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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Profiles in Leadership: Alisdair Martin

By Wanda Kenton Smith When the industry was forced to pivot in the early days of Covid-19, a very bright and industrious young professional worked tirelessly behind the scenes to lead and create innovative ways to promote and engage the boating public.  At the time, Alisdair “Ali” Martin was president and CEO of TRMG, a […]

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California DBW offers over $1 million in grant money

California State Parks’ Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting grant applications from organizations that teach on-the-water boating safety education to the public. A total of $1.6 million in grants is available to local public agencies, nonprofit organizations and colleges/universities operating within California for Aquatic Center Education Program grants. The deadline to apply […]

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East-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda

An east-bound Atlantic crossing via Bermuda and Horta was a voyage of contrasts for Vivian Vuong We tacked for the first and only time on our 13-day crossing. The view off Ultima’s bow revealed the alluring sight of not only an approaching landfall but elevation too. Pico, one of the nine Azorean islands of Portugal, […]

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How to sail a multihull Q and A

Nikki Henderson reveals what you really need to know before going bluewater multihull cruising It has become routine now for me to bookend the summer sailing season with a trip to the south of France for the biannual ‘Outremer Week’. This hugely popular event gathers 100-plus new Outremer catamaran owners for five days of training, […]

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NMMA names 2022 Hall of Fame inductees

The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry veterans into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Joe Miller, Former CEO & Principal at William F. Miller & Associates, and Doug Smoker, President & CEO of Smoker Craft, Inc., will be presented with the 2022 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ […]

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RELiON Battery joins The Conservation Alliance

RELiON Battery, a part of the Navico Group, has announced a partnership with The Conservation Alliance, an organization of like-minded businesses whose collective contributions support grassroots environmental organizations. By becoming a business member of The Conservation Alliance, RELiON will be a part of a joint effort to protect and preserve wild places and wildlife. The […]

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Défi Azimut 48 Hours

The Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération 48 Hours served up the perfect short test for the 2022 IMOCA fleet, as the boats heading for The Ocean Race, and the majority in solo configuration, took on a triangle course in the Bay of Biscay. In the four strong fully-crewed fleet, tackling a 545-nautical mile course, the 11th Hour […]

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New director of learning and development joins MarineMax

Mirtha Collin, a mission-driven leader with more than 20 years of experience managing diverse multi-disciplinary teams, joins MarineMax as Director of Learning and Development.  The Director of Learning and Development role is new at MarineMax and will complement the People Strategy function, an important part of the MarineMax mission. Mirtha will have the responsibility of […]

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MasterCraft issues inaugural sustainability report

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. announced that it has issued its inaugural Sustainability Report. The Company recognizes the importance of social and environmental responsibility and global sustainability, and said it is committed to making the best products in the best way possible. Among the report’s highlights are several milestones achieved: SASB and TCFD reporting: The Company utilizes […]

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AMI opens registration for 2023 conference

Registration for the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) Conference & Expo, formerly the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC), is now open. Entering its 21st year, the conference will be held January 30 – February 1, 2023, at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. AMI is planning a face-to-face event in 2022. Conference fees […]

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2022 Newport International Boat Show

2022 Newport International Boat Show Come to the famed waterfront September 15–18 to see what’s new in boating. Fall in New England, with mild weather and changing leaves, draws international tourists to historic downtown Newport for the Newport International Boat Show. As the kickoff to boat show season, the event hosts hundreds of exhibitors, dealers, and manufacturers, […]

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Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation Receives Gift for Nashville Schools

DALLAS – Sept 13, 2022 –Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation, the leading provider of outdoor skill, safety and conservation curriculum to schools nationwide, will receive $10,000 from Advance Financial Foundation to implement OTF’s Outdoor Adventures program in middle and high schools in Nashville. This is the Foundation’s second $10,000 gift in support of the OA program in Nashville. […]

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IBEX announces 2022 Innovation Awards judges

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today the distinguished list of judges for the 2022 IBEX Innovation Awards Program. The program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). Awards will be presented during the annual Industry Breakfast, Keynote, and Innovation Awards presentation, held from […]

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Guest Column: Doing More with Less

Image: Alexander Grey via unsplash. It would appear that “doing more with less” could be the unofficial motto for today’s society, especially regarding the workplace. Restaurants, offices, tech companies and many other businesses are feeling the squeeze of being short staffed and finding it hard to recruit and retain qualified long-term help. What does this […]

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