Walz welcomes attendees to last year’s MDCE.

Q&A with MRAA vice president and director of education Liz Walz

If you’ve been in the marine industry for any amount of time, you probably know who Liz Walz is. You may have encountered her in her role as vice president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (and the woman in charge of education for the association) or during more than a decade at…more

The Mercury event was held at lower Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River.  “I’m so excited! I’ve never been this close to Lady Liberty before,” said media rep Sally Turner.

Proselytizing at the pier

A Mercury Marine media invitation to New York to ride on a bunch of fantastic boats in the middle of a blazing hot Northeastern summer? The seductive premise of such an inquiry is inviting on its own, and one only assumes that some amount of press conferences will be involved to unveil a new product.

IBEX combines seminars and new product and technology displays. The seminars remain flexible, changing annually to meet the industry’s needs. The in-water portion of IBEX in 2014 in Tampa included two ABYC electrical sessions on a 45-foot Sea Ray from MarineMax.

The show that shapes boating’s future

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference is returning to its new permanent home in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 4-6, where conferees will have the opportunity to literally test-drive technology.

Dollar sales are up, as marine has fared better than some other luxury industries.

Big is huge

Bigger, pricier boats are where it’s at as the boating industry shows resilience to certain market weaknesses that are affecting sales of other luxury recreational goods.

Lawsuit prompts EPA to question boatbuilders on emissions

An environmental group threatened to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to review emissions standards put into place in 2001 — a move that has the EPA asking boatbuilders questions that could prompt further regulation in the boatbuilding industry.

Mercury Marine promotes ease of boating to general public

NEW YORK — Mercury Marine will continue to hold events like the one here on Monday to help spread the word to the public that issues like docking and engine trimming — traditionally seen as barriers that prevented boat novices from taking up the recreation — have been virtually eliminated with the advent of new…more

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