NMMA opens Hall of Fame Award nominations

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U.S. joins Clean Seas Campaign

The United States of America has officially joined the Clean Seas Campaign, demonstrating their commitment to ending plastic pollution. In doing so, they acknowledge the need to curb the flow of marine litter and plastic pollution entering lakes, rivers, and the ocean and, in effect, are providing greater engagement to the biggest campaign devoted to […]

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100% of MRAA Board contributes to BoatPAC

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is proud to announce today that 100 percent of the MRAA Board of Directors has contributed to BoatPAC, the federal political action committee representing the recreational boating industry. The joint PAC fund of the MRAA, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), […]

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Chaparral Boats announces expanded role for Mike Fafard

Buck Pegg, Founder of Chaparral Boats, recently announced the expanded role of Mike Fafard, currently Chaparral and Robalo’s senior vice president of engineering and design to include senior vice president of manufacturing. Buck Pegg will continue as executive vice president of Chaparral and Robalo Boats with oversight responsibilities for all operations. Mike Fafard joined the […]

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ABYC releases advanced electrical certification course

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has launched an on-demand course for their newest professional certification, Advanced Marine Electrical. The online certification contains new videos, readable content and chapter review quizzes.  “As electric and electronics systems on recreational vessels become more complex, technicians need to expand their knowledge to provide the service their customers require,” said David Broadbent, […]

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Sudbury adds two new distributors

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Aquila Power Catamarans celebrates 10 years

Aquila Power Catamarans celebrates their 10-year anniversary. Alain Raas, brand manager, comments, “So much has happened in just 10 years. The Aquila team continues to push boundaries, with the launch of our first center console model to countless accolades from the industry. We’ve relied on our brand pillars to guide us in this journey, and […]

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AzkoNobel names new CEO

AkzoNobel has announced that Gregoire Poux-Guillaume will become the company’s new chief executive officer as of November 1, 2022. He will succeed Thierry Vanlancker, who has been CEO and member of the Board of Management since 2017, and whose term of office is coming to an end. Gregoire (52), a French national, is an international […]

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Boat Trader kicks off summer campaign

Boat Trader, America’s largest boating marketplace, today announced the launch of its ‘My Stomping Grounds’ campaign, inviting boaters to share videos and photos for a chance to be featured in an upcoming episode of its award-winning series, Stomping Grounds. The campaign will run through the rest of the year across Boat Trader’s digital channels and […]

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Yamaha announces partnership with Bonefish and Tarpon Trust

Yamaha Rightwaters announced it’s the official outboard of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT). With this sponsorship, Yamaha is committed to BTT’s mission to conserve bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they comprise. “Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s mission is critical to ensuring the longevity of these species and their habitat,” said John O’Keefe, […]

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Mercury Racing expands Powerboat P1 partnership

Mercury Racing announced it has entered a two-year agreement expanding its partnership with Powerboat P1, an international marine motorsport promoter. The renewed and expanded partnership designates Mercury Racing as the official power of Class 1 and official partner of P1 Offshore, continues the on-site relationship with the Mercury Racing Race Support team members, and adds […]

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Garmin releases Signature Series 3i marine speakers

Garmin International, Inc. has announced the Signature Series 3i marine speakers from Fusion Entertainment, a Garmin brand. The series includes illuminated sport, non-illuminated sport, and classic styles. “The Signature Series 3i combines the modern style and superior sound boaters want with the added layers of marine protection they need. From center consoles and yachts to […]

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OneWater acquires Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc.

OneWater Marine Inc. has announced that it’s signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (OBCI) a supplier and distributor of appearance, cleaning, and maintenance products for the marine industry and the automotive, powersports, recreational vehicles, and outdoor power equipment markets, for $13.08 per share, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $125 million. […]

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MTA/NJ announces scholarship winners

The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) Foundation has announced the winners of their 2022 scholarships and educational awards. Since 2006, the MTA/NJ Education Foundation has awarded nearly $30,000 to students and has provided over $10,000 towards marine education and training for members.   The Automotive Training Center in Warminster, Pa. sponsored a half scholarship to […]

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NMMA releases demographic research

In partnership with agency partner, Cutwater, NMMA and MRAA conducted research that looked at the feelings and mindset of long-time boat owners, first-time boat owners and potential boat owners to be, their interests and key demographics. “We knew we couldn’t simply profile today’s boat owners to find the next generation. Given the shifts post-pandemic, and the […]

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Newport International Boat Show announces sponsor line-up

The Newport International Boat Show has announced its line-up of sponsors and partners for this year’s Show, which will take place Sept. 15-18, 2022, at the Newport Yachting Center Marina in downtown Newport, R.I. “Our sponsors’ support has helped us expand the Newport International Boat Show to provide an exceptional, world-class experience for visitors and […]

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Inegenity debuts new experience center in Lake Geneva

This summer, Ingenity Electric, an electric boat company under the Correct Craft family of brands, is bringing the future of boating to Lake Geneva in Wisconsin by launching its second “tiny home” experience center. At the site, Ingenity will showcase both the reigning Boat of the Year, the Nautique GS22E for watersports, and the newly […]

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Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, Sharrow Marine announce agreement

Yamaha’s U.S. Marine Business Unit announced a new manufacturing and limited supply agreement between Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers (YPPI) and Sharrow Marine. The terms of the agreement allow YPPI to cast Sharrow Marine’s award-winning propellers in YPPI’s state-of-the-art facility and foundry in Greenfield, Ind. Yamaha will also offer Sharrow Propellers through its boat builder and […]

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Brunswick Corp. launches All Blue Planet initiative

Brunswick Corporation launched All Blue Planet, a global initiative focused on inspiring our communities to pursue the restorative power of water through educational programming, events and collaborations. All Blue Planet, in partnership with Freedom Boat Club, will be participating in the Summerfest music festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 23 through July 9. From noon to […]

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DockWorks names new CTO

DockWorks, a cloud-based digital SaaS company helping marine services professionals future-proof and automate their businesses, has hired entrepreneur and technologist Benjamin Johnson to serve as the startup’s new chief technology officer. “Ben’s experience and expertise as an operations manager and in cloud migration and application modernization is exactly what the DockWorks team needs to lead […]

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