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NMMA reports new powerboat registrations up 4.4 percent

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through September 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 4.4 percent year-over-year for the rolling twelve-month period through September. Nearly all segments were up through September on a rolling 12-month, year-over-year basis. Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: Cruisers (up 9.1 percent), tow boats (up 7.7 ...

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Congressman visits SeaStar Solutions, gets manufacturing update

U.S. Representative Ryan Costello from Pennsylvania's 6th district recently visited National Marine Manufacturers Association member SeaStar Solutions. NMMA and SeaStar Solutions invited the Costello to tour the SeaStar Solutions plant and meet with workers to understand the significant impact of their business on the community as well as the larger U.S. economy. During his visit, Congressmen Costello spoke with a ...

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NMMA provides House, Senate industry tax reform update

With tax reform front and center in Washington and the House expected to vote on its version of the tax reform bill today (H.R. 1), NMMA continues meeting with elected officials to ensure the recreational boating industry’s voice is heard on key elements of interest within both the House and Senate bills. Below is a comprehensive update of where things ...

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NMMA reports third quarter powerboat sales increase

New NMMA data shows traditional powerboat retail unit sales were up 3.8 percent through the third quarter (September 2017). This comes as retail sales of nearly all traditional powerboat categories are growing on a year-over-year basis and as key economic indicators (consumer confidence, GDP, housing) continue moving positively in the industry’s favor as the recreational boating industry prepares to head into ...

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NMMA seeks member, industry input on hurricane relief

As NMMA has engaged with lawmakers and Congressional staff in Washington regarding the needs of NMMA members in disaster recovery, the association has been looking ahead to subsequent legislation. NMMA expects Congress to pass at least one more large package of disaster relief legislation. Unlike the first two relief bills, this legislation will be more specific in how it directs ...

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Multi-agency, association agreement seeks to bolster boating, fishing

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have announced a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA), the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The unprecedented MOU, signed just after ...

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NMMA reports Tampa Boat Show attendance increase

The Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show, produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), wrapped up Sunday, Oct. 15, with a final attendance of 18,561, up 12 percent from 2015, the last time the show was held during October. The show dates were moved to October from their traditional September dates due to an abundance of caution surrounding Hurricane Irma. ...

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NMMA Canada mourns the loss of Dave Brown

NMMA is sad to share the news that Dave Brown, past president of Mercury Marine Canada, has passed away. Dave's contributions and his impact on the marine industry will not be forgotten. Visitation was held Monday, Oct. 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario. A funeral service was held Tuesday, ...

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Discover Boating launches Spanish language website

Discover Boating has launched a new Spanish language microsite to provide a resource for Hispanics looking for more information about getting started in boating – es.discoverboating.com. According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the Hispanic population in the U.S. continues to expand, reaching a record 58.6 million in 2017 and accounted for more than half of total U.S. population growth last ...

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August powerboat registrations up 5.3 percent

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through August 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 5.3 percent year-over-year for the rolling 12-month period through August. Highlights from the report include: Nearly all segments were up through August (R12M YOY). Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: tow boats (up 8.3 percent), cruisers (up ...

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