2021 Shipyard Safety Awards announced

July 2nd, 2021

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national association representing the U.S. shipbuilding, maintenance, and repair industry, recently announced the recipients of its annual shipyard safety awards. SCA honors shipbuilding and repair organizations with the “Excellence in Safety,” “Improvement in Safety” and “Significant Safety Achievement” awards each year for enhancement of operations and promotion of […]

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2020 powerboat sales trends report available

July 1st, 2021

The Powerboat Sales Trends section of the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) 2020 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available on nmma.org. This section includes retail sales trends for new traditional powerboats for 2020 in each of the four propulsion categories (outboard, sterndrive, inboard, and jet), as well as data from 2008-2020, as well […]

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Arkansas creates outdoor rec office

June 30th, 2021

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently announced that the state will create an Office of Outdoor Recreation within the state’s Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. The new office will be focused on developing new opportunities to showcase the state’s wide variety of outdoor activities, including boating, trail activities, and cycling. Arkansas is among the first […]

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2020 US Boating Statistical Abstract for cruiser, watersport and fishing boat sales trends available

June 29th, 2021

The Cruiser, Watersport, Fishing Boat & Trailer Sales Trends section of the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) 2020 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available on www.nmma.org. This report examines retail sales trends of new boats commonly used for three top boating activities: cruising, watersports and fishing. Key insights from the report include: Retail […]

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Tools, Tips and Tricks submissions open

June 25th, 2021

Organizers of the Marine Fabricators Conference 2022, being held Jan. 13–15, 2022, at the Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C., are seeking tips, how-to ideas and DIY techniques that benefit the marine fabricator industry. Qualified entries appear in Marine Fabricator magazine and prizes for first, second and third place are awarded at the Awards […]

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2020 U.S. Boating Statistical Abstract now available

June 24th, 2021

The Total Industry Sales by Category and State section of the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) 2020 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available. Total recreational marine expenditures reached a high of $49.4 billion in 2020, up 14.2% from 2019, in a record year for the boating industry as Americans sought ways to spend […]

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ABYC Educator Training Conference happening July 20-22

June 23rd, 2021

The American Boat & Yacht Council’s (ABYC) annual Educator Training Conference takes place virtually July 20-22, 2021. Designed for high school and post-secondary instructors, as well as boating industry leaders who want to get more involved in creating a strong future workforce, anyone involved in the marine tech space is encouraged to attend. Agenda topics […]

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Yacht firm opens West Coast office

June 22nd, 2021

Leading yacht firm IYC, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is expanding its presence on the West Coast with a new office in California. The company currently has 12 offices around the world in strategic yachting hubs and maintains more than 100 yachts, the largest charter fleet in the industry. The global superyacht market is riding […]

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Tools, Tips and Tricks submissions open

June 17th, 2021

Organizers of the Marine Fabricators Conference 2022, being held Jan. 13–15, 2022, at the Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C., are seeking tips, how-to ideas and DIY techniques that benefit the marine fabricator industry. Qualified entries appear in Marine Fabricator magazine, and prizes for first, second and third place are presented at the Awards […]

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US Senate passes legislation regarding Section 301 tariffs

June 16th, 2021

The U.S. Senate has passed comprehensive legislation that establishes a new exclusion process for products impacted by the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China and reinstates exclusions for products that previously received an exclusion, according to the National Marine Manufacturer's Association website. The comprehensive legislation, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (S.1260), supports American […]

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