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.

Pending home sales decline in May

Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes fell more than projected in May, a sign that demand cooled after a robust start to the busiest selling season of the year, figures from the National Association of Realtors showed.

BoatUS urges members to oppose ethanol increase

BoatUS is asking its members to send a message to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing the elevation in ethanol levels that the agency is proposing blending into the fuel supply in 2017.

NMMA pushes for support of Trans-Pacific trade deal

The National Marine Manufacturers Association signed on to a second round of letters from companies, business and agricultural associations supporting the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

Fire damages BoatTrack headquarters in Florida

A June 11 lightning strike sparked a fire that caused extensive damage to the offices of Tallahassee, Fla.-based BoatTrack — but like the software it develops, the company uses cloud-based technology and immediately resumed normal business operations.

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