Keyston Bros announces new sales rep

January 26, 2023

Keyston Bros, a well-known distributor of marine upholstery materials and supplies, announced that Jamie Marozzi, former owner of BayView Canvas, has been hired as a sales representative for the company. Marozzi will be based out of Keyston’s Raleigh, N.C. warehouse and will service the upholstery communities of the Northeast region. BayView Canvas, a custom marine […]

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MARAD announces grants for small shipyards

January 25, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOD) Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of nearly $20 million in Federal Fiscal Year 2023 funding to help modernize small U.S. shipyards and train the workforce in this sector. MARAD’s Small Shipyard Grant Program provides grants that can be used to purchase equipment or provide employee training. In addition, […]

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ATA Canada Workshop speakers announced

January 24, 2023

The Advanced Textile Association (ATA) Canada Workshop 2023 has announced five speakers who will take part in the Canada Division’s one-day workshop focused on the Canadian textile market. This workshop takes place Feb. 9, 2023, at Lasalle Canvas Inc., in Quebec, Canada. The speakers are: Alex Petizian, Sales and Account Manager, Supply Management Naizil Coated […]

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RIMTA awards Clean Marina certifications

January 19, 2023

The Rhode Island Marine Trade Association (RIMTA) has recognized three new Clean Marina Facilities for its 2022 Clean Marina program. The voluntary program is administered by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council to recognize Rhode Island marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs that voluntarily exceed regulatory requirements and adopt measures to reduce pollution. Designated "clean […]

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Call for nominations for 2023 40 Under 40 program

January 18, 2023

Entering its seventh year, Boating Industry magazine is now accepting nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which highlights the best young leaders across all segments of the marine industry. Each year, the magazine receives hundreds of nominations from dealer principals, owners, CEOs and other individuals in management positions across the industry, all shining a […]

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Nashville Boat Show attracts strong attendance

January 17, 2023

The 2023 Discover Boating® Nashville Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, attracted more than 10,000 attendees after a two-year hiatus. Exhibitors reported encouraging sales and leads with show-goers eager to shop for new boats in Nashville, Tenn., after a two-year hiatus. Reinforcing consumer demand, more than 8,000 people used Nashville’s new Discover Boating Boat […]

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2023 boating industry outlook shows a healthy demand

January 12, 2023

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) shared the latest industry data, and the 2023 outlook shows that coming off a record year of high demand in 2021, new powerboat retail unit sales normalized in 2022, down an estimated 15-18%, to pre-pandemic growth years (2015-2019) with an estimated 250,000 new units sold, 25% above previous averages […]

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U.S. Total Boating Statistical Report for 2021 now available

January 11, 2023

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) complete 2021 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available for member download on nmma.org. The report spans 2008-2021, with data and insights on trends in industry growth and shifts in market behavior. Sections include: Total Industry Sales by Category and State; Powerboat Sales Trends; Cruiser, Watersport, Fishing Boat […]

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ATA webinar offers tools for business transformation

January 10, 2023

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) is offering the webinar “Work On Your Business Instead of In It” on January 18, 2023, from 1:00–2:00 pm EST. The webinar is free for ATA members and $39 for nonmembers. During this webinar, Michael Richman, EOS® implementer and former owner of Academy Awning, will introduce tools that can immediately […]

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Registration opens for ATA’s Canada Workshop

January 6, 2023

Registration is now open for the Advanced Textile Association (ATA) Canada Division’s one-day workshop focused on the Canadian textile market. This workshop takes place Feb. 9, 2023, at Lasalle Canvas Inc., in Quebec, Canada. Participants will include business owners in the Canadian provinces involved in shade, architectural structures, marine tops, tarps and more. There will […]

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Speakers announced for Fabricators Conference and Showcase 2023

January 5, 2023

Registration is now open and speakers have been announced for the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) Fabricators Conference and Showcase to be held Feb. 20–21, 2023, in Conover, N.C.  The event, which will be held at the Manufacturing Solutions Center at Catawba Valley Community College, is for fabricators involved in specialty and industrial textile markets. Education […]

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U.S. Total Boat Registrations Report for 2021 now available

January 4, 2023

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2021 U.S. Total Boat Registrations Report is now available for purchase. There were 12 million boats registered and documented in the U.S. in 2021, up 1% compared to 2020. The top five states for boat registrations in 2021 were: Florida Minnesota Michigan California Ohio By region, the Great Lakes […]

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ABYC 2023 Standards Week set for January 9-13

January 3, 2023

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of boats, has registration open for its annual Standards Week, January 9-13, 2023, in New Orleans. Standards Week is dedicated to daily Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings to discuss updates to Supplement 63 for […]

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Deadline for Miami Innovation Awards entries approaching soon

December 29, 2022

The submission deadline to enter a new product into the Miami Innovation Awards program presented at the Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show® is Jan. 10, 2023. The awards program recognizes manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market. Innovation Award winners will be announced during the boat show’s Industry Breakfast on Feb. […]

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MRAA’s Dealer Week 2022 breaks attendance records

December 28, 2022

After two years that were affected to varying degrees by COVID-19, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA)'s Dealer Week 2022 broke both overall and dealer attendance records earlier this month in Austin, Texas, according to a news release from the organization. Highlights from Dealer Week 2022 included: More than 1,300 dealers and marine […]

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