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Miami International Boat Show 2018 Innovation Award winners announced

The NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored winners of the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, recognizing exceptionally groundbreaking new consumer marine products. The Awards were presented during the boat show’s annual Innovation Breakfast, held at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key. This year’s program evaluated 62 products, across 19 categories. The judges ultimately selected 17 winners ...

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NMMA recognizes 2017 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Award winners

The NMMA announced 50 recipients of the 2017 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged during the Innovation Breakfast at the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve their customers. ...

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NMMA names 2018 Alan J. Freedman, Charles Chapman Award winners

The NMMA honored Giuseppe Carnevali, Founder and CEO, Navionics, with the 2018 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation. “NMMA is proud to honor Giuseppe Carnevali with the Alan J. Freedman Award for his ingenuity and lifelong commitment to the marine industry, most ...

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American Recreation Coalition, Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable unifies as Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

NMMA and other leading recreation industry groups recently announced the formation of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), a powerful unified entity that will provide a strong voice for outdoor recreation across America. The new organization combines the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable, a coalition of America’s leading outdoor recreation trade associations, which was formed in 2017, and the American Recreation Coalition ...

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Barletta Pontoon Boats awarded 2018 NMMA Innovation Award

Barletta Pontoon Boats - a brand new pontoon boat company located in Bristol, Ind. - was the recipient of a 2018 National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award in the pontoon category. The award recognizes groundbreaking new consumer marine products and was presented opening night of the Minneapolis Boat Show. This year’s program evaluated 14 products across three categories featuring ...

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At the Helm: We’re all in fisheries reform together

A unified fishing and boating industry stands ready to take a huge step early this year in Washington when the Modern Fish Act moves through Congress.  In mid-December, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources approved H.R. 200, a bill sponsored by Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) that amends the 1976 Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to provide ...

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Chicago and Minneapolis shows report strong sales and leads

Last weekend’s Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show wrapped a five-day run with a final attendance of 48,644, up 4 percent from last year’s attendance of 46,670. Exhibitor feedback was positive on strong sales and crowds, including Saturday, which saw more than 20,000 visitors in attendance. On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel toured the show with Show Manager Keith Ogulnick, ...

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U.S. House bill will lower marine product tariffs

The U.S. House has passed legislation that will lower costs for some marine products companies. Legislation approved Tuesday evening included a package of Miscellaneous Tariff Bills (MTBs), which reduce or suspend import duties on certain products for three years. These products were fully vetted to ensure there was no domestic production and that they did not cost more than $500,000 ...

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Innovation Award Winners Announced at Minneapolis Boat Show

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International have selected three inaugural winners for the 2018 Minneapolis Innovation Awards. The awards were presented opening night of the Minneapolis Boat Show in the Lakeshore Lifestyle Experience exhibit. The Innovation Awards came to Minneapolis in 2018 for the first time to honor manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to ...

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New year sees Honda Marine building on a successful 2017

Honda Marine caught the wave of success in 2017, establishing a solid foundation to continue growing its business in 2018. In 2017, Honda Marine delivered 12 consecutive month-over-month sales increases; its third consecutive year of year-over-year sales growth; introduced 15 new or refreshed products in the last 24 months; agreed to a new in-store and internet sales retail partnership with ...

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