RBFF wins award for first-time buyers retention program

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation announced its First-Time Buyers Retention Email Campaign Toolkit has won an ASAE Gold Circle Award. The toolkit won the award as a pilot program for 2016 and is now available to all state agencies to assist in keeping first-time anglers hooked on the sport. “First-timers are a critical group …
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Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show 2017 Innovation Award winners announced

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International honored winners of the 2017 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards on Friday, Feb. 17, recognizing new consumer marine products, presented during the innovation breakfast held at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. This year’s program evaluated 63 products across 23 categories. The judges ultimately selected 19 …
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Frank Marciano accepts 2017 Freedman Leadership Award

Dometic America’s former President Frank Marciano accepted the 2017 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award during Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show’s Innovation Breakfast on Friday. This honorable award recognized Marciano for his outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry, as well as, his leadership, creativity and personal motivation. “I am so honored to receive …
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NMMA honors Dometic president with 2017 Alan J. Freedman Award

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced it will honor Frank Marciano, president, Dometic Americas, with the 2017 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation. The award will be presented during Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show’s Innovation …
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Joe O’Neal receives inaugural MMTA Frank Farrall Distinguished Service Award

Joe O’Neal was honored at the annual Massachusetts Marine Trades Association Business Conference with the first-ever Frank Farrell Distinguished Service Award. The Frank Farrell Distinguished Service Award is a new award that will be presented by the MMTA from time-to-time to an outstanding person in the marine industry. It may recognize long and devoted service, untiring …
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Sunseeker International wins manufacturing award at Walpole British Luxury Awards

Sunseeker International won the Champion of British Manufacturing award at this year’s Walpole British Luxury Awards, which were announced on Monday at an awards ceremony at The Dorchester in London. Celebrating the best in craftsmanship, innovation and design from all sectors of the luxury industry, the awards are in their 15th year. Winners are chosen …
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Torqeedo wins eco-friendly product award at China International Boat Show

Torqeedo was awarded the Most Eco-Friendly Marine Business of 2016 at the 21st China International Boat Show in Shanghai. The award was presented by the China Boat Industry & Trade Association. The jury said of Torqeedo, it is “THE name in electric outboards.” Increasing its sales and service network, the German company also recently added …
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MTA/NJ names 2016 scholarship, award winners

The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ) Foundation has announced the winner of its education scholarship. Valued at $ 1,500, this scholarship is open to MTA/NJ members’ children and their employees’ children and can be applied to any higher education program.  Since 2006, the MTA/NJ Foundation has awarded nearly $ 20,000 to deserving students. The 2016 …
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MDCE adds Seth Mattison Award Breakfast keynote

Organizers of 2016 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo have added a third keynote address to the event’s educational agenda, hiring Seth Mattison – founder and Chief Movement Officer of FutureSight Labs – to deliver a high energy presentation on “The New World of Work.” The keynote will cover the challenges of workforce trends and generational …
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Chaparral & Robalo award 2016 Scholarships

Chaparral Boats Inc. and Robalo Boats LLC awarded $ 90,000 in college scholarships to nine graduating seniors within the Chaparral and Robalo family. “Our employees are some of the hardest working people in the marine industry and we are proud to help their families each year with our scholarship program” said Buck Pegg, executive vice president …
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