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July powerboat registrations up 6.1 percent

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through July 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 6.1 percent year-over-year for the rolling twelve-month period through July.  Highlights from the report include: All boat segments were up through July R12M YOY. Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: jet boats (up 10.9 percent), ...

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NMMA to induct Indmar’s Chuck Rowe into Hall of Fame

NMMA will recognize Chuck Rowe, president of Indmar Products, with its 2017 Hall of Fame Award for his career achievements and contributions to the recreational boating industry. Rowe will be honored during the annual Industry Breakfast at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Tampa’s Waterside Marriott Hotel. “Chuck is most deserving of this recognition. Through ...

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101.6 million Americans participated in hunting, fishing and wildlife activities in 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced last week a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that shows that 101.6 million Americans — 40 percent of the U.S. population 16 years old and older—participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016, such as hunting, fishing and wildlife-watching.  The survey illustrates gains in fishing and wildlife watching — particularly around the home ...

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New study reveals 142 million Americans went boating in 2016

An estimated 142 million Americans went boating in 2016 – 36 percent of U.S. households – according to the 2016 Recreational Boating Participation Study, released today by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and Discover Boating. Of the 142 million individuals, 17 million individuals were first-time participants, and half of these first-time participants were children under age 18. Of those Americans who went ...

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Powerboat registrations up 5.8 percent in May

The National Marine Manufacturer’s Association’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through May 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 5.8 percent year-over-year for the rolling twelve-month period through May.  Highlights from the report include: Nearly all segments were up through May. Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: jet boats (up 12.8 percent), personal watercraft ...

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Bipartisan senators introduce the Modern Fish Act

The recreational fishing and boating community praised the Senate introduction of the Modern Fish Act by Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), John Kennedy (R-La.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). The “Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017” (Modern Fish Act) would improve public access to America’s federal waters, promote conservation of our natural ...

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Secretary Zinke announces Boating Infrastructure Grants in Virginia

Last Friday, during an event with the National Marine Manufacturers Association and other recreational boating and fishing industry members present, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced $14.7 million in 2017-18 funding for the federal Boating Infrastructure Grant program. Funding for BIG comes from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, an approximately $600 million fund paid for by boaters ...

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NMMA predicts 6 percent gain in boat sales for 2017

The $36 billion U.S boating industry is seeing some of its highest sales in nearly a decade, NMMA said this week. Unit sales of new powerboats increased 6 percent in 2016, reaching 247,800 boats sold, and NMMA expects sales to increase an additional 6 percent in 2017 – a trajectory the group anticipates to continue through 2018. “Economic factors, including ...

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Boating industry, outdoors groups meet with administration officials

Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable

The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable met with senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service Monday, for the first of what’s expected to be a series of official meetings to address boating and outdoor recreation expansion and improvements. The ORIR includes several groups in the boating industry, including BoatUS, MRAA and NMMA. Outdoor recreation is ...

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NMMA joins NC Sound Economy coalition

NMMA recently joined the NC Sound Economy, a newly formed coalition of recreational fishermen, business leaders and concerned citizens working together to urge state legislators to adopt fisheries management policies that both grow the fishery in North Carolina’s sounds and maximize its economic benefits. “NMMA is looking forward to working with partners of the NC Sound Economy and helping advocate ...

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