Starcraft Marine has unveiled its 2019 model year lineup, featuring two brand new models and some attractive upgrades to the existing fleet to give these boats more capabilities and greater value than ever.
While Americans are collectively checking their phones more than 8 billion times a day, a new industry report shows that they are increasingly fishing for actual fish, instead of just likes and follows.
To educate people worldwide on the importance of responsible boating and always wearing a life jacket while on the water, the National Safe Boating Council and boating safety advocates around the world are kicking off the annual Safe Boating Campaign the weekend before Memorial Day with boating safety events and activities.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced a $60 million cooperative agreement with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) to help retain and recruit recreational anglers and boaters of all ages.
Zinke is also announcing $14 million in Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG), which support water-related outdoor recreation and tourism by improving facilities for large transient recreational boats across the country.
For the first time ever, the federal government has formally acknowledged the tremendous economic contribution of recreation boating and fishing.
In early February, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recognized the outdoor recreation industry as a significant economic contributor to the US Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Its report found that boating and fishing contributed $38.2 billion to the US economy in 2016.