NMMA partners with Florida conservation group

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is now a conservation partner of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Foundation.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is now a conservation partner of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Foundation and will feature the foundation’s conservation efforts in February at the Miami International Boat Show.

The foundation helps bring attention to the importance of protecting natural resources, particularly waterways. It describes itself at its website as the citizen-support organization of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

As part of the partnership, the NMMA will host the foundation at the Miami show’s new venue, Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin. At the Feb. 11-15 show the foundation will showcase its popular Fishing Camp for Kids, Youth Conservation Camp and “I Do” campaign encouraging Florida anglers to buy a fishing license.

The foundation will offer fishing licenses for purchase to boat show visitors onsite during the show.


Avoid Cutoff Confusion

Dealers should familiarize themselves with a new law requiring engine cutoff switches so they can inform their customers. Meanwhile, a new program puts Ohio youth in kayaks to learn about the importance of the Great Lakes.

Wave Wifi MNC1250

Wave WiFi has solutions to keep boats online further from shore using the fastest possible internet connections. Wave WiFi’s new Dual Band Marine Network Controller with SIM-activated cellular system (MNC1250) distributes fast reliable internet onboard. It can be connected to any internet source including cellular data using the built-in universal SIM card slot and transmits both 2.4 and 5GHz AP signals for speed and reliability. Gigabit ports provide fast throughput and Wave’s proprietary GUI (Graphic User Interface) makes it easy to set up and operate. New Multi Active WAN feature allows you to assign devices to a designated internet source of your choosing. Cameras, door alarms, and other devices can run on cellular while onboard users are connected to other land based hot spots.

OneWater Acquires T-H Marine

OneWater Marine purchased the Huntsville, Ala.-based P&A provider for around $185 million.

Groupe Beneteau Acquires Starfisher

The Portugal-based yard builds powerboats from 25 to 35 feet and was doing subcontracting work for the group.

Winnebago Posts Record Q4, Fiscal Year

The Chris-Craft and Barletta parent reported full year revenue of $3.6 billion, a 54 percent increase from 2020.

DAME Awards Shortlist Announced

The jury chose 53 of the 103 entries as finalists, and the winners will be announced during Metstrade in November.