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.
National campaign targets operators who drive boats under the influence.
The American Sportfishing Association told the U.S. Trade Commission that a reduction in sales would harm conservation.
Two at-large seats and two regional seats were filled.
Marine, powersports and RV industries all saw similar declines.
The marine industry consistently honors products and people. The industry, however, has not recognized forward-thinking companies that are moving the industry in new directions. Soundings Trade Only’s mission is to reflect, inform and inspire.