Posted on July 17, 2020 by admin
These are the top stories we have been reading this week from a variety of leading industry publications.
May Sets New Record in New Boat Sales
New boat sales broke records this May according to a new NMMA report. The data coming in for June is also looking healthy, which means a great start to the summer season. Despite COVID-19, boating continues to be an ideal activity to enjoy the outdoors. According to the report, "outboard engine sales in June were up an average 28% from pre-pandemic levels on a seasonally-adjusted, monthly basis.” Read the full article here.
BoatUS says separation isn’t just about safe distancing
With more people hitting the waters to enjoy the summer safely, BoatUS Foundation, the “nonprofit boating safety and clean water arm of BoatUS," provided some etiquette tips to help keep padders and boaters safe. Read more here.
Outdoor businesses push for Great American Outdoors Act
Hundreds of outdoor businesses of all sizes and specializations came together to urge House leadership to pass the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act. The Senate passed the bill on June 17th, and it aims to "provide billions of dollars to the National Park Service, Forest Service, and Land and Water Conservation Fund has been called one of the most important environmental proposals in decades” according to a this Washington Post article. Read the Boating Industry article here.
Caribbean Initiates COVID-19 Tourism Plan
If you live in Florida, the Caribbean is our backyard. Enjoying the beauty of places like the Bahamas is one of the great destinations to go via boat. However, with COVID-19 visiting the islands comes with new health guidelines. Caribbean health and tourism authorities recently unveiled health and safety guidelines to safeguard the health of travelers and employees. Read the article here.
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