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 Updates

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…

Jay (JBONE) Sawyer, the Universe and the El Faro Salute Project

We first met at the Portland Yacht Boat Show. As my friend and I walked around I noticed this guy sitting alone at a table by the exit. It seemed rather odd. Maybe he was waiting for someone. On our way back inside the boat show I noticed that guy was still sitting by himself.…

Suddenly in Command: Practicing Man Overboard during Covid-19

This article was published in Summer 2020 Nor’Easter for TONE (Tartan Owners Northeast; page 3).  For the rest of the series go here. Editor's Note: At the time of the composition of this article, the United States was in "Shelter in Place" mode due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Though some of the restrictions have eased,…
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