Weekly 5: Outboard engine shipments up 6 percent through February

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Outboard engine shipments up 6 percent through February U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments grew by 6.1 percent for the twelve months through February …
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BoatUS now offers peer-to-peer boat rental insurance through Boatbound

ALEXANDRIA, Va. –BoatUS announced today a first of its kind boat rental insurance policy available for rentals through Boatbound. The new peer-to-peer boat rental policy covers the rental period and is designed specifically to meet the needs of this new and growing market. “There is a need for an innovative product from a trusted insurance […]
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Florida Yachts Brokers Association aims to boost marine economy through legislative change

The Florida Yacht Brokers Association and attorneys and lobbyists with Becker & Poliakoff are engaging in an industry effort to amend current legislation hindering the sale of foreign-flagged yachts in the U.S. Under Title 19 CFR § 4.94, foreign-flagged boats can obtain a cruising license in the U.S., with the caveat that the vessel is […]
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Three state agencies receive grants through new RBFF program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced the recipients of its new State Innovative R3 Program Grants. The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department are the first three states to receive funds through this new grants program to support innovative and sustainable state […]
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Solar electric kayak to make first expedition through Northwest Passage

GURNEE, Ill. – This summer, eco-adventurer Raphaël Domjan intends to travel the Northwest Passage along the northern coast of North America from the Pacific to the Atlantic with an electric kayak, propelled by an Ultralight 403 from Torqeedo. Domjan hit the international headlines back in May 2012. The Swiss engineer circumnavigated the Earth for the first […]
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Boating United revamps website, grows advocacy through grassroots effort

In Boating Industry’s 2015 outlook survey, 79 percent of respondents listed government regulations as very or somewhat important to their business’s success in the coming year. Action will need to be taken by the industry to ensure legislators hear our concerns. And if we do not participate on our own behalf, who will? This is […]
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