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Marine Business North America Editorial

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Expansions and product news this week
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America Firstly, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) submitted comments to California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) in response to its proposed changes to Proposition (Prop) 65 short-form warning requirements.
Posted on 17 Jul
Industry supports speed restriction delays
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries Subcommittee recently held a legislative hearing on four key bills supported by the recreational boating industry, including H.R.8704.
Posted on 10 Jul
IBEX gearing up for their exhibition & conference
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America Registration is open for the 2024 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), North America's premier technical trade event for the recreational marine industry, taking place at the Tampa Convention Center, October 1 - 3.
Posted on 3 Jul
Technical developments continue to improve systems
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America Emerson now offers a free template configuration for marine applications, based on its Movicon.NExTTM HMI/SCADA system, and its PACSystemsTM edge controllers, industrial panel PCs, and other control and networking products.
Posted on 26 Jun
Environment issues and boat show updates feature
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America Last week, members of Congress questioned NOAA Administrator Dr Richard Spinrad on the agency's proposed expansion of the 2008 North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Strike Reduction rule.
Posted on 19 Jun
Marine industry news across all sectors this week
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America Golden Marine Systems, a prominent provider of marine infrastructure solutions, offers crucial guidance to prepare marinas for hurricane season. The company emphasizes proactive measures to mitigate potential damage and ensure safety.
Posted on 12 Jun
This week's marine industry headlines
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America The Biden administration issued a press release announcing the Federal Register Notice (FRN) on the proposed modifications to the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China and limited exclusion process for certain machinery.
Posted on 5 Jun
A mixed bag of news this week
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America Peters & May, the official transport supplier to the 52 Super Series, announces the successful delivery of a full fleet of yachts from Palma, Mallorca, to Newport, RI, in preparation for two highly anticipated race events hosted by New York Yacht Club.
Posted on 29 May
Political involvement in our industry inevitable
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America Recognizing the importance of safe boating practices, the White House is formally acknowledging National Safe Boating Week, issuing a formal proclamation and encouraging all who participate in boating activities to learn more about safe practices.
Posted on 22 May
GLOBAL LAUNCH: Maritimo M55 and M600 Black Edition
by worldmarine.media
powerboat.world Global Editor John Curnow talked to the team to find out more The eve of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2024 saw the Global Launch of the Maritimo M55 and M600 Black Edition. worldmarine.media attended, with powerboat.world Global Editor John Curnow talking with the team to find out more.
Posted on 22 May
A mix of news from industry sources this week
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), in collaboration with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), released a significant analysis by independent research firms Industrial Economics, Inc. (IEc) and ITA International.
Posted on 8 May
Administration, regulations & advocacy
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America As the leading certification body for the recreational boating industry in the U.S., National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Certification impacts the recreational marine industry worldwide.
Posted on 1 May
NMMA announces optimistic outlook for 2024
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America In a new 'Marine Minute', the NMMA President, Frank Hugelmeyer, shares NMMA's take on the current state of the recreational boating industry, including a look at consumer behaviors and demand in 2023 and how that's shaping opportunities in 2024.
Posted on 24 Apr
Advocacy event to discuss what affects industry
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America The recreational boating industry is preparing for its highly anticipated annual advocacy event, the American Boating Congress (ABC), taking place from May 8-10, 2024 in Washington, D.C.
Posted on 17 Apr
Training & education an important industry aspect
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America The Basic Marina Operations Training Guide is a tool for entry-level marina professionals. Designed as a self-study course for people who are just starting out in the marina industry. Perfect for new and seasonal employees.
Posted on 10 Apr
Fishing partnership to raise participation
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, whose mission is to increase participation in recreational fishing and boating, along with its consumer brand, Take Me Fishing™, today announced an integrated partnership with Sport Fishing Championship.
Posted on 3 Apr
Data essential for all marine industry segments
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America NMMA's January 2024 Monthly Shipment Reports (MSR) are now available to download. These reports track and analyze industry wholesale shipments using data from a control group of boat, engine, and trailer manufacturers.
Posted on 27 Mar
Sailing news, a feature this week
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to marine businesses across North America SailGP, one of the fastest growing global sports and entertainment leagues, has been named to Fast Company's prestigious list of the World's Most Innovative Companies of 2024.
Posted on 20 Mar
Political decision causes a stir in the industry
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to businesses across North America This week, the NMMA expressed disappointment with the decision by the Department of Commerce to advance the North Atlantic right whale (NARW) Vessel Strike Reduction Rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Posted on 14 Mar
Industry pressing key issues at boating congress
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to businesses across North America Registration for the recreational boating industry's annual advocacy event, the American Boating Congress, is now open.
Posted on 6 Mar
The industry continues to move forward
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to businesses across North America The Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show® concluded its five-day run, attracting buyers from around the world to shop the most comprehensive showcase of the newest boats, yachts, tech, gear and marine innovations.
Posted on 28 Feb
Miami Boat Show activity makes news this week
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to businesses across North America The NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored 13 recipients and two honorable mentions with the 2024 Miami Innovation Awards during the Industry Breakfast at the Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show®.
Posted on 21 Feb
Expansions, acquisitions and collaborations
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to businesses across North America Smartgyro, a leading gyro stabilization technology company, is expanding its global footprint with new dealers being appointed by two of its major U.S. distributors, Mack Boring & Parts Co. and YANMAR Mastry Engine Center.
Posted on 14 Feb
A+T 500 series Wind Sensors
by Mark Jardine
For the highest accuracy and faster response A+T Instruments may be a name that needs introducing to you in the world of performance marine instrumentation. They are a group of highly qualified engineers who are taking a no-compromise approach to constructing the best sensors and instruments.
Posted on 9 Feb
Boat Show attendances and industry breakfasts
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to businesses across North America With interest in current boat show results growing ahead of the next boating season, the feedback has been positive to date.
Posted on 7 Feb
Industry gauges consumer confidence during winter
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to businesses across North America Positive news from MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO), as the world's largest recreational boat, yacht and superyacht services company, today announced results for its first quarter ended December 31, 2023.
Posted on 31 Jan
Positive Boat Show news
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to businesses across North America While market conditions coupled with winter storms tempered event crowds last weekend, the Discover Boating Atlanta, Chicago and New England boat shows, drew in more than 60,000 determined buyers and boating enthusiasts.
Posted on 24 Jan
The marine industry gears up for 2024
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to businesses across North America The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports new powerboat retail sales are estimated to be down slightly in 2023, approximately 1% to 3%, to 258,000 units.
Posted on 17 Jan
Industry giants remain active as we enter New Year
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to businesses across North America Happy new Year to industry members everywhere. Our industry heavyweights continue be active. Navico Group, a division of Brunswick Corporation, today announced a multimillion-dollar investment in its Lowell, Michigan facility
Posted on 10 Jan
Farewell 2023, looking forward to 2024
by Peter Rendle
Peter Rendle's final MarineBusinessWorld North America newsletter of the year Our last marine industry newsletter for 2023 and we hope everyone enjoyed Christmas and are looking forward to a prosperous New Year!
Posted on 27 Dec 2023
Marine electricity use is main feature this week
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to businesses across North America We start with Blue Innovations Group, a marine technology company, who have unveiled its much-anticipated flagship product, the R30, on December 16th.
Posted on 20 Dec 2023
Seldén's new range of winches and winch handles
by Mark Jardine
Presented by Mats-Uno Fredrikson at METSTRADE We spoke to Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson at METSTRADE 2023 about the new range of manual and electric self-tailing winches.
Posted on 19 Dec 2023
Vital Stats now available from the NMMA
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to businesses across North America The U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is the most trusted source of comprehensive industry data for recreational boating intelligence. The data presented in the report spans 2008-2022.
Posted on 13 Dec 2023
Acquisitions and expansions this week
by Peter Rendle
A summary of news relevant to businesses across North America Sunstream® Boat Lifts, the leading manufacturer of high-quality hydraulic boat lifts, the Automatic Boat Cover System and pioneer of the hydraulic boat lift, announced today the company has acquired Sarasota Boating World, located in Sarasota, Florida.
Posted on 6 Dec 2023
Sustainability the buzzword for marine development
by Peter Rendle
Weekly summary of news relevant to businesses across North America Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), will advance the 5-megawatt Ledgeview Solar Project with Alliant Energy after the utility received approval to partner on the project from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.
Posted on 29 Nov 2023
Awards continue to be the flavor of the month
by Peter Rendle
Weekly summary of news relevant to businesses across North America 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.
Posted on 22 Nov 2023
Fishing takes center stage this week
by Peter Rendle
Weekly summary of news relevant to businesses across North America On November 9, members of Congress and their staff heard from ASA Atlantic Fisheries Policy Director Mike Waine about how a proposed rule could severely restrict boating access along the Atlantic Seaboard.
Posted on 15 Nov 2023
Industry data vital to future sales
by Peter Rendle
Weekly summary of news relevant to businesses across North America The 2022 report on total boat registrations is now available to download, part of the 2022 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract. There were 11.9 million boats registered and documented boats in the U.S. in 2022, down slightly compared to 2021.
Posted on 8 Nov 2023
NMMA release two vital industry reports
by Peter Rendle
Weekly summary of news relevant to businesses across North America The NMMA, who substantially contribute to the leisure marine industry, have published the latest sales trends report for the pre-owned boat market, part of NMMA's 2022 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, now available for download.
Posted on 1 Nov 2023
Awards make it all worthwhile in the industry
by Peter Rendle
Weekly summary of news relevant to businesses across North America A total of 36 companies and individuals from 14 countries have been named as potential winners for this year's Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement 2023, in association with Raymarine.
Posted on 25 Oct 2023
Powerboat sales trend report now available
by Peter Rendle
Weekly summary of news relevant to businesses across North America The latest Powerboat Sales Trends report, part of the U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, is now available. Coming off extraordinary record demand in 2020 and 2021, as expected, sales of new traditional powerboats began a correction in 2022.
Posted on 18 Oct 2023
Technology updates are the flavor this week
by Peter Rendle
Weekly newsletter relevant to businesses across North America Earlier this week, National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) president Frank Hugelmeyer gave an update on the recreational boating industry during the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Industry Breakfast.
Posted on 11 Oct 2023
Government involvement with industry never far off
by Peter Rendle
Weekly newsletter relevant to businesses across North America OXE Marine Inc, a subsidiary of OXE Marine AB, has received an order totalling USD 5.8m, to supply a United States Governmental Agency. The scope of supply of the order includes 40 units of the company's low-emission diesel OXE outboard engines.
Posted on 4 Oct 2023
Awards dominate this week's news
by Peter Rendle
Weekly newsletter relevant to businesses across North America Actisense, the global marine electronics specialists, have been named as Manufacturer of the Year at the 2023 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Conference and Expo.
Posted on 27 Sep 2023
Signs of industry optimism from Europe
by Peter Rendle
Weekly newsletter relevant to businesses across North America Signs of a global economic recovery are reflected in the latest report from the Cannes Yachting Festival in France. Brunswick Corporation reported another record-setting display at the Festival, one of the premier trade shows in Europe.
Posted on 20 Sep 2023
Events, new products and new boats make the news
by Peter Rendle
Weekly newsletter relevant to businesses across North America The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), North America's largest trade event for marine industry professionals, have announced to the details of its expanded exhibit halls, Product and International Pavilions, and Trade Routes.
Posted on 13 Sep 2023
Sailing and Fishing head the news this week
by Peter Rendle
Weekly newsletter relevant to businesses across North America The international conference dedicated to the sport of sailing announces a new concept and format. From 2024 onwards, the Yacht Racing Forum will be held in parallel with the world's largest maritime industry trade fair: METSTRADE Amsterdam.
Posted on 6 Sep 2023
Exhibitions, new Pontoon Boats and relocations
by Peter Rendle
Leisure marine industry news relevant to businesses across North America The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), North America's largest trade event for marine industry professionals, announced this week the schedule of world-class technical education included in the IBEX Education Conference.
Posted on 30 Aug 2023
Technology and sustainability feature this week
by Peter Rendle
Leisure marine industry news relevant to businesses across North America Last week, the NMMA hosted the inaugural Boating Technology Day in Sacramento, with staff members of the California legislature and policy makers in attendance. The event kicked off at the March Fong Secretary of State Building.
Posted on 23 Aug 2023
Help needed in fighting misguided legislation
by Peter Rendle
Marine industry news round-up relevant to North American businesses Since NOAA first announced its proposal to effectively shut down the Atlantic Ocean to recreational vessels 35ft+ for over half the year, ASA and partners have been hard at work fighting back against this well-intentioned but poorly developed rule.
Posted on 16 Aug 2023
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