Yachts Miami Beach is coming to Collins Avenue Feb. 16-20 with a totally refreshed layout, several entrances (in conjunction with a first-time admission fee of $20) and a transportation upgrade designed to get attendees not only to and from the show, but also around the exhibit areas.
Glenn Hughes, a veteran boating and fishing journalist, now heads industry relations for the American Sportfishing Association. The ASA has worked to unite the industry and advocate for fishing during the past 80 years.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association is touting the marine industry’s 2016 gains, emphasizing that it is one of the “few American-made industries.”
The National Marine Manufacturers Association pulled off a major endeavor when it moved the Miami International Boat Show from the Miami Beach Convention Center to Virginia Key in 2016, albeit with some growing pains.
The group representing the U.S. marine industry is speaking out against President Trump’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, which some speculate demonstrates the new president’s intention to follow through with his tough stance on trade.
For almost as long as boat engine builders have been making engines, their marketing focus has been on their customers — the boatbuilders. But the industry is starting to see a shift that seems to be the start of a trend with the emergence of new campaigns designed to reach consumers on an emotional level.
It might surprise ethanol lobbyists that David Kennedy, the government affairs senior program manager for BoatUS, drives a Prius.
The boating industry is stepping up its pressure on the incoming Trump administration and the new Congress to stave off drastic ethanol increases in the fuel supply scheduled this year.
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association gave longtime New England Boat Show president Joe O’Neal, who retired last year, the Frank Farrell Distinguished Service Award.
The International Refit Exhibition and Conference and the International Marina and Boatyard Conference, which are held in tandem at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, start Wednesday and run through Friday.