Robert Newsome appointed to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

September 22, 2022

Robert Newsome, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) senior vice president of operations, has been sworn in to the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC), following his appointment to the Federal Advisory Committee by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas. NBSAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security through the Commandant […]

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Marine Mat announces new European manufacturing facility

September 21, 2022

Marine Mat, a USA-headquartered supplier of patented foam decking for the marine industry, announced that it has secured a manufacturing facility in Europe and has started installing equipment and building production lines. The European Union facility is located in northern Slovakia near the Polish border in the city of Považská Bystrica. "We are really excited […]

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2021 pre-owned boat market report available

September 20, 2022

The Pre-owned Boat Market section of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2021 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available. The report includes retail unit sales data, retail market values, average price information, and pre-owned boat sales trends from 2008-2021. For the second time in the last 14 years, pre-owned boat sales exceeded one […]

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Registration opens for ABYC and USCG Risk Mitigation Series webinar

September 16, 2022

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) have announced a date and registration for the next free online USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series. The third webinar of the series will be “Defect Notification and Product Recalls” held Nov. 9, 2022, from 2-4 p.m. EST. In the past year, the USCG/ABYC […]

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Global markets business development forum happening in September

September 14, 2022

Recreational boating industry stakeholders and marine exporters, or those who are looking to export, are invited to participate at Discover Global Markets’ forum “The Blue Economy,” taking place in Rhode Island September 20-22, 2022. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a host of speakers and U.S. Government Trade Experts. Program highlights include: Receive […]

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Taste of IFAI Expo 2022 webinar is September 14

September 12, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) is presenting a free “Taste of IFAI Expo 22” webinar featuring three experts giving a short preview of their education sessions taking place at IFAI Expo in Charlotte, N.C., in October 2022. The webinar takes place on Sept. 14, 2022, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT. It will feature short sessions on: […]

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New grants benefit coastal resiliency, natural infrastructure projects

September 8, 2022

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced $7.7 million in new grants using funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support ongoing natural infrastructure projects in seven states. These grants will support the design and implementation of projects to enhance the resilience of coastal communities and […]

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Manufacturing Day offers opportunities to attract potential employees

September 6, 2022

Manufacturing Day 2022 (MFG Day), happening October 7, is a workforce development opportunity for marine businesses to attract potential employees. With events hosted around the country by a multitude of industries, this is a chance to shine a spotlight on the recreational boating industry and its job opportunities. MFG Day is an annual opportunity to […]

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IBEX 2022 will include session on electrification technology

September 2, 2022

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) will highlight advances in electrification technology through the addition of new education and product components, including a new seminar track for 2022. As part of the track on Wednesday, September 28, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and IBEX will hold a free special session: Next Generation Marine […]

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NOAA seeks new members for Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

August 31, 2022

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is seeking up to two new members for its Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, a federal advisory committee that advises the NOAA administrator on matters pertaining to ocean exploration. The panel advises NOAA on strategic planning, exploration priorities, competitive ocean exploration grant programs and other matters as requested. In […]

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ATA sponsors supply chain discussion

August 29, 2022

CONNECT by ATA (Advanced Textiles Association) will be hosting an Ask Me Anything on Supply Chain Challenges event with Bill Rooney, VP Strategic Development at Kuehne + Nagel Inc., on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 1–2 pm EDT. Participants can get answers to their supply chain questions from Rooney who has 49 years of experience in […]

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ATA offers employer retirement plan

August 25, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) is offering the Textile Industry Retirement Multiple Employer Plan (MEP), now available to members in partnership with Cannaday Bloom Wealth and Insurance Solutions, DWC, and Transamerica. Participating organizations will have a professional service team to: •Manage most of the plan’s administrative tasks •Mitigate fiduciary burdens Organizations may even reap cost […]

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ABYC publishes updated boat building and repair standards

August 24, 2022

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has published its 62nd supplement to Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft. The annual publication provides the marine industry with the latest updates to the boat building and repair standards used for more than 90% of the boats constructed in the United States. This year’s largest […]

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Norwalk Boat Show returns this week

August 22, 2022

Wrapping up this year's National Marine Manufacturers Association boat shows, the 2022 Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show® returns to Norwalk Cove Marina September 22-25, 2022. Expanding to another dock to showcase more boats and featuring a host of new experiences and education, the 2022 boat show will provide consumers a one-stop shop and the chance […]

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CHIPS bill signed into law

August 18, 2022

President Biden recently signed into law the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, which will boost American semiconductor research, development and production. “The CHIPS and Science Act is a reminder of what Washington can achieve when policymakers from both parties come together to tackle our country’s greatest challenges,” said Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the […]

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