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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Ever Green Introduces the IR Finesse Jig

Ever Green IR Jig Known for their extraordinary bass-catching abilities, there’s just something special about rubber-skirted jigs. Pitched, flipped, dragged, or hopped, they simply catch fish—no bones about it. Largemouth and smallmouth bass all eat forage that rubber-skirted jigs resemble—like young-of-the-year bluegills, and, of course, crawfish in all stages of development. Enter the Ever Green […]

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Whatever Happened To Mystic’s Rarest Catamaran?

On Monday morning following the early September Lake Cumberland Poker Run in Kentucky, a text message with a photo appeared on my phone. The message was from Jason Johnson, my partner in speedonwater.com, and it posed a simple question about the generic-looking white catamaran in the attached image. Captured during the Lake Cumberland Poker Run […]

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New Freshwater and Inshore Reel from Diawa

Diawa Monocoque Technology for Under $200 Daiwa’s new Procyon MQ LT brings freshwater and inshore anglers cutting-edge design features at an affordable price Cypress, CA (September 8, 2022) – Now redesigned for a higher level of performance, the Daiwa Procyon MQ LT spinning reel family is back for freshwater and inshore applications. From speckled trout, […]

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Daiwa Ever Green Pencil Lures New Array of Colors

With six additional colors, these topwaters speak softly but spark big strikes. Cypress, CA (September 1, 2022) – Sometimes you want a lot of splash, noise and frenzy on the surface. Sometimes you don’t. It’s the later scenario where Daiwa’s Ever Green JT-95 and JT-115 excel. Silent pencil baits that cast a mile, call in […]

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The New Diawa – EverGreen Crankbait Series WH-8

Bass fans who enjoy raking the bottom with crankbaits in that magic six- to eight-foot depth where both bigmouths and smallies are often found transitioning around the change of seasons have long appreciated the ability of Ever Green’s “WildHunch” WH-8 Series Crankbaits to get the job done. The big bad brother of the famous WH-5, […]

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Cigarette Racing Team Consolidating Parts And Service Department

A custom builder of vaunted high-performance sportboats and center consoles, Cigarette Racing Team of Opa-Locka, Fla., is is reorganizing its Parts and Service department. The new department was announced in late 2021 following the company’s acquisition by Miami-based attorney John H. Ruiz. Mindi Doller, an industry veteran brought in by Ruiz to head the boat-builder’s […]

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ABBRA schedules annual Marine Service Managers course

The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association’s (ABBRA) annual Marine Service Managers Course will be held virtually in November 2022. ABBRA offers the only extensive leadership training for boatyard operators that provides an industry-recognized credential (Certified Marine Service Manager) for qualified applicants. The course is sponsored by ABBRA. Employers know they need a team of […]

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The new Ever Green ZR-4 is destined to become your go-to bass bait

Crankbait Supremacy – Mindful crankbait anglers know all lures are not created equal. Inevitably, in-boat where anglers are throwing different baits, one rises to the top. Sometimes it’s the color. More often, however, it’s the standout lure’s more refined and compelling action that earns preferred and indisputable results. EverGreen’s new ZR-4 is that exceptional crankbait… […]

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The World’s Finest Spinning Reel

Daiwa’s new EXIST offers the highest level of performance and longevity possible for the most discerning freshwater and inshore anglers Cypress, CA (July 15, 2022) – Behold the newest of high-end freshwater and inshore spinning reels, Daiwa’s brilliantly designed EXIST. Style, innovation, research, and passion come together in the birth of the new EXIST. What […]

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New Ever Green Diawa XV-5 Jerkbait Crossover

The Silent Assassin Japanese engineered Ever Green XV-5 offers the perfect shad-profile, jerkbait crossover hardbait for more fish on clear and pressured waters  Cypress, CA (July 1, 2023) – Known for their extraordinary multispecies fish-catching abilities, there’s just something special about shad-profile crankbaits and jerkbaits. After all, whether we’re talking big green or brown bass—and […]

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Daiwa – Yamamoto 5” NEKO CRAWLER advances finesse bass fishing

The Wacky Rig barnstormed bass fishing in the early 2000’s, offering an unusual but hugely effective method for rigging soft plastic worms. Finesse anglers in Japan reconfigured the presentation years later, creating an even deadlier approach to duping inactive and pressured fish: Neko Rigs. Since, the fishing universe has been flooded with custom Neko baits, […]

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Deep Impact: One of Speedboating’s Greatest Turnaround Success Stories

How Deep Impact and exclusive dealer Plantation Boat Mart joined forces to achieve greatness. Once upon a time, center consoles were exclusively associated with sportfishermen and bluewater tournaments. Over the years, they became faster, roomier and more competitive. The evolution of the center console from fishboat to high-performance juggernaut has been our industry’s most astonishing chapters, […]

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Women at work – and making waves

By David Gee How great is it to celebrate the considerable accomplishments of women in the recreational boating industry in this unique issue?! Of course, Boating Industry, and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration, support and lift up women in the workplace in general, and specifically in the boating industry, the entire year. That happens not […]

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Master Technicians in the field

ABYC is certifying more women than ever before. Here are some of their stories. By Sarah DevlinABYC Content Director The number of women seeking certification as marine technicians continue to increase. Here, we profile five female technicians who show us that Certified Marine Technicians enter their careers for a variety of different reasons, from a […]

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