MRAA News

Lightspeed DMS Appoints Brian Provost President & CEO

Salt Lake City, UT – March 11, 2024 – Lightspeed DMS LLC, the leading recreational dealer management software provider and a Brookfield portfolio company, today announced that Brian Provost has been appointed chief executive officer, succeeding Kris Denos.  “We are excited to welcome Brian Provost to Lightspeed at this pivotal time in the company’s growth […]

Engaging New Boaters

• DiscoverBoating.com’s February Content Engages New Boaters In February, Discover Boating, powered by NMMA and MRAA, featured timely content that provides helpful tips and resources for new and existing boaters. February content included spotlighting Black-owned businesses in the marine industry in celebration of Black History Month. In addition to this article, Discover Boating featured these individuals throughout […]

MRAA Sponsors She Moves Conference to Empower and Elevate Women

MINNEAPOLIS, March 8 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announces its participation in, and sponsorship of the Associations North She Moves: Where Business Meet Brilliance conference. The inaugural event for the community of women within Associations North, the association for associations in the Midwest, is dedicated to empowering, elevating and unleashing the […]

Travis Hyde Named MRAA Integrator

MINNEAPOLIS, March 4, 2024 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has announced that Travis Hyde has been hired as MRAA’s VP of Operations & Integrator and will work closely in partnership with MRAA President Matt Gruhn and the MRAA Leadership Team. In this role, Hyde will work to ensure MRAA achieves its […]

Federal Trade Commission Anti-Fraud Rule Supported by Marine Industry

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2024 – On Feb. 15, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized its Government and Business Impersonation Rule, which gives the agency more tools to combat scammers who impersonate businesses or government agencies. The MRAA, National Marine Manufacturers Association, and the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association submitted a comment to the FTC on Dec. […]

Comparion Insurance Agency Commits to Supporting MRAA as Partner Member

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announces the addition of Comparion Insurance Agency as a new Partner Member. Marine manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, through Partner Membership, commit to aligning their brands with the programs and opportunities that MRAA offers in its efforts to fuel the success of the marine industry. […]

Discover Boating Expands Roster of Real Boaters Telling Real Stories

During the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show Industry Breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 15, NMMA President, Frank Hugelmeyer’s state of the industry address included a sneak peek of the growing list of real boaters sharing their real stories of life on the water as part of the industry’s Discover Boating “See You Out Here” campaign. […]

Arizona House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Passes Boater Education Legislation

• Paves the Way for a Culture of Safe Boating in the Grand Canyon State Minneapolis, MN, February 15, 2024 – Wednesday, Feb. 9, the Arizona House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee voted 9-2 to pass H.B. 2149: Watercraft operation; minors; safety education. This marks the first step toward adopting boater education in the Grand Canyon […]