Biscayne National Park fishing curtailed under new federal plan

Boating Industry
June 8, 2015

Under a new plan announced Friday, the National Park Service will limit fishing and boating in Biscayne National Park. That decision comes despite numerous objections to the plan raised by the recreational boating and fishing community. “America’s recreational fishing community is disheartened by... Read more »

Ocean Signal acquired by ACR Electronics

ACR Electronics, Inc.
May 1, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Ocean Signal Ltd, an innovative supplier of marine communication and safety equipment, has announced it has been acquired by Drew Marine Ltd. The business will operate as a unit of ACR Electronics, Inc. (ACR), a global leader in safety and survival technologies. Combining... Read more »

House bill aims at reforming Renewable Fuel Standard, ethanol rules

Jonathan Sweet
February 4, 2015

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are making another attempt to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced the RFS Reform Act of 2015 today. The bill would eliminate requirements for corn-based ethanol blending and cap blending levels for other biofuels. It is a modified... Read more »

Seattle Boat Show will close one day early for Super Bowl

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Seattle Boat Show
January 19, 2015

Upon further review, the ruling has been confirmed — it’s a repeat for the Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Boat Show. Seattle Boat Show organizers have once again decided to pay homage to the home team by ending the show one day early so that exhibitors, event staff and showgoers can watch the... Read more »

2015 MDCE Exhibitor Reservation Form

Geoff Christ
December 2, 2014

Click here to download the 2015 MDCE Exhibitor Reservation form    

Pre-Registration List 11-12-14

Heather Brown
September 29, 2014

Click here to download pre-Registration List 11-12-14

Cobalt unveils Marker One pontoon, honors top dealers

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Boating Industry
September 24, 2014

More than 400 Cobalt Boats dealer participants from across the US, Canada, and other International locations traveled to The Chateau on the Lake Resort and Spa on Table Rock Lake in Missouri as the company unveiled its 2015 boats, including its entry into the pontoon market, the Marker One. “We are... Read more »

MRAA seeking scholarship applications

Boating Industry
September 24, 2014

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is looking for applicants for two scholarships to encourage leadership in the marine industry. Kevin Lodder Scholarship The Kevin Lodder Scholarship Fund, which was founded in memory of Kevin Lodder of Lodder’s Marine in Fairfield, Ohio, provides a full... Read more »

Weekly 5: Congressmen support diesel boat tax hike to fund waterway fixes

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Jonathan Sweet
September 22, 2014

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Congressmen support diesel boat tax hike to fund waterway fixes Two Illinois congressmen are urging their colleagues to increase... Read more »

Choosing the right winterizing additive

ValvTect Petroleum Products
August 25, 2014

With ethanol-blends and other biofuels becoming more prevalent in the market, it’s more important than ever that dealers, marinas, boatyards and boaters pay more attention to what’s going in the tank, whether it’s the fuel they use or the additives they choose. Most in the industry have gotten... Read more »

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