Industry News

Consisting of builders, dealers, marinas, parts and accessories makers and sellers and the trade groups that serve them, the marine industry is a sprawling and colorful collection of companies and people. From the number and type of boats it sells to its advocacy for the rights of boaters to enjoy their recreation on pollution-free waters, using fuel that doesn't damage their engines, the industry makes news in many ways.

NMMA joins outdoor groups in seeking federal funding

The new Outdoor Recreational Industry Roundtable shared a white paper with the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump that outlines “critical infrastructure needs,” including a request for a one-time funding infusion and increased appropriations for government agencies.

Iconic Marine Group sells Pro-Line brand

One of the partners of Iconic Marine Group — the group that purchased the Fountain, Donzi, Baja and Pro-Line boat brands last spring — bought out the shares of saltwater fishing brand Pro-Line.

Brokerage sales flat in November

With 1,858 boats sold in November, U.S. brokerage sales were 1 percent (11 boats) below the same month in 2015, but 34 boats above the average for the last five years.

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