2023 United States Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics Report: A Comprehensive Overview

By Chad Tokowicz, MRAA Government Relations Manager On Friday, May 24, 2024, the United States Coast Guard released its annual Recreational Boating Statistics report for 2023, marking the 65th edition of this comprehensive analysis. This report is a vital resource for understanding the current state of recreational boating in the United States, providing detailed insights […]

Top Safe Boating Tips – How to Sit & Swim While Boating

Boating safety is a prime topic. As a dealership, it’s rewarding to offer your expertise to help boaters understand the best safety practices in boating and avoid common mistakes. Discover Boating, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, has made this touchpoint even easier with its Top Safe Boating Tips series. A new video, Follow Safe Seating […]

Boater Safety & Education

Having served as a PR manager and magazine editor for around 20 years in the off-road and powersports industry, safety factored into everything my teams did, from producing media kits to writing stories and taking photography. It was all about the message we were creating and sending to the end user, reader and product owner. […]

Boating: A Home Run Experience!

Gary Sheffield, nine-time Major League Baseball all-star and five-time Silver Slugger, circled the bases after launching homers 509 times during his 22-year career. He traveled North America as a professional ballplayer for the Marlins, Dodgers, Brewers, Yankees, Braves, Padres, Tigers and Mets. I remember hunting for his rookie cards back in 1989. Back then, he […]

Navigating Event Success

• How the Coeur d’Alene Boat Expo Propels Hagadone Marine Group to New Heights By Kodie Woodhead, Director of Marketing, Hagadone Marine Group & Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises In 2024, The Hagadone Marine Group hosted their sixth annual Coeur d’Alene Boat Expo, marking yet another year of resounding success and community engagement. This event, held […]

Discover Boating Content: Tips for Boaters

Discover Boating, powered by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the MRAA, continues to generate valuable content for new and seasoned boaters alike. Discover Boating, through monthly emails and social media efforts, drives consumers to, sharing with them boating lifestyle content. Celebrating Earth Day and National Picnic DayIn April, Discover Boating celebrated Earth […]

MRAA Represents Voice of Dealers at American Boating Congress

Last week the recreational boating industry, including the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), visited Washington, D.C., for the annual American Boating Congress (ABC) hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). MRAA staff, certified dealers and members of the MRAA board of directors met with lawmakers to discuss the contributions of the marine […]

Cultivating Trust with Custom Events

• A Q&A session with Kelsey Ketcham, Marketing Manager, Strong’s Marine about the intricacies of creating its educational “Women on the Water” events Events usually start out as a concept. Many exist out of necessity or were made to fill a void and provide an opportunity for your dealership. For instance, when your team isn’t […]