IFAI and NECPA partner on marine and awning education at NECPA Expo 2022

December 15th, 2021

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is partnering with the North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) zone to bring marine and awning education tracks to NECPA Expo 2022 being held Jan. 20-22, 2022, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Warwick, RI. The education topics will include fabric graphics, outdoor dining structures, high-pressure […]

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NMMA postpones five shows to 2023

November 26th, 2021

Due in part to supply chain disruptions leading to historically low market-specific boat inventory, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has postponed the 2022 Progressive® Insurance Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis boat shows to 2023. NMMA’s 2022 boat show and event schedule is as follows: Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show®, January 20-23, 2022St. […]

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MRAA details lineup for Dealer Week in person and online

November 16th, 2021

The Marine Retailer’s Association of the Americas (MRAA) Dealer Week Conference and Expo education lineup will address common pain points currently faced by dealers. Dealer Week will take place in Austin, Texas, Dec. 6-9, 2021, and online, Jan. 11-13, 2022. Attendees who sign up for the in-person event will receive complimentary access to Dealer Week […]

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Registration opens for engineering compliance seminar

November 15th, 2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 virtual National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Engineering Standards Compliance Seminar, with conference access beginning Dec. 13, 2021. The seminar is open to the industry as well as NMMA members. NMMA members are required to complete an engineering compliance seminar every other year. The virtual Engineering Compliance Seminar offers […]

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MMTA to hold in-person conference

November 4th, 2021

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) announced that its annual Business of Boating (BOB) conference will take place in person on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Lakeview Pavilion, Foxboro, Massachusetts. Recognizing the changing business environment, the conference will be a hybrid event with a remote option available. The BOB conference will feature a full lineup […]

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IBEX Innovation Award winners announced

October 7th, 2021

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced the winners of the IBEX Innovation Awards for the 30th Anniversary Show. The IBEX Innovation Awards program is managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). The judges selected 11 Innovation Award winners and three honorable mentions among dozens of […]

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Norwalk Boat Show reports strong attendance

October 6th, 2021

The 2021 Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show, which ran Sept. 23-26, marked the return of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) in-person boat and sport shows—and came back strong, according to the NMMA website. Attendance reached 12,976, which is up 1 percent compared to 2019. Organizers say the show saw an uptick in first-time attendees […]

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IBEX in-person attendance strong

October 5th, 2021

The 30th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that attendance exceeded expectations with the return of an in-person event, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. IBEX saw more than 560 exhibitors, including 80 new exhibiting companies, and more than 3,200 visitors. The IBEX docks were sold out with 29 boats on display, […]

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Registration opens for ABYC 2022 Standards Week

September 30th, 2021

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of boats, has opened registration for Standards Week, January 10-14, 2022, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. Throughout the week, various committees will meet to discuss and potentially update standards under review. […]

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Women in the marine industry panel part of ELEVATE summit

September 29th, 2021

The “Women and the Marine Industry” panel at the Boating Industry ELEVATE Summit being held Nov. 8-10 in Atlanta will include several influential women. The November 9 panel will provide personal and professional insight facilitated by moderator Angela Pilkington, executive vice president and chief of staff of Correct Craft, along with the following panelists: Ann […]

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