Tag: Around the Industry

New website for 2013 International Boating and Water Safety Summit

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and National Water Safety Congress (NWSC) are excited to introduce a new web site, www.IBWSS.org, for the 2013 International Boating and Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) being held at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. IBWSS.org will offer options including online registration and the ability to download Summit information. The 2013 IBWSS, being held March 24-27, 2013, is […]

Reaching out to the Hispanic Market

As the largest minority group in the U.S. Hispanics are becoming an increasingly valuable segment within our economy. Recently, AdAge Magazine reported that “Latinos are fueling growth of the population, Internet usage, technology sales and pumping more than $1 trillion of spending power into the economy.” Similarly, Hispanics are the fastest-growing segment of anglers, forecasted […]

Vessel excise tax impacting Maryland boat biz

Recreational marine businesses in Maryland are lobbying for a change in the state’s tax policy. Currently, a state excise tax requires boat owners to pay five percent of the value of their boat if they stay in the state more than 90 days during a given year. Representatives from the state’s boating industry suggest that […]

ABYC puts on First Annual Boating Safety Clinic

July 23, 2012, Annapolis, MD: John Greviskis, host of Ship Shape TV, will appear as the celebrity guest at the First Annual American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Boating Safety Clinic. The clinic will be held Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 2nd Street, Annapolis, […]

Massachusetts passes Trailer Amendment

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association applauds Governor Deval Patrick and the Legislature for the inclusion in the final version of the FY2013 state budget of a practical, business-friendly provision that allows the use of one license plate on any trailer owned by a boat builder or repairer transporting vessels on public ways. Introduced during the […]

Industry Partnerships for ABC 2012 Support Louder Voice on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last month, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas was the first group to announce it would co-host the American Boating Congress with the National Marine Manufacturers Association, and today seven additional leading industry groups were announced as co-hosts of ABC, joining the rallying-cry to strengthen the industry’s collective advocacy impact following […]

New Study Finds Take Me Fishing™ Campaign Motivates Decision to Boat & Fish

Campaign continues to achieve high levels of brand awareness and advertising effectiveness ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new study released by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) reveals that RBFF’s Take Me Fishing™ brand and Take Me Fishing advertising continues to achieve high levels of awareness, and that the campaign is positively affecting decisions to […]