Registration for American Boating Congress opens

Registration is open for the 2020 American Boating Congress. The National Marine Manufacturers Association encourages industry stakeholders to register now to take advantage of discounts.

ABC, the boating industry’s annual advocacy summit in Washington, D.C., will be held May 12-14. It takes place for the first time at the InterContinental, located at The Waterfront, a mile-long stretch of waterfront property on the Potomac River.

ABC provides attendees opportunities to meet with elected officials, take part in workshops and seminars, and discuss with policymakers issues that impact recreational boating. The NMMA said the event strengthens relationships with lawmakers.


‘A Phenomenal Success’

The Southampton International Boat Show had more than 88,000 visitors during its 10-day run, after last year’s cancellation.

TopSide Marinas Makes First Two Acquisitions

Founded in January 2020, the firm has thus far acquired Beavers Bend Marina in Oklahoma and Galveston Yacht Basin in Texas.

Two Boosts for Boating and Fishing

MBIA’s Metro Boat show show draws a crowd, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expands boating and fishing opportunities.

Norwalk Boat Show Held This Weekend

The NMMA show runs through Sunday at Norwalk Cove Marina in Norwalk, Conn.

Raritan Expands Team

Patrick McNeel joins the New Jersey-based manufacturer as a marine equipment product developer.

Industry Mourns Walter “Bing” Burns O’Meara

The longtime publisher of Lakeland Boating magazine has died at 81.

NMMA Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

Regulator Marine’s Joan Maxwell and Bill Watters of Syntec Industries will be honored at IBEX.

Brunswick Acquires SemahTronix

The supplier of wiring harnesses and other electrical assemblies will be part of Brunswick’s growing Advanced Systems Group.