All Boating Initiatives articles

  • Jonathan Timianko

    Jonathan Timianko | PierShare


    Market Disrupter: US start-up PierShare is bringing the Airbnb concept to boat docks. An empty dock at the end of his parent’s new Floridian home got city worker Jonathan Timianko thinking there had to be a smart way of making the asset pay for dock owner and boater alike… ...

  • Lake Paijanne in Finland

    Finnish industry calls for change to school summer holiday timing


    Marine companies in Finland are calling for a change to the summer school holiday period, requesting that schools close at least two weeks earlier in August.

  • Grow-Boating and MRAA

    Marine Retailers, Grow Boating offer first-time boat buyers’ courses


    Grow Boating and the Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) are teaming up to educate boat dealers on how to convert first-time boat shoppers to buyers with a three-part online course.

  • Boat For Hope

    Boating BC opens 2019 recreational boating grant program


    Vancouver, Canada-based marine trade association Boating BC has announced that it is now accepting applications for its 2019 grant and scholarship program in support of projects to grow boating participation within the province.

  • News

    Marine Retailers Association of America and Grow Boating expand education efforts


    Marine dealerships could turn more first-time boat shoppers into boat buyers, and to that end, the Marine Retailers Association of America (MRAA) and Grow Boating are expanding their education partnership by developing additional training to be offered online and at the Marine Dealer Conference Expo in December.

  • 2019-Yamaha-Waverunner

    Japan’s boating industry vies for younger participants


    Like its counterparts in the US and Europe, Japan’s recreational boating industry is trying to attract young people and women into the sport by focusing on services and events that focus on experiences rather than goods, like boat sharing.