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22/05/2024


Political involvement in our industry inevitable - MarineBusinessWorld N America newsletter

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Recognizing the importance of safe boating practices, the White House is formally acknowledging National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24, issuing a formal proclamation and encouraging all who participate in boating activities to learn more about safe boating practices and take advantage of boating safety education opportunities.

ASA launches Vessel Speed Restriction Toolkit - photo © American Sportfishing Association
ASA launches Vessel Speed Restriction Toolkit - photo © American Sportfishing Association

On May 20th, the American Sportfishing Association's Mike Leonard, Vice President of Government Affairs, and Mike Waine, Atlantic Fisheries Policy Director, met with staff from the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to share concerns with the overreaching vessel speed restriction rule being sought by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The two focused their comments on the rule's flawed economic analysis and risk assessment.

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This week, the Biden administration announced the conclusion of the four-year review of the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China, increasing tariffs on several sectors and establishing a new, very limited exclusion process for domestic machinery. The administration is not removing the current Section 301 tariffs - which impact more than 300 commonly used components, materials, and parts used in the marine manufacturing process.

Advocates from the recreational boating and fishing industry gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to tackle the pressing issues confronting the $230 billion sector during the three-day American Boating Congress (ABC). Conversations with lawmakers focused on infrastructure, boater access, manufacturing, and sustainability, and ABC attendees heard from multiple speakers, including Mike Allen and Alex Thompson of Axios and Nathan Gonzales of Inside Elections to get an insider's look of the inner workings of Congress, the Administration, and the concerns of voters.

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) released its 2023 Sustainability Report today, highlighting its actions in social and environmental responsibility. The Company improved its performance from the previous year in reducing carbon emissions, energy consumption and water use, and attained zero waste to landfill status at a record number of locations.

Aspen's C100 model - photo © Aspen Power Catamarans
Aspen's C100 model - photo © Aspen Power Catamarans

Partnerships and expansions: YANMAR Marine International has announced a new strategic partnership with Aspen Power Catamarans which will see YANMAR's engine fitted on board Aspen's C100 model, aiming to redefine efficiency and performance in the power catamaran industry.

AB Inflatables Boats - photo © AB Inflatables USA
AB Inflatables Boats - photo © AB Inflatables USA

AB Inflatables USA, the market leader in aluminum and fiberglass rigid inflatables boats, has started out the new selling season with a bang. Sales have been brisk and inventories have drastically improved over the past two years. They have appointed three new AB Inflatables dealerships: Shelter Island Inflatables - San Diego, California, Erie Marine Boats - Marblehead, Ohio, Strictly Yamaha - Miami, Florida.

Nautor Swan appoints 26 North as exclusive Dealer - photo © Nautor Swan
Nautor Swan appoints 26 North as exclusive Dealer - photo © Nautor Swan

Nautor Swan, the iconic Finnish yacht manufacturer renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship and timeless elegance in its yachts, proudly announces the appointment of 26 North as the exclusive dealer for the Swan Power Boat Division in Florida. This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone for both companies, combining Nautor Swan's legacy of excellence with 26 North's unparalleled expertise in luxury lifestyle solutions.

People: US Sailing has announced that Mike Van Dyke, California sailor and current board president of the California International Sailing Association, has taken a position as a director on US Sailing's Board of Directors. "We are so pleased to add Mike to the Board of Directors," said Board President Rich Jepsen. "As we look towards LA2028, Mike's experience within the Long Beach sailing community will be crucial to getting us ready to excel at our home Olympic Games."

MarineMax Cocoa welcomes their new general manager, Doug Cline, to their team. Doug, a proud Brevard County native, brings a wealth of experience from his career with automotive and power sports manufacturers across the southern U.S. His deep local roots, extensive industry knowledge, and enthusiasm for boating are evident as he joins the MarineMax Cocoa team, forging a stronger bond with our community.

Dream Yacht Sales & Ownership have announced the appointment of UK native Jeremy Tutt to the position of Global Yacht Sales Director. Jeremy brings a wealth of industry expertise and a proven track record of success to his new role, having held key positions in the marine and yacht sales sector for over two decades.

On a personal note: my apologies for not issuing a newsletter last week. The curse of Covid resulted in a lack of activity for a couple of days.

Stay vigilant,
Peter Rendle - peter.rendle@worldmarine.media

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GLOBAL LAUNCH: Maritimo M55 and M600 Black Edition
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.

Avikus expands U.S. Sales and Support Team
AVIKUS, HD Hyundai's autonomous navigation in-house startup, announced today the expansion its sales and support team with the addition of two new hires.

Biden administration releases its review of Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports
This week, the Biden administration announced the conclusion of the four-year review of the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China, increasing tariffs on several sectors and establishing a new, very limited exclusion process for domestic machinery.

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Mercury Marine launches all-new MerCruiser T8200 Tow Sport inboard to power watersports boats
Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today introduced the all-new MerCruiser® T8200 Tow Sport inboard.

ASA meets with White House to discuss North Atlantic Right Whale Vessel Speed Restriction Rule
ASA's Mike Leonard and Mike Waine, met with staff from the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs to share our concerns with the overreaching vessel speed restriction.

New Raymarine update adds navigation, entertainment and Avikus NeuBoat docking features for boaters
Raymarine - global leader in high-performance marine electronics for the recreational boating, recently announced new features and capabilities for Axiom and Alpha displays with the release of Lighthouse 4.6 and Alpha 2.0 software updates.

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The White House recognizes National Safe Boating Week with official proclamation
Recognizing the importance of safe boating practices, the White House is formally acknowledging National Safe Boating Week from May 18 through May 24, 2024, issuing a formal proclamation and encouraging all who participate in boating activities.

Brunswick Corporation releases 2023 Corporate Sustainability Report
Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) released its 2023 Sustainability Report today, highlighting its actions in social and environmental responsibility.

Mike Van Dyke joins US Sailing Board of Directors
US Sailing has announced that Mike Van Dyke, California sailor and current board president of CISA, has taken a position as a director on US Sailing's Board of Directors.

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AB Inflatables USA expands its dealer network
AB Inflatables USA, the market leader in aluminum and fiberglass rigid inflatables boats, has started out the new 2024 selling season with a bang. Sales have been brisk and inventories have drastically improved over the past two years.

New Basic and Intermediate Marina Management Courses registration now open
This course is designed for individuals looking to get into marina management or managers and owners with early or limited experience in running a marina.

Balance Catamarans leads eco-friendly marine propulsion with Integrel Systems E-Drive
Balance Catamarans will again revolutionize the marine industry by becoming the first boat builder to adopt the groundbreaking new Integrel E-Drive hybrid power and propulsion system for its full line of catamarans.

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MarineMax Cocoa welcomes new General Manager
Doug, a proud Brevard County native, brings a wealth of experience from his career with automotive and power sports manufacturers across the southern U.S.

National Safe Boating Week brings awareness to boaters, May 18-24
National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) runs May 18-24, reminding boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the summer boating season.

Kick-off for boot Düsseldorf 2025
Successful customers meetings, outstanding business and an unparalleled international atmosphere with visitors from 116 countries characterised the world's biggest water sports trade fair.

Recreational boating and fishing advocates discussed top industry issues with lawmakers
Advocates from the recreational boating and fishing industry gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to tackle the pressing issues confronting the $230 billion sector during the three-day American Boating Congress (ABC).

Jet Dock to attend South Florida Boat Show
Jet Dock Systems, a leader in the design and manufacturing of state-of-the-art drive-on docking technology, is excited to announce its participation in the upcoming South Florida Boat Show (SoFlo) from May 17-19, 2024, at the Miami Marine Stadium.

Vita Power makes first Bay Area delivery of 100% electric RIB to Westpoint Harbor, Redwood City
Vita Power, the electric marine technology specialist announces the first San Francisco Bay Area delivery of its line of 100% electric commercial RIBS to Westpoint Harbor in Redwood City.

Yanmar & Aspen Power Catamarans announce strategic partnership to redefine efficiency & performance
YANMAR Marine International (YMI) has announced a new strategic partnership with Aspen Power Catamarans which will see YANMAR's engine fitted on board Aspen's C100 model, aiming to redefine efficiency and performance in the power catamaran industry.

Dream Yacht Sales welcomes Jeremy Tutt as Global Yacht Sales Director
Dream Yacht Sales & Ownership is thrilled to announce the appointment of UK native Jeremy Tutt to the position of Global Yacht Sales Director.

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