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.
The nonprofit Willamette Riverkeeper says wakes generated by the boats threaten native fish.
The century-old fixtures of Lake Union face new regulations and more.
It also educated attendees on the importance of wearing PFDs and launched a selfie contest.
The trade association said that momentum is continuing into 2020.
Bill Watters, Joe Lewis and Carl Blackwell received the NMMA awards.
Federal funds have been allocated for much-needed Petaluma River dredging.
Active Interest Media’s Marine Group magazines captured 19 awards.
The first Rossinavi Design Challenge was part of the Seatec technology conference.