Safety Components adds new distributors for WeatherMAX

May 17th, 2018

Safety Components, manufacturer of WeatherMAX and other high-performance outdoor technical fabrics, has added four distributors for its newest product, WeatherMAX 3D: J. Ennis Fabrics, Keyston Bros., Performance Textiles and The Miami Corporation. This provides availability for the innovative textile throughout the U.S. and Canada. Made in the USA, WeatherMAX 3D stretches up to 20 percent […]

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Correct Craft CEO named to advisory committee

May 15th, 2018

U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, announced the addition of Correct Craft President and CEO, Bill Yeargin, to the Department of Interior’s “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee. The announcement was made during the recreational marine industry’s annual legislative conference, the American Boating Congress, in Washington, D.C. The committee advises the Secretary of […]

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Canadian boat sales up in 2017

May 10th, 2018

Total unit sales of new boats increased in Canada by 4.7 percent in 2017 according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada 2017 Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract – Economic Facts and Retail Markets (New Boats). The report contains a comprehensive collection of statistics on the Canadian recreational boating industry. Other highlights from the […]

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IBEX location and dates confirmed through 2020

May 8th, 2018

The International Boat Builders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), the marine industry's largest technical trade event in North America, will continue to be located at the Tampa Convention Center for the next three years. The show is scheduled to take place October 2-4, 2018, October 1-3, 2019 and September 29-October 1, 2020. For more information, visit […]

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2017 sailboat sales down

May 1st, 2018

Sailboat sales were down 11 percent from 2016, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2017 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract. The report shows declines across all sailboat categories except the 36 foot and larger segment, which was up 14.4 percent. Imports of sailboats into the U.S. were up 3.2 percent while exports rebounded […]

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