Skip to main content

MBIA inducts board chairman into Hall of Fame

John Hatfield, of Howe Interlakes Marine, was recently inducted into the Michigan Boating Industry Association Hall of Fame.

Hatfield is chairman of the 2008 MBIA board of directors and president of the Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation. He has served the association for more than 20 years.

Hatfield's long history in serving on the MBIA’s board, both as a director and as an officer and his service to the association's educational foundation were recognized by the MBIA board in its decision to induct him into the Hall of Fame.

"I watched John's surprise when his longtime friend and fellow board member Greg Krueger presented this prestigious award to John,” said MBIA president Van Snider, who nominated Hatfield. “He not only was surprised, but humbled by the recognition. He is, indeed, a well-deserving member of the boating industry community.”

Related

St. Petersburg Show Opens Thursday

The 44th edition combines with the Tampa Boat Show to create what organizers say is the largest show on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Pay To Play

When Covid restrictions were widespread, some MTAs found a new revenue stream by charging admission to previously free shows, and visitors had no problem ponying up.

Yamaha Expands F25 Line

The company added short-shaft power trim and tilt models, and two models with improved tiller handles.

MRAA Donates to Educational Foundation

The group reinvested $100,000 in donations it received to help the foundation’s effort to address workforce shortages.

TPG Adds to Marine Portfolio

The hospitality and marina management firm acquired Conanicut Marina and Taylor Point Boat Yard in Jamestown, R.I.

Trade Only Today Returns Jan. 18

The daily e-newsletter will not publish Monday, Jan. 17, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend.

ECONOMY REPORT: Omnipresent Omicron

The year closed with an uptick in consumer confidence, but the latest coronavirus variant threatens to derail progress