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  • ABBRA Honors Past President, Jonathan Jones, with Dennis Snow President’s Award at Annual Conference

    ABBRA Honors Jonathan Jones, Past President of ABBRA, With Prestigious Dennis Snow President’s Award at the Association’s 2014 Boatyard Business Conference Fort Lauderdale, FL – January 27, 2014 – The 2014 recipient of the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association prestigious Dennis Snow President’s Award, given for significant and lasting contributions to the boatyard and […]

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  • Member News: Front Street Shipyard to Build High-Speed Patrol Vessels

    BELFAST, ME – Front Street Shipyard in mid-coast Maine is beginning construction on high-performance multihulls for Trefoil Marine. The T30 is a catamaran designed by Donald L. Blount and Associates (DLBA) of Chesapeake, VA, which will be used primarily for military and police patrol, fire and rescue. The craft’s capabilities are applicable to the commercial […]

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  • NMMA Economic Overview

    NMMA Economic Overview  December 19, 2013 NMMA Economic Overview, formerly Boating News Net, is a monthly report on boating and economic markets featuring industry and general economic indicators that impact your business.  U.S. Economic Indicators + GDP Third quarter GDP growth was upwardly revised to 3.6% from 2.8%, primarily reflecting a greater pickup in inventory investment and […]

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  • Boating Industry Q&A with ABBRA Executive Director Gordon Connell

    Check out the featured Q&A on Boating Industry’s website with ABBRA Executive Director Gordon Connell.

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  • Carl Cramer Announces his Upcoming Retirement from Professional BoatBuilder Magazine

    Via Soundings Trade Only — Cramer announced Tuesday that after 26-1/2 years he will retire from Maine-based Professional BoatBuilder andWoodenBoat magazines. …In an announcement Cramer sent out Tuesday, he thanked readers for “loyal support over the 24-plus years we’ve been publishing ProBoat and the 22 years we’ve been producing IBEX. Surely I’ll be seeing you at IBEX and METS […]

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  • EPA Hearing on Ethanol Set for Thursday

    The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a hearing Thursday to receive testimony on a proposal that would lower the required amount of ethanol in the fuel supply for the first time ever. The required amount is now 13 billion gallons, which is the total saturation at E10, or fuel with 10 percent ethanol, which is […]

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  • RIMTA Revitalizes Providence Boat Show to Inspire Sales, Strengthen Industry

    Bristol (R.I.) — The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has put a new management team, new attractions, and a new vision in place for the Providence Boat Show, one of the largest winter boat shows held in New England that takes place January 31 to February 2. The changes are not only designed to […]

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  • My-Villages Takes The Boat Village Live for MDCE

    Companies Can Now Access Free, Premium and Pro Editions of Digital Collaboration Tool Hobe Sound, Fla. –My-Villages, a leading provider of marine mobile technology, today announced that its Web and mobile-based communication and service coordination platform for boat owners and marine businesses, The Boat Village, is officially live for the start of the Marine Dealers […]

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  • EPA Proposes Reducing Biofuel Mandate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply for the first time, acknowledging that the biofuel law championed by both parties in 2007 is not working as well as expected. While the proposal highlights the government’s struggle to ramp up production of homegrown […]

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  • My-Villages Awards The Hinckley Company with Innovation Award

    My-Villages Will Honor Innovators in Marine Industry Annually Hobe Sound, Fla. –  My-Villages, a leader in marine mobile technology, tapped The Hinckley Co. as the winner of the first-ever My-Villages Innovation Award Monday at the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association’s annual meeting. The award, to be presented annually, will honor companies that demonstrate leadership in […]

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