Registration opens for American Boating Congress


Registration opened for the 2014 American Boating Congress, which will be held May 5-7 in Washington, D.C.

Each year, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reaches out to members and industry stakeholders, urging them to represent the interests of the recreational boating industry at more than 250 meetings on Capitol Hill.

The Association of Marina Industries, the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association, BoatUS, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, the National Marine Lenders Association, Sail America and Soundings Trade Only were among 27 co-sponsors of last year’s event.

The NMMA opened registration, offering an early bird discount of $250, and posted a schedule of events for the 2014 meeting.


Sea Tow Saves Cold-Stunned Turtles

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Southern Marinas Sells Portfolio

The group had made six acquisitions last year and had a total of 12 properties under its umbrella.

2020 Neptune Award Winners Named

The annual marketing awards drew 129 entries in 20 categories.

‘A Great Start to 2021’

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Nautique Names VP of Sales

Rick Skinner joins the Correct Craft subsidiary after 30-plus years with water-sports equipment manufacturer HO Sports.

MarineMax Expands Territories for Cruisers, MJM

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Groupe Beneteau Hacked

The breach was detected last week, resulting in a full network shutdown and production stoppage at several locations.

How is Your Inventory?

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks dealers to weigh in on product levels and strategies for restocking.