Tag: MRAA Partner News

Lake Havasu Gathering Promotes Boating Advocacy, Education

Recently, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Lake Havasu Marine Association (LHMA) met with elected officials from the Arizona State Legislature and the Lake Havasu City community to discuss various recreational boating priorities and highlight the impact recreational boating has on the local Lake Havasu City […]

Discover Boating Content Creators Inspire Next Gen Boaters to Spend Time on the Water

Discover Boating, powered by MRAA and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), partnered with dozens of Instagram and TikTok content creators across the U.S. and Canada throughout summer to inspire the next generation of boaters to get on the water and enjoy the benefits of boating. From cruising and wakesurfing to fishing and sailing, influencers […]

Lower Your Expenses with MRAA Member Benefits

By Jason Walz, MRAA Director of Programs Every year you work to grow your dealership. Chances are you’ve been successful at doing just that, coming off of a spectacular three-year run that featured fast-moving inventory and high demand. However, the market is shifting, so now it’s time to pause and take a closer look at […]

DiscoverBoating.com Upgrades Improve User Navigation, Consumer Connection to Members

Throughout the summer, the Discover Boating team has been hard at work rolling out enhanced features and functionality on DiscoverBoating.com, making it easier for consumers to navigate the website, particularly from mobile devices, and providing a variety of digital touchpoints to connect the site’s visitors to NMMA members.  Recent DiscoverBoating.com enhancements include:  Source: Discover Boating, […]

Discover Boating, Progressive Insurance® Launch Television Public Service Announcement

Last month, Discover Boating, in collaboration with Progressive Insurance, launched a television public service announcement (PSA) campaign to increase awareness of boating safety and provide resources for people looking to get started in boating. The PSAs, which feature videos from the Safety Basics Video Series as well as the See You Out Here “Anthem” spot, […]

MMTA Workforce Solutions Amendment Passes in the 2023-2024 Massachusetts State Budget

Recently, Governor Maura Healey signed the 2024 state budget, which included $150,000 in funding for workforce development and career technical education initiatives within the recreational boating industry.  This funding will continue the successful initiatives and progress that the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) has made over the last 5-plus years to help meet the workforce […]

MRAA Announces Dealer Week 2023 Education Pathway Hosts

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 17 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has announced the Education Pathway Hosts for its annual Dealer Week Conference and Expo, held Dec. 4-7, in Tampa, Fla. Three highly talented, well-versed and driven speakers will lead their respective “classrooms,” offering insight, interacting with the audience and guiding attendees to take […]

Boat Fix, Bentley Pontoons Join Forces on Bentley 24/7 Assurance

SOUTHPORT, CONN. – Boat Fix, a recreational boating telematics company that provides a combination of remote monitoring, GPS tracking, sophisticated geofencing and 24/7 live customer support, announced today it has partnered with Bentley Pontoons to launch its Bentley 24/7 Assurance program, which will be included on purchases of all 2024 model year boats. Bentley 24/7 […]

First Approval Source Advances to MRAA Education Champion

• The recreational loan specialist increased its support of MRAA’s mission through both enhanced membership and Dealer Week participation MINNEAPOLIS — First Approval Source, a recreational loan specialist serving the boating and other industries, increased its support of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, by upgrading to an MRAA Education Champion, strengthening its support of […]

Skier’s Choice Increases Support to MRAA as an Education Champion

• Boat manufacturer enhances MRAA membership, to participate at Dealer Week 2023 MINNEAPOLIS — Skier’s Choice, manufacturer of Supra and Moomba performance boats, increased its partnership level with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas by becoming an Education Champion. Its partnership strengthens MRAA’s critical mission of supporting dealers and the Dealer Week Conference and Expo. […]