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What is America’s Finest Harbor?

US Harbors Best Harbor

US Harbors recently kicked off the 3rd annual “Best Harbor in the U.S.” contest.

Crowdsourced voting continues to May 31 for any of the 1,400 harbors where US Harbors provides coastal weather and tide info.

In past years, more than 100,000 people from around the country cast their votes, with one vote allowed per participant.

US Harbors_Depoe Bay

Participation is free and the contest intends to promote the strength and vitality of coastal communities. Past winning harbors were Padanaram, Mass. and Depoe Bay, Ore., notable for residents who are passionate about where they live and work. Winners will be announced on June 4, and US Harbors holds a special event and provides gifts for the winner’s community.

Click here to vote.


Perfect Timing

With all the new boats sold recently, it’s inevitable that a good percentage will wind up on the used market. MRAA has launched a Certified Pre-Owned Boat Program to help dealers strengthen this profit center.

A Boatbuilder in Congress?

Robert Healey Jr., of Viking Yacht Co., is running for a U.S. House of Representatives seat in New Jersey.

Monterey and Blackfin to Expand Operations

The company will add 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space to meet increased demand, creating 150 job opportunities.

Pettit Tuff Coat

NEW PRODUCT: Pettit Tuff Coat is a perfect solution for slippery surfaces on your boat or dock. Pettit Tuff Coat is a water-based, rubberized, non-skid coating that prevents slips and falls while looking great! Durable and resistant to chemicals and impact, Pettit Tuff Coat is long-lasting and gentle on bare feet and bikinis.

Aren’t We Great?

Beware of navel-gazing and taking too much credit for our industry’s recent successes.

MRAA Launches Certified Pre-Owned Boat Program

Working with two industry certification partners, the association created a program to help dealers “find greater confidence and profitability in their preowned business.”