Recreational boating and sportfishing infrastructures

The new administration is set on a mission with the promise of a massive rehab of our outdated national infrastructures that includes roads, bridges, railways, airports and a few others that need to be brought to standards that meet our present-day technology. Similar to what is being contemplated to address this country’s internal infrastructures, the infrastructures for the recreational boating and …
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Two recreational boating industry leaders inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

The recreational boating industry will recognize two leaders this year with the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s highest honor when inducted into the NMMA Hall of Fame. Bob Long, CEO and owner of JRL Ventures, Inc. and Marine Concepts, and Dusty McCoy, chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation, will be recognized for their career achievements and […]
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Vantage Recreational Finance launches consumer dock & lift financing program

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Vantage Recreational Finance, Inc., (VRF) one of the nation’s fastest growing Marine and RV finance companies, has launched its National Dock and Lift Consumer Financing Program. Vantage Dock & Lift Financing is an exclusive consumer finance program offered by Vantage Recreational Finance. This program was developed due to the increased demand from […]
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards more than $16 million to support clean waters, recreational boating

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today more than $ 16.2 million in funding to 27 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. CVA provides grant funds for the construction, replacement, renovation and maintenance of facilities that assist recreational boaters in properly disposing of on-board septic waste. The program also […]
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Industry reacts to implementation plan surrounding NOAA’s National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Recently, NOAA Fisheries released the implementation plan to support the latest National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy. The policy, announced at the Progressive Miami International Boat Show in February, was developed with input from recreational fishing and boating communities, conservation organizations and managers across the nation. It incorporates a number of concerns voiced […]
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The Recreational Fishing Alliance endorses ‘A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries’

NEW GRETNA, N.J. – The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) announced today its formal endorsement of “A Vision for Managing America’s Saltwater Recreational Fisheries” (i.e. the Morris-Deal Vision). The RFA joins a host of other industry and fisheries stakeholder groups, including the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®), Yamaha Marine Group, the American Sportfishing Association, the Coastal […]
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Metal Shark introduces aluminum 25’ bay boat, announces recreational fishing line

MIAMI, Fla. – Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has introduced the first model in its new series of recreational fishing boats, a 25-foot bay boat, at the Miami International Boat Show. Metal Shark is best known for the vessels it designs and builds for military, law enforcement, and commercial markets worldwide. The company’s largest clients include the U.S. […]
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Recreational Fishing Alliance issues endorsements for 2014 election

The Recreational Fishing Alliance,  a non-partisan, not-for-profit political action organization that represents recreational fishermen and the recreational fishing industry on marine fisheries issues, has announced its endorsements for next week’s midterm elections. The alliance has endorsed six candidates in the 33 U.S. Senate contests and 18 candidates in the 435 races for the U.S. House. […]
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Brunswick acquires Bell Recreational Products Group

Brunswick Corporation today announced that it has acquired Bell Recreational Products Group, a subsidiary of Bell Industries. Bell RPG is a distributor of parts and accessories (P&A) to the marine, recreational vehicle and powersports markets, serving primarily the Upper Midwest through locations in Eagan, Minn., Grand Rapids, Mich. and Milwaukee, Wis. Bell RPG had sales of […]
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