Miami boat show plans prompt lawsuit

Jonathan Sweet
January 29, 2015

The village of Key Biscayne is opting to sue the city of Miami over its plans for the Miami International Boat Show. The village council voted this week to sue city over the $16 million plan to rehabilitate the area around the Miami Marine Stadium to host the show in 2016, the Miami Herald reported. Key... Read more »

Industry heads to Washington for American Boating Congress

ABC 2015

Jonathan Sweet
January 22, 2015

It’s time again for Mr. Boater (and dealer and manufacturer and …) to make plans to go to Washington. The annual American Boating Congress will be held May 11-13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. ABC is one of the best chances to effect change in public policy for anyone working (or playing)... Read more »

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller to continue as Congressional Boating Caucus co-chair

Boating Industry
January 9, 2015

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., issued the following statement announcing that she will continue serving as a co-chair of the Congressional Boating Caucus for the 114th Congress and welcoming the new co-chair, Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla. “I grew up on the Great Lakes, and my family was in the marina... Read more »

Vote expected Thursday on Miami boat show move

Jonathan Sweet
January 8, 2015

City officials are expected to vote Thursday on a plan to spend millions of dollars to improve land near the Miami Marine Stadium in order to prepare it to host the Miami International Boat Show there in 2016, the Miami Herald reported. The show first announced plans to move in November in conjunction... Read more »

Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act


By Tom Kaiser
June 9, 2014

Much has been made of the pending reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which manages commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries in the United States. It’s a contentious bill that, recreational marine interests suggest, is too heavily weighted toward... Read more »

Discover Boating brings press to British Virgin Islands

December 5, 2012

Garnering favorable coverage for the marine industry as a whole, the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s Discover Boating arm organized a press flotilla in the British Virgin Islands resulting in a feature article in an upcoming issue of the widely circulated Coastal Living magazine. As... Read more »