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Registration for the 26th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), the marine industry’s largest technical trade event, is now open. All marine industry professionals can register for IBEX online today to participate in the world-renowned training and technical education conference, October 4-6, 2016, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. READ MORE http://www.ibexshow.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/IBEX-Registration-Opens-Keynote-Announced-final-060216.pdf

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The New York state legislature has passed a bill tying driving and boating while intoxicated violations together. Under previous state law, they were considered unrelated offenses. The bill passed this week directs that judges “shall consider any prior convictions” when sentencing such defendants. READ MORE http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2016/06/nys_legislature_passes_bill_named_after_syracuse_woman_killed_in_boating_crash.html

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The nonprofit Water Sports Foundation has released a series of highly specialized paddlesports safety videos targeting new paddlers, an area of concern for the U.S. Coast Guard. In 2015, the Water Sports Foundation, a recipient of U.S. Coast Guard nonprofit organization grant funding, directed its outreach project’s focus to include more effort toward making paddlesports […]

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed “Sophia’s Law,” which will require carbon monoxide detection systems on certain recreational boats. As of May 1, 2017, such a system will be mandatory on any motorboat that has an enclosed accommodation compartment. Additionally, no new boat with such a compartment can be offered for sale after that date […]

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Discover Boating is working with more than 60 bloggers and social influencers throughout the summer to share their boating stories and on-water plans via their blogs and social networks. Influencer-based programs provide an opportunity to reach more people with influencers’ personal boating stories and experiences while providing resources such as interactive tools, videos and how-to […]

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The National Boating Safety Advisory Council recently passed two resolutions – one recommending the U.S. Coast Guard pursue mandatory boater education, the other reaffirming the Council’s commitment to accident reporting recommendations.    Resolution Regarding Boating Education Recommends that the Coast Guard redirect its efforts from seeking federal authority for education and instead focus effort toward […]

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