Free 2018 Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide

April 24th, 2018

The Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service, along with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), has released the 2018 Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide. Click here to download a complimentary copy. This free resource includes reports on 32 countries that give current and prospective exporters specific market insight and information.

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In Memoriam

April 20th, 2018

Kathleen "Kathy" A. Johnson, 61, of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at sunset surrounded by her family. She leaves a legacy of love to everyone who knew her. Kathy is survived by Michael (“Mike”), her husband of 36 years, sons Daniel (and his wife Michaux), and Brian (and his wife […]

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Free webinar April 26 on producing digital content

April 19th, 2018

Grow Boating is hosting a free webinar on April 26 with sales and marketing expert Marcus Sheridan about producing effective digital content. Done well, digital content can be an effective tool for increasing traffic, leads and sales revenue. Sheridan will explain what type of digital content a business should produce to move the sales needle […]

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Morbern grows Midwest marine presence

April 17th, 2018

Morbern, a North American designer and manufacturer of upholstery vinyl for the contract, health care, hospitality, automotive and marine markets, announced that S.M. Osgood Company will join the Morbern team as sales agents for the marine OEM market in the Midwest. “S.M. Osgood is known for their ability to drive sales and market growth,” said […]

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Makerspaces offer work-based learning for students

April 10th, 2018

The CCC Maker Initiative, administered by Sierra College ( in Rocklin, California, is offering internships and work-based learning experiences for students through 24 California Community College makerspaces, where students gain technical, entrepreneurial and work-ready skills sought by employers. California Community Colleges participating in the CCC Maker ( initiative to build makerspace communities are preparing students […]

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Wisconsin receives fish and boating grants

April 5th, 2018

U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, announced the disbursement of Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund grants to support recreational boating, fishing and wildlife restoration in Wisconsin. The grants total over $1.1 billion across the United States. Wisconsin received a check for $34,966,603 that will be used to support state fish and wildlife […]

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Outboard engine sales trends report available

April 3rd, 2018

The 2017 Outboard Engine Sales Trends report, part of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2017 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, is now available. Outboard engine retail sales increased for the sixth consecutive year in 2017, up 6 percent from the previous year. Detailed information on total dollar sales, units sold, average prices, and top […]

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