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Making the Switch

Expect to see more digital switching on new and refitted boats alike as the technology comes of age.

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Roswell Keeps Cruising

Roswell Global had humble beginnings but is now a major player in the accessories market.

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Ukraine War Adds to Industry Challenges

The fighting is af­fecting metals production, boatbuilding and repair yards, the availability of materials, gas and oil prices, and more.

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Live and Learn

Riviera Yachts runs an apprenticeship program that benefits both the builder and the young people who participate.

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Q&A with Brett Dibkey

President, Brunswick Advanced Systems Group

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Momentum in Miami

The joint production of Informa Markets, NMMA and IYBA drew more than 100,000 attendees and produced strong sales

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Axopar Workers Head to the Front Lines

The builder’s Ukrainian employees are leaving their jobs at facilities in Poland to return home and fight against Russia

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Q&A with Bill Rodgers and Mike Yarbro

SeaWide’s Mike Yarbro and NTP-STAG’s Bill Rodgers discuss the integration of their businesses.

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Enter the Metaverse

Somebody paid $650,000 for a virtual yacht at a digital-only marina. Is it time for all boaters to get in on the game, or will this ship sink?

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Promote Safe Boating Week; a Fishing Icon Passes

The May 21-27 observance takes on heightened importance with the thousands of newcomers to boating. Meanwhile, bass fishing lost a legend with the death of Ray Scott.

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Who Is Watching Us Fish?

NOAA has started electronic tracking of charter boats in the Gulf of Mexico. Could recreational anglers be next?

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Get Out Ahead of E15 Misfueling

With 15 percent ethanol-blended gasoline approved for summer use, “it’s déjà vu all over again.” Meanwhile, MRAA is offering a wealth of resources for dealers to get into the preowned market.

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New Jersey MTA Celebrates 50 years of Advocacy

As the association marks its Golden Anniversary, recalling its successes is a reminder of the important work MTAs do and why you should be a member of one.

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Prepare the Ship for Stormy Seas

With inflation and the R-word a real concern, resources from the revamped Discover Boating campaign can help us continue the sales successes we’ve had in the last two years.

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Spring Shows That Didn’t Disappoint

The value of boat shows again was solidified with a new spring show in Seattle and a chilly event on Lake Erie.

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DEALERS: Are You Stocking More Preowned Boats?

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks about inventory shortages and retail trends. Take the survey here.

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From Legislation to a Kickoff Boat Show

South Carolina dealers bring attention to the PREPARE Act and its infrastructure funding, while the Catawba Island Boat Show marks the start of Ohio’s boating season this weekend.

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DEALERS: Are You Stocking More Preowned Boats?

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks about dealer inventories and procurement of preowned boats, along with other topics. Take the survey here.

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MRAA Seeks $8 million Apprenticeship Grant

The group will focus on providing technical assistance, support and funding to regional marine associations through an initiative called Building Out Apprenticed Trades (BOAT) Jobs.

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Stocks, Oil Tumble on Lockdown Fears

Major indexes declined sharply on Friday and Monday, as strict Covid lockdowns in China spooked investors.