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.

ABYC issues annual standards update

The American Boat and Yacht Council released its annual update to the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, Supplement 55.

MRAA seeks Spader scholarship applicants

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Spader Business Management are seeking applicants for the 2015 Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship.

Florida officials and boaters prepare for Erika

Tropical Storm Erika has killed at least 12 people on the small island of Dominica and Florida boat owners have hauled boats and are bracing for the worst, as the storm is expected to hit the state by early next week.

Marine industry workforce survey underway

The American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association is addressing the U.S. marine industry’s workforce needs, challenges and solutions with a nationwide survey and a follow-up working session with experts at the Sept. 15-17 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Louisville, Ky., in September.

VIDEO: Documentary details journey of Olympic and Paralympic athletes

“Uncharted Waters,” a documentary following athletes on the U.S. Sailing Team Sperry, will explore what makes an elite athlete tick during the final year of their journey toward a spot on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams that will compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games.

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