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Business of Boating (BOB) Conference Recap

Part 1 – Workforce Your love is like a ship in the ocean. And you’ve been boating with a cargo full of love and devotion. It’s time to rock the boat in Massachusetts! This year the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association – Business of Boating (BOB) Conference had two main topics; workforce and regulations. It was […]

Business of Boating (BOB) Conference Regulatory

Part 2 – Regulatory Jamy Buchanan Madeja, Esq., Buchanan & Associates talked about the regulatory updates for the state of Massachusetts. One of the big things coming down the pipeline is the Hanson/Malone Boater Safety Act. Massachusetts is the only state in New England that does not have a boater safety bill. Buchanan & Associates […]

Business of Boating (BOB) Conference – Industry Up

Part 3 – Industry Updates Frank Farrell Distinguished Service Award Frank Farrell dedicated himself to both the visibility and growth of recreational boating. And the marine industry in Massachusetts. He was a co-creator of the New England Boat Show in 1957. He was instrumental in the formation of the MMTA in 1964 and the first […]

Suddenly in Command ~ Check Your Emergency Equipme...

Woohoo! Boating season is here. That means it’s time to check your emergency (safety) equipment. There’s nothing worse than being out on the water when an emergency strikes. Your loved one or friend becomes suddenly-in-command. They can’t find your equipment. Or, worse yet, it is old, falling apart or missing. According to the Chapman’s Piloting […]