NMMA seeks registrations for Capitol Hill visits

To guarantee Hill visits, the NMMA asks industry members to register by April 1.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is helping 2017 American Boating Congress attendees plan their Capitol Hill visits, which will be organized into state delegations this year.

The new approach is designed to help advocates be more effective as they meet with senators, House members and their staffs to discuss legislative concerns and opportunities.

To guarantee Hill visits, the NMMA asks industry members to register by April 1.

ABC will take place May 15-17 in Washington, D.C.


A Win for Gulf Reef Fish

The newly authorized DESCEND Act requires anglers to use descending gear when releasing catches in federal Gulf of Mexico waters.

Coast Guard Foundation Names Chairman

Thomas A. Allegretti will lead the non-profit’s board of directors.

In-Person Charleston Show Opens Friday

Under Covid-19 guidelines, the South Carolina boat show has a modified format for the safety of attendees and exhibitors.

Polaris Sees Q4 Surge

The powersports manufacturer had solid gains in every segment, with boat sales up 20 percent.

ABYC Updates Board

The group added a new member and elected several officers, including Nancy Cueroni as chairman.

Quick Hits: January 27, 2021

ICOMIA release its latest state of the industry report; one of the country’s largest waterjet cutting machines goes online at Maine’s Front Street Shipyard; and T-H Marine Supplies names a new national sales and marketing manager.

Changing Currents

E-mobility efforts remain centered outside of the U.S.

Q&A with Martin Bjuve

Volvo Penta of the Americas president and lifelong boater Martin Bjuve.

The Evolving Retail Culture

Finding new ways to connect with boaters.