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Quick Hits: February 25, 2021

Although vaccinations are starting to be administered on a wider scale throughout the world, travel and other restrictions remain in many regions. The International Council of Marine Industry Associations has updated its country-by-country “State of the Industry” guide, with information about lockdowns, border regulations, vaccination updates and travel restrictions. Click here for the latest report.

National Powersport Auctions joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a Partner Member. NPA also will sponsor MRAA’s remaining “Ask the Expert” webinars March 4 and 18. “As we continue to grow and expand into the marine market, we believe this is an invaluable partnership that will allow us to share with MRAA’s members the benefit of selling and sourcing used inventory through the auction,” Damon Puckett, NPA national business development manager of RV and marine, said in a statement.

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A Shot in the Arm for the Workforce

Wendy Mackie will lead the MRAA’s Educational Foundation as director of workforce and foundation development.

Yamaha Reports Sustainability Success

Launched last August, a Yamaha Rightwaters pilot program met its goal of collecting and recycling 10,000 pounds of polyethylene and polypropylene shipping plastic.

Nancy Piffard to Retire from Newport Exhibition Group

Piffard, director of the Newport International Boat Show for the last two decades, will be replaced by Lisa Knowles.

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