Record-setting attendance, promising meetings with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, better prepared stakeholders and a diverse group of speakers combined to make this year’s American Boating Congress a success, organizers say.
EASTPOINT, Fla. — In the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle, flats boats and bay boats account for a healthy chunk of the recreational craft on the water.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some boating industry stakeholders coming off Capitol Hill after their visits with lawmakers on Tuesday and Wednesday told Trade Only Today they felt their voices were heard on topics such as ethanol, workforce development and deferred importation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attendance at the American Boating Congress increased by 20 percent — the largest jump in the event’s history — with a total of about 250 marine industry stakeholders.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recognizing the immediacy of the issue, the Recreational Boating Leadership Council launched a special task force on Monday to organize and fuel the industry’s effort to combat boating’s workforce shortage.
A co-founder of Cabo Yachts, Mike Howarth, and his 27-year-old son, Barrett, have teamed with renowned designer Michael Peters to build a 55-mph, twin-stepped center console — the Mag Bay 33.
As the Palm Beach International Boat Show continues to grow, so do the boats it displays. The four-day (March 17-20) show was the largest in the event’s 31-year history and saw an increase of 8 percent in the total number of boats and a 31 percent boost in the number of boats over 100 feet.…more
Electronics continue to stand out as a hotbed of innovation and advancement for the marine industry, with the four heavyweights pushing ahead with advances in radar, sonar and chartplotting devices.
The presidential election has heightened the importance of the American Boating Congress, giving the marine industry the opportunity to get its message across to influential lawmakers at a crucial time.
SARASOTA, Fla. — Florida boat dealers and marine retailers reported a high level of foot traffic and robust business activity with qualified consumers at the 34th annual Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota on Sunday.