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Bringing Boating to Capitol Hill

The American Boating Congress gathered in Washington D.C. this May to talk about sustainability, innovation, electrification and policy-making

Dealer Sentiment May 2022 Pulse Report

The Other Side of the Covid Bubble

The mood among boat dealers is shifting. Two years on from the historic, Covid-fueled rise in demand for boats, the tide is beginning to turn.

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Another Busy Year

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its 2022 hurricane season forecast, predicting the seventh consecutive year with above-average activity.

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Building a More Inclusive Boat

Sea Ray’s SLX 260 is the first model to incorporate a new design language and is from an all-women design team

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Q&A with John Adey

ABYC president John Adey discusses how the council’s standards have evolved with regard to sustainability, and environmental protection in recreational boating, and the supply chain

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Troubled Waters

Ocean cleanup technology can help, but experts say it's not enough, and there needs to be more action taken to stop plastics at the source

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A Silent Future?

Silent-Yachts envisions a world of motoryachts powered by solar power

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Q&A with Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams of the NMMA is helping the recreational marine industry deploy strategies to achieve diversity, and to recognize diversity’s importance to the bottom line.

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Mind the Gap

A new study reveals a difference between intention and reality when it comes to consumers keeping their boats.

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Breaking Down Barriers

Technician training instructors Meghin Montesa and Lucy Berg are paving the way for more women to build careers through Yamaha Marine

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The Only Strength Is in Sail

Overall demand trends are still very strong even though recreational boat registrations continue to plunge in most vessel categories. Only three of the 15 boat-type categories saw increases in April 2022—sail was the lone category that was up in March.

Sustainability Is Easy, Until It Isn’t

This issue focuses on climate and sustainability, and it’s clear from our reporting that leading by example is key

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A Looming Shift in the Trade Winds

Boat-buying may start to slow down, but the change could ease the inventory conundrum

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Consumers Are Tightening Their Wallets

Inflation and rising interest rates remain top of mind for consumers despite a strong labor market

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How To Stop Micromanaging

To avoid micromanaging your team, be involved with setting clear goals, planning and evaluating progress.

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Increasingly Infinite Options

Additive manufacturing is rapidly becoming a go-to technology for companies in the marine industry, and while some choose to outsource, others are taking advantage of the rapidly dropping price of 3D printers.

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Clean Water Act

The great strides in water quality that the CWA has created have been a huge benefit to boating, but there’s a lot more that remains to be done.

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Maine MTA Launches #LoveMaineWaters

Recognizing the rise in outdoor recreation and new boaters, the social media campaign encourages all people to take responsibility for the health and safety of Maine’s waterways

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Tight Lines Are a Good Thing

Anything that improves fishing will lead to more boat sales. Actions in the Chesapeake, Gulf of Mexico and Florida are making strides

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Examining the Future of Electric Propulsion

The NMMA is holding a webinar to examine the political and economic impacts of implementing electrification in the marine industry. Meanwhile, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act needs our help.

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C.A.S.T. Is a Great Way for Dealers To Give Back

Catch a Special Thrill events take special-needs and underserved kids out on the water for a day of fishing and fun.