Marine leaders gather for 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

By Jamie Stafford Just last week, the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT – the premier educational and networking event for leaders across the recreational marine industry – wrapped up in sunny Orlando, Fla. ELEVATE is produced and hosted by Boating Industry and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration. The conference, hosted over three days, featured plenty of […]

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RBFF promotes senior staff

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RBFF submits comment to NOAA over vessel speed rule

The organizations representing recreational fishing and boating in the United States this week urged the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to pause its proposed North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction Rule, citing numerous significant flaws with the proposal. The proposed rule would broaden the current 10-knot (11.5 mph) speed restriction to include vessels 35 feet […]

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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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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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Conservation on the water

By Jamie Stafford According to a Pews Research Center report, 67% of Gen Z and 71% of millennials cite climate change as a top concern for the future, and around 57% of baby boomers say the same. Baby boomers currently represent the majority of the boating industry, but increasingly, younger generations are aging into this […]

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Embracing sustainability

Manufacturers By Adam Quandt Sustainability is certainly not a new notion to our world; however, the idea of sustainability and operating business sustainably has gained more and more momentum over the last few years, especially as we look at the recreational boating industry of both today and the future. “Innovation is alive and well in […]

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How to measure the draft of a boat

Boating is most enjoyable when you know the drafting of the boat. A boat’s draft is an estimate of its length under the water. In other words, a boat draft is the minimum amount of water required to float the boat without touching the base. When you determine a boat’s draft, you can determine the […]

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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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RBFF adds new board members

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced six additions to its Board of Directors. Louis Chemi (Freedom Boat Club), Carly Hysell (Garmin International), Wade Middleton (Careco TV), Bryan Seti (Yamaha Motor Corporation), Shelley Tubaugh (Grady-White Boats) and Kendra Wecker (Ohio Department of Natural Resources) bring more than a century and a half of combined […]

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