MRAA News

Discover Boating Boat Shows Among USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

USA Today announced the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards including the Best Boat Shows of 2024. Among the honorees this year are the Discover Boating Minneapolis (ranked 10th), Atlanta (ranked 9th), Miami (ranked 6th) and Chicago (ranked 5th) boat shows. Here’s access to the official announcement and full list of 2024 award recipients. The top 10 winners for Best […]

MRAA Welcomed Six New Partner Members in April

MINNEAPOLIS, May 7, 2024 — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announces the addition of Battery Tender, ECOXGEAR, iNet, Newcoast, North River Boats and Speedydock Software as its newest Partner Members. Marine manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, through Partner Membership, commit to aligning their brands with the programs and opportunities that MRAA offers […]

Top Safe Boating Tips: Refueling Best Practices

• Discover Boating and Progressive Insurance® Debut New Episode in Safe Boating Video Series Discover Boating, powered by NMMA and MRAA, in collaboration with Progressive Insurance, launched its second safety video in the “Top Safe Boating Tips” series this week. The video titled, Fuel Up With Confidence: Top Tips for Responsible Refueling, covers essential practices, such […]

RBFF Staff & News

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), an MRAA Partner Member, has announced two new hires and a new award for its Find Your Best Self campaign. Welcome JD Strong!RBFF today announced JD Strong as its new Sr. Director of Industry Engagement. With 20 years of executive leadership experience, Strong will spearhead a new RBFF […]

Priority One Financial Services Launches Financing Texts with Kenect 

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (April 29, 2024) – Priority One Financial Services, a full-service finance company for marine, RV, trailer and equipment dealers, recently announced a ground-breaking partnership with Kenect, a reputation management and business text messaging platform. The integration empowers dealers to send financing messages through text and connect the customer with an F&I manager […]

DealersCircle & Lightspeed Announce Integration Partnership

Jacksonville, FL (April 16, 2024) — DealersCircle, Inc. — the innovative, web-based manufacturing industry provider that conveniently links the manufacturer, dealer and customer together with its state-of-the-art software application — and Lightspeed — a leading Dealer Management Solution (DMS) company with uniquely-tailored software solutions for dealers in recreational industries — are integrating their respective platforms to provide a more […]

Soundings Trade Only and Industry Leaders Collaborate on Groundbreaking Marine Workplace Research Study

Centerbrook, CT, March 25, 2024 – The Soundings Trade Only Group in collaboration with sponsors MarineMax, Volvo Penta, Yamaha, NMMA, MRAA and international industry partners ICOMIA and Marine Industry News, is proud to announce the launch of a groundbreaking research initiative aimed at understanding the needs and desires of today’s marine industry employees and fostering […]

House Passes Historic Bipartisan Outdoor Recreation Package, Eyes on Senate for Swift Action

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15, 2024 — In a landmark bipartisan achievement, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act. This critical step demonstrates the powerful momentum Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) members and industry partners have helped generate in promoting policies that expand access and transform outdoor recreation […]

MRAA Partner Perspectives Video Series Offers Marine Industry Insights

• Q&A Interviews with prominent leaders and business partners highlight current boating industry trends, issues and strategies for 2024 MINNEAPOLIS, April 15 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) announces a new video series with prominent marine industry leaders called MRAA Partner Perspectives that shares insights about the business of boating and the […]