Category: Featured

MRAA’s ‘Aimie’ Technology Earns Best Use of AI 2023 Neptune Award

MIAMI, February 15 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has announced that Aimie (AI for Marine Industry Education), its artificial intelligence-powered content delivery system for boat dealers, has earned the Best Use of AI 2023 Neptune Award. “It’s inspiring for the MRAA to receive a Neptune Award for Aimie because she delivers […]

MRAA Announces 2024 Young Leaders Advisory Council

MINNEAPOLIS, January 16, 2024 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced today Co-Chair officers and six new members for the Young Leaders Advisory Council (YLAC). As young marine professionals working within the recreational boating industry, council members help to further the industry for business stakeholders and consumers. Along with possessing ambitious leadership and […]

MRAA Dealer Week Conference & Expo Smashes Attendance Records

• More than 1,500 Dealers and Industry Members Attended the 4-Day Marine Event, Hosted Dec. 4-7, at the Tampa Convention Center in Florida. MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 11 – More than 1,500 marine industry professionals attended the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) 2023 Dealer Week Conference and Expo, held Dec. 4-7 in Tampa, Fla., establishing […]

MRAA Introduces AI-powered Content Delivery

DECEMBER 5, 2023; TAMPA – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas introduced an artificial intelligence-powered content delivery system that will revolutionize how MRAA Members can find answers to their most pressing challenges and opportunities — and will do so faster than ever before. Introduced Tuesday at Dealer Week as part of MRAA President Matt Gruhn’s […]

MRAA Promotes 3 to Support Strategic Growth in 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1, 2023 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announces that Liz Keener, Stevie Cook and Sherri Cuvala have been promoted for exemplary work helping the MRAA and dealers find greater success. The promotions reflect their hard work and dedication and allow MRAA to pursue its strategic goals to provide increasingly […]

2 New Hires Strengthen MRAA Dealer Education Team

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announced today that it added two new employees to its Education Team: Senior Education Developer Bernie DeGraw and Education Coordinator Carolyn Howell.   “Adding Bernie and Carolyn will help us enhance our educational initiatives and deliver on our mission to fuel dealer success,” […]

MRAA, ABYC Launch Service Management Certification Program

MINNEAPOLIS and ANNAPOLIS, Nov. 27 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) and the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) have announced the all-new Service Management Certification program, which they partnered to develop. Staff from both organizations will be on hand December 4-7, at MRAA’s Dealer Week in Tampa, to celebrate the launch […]

Annapolis Yacht Documentation, Brand Lab Gear, Maxima Boats USA, and Sea Pro Boats Join MRAA as Partner Members

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 6, 2023 — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announces the addition of Annapolis Yacht Documentation, Brand Lab Gear, Maxima Boats USA and Sea Pro Boats as Partner Members. Marine manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, through Partner Membership, commit to aligning their brands with the programs and opportunities that MRAA offers […]

2023 Expo Hall to Feature the Most Exhibitors and Largest Floor Space in Dealer Week History

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 23, 2023 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announces that its annual Dealer Week Conference and Expo has set an all-time high for exhibitors, suppliers and manufacturers that have committed to display at the event held Dec. 4-7, 2023, in Tampa, Fla. The Expo Hall at the Tampa Convention Center […]

MRAA Educational Foundation Releases Call for 2023 Scholarships, Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year Award

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 13 – The MRAA Educational Foundation has announced the call for nominations and applications for the 2023 Annual Scholarships and the 2023 Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year Award. Scholarship recipients and the award winner will be presented this December at MRAA’s Dealer Week Conference and Expo in Tampa, Fla. Award information […]