the entire recreational marine industry has been extremely hot over the last few years, there’s one segment in particular that has been absolutely on fire; Personal watercraft (PWC). Despite facing similar and near-constant supply chain challenges as the rest of the industry, the PWC market has been a driving force to […]

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Gearing up for the 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

By Jamie Stafford This November, Orlando will play host to ELEVATE SUMMIT, the premier networking event for the recreational marine industry, hosted by Boating Industry magazine and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration. The conference is hosted over three days, featuring keynote speakers, Q&A panels, and the prestigious Top 100 award celebration.  In anticipation of ELEVATE […]

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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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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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Better Gas Mileage for Your Boat

It’s no secret that we’re all getting hit hard at the gas pump these days, and it may be some time before we see any real relief. Article from Mercury Dockline Some might be tempted to boat or fish less to save some cash, and that’s understandable. But doing so just means you’re not using […]

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Osmosis partners with Forza on electric boats

Osmosis, provider of turn-key telematics in the marine industry, has signed with Forza X1 to integrate the use of Osmosis’ telematics platform with Forza’s electric boat models. Forza X1 is a new developer of electric sport boats with a mission to inspire the adoption of sustainable recreational boating. Osmosis will pair with Forza to connect […]

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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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Inside The Cowes Classic, Offshore Powerboating’s Toughest Endurance Race

The last weekend in August was a great one for veteran offshore powerboat racer Miles Jennings, who is currently competing in the Union Internationale Motonautique Class 1 World Championship Series in the United States with American Alex Pratt in XINSURANCE/Good Boy Vodka, a 52-foot MTI catamaran powered by Mercury Racing 1100 Comp engines. Running Silverline, […]

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ePropulsion opens new Shanghai facility

ePropulsion has announced that it has opened a new research and development center in Shanghai. The new facility is intended to focus on the research of boat energy systems and electric propulsion systems based on the company’s portfolio of products that are all developed in-house. “The establishment of the new R&D center in Shanghai is […]

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MasterCraft issues inaugural sustainability report

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. announced that it has issued its inaugural Sustainability Report. The Company recognizes the importance of social and environmental responsibility and global sustainability, and said it is committed to making the best products in the best way possible. Among the report’s highlights are several milestones achieved: SASB and TCFD reporting: The Company utilizes […]

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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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Limestone Boat Company expands Tennessee manufacturing facility

The Limestone Boat Company – owner of TN Composites and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone Boats and Boca Bay Boats – has announced expansion plans for its Tennessee manufacturing facility. Adopting a phased approach to its TN Composites facility’s expansion, the company expects to invest $23.1 million over the next three to five years to […]

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