Shows and Events


This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from Mack Boring & Parts Co. and the Nashville Boat & Sportshow.

Mack Boring & Parts Co. is offering marine diesel maintenance seminars so sailboat and powerboat owners can become more familiar with their engines.

The series includes one-day basic maintenance seminars and two-day hands-on seminars that teach emergency repair skills. Separate seminars are structured to meet the needs of sailboat and powerboat owners.

Classes are offered at Mack Boring's training facilities in Union, N.J., and at the company's Middleborough, Mass., and Wilmington, N.C., locations, and in Waukegan, Ill. Advance registration is encouraged, as classes are limited to 10.

To date, more than 20,000 students have been trained.

Mack is a leading distributor of marine and industrial diesel engines, generators, transmissions and accessories.

Click here for the full list of seminars and dates.

* * *

The 25th annual Nashville Boat & Sportshow is set for Jan. 6-9, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center.

Visitors will be able to see, board and buy hundreds of boats and recreational vehicles from regional dealers and take advantage of show specials on marine accessories and electronics. The show also will offer family activities and entertainment.

The show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.


Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar

For 20 Years, FarSounder has been developing and manufacturing 3D forward-looking sonar for vessels of all sizes.

Dometic Marine Appoints Executives

The company promotes a 20-plus-year employee and adds a vice president of aftermarket sales and e-commerce.

IMEA Launches Scholarship Program

The International Marine Electronics Alliance aims to recruit students into the field of marine technology.

RBFF Campaign Reels in Awards

The fishing-and-boating advocacy group’s Get on Board campaign was recognized by two national public relations organizations.

Suzuki’s Clean Ocean Project

Testing of the engine manufacturer’s microplastics filtering device continues as it moves closer to production. The company also released its full-year financials.

Uflex Adds to Sales and Marketing Team

The company said significant growth during the last few years created the need to add three employees.

NMTA Beats Proposal To Double Excise Tax

It’s just one example of the value of belonging to a state or local marine trade association. Are you a member of an MTA?