2022 Canadian Pre-Owned Markets Sales Trends report now available

December 7, 2023

The latest sales trends report for the pre-owned market, part of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2022 Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, is now available for download. Following two years of historically high growth, pre-owned boat unit sales decreased by 20.4% as compared to 2021. The top three provinces for pre-owned recreational boat unit […]

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MRAA, ABYC launch Service Management Certification program

December 6, 2023

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) and the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) have announced the all-new Service Management Certification program, which they partnered to develop. The program includes an 11-course online training program with downloadable workbook, a printed study guide and a proctored exam. It was created under the guidance of […]

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MFA divisions participate in upcoming events

December 5, 2023

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) will have a presence at these upcoming Zone Partner Events: Canvas Products Association (CPA) Zone 7 Conference The Canvas Products Association (CPA) Zone 7 Conference is being held Dec. 6-8, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio, at The Westin Great Southern. The conference features sessions on transitioning away from PFAS, and sessions […]

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BoatUS/NWSA seek nominations for Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

November 30, 2023

The National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) are seeking nominations for the 2024 BoatUS/NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. Since 1999, the national award has sought to recognize an individual with a record of achievement in inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of women through sailing. Past […]

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METSTRADE reports record attendance for 2023

November 29, 2023

METSTRADE 2023 wrapped at RAI Amsterdam on Nov. 17 with record attendance across the three-day show. The show presented 1,540 exhibitors, 240 of them new to the show, from 53 countries across 11 halls at RAI Amsterdam. Busy stands, features and corridors hosted 28,900 visits from 18,630 unique visitors spanning 130 nationalities. The METSTRADE show […]

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ATA Women in Textiles Summit speakers announced

November 28, 2023

The speaker and activities schedule for the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) Women in Textiles Summit taking place Feb. 12–14, 2024, in Phoenix, Ariz., is August 3, 2023, has been announced. The event is an opportunity to share expertise and empower others by engaging with industry members who are passionate and engaged in their career, education, […]

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BEA 2022 data show outdoor recreation remains strong economic driver

November 22, 2023

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently released economic data from the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account for the year 2022. The data show that in 2022, outdoor recreation contributed more than $1 trillion to the U.S. economy, with boating and fishing remaining a top contributor to the outdoor economy. Outdoor recreation […]

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2024 Discover Boating Boat & Sport Shows schedule announced

November 21, 2023

Discover Boating boat shows, in partnership with Progressive Insurance®, will take place in 10 markets throughout the country, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami with a focus on attracting both current boaters and next-gen customers through floorplan expansions, enhancements to the Discover Boating boat show experience and Boat Finder upgrades that allow customers to […]

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2022 Canadian boating retail markets report now available

November 20, 2023

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2022 Canadian Boating Statistical Abstract's retail markets report is now available for member download. After two years of strong sales, new boat unit sales fell nearly 12% in 2022, returning to pre-pandemic levels. For more information, visit nmma.org.

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DOT announces more than $653 million in grants for U.S. ports

November 16, 2023

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently announced a new round of grants going to 41 ports across the United States from President Biden’s infrastructure package. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes nearly $17 billion for port infrastructure. The Biden administration is investing more than $653 million to fund port projects with the goal […]

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ABYC releases 2024 certification class calendar

November 15, 2023

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), which provides technical information for the global marine industry, has unveiled its 2024 class calendar for ABYC certification courses. The 2024 offerings include marine electrical, marine systems, marine standards and marine corrosion. Crafted to provide in-depth understanding and practical skills, these courses ensure that marine professionals adhere to […]

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NECPA 2024 Conference and Expo registration now open

November 14, 2023

Registration is now open for the North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) 2024 Conference and Expo being held January 18-20 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick, R.I. The annual event provides a peek into the latest and greatest products and services for the awning and marine canvas industry. Fabricators have an opportunity to meet […]

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New online sourcing directory

November 13, 2023

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) announces VISTA by ATA, a new online sourcing directory platform specifically designed to provide information on sourcing products, services and suppliers in the textile industry year-round. “Sourcing is an important benefit for our membership and VISTA allows for an easy and effective way to connect suppliers to buyers and so much […]

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2022 U.S. recreational boat and marine engine exports and imports report available

November 9, 2023

The Recreational Boat and Marine Engine Exports and Imports section of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2022 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available. This report examines historical and recent trade data on different categories of recreational boats and marine engines imported to and exported from the U.S. each year. The trade dynamics […]

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Trivantage launches new membership program

November 7, 2023

Trivantage has launched Trivantage Plus™, a new customer membership program that offers unique membership advantages that are aligned with the company’s core customer benefits, including a best-in-class experience and hassle-free ordering. “We’ve always been committed to our customers’ satisfaction and success, and now we’re doubling down on that commitment,” says Bret Kelley, vice president of […]

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