NMMA raises concerns over Trump budget

President Trump’s Budget Blueprint released this week calls for cuts to several department that have “a significant impact on the recreational boating industry,” the National Marine Manufacturers Association said in an analysis released Friday. The budget, if enacted, would have a 10 percent increase in defense spending ($ 603 billion), with a 10 percent decrease in …
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Economic Snapshot: Existing home sales at highest pace in over nine years

In addition to high existing home sales, the percentage of first-time buyers is at its highest level in four years. Existing home sales Total existing home sales increased 1.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.57 million in June, from a downwardly revised 5.51 million in May. Sales are now up 3.0 percent from June …
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2016 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat show takes over new location

The 2016 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show, the west coast’s largest sail boat show, will cruise into its new location, the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor on the waterfront in Richmond, California, from Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10. This four-day sailing spectacular will feature all that is hot in the world of sailing […]
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Sunseeker celebrates delivery of 100 luxury performance yachts over 100 feet

DORSET, U.K. – Sunseeker International will hold an exclusive celebration at Cannes Yachting Festival to recognise a huge landmark for the business – the delivery of its 100th luxury performance yacht in the 100-foot or above “superyacht” category. Owners and special guests from across the globe will attend a VIP champagne breakfast event on September […]
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Sea Tow reports increased boater call volume over July 4th weekend

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. –  Sea Tow Services International, Inc., America’s leading commercial on-water assistance provider, reported a 47-percent increase in the volume of calls for assistance received by its national 24-Hour Dispatch Center over the four-day July 4th weekend, July 2-5, 2015, compared with the same holiday weekend period in 2014. “We attribute this to good […]
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