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Hurricane protection advice as Dorian approaches - MarineBusinessWorld.com North American newsletter

03/09/2019


North American MarineBusinessWorld.com Newsletter: Hurricane protection advice as Dorian approaches

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Learn what these guys know about how to protect a boat during a hurricane. Here a member of the BoatUS Catastrophe Team arranges for salvage of wrecked boats after hurricane Irma. - photo © Scott Croft


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As Hurricane Dorian hits the Bahamas on its way to mainland USA, we include a timely reminder of what to do to protect vessels moored in the path of such an event. BoatUS offers the following information:

If you want to know how to best protect recreational boats from damage in a hurricane, ask the experts who've been tasked with cleaning up the mess for nearly 40 years. They're the ones who've seen the evidence after the storm passes: a lack of preparation, poorly maintained docks, low seawalls, fallen boat lifts, and destroyed marinas. So what can you do to protect your boat during the 2019 hurricane season? The editors of BoatUS Magazine have teamed up with the experts at the BoatUS Catastrophe Response Team to create the most up-to-date Hurricane Preparation Guide in the marine industry. The new 2019 guide as well as other hurricane preparation information is available at www.boatus.com/Hurricanes

For boatbuilders, the latest Forecast on U.S. Boat Building Production from ITR Economics, indicates the growth in boat building production is expected to decline slightly throughout 2020 and rebound strongly in 2021. According to ITR's forecast, at its lowest (summer 2020), production is expected to be on par with levels seen in spring 2019. The strong rebound in 2021 is expected to continue through mid-2022, as far as the forecast goes - read the full article.

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International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference - photo © Andrew Golden
International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference - photo © Andrew Golden

On the subject of boat building, the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced recently that during the Show held October 1-3 at the Tampa Convention Center, it will offer visitors the chance to participate in a number of social and entertainment special events throughout the week. These events are in addition to live ongoing activities such as the Kiosk Challenges sponsored by ABYC, The Landing School, and Professional BoatBuilder magazine; Designer Row sponsored by Tides Marine Inc.; Innovation Way; the NMEA Connected Boat Experience sponsored by ETA Engineering Technology, Fusion Entertainment, Garmin, and Raymarine; the Marinas of the Future Café sponsored; and the IBEX Docks and Outdoor Exhibits.

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To help bolster Canada's recreational boating industry, specifically in the global marketplace, NMMA Canada announced it was approved for $116,849 in funding from Global Affairs Canada through its CanExport Associations program. This is the seventh year that NMMA Canada has secured this funding, which will be used to support the efforts of Canadian recreational marine manufacturers to expand their business into new global markets. 2019-2020 funding opportunities include the 2019 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival, and 2020 boot Dusseldorf Boat Show & Watersports Exhibition.

General Tool Company welcomed students from their area with a plant tour and discussions about the technical and non-technical jobs available in manufacturing.  - photo © Manufacturing Day
General Tool Company welcomed students from their area with a plant tour and discussions about the technical and non-technical jobs available in manufacturing. - photo © Manufacturing Day

Our young people play a huge part in the ongoing success of the industry and Manufacturing Day, happening October 4, 2019, is a can't-miss job recruitment opportunity for marine manufacturing. With events hosted around the country by a multitude of industries, this is the industry's chance to shine a spotlight on recreational boating, its local and national economic significance, and job opportunities. Manufacturing Day provides a seamless way to open your doors to everyone from students and job seekers, to teachers and community leaders. NMMA encourages every manufacturing member to get involved.

Recognizing the importance of the marine industry in relation to the economy it is always useful for government members to be invited to industry premises. Congressman Bryan Steil (R-WI-01) visited Evinrude Outboard Motors world headquarters in Sturtevant, Wisconsin recently. Steil met with the company's leadership team, toured the engine manufacturing plant and engineering facility, and spoke with many of the company's 650 employees.

Minnesota State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen visits Lund and Crestliner - photo © NMMA
Minnesota State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen visits Lund and Crestliner - photo © NMMA

Also, Minnesota State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen recently visited Brunswick's Lund and Crestliner facility in New York Mills, Minnesota to meet with members of the leadership team, tour the plant, and speak with several of the 560 employees regarding the company's operations as well as challenges facing the recreational marine industry. Plant visits with elected officials are important opportunities to highlight the recreational boating industry and NMMA encourages all members to work with the association to schedule a plant tour.

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We are also able to advise that our unique digital news power boat site, a site than covers new power boats over 30 feet, now has regional North American coverage. The site can be viewed here and we welcome the latest information from power boat builders for posting to the site: www.powerboat-world.com/NorthAmerica

Peter Rendle - peter.rendle@marinebusinessworld.com

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Manufacturing Day is October 4 - A can't miss job recruitment opportunity
Manufacturing Day, happening October 4, 2019, is a can't-miss job recruitment opportunity for marine manufacturing. With events hosted around the country by a multitude of industries, this is our industry's chance to shine a spotlight

Team Malizia and Greta Thunberg complete their zero-emission Atlantic crossing
Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City today after a two-week sail across the Atlantic aboard the high-tech racing yacht Malizia II.

West Marine and LLS partner for the fourth year to raise money for cancer research
West Marine, a leading boating, fishing and sailing retailer, is pleased to announce the kick off of its third annual campaign with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) taking place at all West Marine locations from September 1 through 30.

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Florida Fall Boat Show is returning for its 10th consecutive year
The Florida Fall Boat Show and Marine Flea Market invite boating enthusiasts and fans of all things nautical and fun to a family-friendly weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15, 2019

IBEX Innovation Awards Judging Panel for 2019 announced
The breakfast is scheduled to take place on October 1, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel. Each of the eight BWI judges comes to IBEX with different technical backgrounds and different boating experience.

NMMA Canada receives federal funding to support export opportunities for manufacturers
To help bolster Canada's recreational boating industry, specifically in the global marketplace, NMMA Canada announced it was approved for $116,849 in funding from Global Affairs Canada through its CanExport Associations program.

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CL Yachts set to debut at the Newport International Boat Show
The luxury performance yacht brand making waves within the industry, CL Yachts, is gearing up to mark another company first - this time debuting at The Newport International Boat Show in Rhode Island.

RIMTA announces successful Youth Summer Boatbuilding Programs
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) announced today the overwhelming success of its Youth Summer Boatbuilding Programs. The four programs ran concurrently in Newport, Westerly, Bristol and North Providence.

Who else wants to protect their boat from hurricane damage?
If you want to know how to best protect recreational boats from damage in a hurricane, ask the experts who've been tasked with cleaning up the mess for nearly 40 years.

Newport International Boat Show announces show logistics and travel information
Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), announced today show information for those planning on attending the 49th annual Show September 12-15, 2019.

Leading Australian motor yacht builder Maritimo set for Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will see the Americas' premiere of the latest revolutionary sport coupe and two remodeled enclosed flybridge motor yachts released from Australia's leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer Maritimo.

Evinrude hosts Representative Bryan Steil at Wisconsin Facility
Congressman Bryan Steil (R-WI-01) visited Evinrude Outboard Motors world headquarters in Sturtevant, Wisconsin last week. Steil met with the company's leadership team, toured the engine manufacturing plant and engineering facility

Datrex new Trident 150 USCG Type II Inflatable Lifejacket
DATREX has now expanded its lifejacket product line to include our own U.S.C.G. Type II inflatable PFD. Our initial inflatable lifejacket is the dual chamber Trident 275N SOLAS/MED Approved, but now we are proud to introduce you to our latest addition.

IBEX 2019 Networking events not to miss
The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today that during the Show held October 1-3 at the Tampa Convention Center, it will offer visitors the chance to participate in a number of social and entertainment special events

ITR economics Forecast on U.S. Boat Building Production through June 2022
In the latest Forecast on U.S. Boat Building Production from ITR Economics, growth in boat building production is expected to decline slightly throughout 2020 and rebound strongly in 2021.

IBEX announces industry and international exhibit hall pavilions to enhance visitor experience
The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), announced today the location and details of its 2019 industry and international pavilions.

Maintain your cool with Vaikobi: We speak to founder Pat Langley
We spoke to Pat Langley of Vaikobi, the performance clothing company which started off by designing and manufacturing kit for the ocean paddle sport market, more recently branching into sailing apparel.

New Gran Turismo 36: Instant thrills and pleasure!
The powerful bold new-look Gran Turismo 36 is one of the most eagerly awaited this year. American-made, she is designed to USA standards of quality and comfort, while benefitting from the design ingenuity and expertise specific to the Beneteau boatyard.

New satellite launches and cutting-edge innovation enhance global connectivity for superyachts
Beamforming technology and rapid satellite deployment will dramatically increase network capacity and extend capabilities to cover the entire Arctic region.

America's Boating Club launches dedicated learning centers for the ultimate in boater education
United States Power Squadrons® - America's Boating Club® announced that it has launched its dedicated educational facilities - the America's Boating Club Learning Centers.

The new Sport Boat 40x is here!
A new era of Refined Performance is here! The Hinckley Sport Boat 40x will take you further and faster in comfort and style. Designed from the outset for outboard propulsion and purpose-built for offshore performance.

Minnesota State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen visits Lund and Crestliner
Minnesota State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen recently visited Brunswick's Lund and Crestliner facility in New York Mills, Minnesota to meet with members of the leadership team, tour the plant, and speak with several of the 560 employees.

Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show announces dates for 2020
Sail America announced that the 2020 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show will be back at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor.

Oceanmax reveals global expansion plans
Oceanmax, leading innovator of underwater coatings, have announced the next phase of its planned global expansion to support greater market penetration for its existing line and new introductions planned for Q3, 2019 and beyond.

EagleTree acquires Invincible Boat Company
The Company's founder, Alex Lipworth, will continue to guide product development, serve on the Company's board of directors, and retain a significant stake in the Company.

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