ePropulsion showcases electric pontoons

ePropulsion has announced that it has partnered with Tiny Boat Nation (TBNation). In collaboration with Mack Boring & Parts Company, ePropulsion’s distributor partner in the U.S., ePropulsion has sponsored TBNation’s all-electric, custom Pond-Tini Series 12 pontoon giveaway. “We are excited about our partnership with TBNation this year. Not only do they have deep roots in […]

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MMTA names Joan Meschino Legislator of the Year

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) has recognized Representative Joan Meschino (D – 3rd District Plymouth) as the 2022 MMTA Legislator of the Year. Presented by Cherie Rudzinsky, MMTA President and Randall Lyons, MMTA Executive Director, Representative Meschino was recognized for helping to support training and growth within the boating industry to address the significant […]

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California offers Spanish boating courses

California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) announced today the availability of a boating safety course in Spanish. Like its English counterpart, the Curso de California para Navegación home study eBook is free and helps Californians be compliant with the mandatory boating education law that requires power boat operators to carry a California Boating Card […]

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Fox & Friends promotes New York Boat Show

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Minneapolis Boat Show kicks off, Innovation Awards announced

The Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show runs through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The exhibit hall showcases 600 new boats. At the show, NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the winners of the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards, recognizing groundbreaking new consumer marine products in the following categories: fishing boats, pontoon boats, and furnishings. […]

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Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023

Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023  Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023 as Americans Continue Prioritizing Outdoor Recreation in Record Numbers according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2023 – The start of a new year brings the beginning of boat show season for the $170 billion U.S. recreational boating industry and […]

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Registration opens for 2023 American Boating Congress

Registration for the recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy event, the American Boating Congress, is now open. The American Boating Congress (ABC) will return to Washington, D.C. from May 8-10, 2023, bringing together all segments of the recreational boating industry to share its collective voice on Capitol Hill and address pressing matters for the industry. Following […]

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NMMA reports momentum heading into 2023

The start of a new year brings the beginning of boat show season for the $170 billion U.S. recreational boating industry and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which represents 85 percent of the country’s recreational boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers. The recreational boating industry is preparing to welcome an estimated two million Americans to dozens […]

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At the Helm: A new era of Top 100

By Adam Quandt In 2004, Boating Industry unveiled the Top 100 Dealers program as an effort to independently rank and recognize the best boat dealers across North America. With the industry’s help and support, the Top 100 program has grown to unimaginable heights and celebrated marine retailers across the continent over 17 years. Moving into […]

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MarineMax acquires Boatzon

MarineMax, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Boatzon, an online boat and marine digital retail platform, through its recently-formed technology entity, New Wave Innovations. Shawn Berg, EVP, chief digital officer of MarineMax and president of New Wave Innovations, stated, “Technology is integral to the growth of the marine industry, and with the acquisition of Boatzon […]

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10 Years of Boat Buyers Guides

How the fish-boat world has evolved in the past 10 years! As individuals, we’ve weathered one of the most horrific storms in the world: a pandemic. We lost friends, spent time in hospitals, and suddenly got a new perspective on the value of life and leisure. Fishing, boats and boating became the refuge of millions of […]

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AllOY Announces First Electric Recreational Boat With Autonomous Software, Names John Dorton to Board of Directors

PHOTO COURTESY OF AllOY As part of its mission to simplify the boating experience, revolutionary marine-tech company AllOY is delivering autonomous technology and electric power to the recreational boating market with the launch of its first boat. The 28-foot power catamaran will feature an innovative helm system, ultra wide helm screens, joystick control and autonomous […]

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Boat Fix announces partnership with Markel policyholders

Boat Fix, a recreational boating telematics company that provides a combination of remote monitoring, GPS tracking, geofencing and 24/7 live customer support, announced it has been selected as an approved tracking provider for Markel policyholders. Under the collaboration, all new boat rental customers insured by Markel may subscribe for the Boat Fix service and will […]

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Massachusetts creates Office of Outdoor Recreation

Massachusetts became the 18th state to establish an Office of Outdoor Recreation – drawing praise from Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and bolstering the ability of the nation’s $862 billion outdoor recreation economy to grow even more. Massachusetts’ Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito welcomed an enthusiastic audience full of recreation and conservation advocates to celebrate the new […]

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Former MasterCraft CEO joins Marine Concepts

Kanbrick has announced the appointment of Terry McNew as CEO of Marine Concepts, a marine aftermarket platform. McNew previously served as CEO of MasterCraft. He led notable acquisitions, including Crest and NauticStar, while also launching the Aviara brand. More recently, McNew served as CEO of Klaussner Home Furnishings. McNew assumes the role from founder Randy […]

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Herb Eldean Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

PHOTO COURTESY OF ELDEAN SHIPYARD Chicago native and MBIA Hall of Fame inductee Herb Eldean of Eldean Shipyard in Lake Macatawa was posthumously awarded the Ray L. Underwood Lifetime Achievement Award for 2022 from MBIA for his contribution to the recreational boating industry throughout his lifetime. He will be honored at the Recreational Boating Educational […]

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