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Spring Commissioning: How to Ready Your Boat for the Water
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Spring Commissioning: How to Ready Your Boat for the Water

Finally. As winter gives way to spring and temperatures begin to rise, feelings of anticipation and excitement take hold of boaters and make them all but forget the long months of cold they’ve just endured. Finally, it’s time to get the boat out and ready for the season. If you live in an area with any...

“Spring Aboard” and Take a Boater Education Class
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“Spring Aboard” and Take a Boater Education Class

Spring has arrived and that means many residents and visitors will be flocking to Florida’s beautiful beaches and waterways. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants boaters to “Spring Aboard” and get educated prior to the kick-off of the boating season to make the most of their time on the water. Spring is...

Minnesota Boater Education Bill Forges Ahead
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Minnesota Boater Education Bill Forges Ahead

Minnesota state legislators last week introduced companion boater education legislation (SF3392, HF3787) to expand existing youth operator requirements to eventually phase in all boaters. Introduced by Senator Carrie Ruud (R) and Representative Erin Koegel, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) supports these companion bills in its larger effort to establish and increase boater education across the...

Denver Fly Fishing Show: An Exhibitor’s Recap
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Denver Fly Fishing Show: An Exhibitor’s Recap

Each year, The Fly Fishing Show is held at multiple locations across the United States as an event for anglers to meet and talk with representatives from brands focused on fly fishing, scout out trips to take in the upcoming months or years, learn tips and tricks in seminars and from casting instructors or fly...

Skeeter Recognized for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction
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Skeeter Recognized for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

MIAMI, FL. – Skeeter, a leader in performance fishing boats, announced today during the Miami International Boat Show® that the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®) has again recognized Skeeter with a CSI Award for excellence in customer satisfaction in the Fiberglass Outboard Boat category. This year’s award is the twenty-first consecutive award for Skeeter. “Our...

Discover Boating Unveils New Campaign With Invitation to ‘See You Out Here’
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Discover Boating Unveils New Campaign With Invitation to ‘See You Out Here’

Discover Boating, powered by NMMA and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, debuted its 2022 campaign during the Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show®’s Opening Night Industry Bash. The campaign, set to launch this spring, features the theme, “See You Out Here,” creating a unifying voice and addressing the changing interests of boaters and...

Mercury Announces First Avator Electric Outboard Concept
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Mercury Announces First Avator Electric Outboard Concept

MIAMI — Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has announced its Avator™ electric outboard concept, representing Mercury’s next step in marine innovation, advanced technology, and engineering. The electric outboard concept will be on display for the first time during the 2022 Miami International Boat Show and is progressing the company toward the...

Brunswick and Boston Whaler Develop Recyclable Fiberglass Boat
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Brunswick and Boston Whaler Develop Recyclable Fiberglass Boat

METTAWA, Ill. – Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) has announced that it is expanding its partnership with Arkema, a leader in specialty materials, to develop a fully recyclable fiberglass boat that integrates Arkema’s Elium® liquid thermoplastic resin on all the vessel’s composite parts, core, and adhesives.  The project is part of Brunswick’s enterprise-wide sustainability program and...

Chris-Craft Announces Expansion
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Chris-Craft Announces Expansion

Sarasota, FL – Chris-Craft, America’s Boatbuilder Since 1874, broke ground on a new factory expansion project in Sarasota, FL. The expansion enables Chris-Craft to increase production capabilities to meet its growing market demands. To construct the 80,000 square-foot facility expansion, Chris-Craft has partnered with Ryan Companies US Inc., a national developer, builder, designer, and property...

5 Tips To Launch Your Boat From AFTCO
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5 Tips To Launch Your Boat From AFTCO

Launch ramps can be environments for everyone from efficient veterans to complete first timers. With many media accounts out there showing you what happens at launch ramps, you do not want to be featured on them. Watch these tips to learn an efficient way to launch a boat with someone that would make you look...