Sail America presents 2023 Board of Directors

Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry, welcomed four new member to its 2023 board of directors: Beth Oliver, Offshore Sailing School; Randall Carnahan, Hilb Group NE; Dan Krier, Marine Servicenter; and Parker Stair, Bonnier Corporation. All directors are elected through the association’s standard election process. A nominating committee submits candidate names […]

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ORR releases annual report

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Miami Industry Breakfast tickets on sale

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Fox & Friends promotes New York Boat Show

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TowBoatUS awards honors at New Orleans conference

During the annual BoatUS Towing Conference in New Orleans, La., the organization recognized its affiliates and its captains. TowBoatUS Long Beach was awarded Tower of the Year, and five captains serving locations in Key Largo, Fla.; Provincetown, Mass.; Cleveland, Ohio; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Old Saybrook, Conn. were honored for their lifesaving actions. Owned by […]

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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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ABYC appoints new team members

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California updates warranty laws

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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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NMLA announces new board members

The National Marine Lenders Association (NMLA) recently announced that Jeff Backus, Lauren Key and Caroline Mantel have all been elected to serve on the NMLA Board of Directors through 2025. Jeff Backus has over 25 years of marine industry experience, with the past 10 focused on marine lending with First Approval source, a company he […]

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NMEA announces new board members

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced the newly elected board members and officers who will serve a three-year term that began with the new year. The following individuals have volunteered their time to serve as board members and on various committees within the organization. New to their posts are Brian Kane from GOST-Chairperson, […]

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Winter boat shows kick off in Chicago and Atlanta

January 12, 2023 01-1212-2019 NMMA-Chicago Boat Show for the Heron Agency The Discover Boating Chicago Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive Insurance, kicked off on Jan. 11 at the McCormick Place. The Discover Boating Atlanta Boat Show begins at the Georgia World Congress Center Jan. 12 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 15. Both events are […]

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MRAA partners with J.D. Power for market insights

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has announced a new data-driven partnership with J.D. Power – Specialty Vehicles. This collaboration between J.D. Power and the MRAA will report quarterly market insights and analysis, which may include data such as average retail value by boat type and model year, most researched brands, top researched […]

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ABYC kicks off Standards Week 2023

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of boats, kicked off its annual Standards Week, January 9-13, 2023, in New Orleans, LA. Participants at Standards Week will be part of the standards that are being revised or newly considered for development. […]

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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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