IBEX 2022 will highlight marine electrification

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) has announced that it will highlight advances in electrification technology through the addition of new education and product components to the Show, to be held September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center.   Electrification and next generation propulsion will be discussed in eight IBEX sessions, including the […]

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ABYC launches webinar series

The ABYC Foundation Educator Training Conference has switched formats from a two-day virtual experience to a subscription-based monthly webinar series geared toward enhancing education and training for future and existing marine technicians. Scheduled to launch September 20, the monthly series is free for ABYC members at manufacturer-level or higher, while general subscriptions are $249. Subscriptions […]

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2022 Kenai Classic Roundtable addresses invasive species

The 9th Annual Kenai Classic Roundtable included a discussion on the damage caused by aquatic invasive species. The Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Blue Ribbon Commission shared concerns and sought input on solutions from an audience of key officials including U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), Governor Mike Dunleavy and Dr. Richard Spinrad, NOAA Administrator. […]

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ABYA partners with SmartSearch

The Association of Yacht Brokers and Agents (ABYA) has entered into a partnership with SmartSearch, an anti-money laundering (AML) software provider. The deal will provide ABYA members with a streamlined, user-friendly platform to verify the identity of boat sellers and buyers, irrespective of where they are in the world. The partnership with SmartSearch will provide […]

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The SkillsUSA Reveille

By Margaret Podlich Thousands of polite, pulled-together, 16-22 year olds descended on Atlanta during a sweltering week in June. They hailed from high schools, post-secondary technical schools, and community colleges from around the country. All students were required to dress appropriately for their trade, so some were in white double-breasted chef coats, others in pressed […]

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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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Florida representative tours Correct Craft, Ingenity

Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) this week toured Correct Craft and Ingenity Electric facilities in Orlando, Florida alongside Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin, Ingenity President Sean Marrero, and NMMA Director of Federal Relations Callie Hoyt. During the visit Representative Soto spoke with industry leaders on the economic impact the recreational boating industry contributes to Florida, as […]

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Norwalk Boat Show returns Sept. 22-25

The 2022 Norwalk Boat Show, presented by Discover Boating, returns to Norwalk Cove Marina Sept. 22-25, 2022, now expanded another dock. Highlights for 2022 include saltwater fishing demos led by Goose Hummock, free boating lessons and boat rides, and daily seminars. Returning for the second year, the boat show’s Conservation Village aims to shine a […]

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NMMA team visits Arkansas manufacturing facilities

Following a busy legislation season, the NMMA team has visited member companies across the states to meet with industry leaders to discuss the industry’s policy priorities and areas of focus for the 2023 legislation season. Last week, Arkansas Office of Outdoor Recreation Director Katherine Andrews joined Ben Murray, NMMA Manager of Southeast Policy and Engagement, […]

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Discover Boating partners with ESPN

As part of the 2022 marketing campaign, Discover Boating, powered by NMMA and MRAA, is partnering with media that align with the brand’s traditional, growth and emerging audiences to amplify the joys of boating and generate interest and awareness. With a strong interest in sports being a common thread across Discover Boating’s target audiences, one of […]

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ABYC publishes updated standards, hosts webinar

ABYC has published its 62nd supplement to Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft. The annual publication provides the marine industry with the latest updates to the boat building and repair standards used for over 90% of the boats constructed in the United States.  On August 17, ABYC will be hosting a free webinar to provide an […]

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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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NMMA celebrates CHIPS bill signing

This week, President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 into law in a ceremony at the White House South Lawn, alongside Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai. NMMA President Frank Hugelmeyer and Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin were invited and partook in the White House signing ceremony, […]

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CMTA names new managing director

The Connecticut Marine Trades Association has announced the appointment of Jen Kawecki to the position of Managing Director. Kawecki began with the CMTA in May 2021 as an office assistant. Kawecki spent 10 years in corporate retail, most recently in Human Resources leadership at a major department store operator before stepping away. She returns to […]

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NAMS announces North Pacific Fall Conference dates

The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS), renowned organization of accredited, qualified marine surveyors across the country, today announced the dates for the 2022 North Pacific Fall Conference, to be held October 28 and 29, 2022, in Bremerton, Washington, at the Fairfield Inn and Suites. The NAMS national board of directors meeting will be held […]

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NAMS announces 2022 New England Conference Dates

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