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Photo: DAVID FERGUSON. (30094341) The event, which draws thousands of visitors to the port each May, has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Nick Wood, owner of South Pier Marine, said despite this, 2021 will be “another good year” for the water sports industry. He added that …

Tired of crouching under the security restrictions imposed in the event of a pandemic, people are eager to get out on both land and sea. Similar to the surge in bicycle purchases, the boating industry has seen an increase in sales, especially for first and second buyers, primarily in the 30 to 50 foot range. …

getty As the coronavirus has impacted – and continues to impact – the entire travel and tourism industry as a whole, it turns out that the boat rental market has seen an increase. significant bookings throughout 2020 and into the new year. According to Boatsetter, the world’s largest peer-to-peer boat rental market, hours on the …

As data continues to pour in from 2020, it is increasingly clear that the coronavirus pandemic has affected the American economy and culture in various ways. Among the sectors which recovered last year: boating. The trend has been seen both nationally and in Wisconsin, according to statistics released Jan. 15 by the National Marine Manufacturers …

MUSKEGON, MI – The Muskegon Lakeshore Home, Garden and Boat Show returns to a new location this year. The home, garden and boat show will be the first public event held at the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center in downtown Muskegon, 470 W. Western Ave., according to a press release. The planned in-person event, which will …

Are you looking to get in the water in 2021? Better to hurry. WAYZATA, Minn. – The Minneapolis Convention Center is expected to be in full swing this week, with hundreds of boats on display for the Minneapolis Boat Show. But the global pandemic continues to fuel an increase in boat sales that is leaving …

Carolyn Burgess has run the family business for 15 years. Typically at this time of year she has half of her Scarborough, Ont. Maritime retail store packaged and displayed in a booth at the Toronto International Boat Show. But this year, the show is going virtual. “This year my goal is to find new customers, …

Carolyn Burgess has run the family business for 15 years. Typically at this time of year, she has half of her Scarborough, Ont. marine retail store packaged and displayed in a booth at the Toronto International Boat Show. But this year, the show is going virtual. “This year my focus is on finding new customers, …

the Stuart Boat Show 2021 open Friday with sunny skies and cool but comfortable temperatures. If it were another year, things at the Treasure Coast’s largest maritime trade show might look normal. Most of the time, they are. However, just as we learn with all other aspects of life as we know it, there are …

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced in a statement that it has made additional changes to its 2021 show season. The following shows have been cancelled: • Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show • Progressive Insurance North West Sports Show In addition, the NMMA postponed the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show until April 7-11. …

CHICAGO–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – With increased interest in outdoor recreation activities and ways to distance oneself, consumer demand for new boats has increased across the country in 2020. The National Association of Boat Manufacturers (NMMA), which represents North American manufacturers of pleasure craft, engines and marine accessories, reports that retail unit sales of new powerboats in …