September 30, 2020

Boats CPYB Scholarship

Deadline to apply: November 1

We wanted to remind you of the Boats CPYB Scholarship that was announced a few weeks ago. The great news is the deadline got extended to November 1.

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MRAA Applauds Senate Introduction of Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Small Businesses from Natural Disasters

MRAA Article

On September 24, 2020, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Angus King (ME-I), Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Kennedy (R-LA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the Providing Resources for Emergency Preparedness and Resilient Enterprises (PREPARE) Act.

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75% More Women are Shopping for Boats Across the U.S.

A Boat Trader Report

According to Boat Trader, America's largest online boating marketplace, there has been a tidal wave of women shopping for boats from coast-to-coast this summer.

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Boat Sales Have Gone Full Throttle

Here's Boats Group’s combined data from July and August that illustrates what the industry has experienced so far in Q3 - that boat sales have gone full-throttle as a result of the surge in demand in Q2.

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What You Have To Do To Be Super-Successful in Sales

By John Chapin

Being average in sales is not difficult. The truth is, 80 to 95% of the salespeople in any organization are somewhere between average and bad. If you want to be great and make the big money, while having the biggest positive impact on clients’ lives, and your own, here’s what you need to do.

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International Boating Community Urges US, EU Trade Officials to Remove Tariffs on Boats

An NMMA Article

In August, NMMA, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), and the European Boating Industry (EBI) sent a letter to the United States (U.S.) and European Union (EU) trade officials applauding their recent progress on trade negotiations and urging them to reach an agreement that removes the EU’s 25 percent tariff on the U.S. manufactured boats.

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