The International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference Highlights the Need for Manufacturing Production Flexibility

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By Ryan Martin | 4Q 2021 | IN-6304


Meeting of the Minds


The International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) 2021 kicked off on September 28 in Tampa, Florida, for the first time in two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show is a trade-only event open to qualified marine industry professionals and is a champion for the boating industry, representing builders, designers, and sellers with the intention of congregating marine industry leaders to share ideas and accelerate new product innovation. IBEX is a highly focused marine technology trade show dedicated to advancing the business of boating and is represented by industry stalwarts that include Honda, Mercury, Yamaha, the American Boatbuilders Association, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

A Boon for the Boating Industry


According to the NMMA, there are more than 11.87 million registered boats in the United States, and 95% of these boats are made domestically. The industry employs more than 691,000 workers in the United States; 93% (35,000) of boat manufacturers are small businesses. Together, these f…

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