The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is the only North American trade group dedicated to furthering the interests of boat and engine dealers and other marine-related retailers in North America. Under MRAA Rewards, the association offers its members cost-saving, revenue-generating, business improvement and professional development benefits.

MDCE 2015: MRAA foundation hands out technical scholarships

ORLANDO, Fla. — During the final afternoon of the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, industry educational leaders highlighted the current shortage of marine technicians, calling upon the entire industry to help recruit the workforce’s next generation of students.

MRAA announces personnel move

Bob McCann was named lead consultant of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program.

MRAA educational foundation sets fundraising goal

The non-profit MRAA Educational Foundation set a goal of raising $25,000 this year to provide financial support for education, training and professional development in the recreational marine trades.

A young Phil Keeter (left) with his first two employees at Romer Marine.

A serendipitous marine landing

Phil Keeter, the retired president of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, says he was fired only once in his career — by me! That’s right. Phil says I fired him. And he kids me about it each time we talk. As the owner of Romer Marine in Tulsa, Okla., Phil was an outstanding…more

MRAA adds First Approval Source as a premier partner member

First Approval Source, a provider of finance and insurance outsourcing to marine dealers, has signed on as a premier partner member of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. “First Approval Source and MRAA share a commitment to serving the marine retail community through tools and information,” MRAA vice president Liz Walz said in a…more

MRAA seeks applicants for ABYC scholarships

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Educational Foundation, in partnership with the American Boat and Yacht Council, is seeking applications for two scholarship programs.

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.

MRAA signs deal with CDK Lightspeed

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, in collaboration with CDK Global Recreation, is making key retail sales data available to dealers through CDK’s Lightspeed dealer management software.

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