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Marine Innovations Abound at Fall Trade Events

The two fall major business-to-business marine trade expositions provide special recognition for innovations and product quality by providing a stage for manufacturers and service providers to highlight what they recently introduced or will be bringing to market in the next model year. BWI members serve as judges to help select the most intriguing and useful…
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Innovations Barrage Repeats at IBEX

Rapid-fire presentations of approximately 20 new boating-related innovations will be on tap for a return engagement of “Pitch The Press” at this year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX). The “Pitch” session is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday October 5 in the second floor lounge area at the Tampa Convention Center. The…
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Summer’s Boating Promise, Cautions

As spring turns to summer across the entire U.S. and Canadian boating landscape, boat owners are all-in for the traditional pursuits of cruising, fishing, sailing, skiing/tubing, paddling, etc. on nearby and travel-related rivers, lakes and offshore. The resources for getting the best ROI on the boating investment, whether it’s from ownership, time-sharing, clubbing, chartering, or…
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New BWI Officers & Directors

BWI members have elected two new Directors and re-elected another and its Board elected three Officers. The new Directors, who serve three-year terms, are Chris Woodward, Editor of Sport Fishing Magazine and Charlie Levine, Editor & Publisher of FishTrack.com and Buoyweather.com. Re-elected a Director was Michael Sciulla, a Soundings Trade Only columnist and communications strategist.…
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Tubing Safety Shown in Video

A new Inflatables Safety Video, produced by the WSIA (Water Sports Industry Association), features important updates regarding safely using inflatables as a part of water sport activities such as tubing. The video speaks directly to consumers, putting the viewer in the driver’s seat and encourages everyone to enjoy a fun and safe day on the…
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Digital’s Influence on Journalists

A panel discussion in Miami focused on "How the Digital Revolution Has Changed What Editors Want From Freelancers and Marketers," examining how the proliferation of media platforms has changed the editorial marketplace and what editors now expect. A joint effort with colleagues from Marine Marketers of America, BWI and MMA Director Michael Sciulla moderated a…
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Award Top 2015 Boating Stories

Boating and fishing journalists were recognized during the Miami Boat Show in an annual writing contest conducted by the membership of Boating Writers International (BWI). Presentations in 15 contest categories representing $15,000 in awards were made to first ($500), second ($300) and third ($200) place scorers. Cash award recipients also received a recognition plaque noting…
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Boatload of Miami Innovations

NMMA and BWI announced winners of the 2016 Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, presented during the annual Industry Breakfast at the opening of the event. This year’s program evaluated 77 products across 31 categories featuring an outstanding pool of entries. The judges ultimately selected 17 winners in 16 categories and three honorable mentions for…
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BOAT SHOWS, PRESS CARD

              BWI holds member meetings and “newsmaker” or craft improvement events at several major boat shows each year, including those in Miami in February and Fort Lauderdale in November. BWI coordinates with press room personnel at many shows to facilitate registration and easy access. Each member is also issued…
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Gain Work Outside Boating

BWI Director Lenny Rudow is joined by wide-ranging freelance writer Charles Plueddeman and long-time magazine editor-in-chief John Wooldridge for an educational webinar titled “How to Score Work Outside the Boating Industry.” “The idea isn’t merely on how to get more and different work, but specifically on how to grow your boating writing in general market…
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