Author: ABBRA

  • President Obama Signs Dredging Legislation into Law

    President Obama signed bipartisan legislation this week acknowledging that recreational boating is a significant contributor to the nation’s economy, according to BoatUS, which said it will work to implement the law. Obama signed the $12.3 billion 2013 Water Resources Reform and Development Act, or WRRDA, which passed the House and Senate earlier this month. The bill… Continue reading

  • Member News: Deep Impact Boats selects PierVantage

    After an exhaustive search, Miami based premier boat builder Deep Impact Boats selects PierVantage to run its operations. PierVantage for Boat Builders is the industry’s only true cloud based business management solution built specifically for boat builders. “Hands down, PierVantage was the clear choice for our growing business. We are looking forward to leveraging the… Continue reading

  • Report: Industry Unhappy with Magnuson-Stevens Bill in House

    From Sounding’s Trade Only: The recreational fishing and boating community is expressing collective disappointment after a saltwater fishing bill in the U.S. House of Representatives failed to address the community’s top priorities. A reauthorization bill for the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act — the primary law governing U.S. marine fisheries management — did not… Continue reading

  • Member News: The Landing School to Graduate a Record High Number of Students

    Arundel, ME – Jun 5, 2014 – On June 21st The Landing School will celebrate its 35th annual commencement, graduating 78 diploma students, a record high. Graduates in the Marine Systems, Yacht Design, Composite Boat Building and Wooden Boat Building programs will hear speaker Michael Peters, Founder and President of Michael Peters Yacht Design. Students and their… Continue reading

  • Member News: Front Street Shipyard Selects PierVantage for Boat Builders for its New Production Boat Building Operation

    In January, Front Street Shipyard announced its exclusive partnership with Newport, RI-based Trefoil Marine to begin construction on a new line of 30-foot multihull, high-performance catamaran patrol boats. To support the new semi-production boat building operation, Front Street Shipyard recently leased a 15,000-square-foot building in Bucksport, Maine, just miles from the shipyard in Belfast, Maine.… Continue reading

  • Member News: The Boat Village Launches Regional Collaborative in New England

    My-Villages Builds its Second Major Collaborative to Promote Online Service Coordination and Simplify  Hobe Sound, Fla.  – May 22, 2014 – The Boat Village, the marine industry’s leading technology for online boat management and service coordination platform, has launched its second major regional collaborative, helping marine companies in New England gain new business and increase… Continue reading

  • Registration for the 2014 International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Now Open

    BROOKLIN, ME, May 15, 2014 – Registration is now open at for The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) taking place September 29 – October 2 at the Tampa Convention Center.  This leading industry event will offer several new and exciting special events and feature areas throughout the show floor and on the water for… Continue reading

  • Member News: Ferretti Group Selects The Boat Village to Use Across All Brands

    International Manufacturer Will Use Mobile Technology to Simplify Ownership — From the Day an Owner Takes Delivery of their Yacht Hobe Sound, Fla.  – May 15, 2014 – Ferretti Group, the international builder that has crafted fine yachts for almost half a century under brands like Ferretti, Pershing, Mochi and Riva, has joined My-Villages regional and… Continue reading

  • Great Lakes, Chesapeake Marinas: BoatUS $500 Cigarette Litter Clean Up Grant Deadline is May 30

    ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 13, 2014 – In just the past four years the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has helped nearly 200 marinas around the country tackle the problem of cigarette litter, and it is now looking for marinas on the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay to apply for a $500 grant… Continue reading

  • Member News: Early Signups for The Boat Village Top 1,000

    Boaters Nationwide Join to Communicate, Collaborate and Simplify Boat Ownership Hobe Sound, Fla. – May 13, 2014 – The Boat Village, the marine industry’s leading online service coordination and boat management tool, is now more than 1,000 boaters strong—even before its official launch to boat owners in Southeast Florida, New England and other parts of the country.… Continue reading