First-Time Boat Buyers Exceed 415,000 for Second Time in 15 Years
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)and Info-Link, a market intelligence firm serving the recreational boating industry, have reported that 420,000 first-time boat buyers of new and pre-owned boats entered the market in 2021, on par with 2020 – levels the industry hasn’t seen since 2007.
First-time boat buyers accounted for 34 percent of boat sales in 2021, driving growth for the recreational boating industry and further reinforcing heightened demand for boats since the outset of the pandemic. SOURCE: NASBLA MULTIBRIEFS, 5/11/'22
TAKE A CLASS - BE A SAFER BETTER BOATER! America's Boating Club, Daytona Beach Sail & Power Squadron
America’s Boating Club - District 23 Summer Picnic
Where: Bing’s Landing 5862 N Ocean Shore Blvd Palm Coast - The Pavilion behind Captain's BBQ
Saturday June 4, 2022
Sked: 9:00 Setup - 10:00 Horse Shoes, Ladder Toss, Corn Hole - 12:30 Lunch - 1:30 More games and social
MENU: Pulled Pork or BBQ Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Rolls & Butter. Beer, Wine, Water, Tea. Cost $15.00/Person
Please RSVP by May 27
Gary Callahan 904-629-8310 email@example.com
Our next squadron membership dinner/mtg will be on Thursday, 19 May 2022, at Steve's Famous Dinner, corner of S Nova and Beville (Hwy 400) at 1584 S Nova, starting at 6 PM with Happy Hour. Happy hour - Dinner - Guest Speaker - Member Meeting in that order. Guest speaker this month: Mr. James A. Judge, Director, Volusia Emergency Management Division. Public is welcome, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Make your reservation(s) with Sharon Neitzey, 386-290-1243.
Navigation 1 Class (Piloting) is scheduled to start on 25 May 2022 and will run for approx 10 weeks. Classes run from 7PM to 9PM. See Education menu for additional info.
Our speaker for the meeting was Dr. Ryan Wallace from Embry-Riddle University. He spoke about drones in general and addressed the application of Aerial Drone Technology to aid recreational boating.
Squadron XO and Asst. Sec Gregory and Christine Zahornacky are again inviting Squadron members to Morning Coffee alongside and aboard "Never Better." This is a great outing...it's informal, deck shoes only, bring your folding chair, and favorite coffee (or tea) mug. Place: Plaza Pier at Halifax Harbor Municipal Marina's Plaza Pier, Date: Saturday, 21 May'22, Time: 1000 - 1200. Please RSVP if you intend to attend! Ph Christine at 386-847-1094 by Thursday, 19 May'22.
There are New USCG Fire Extinguisher Regs for Recreational Boats. Go to: http://youtu.be/Mj0bFyfWV08 at America's Boating Club's Boating Channel.
America's Boating Club, Daytona Beach - General Elections and Change of Watch, Sunday, 20 March 2022 at Palmetto Club, 1000 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach Florida 32114. Program begins 1200: Social, 1PM: Meeting & Lunch, Lunch is $30 per with reservations and meal choice required NLT 12 March. Choices: Stuffed Chicken with Spinach & Artichokes, Beef Tips & Noodles, Salmon with Dill Sauce. For reservations and meal choice contact: Sharon Neitzey, 386-290-1242
Seven new grads from the ABC3 Boating Course qualified for their Safe Boater Education Certificate from FWC!!! Congrats to our class of 5 Feb'22, and a great way to advance your boating knowledge. Grads were a mix: young, matured, sail and power, experienced and new to it all. Class was full of energy and covered what you need to get started!
Boat Handling Class (6 to 8 weeks) starts up on Tuesday nights, 22 Feb. See Education for details.
10/2/'21 Added four new graduates from the America's Boating Course (ABC-3). Presented by America's Boating Club, Daytona Beach Sail & Power Squadron and hosted by Halifax River Yacht Club, this is the second class this year as we resume offering boating classes to the public.
Following is extracted from a Sept 3, FWC release:
The FWC recommends the following safe boating practices: