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Marine engine executives meet with top Washington leaders

On Tuesday, marine engine executives met in Washington with top leaders of the House of Representatives and Trump Administration to discuss legislative and regulatory impacts on recreational boating. Companies included Yamaha, Mercury Marine, Torqeedo, Indmar, Evinrude and Volvo Penta. The engine leaders met with Speaker Paul Ryan, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and his senior staff, and Chairman John Shimkus. The ...

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Nominations open for NMMA Hall of Fame

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 NMMA Hall of Fame Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the marine industry. All award applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically. If you would like to nominate a marine leader please review the award criteria and complete the nomination form by Aug. 4. The ...

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NMMA submits formal comments on NAFTA renegotiation priorities

This week, NMMA sent comments to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s office regarding a request for negotiating objectives to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement. The boating industry is keenly interested in the renegotiation and any consequential changes proposed. NMMA urged USTR to approach any renegotiations with an understanding of the key role Canada and Mexico play for U.S. marine ...

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Weekly 5: Powerboat registrations up 5 percent

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Powerboat registrations up 5 percent Powerboat registrations were up 5 percent in the 12-month rolling period ending April 2017, according to The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s New Powerboat ...

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NMMA’s inaugural dealer Customer Satisfaction Index awards announced

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced the inaugural class of boat dealer recipients of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards. The awards recognize 785 boat dealers for excellence in customer satisfaction in sales and 691 for excellence in customer service. For the first time, NMMA is using dealer satisfaction data collected through the Marine Industry CSI program to recognize ...

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American Boating Congress 2017

This week many of our industry’s leaders gathered in Washington, DC for the 2017 American Boating Congress. This is always an interesting week as our industry works together to understand, discuss and take action on key issues. My ABC week began in a meeting of the Recreational Boating Leadership Council. Led by the very capable Matt Gruhn, our council is ...

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Center Focus on Washington brings anglers and boaters to the Hill

The Center for Sportfishing Policy hosted its annual fly-in “Center Focus on Washington,” where recreational anglers and boaters participated in critical discussions with key policymakers over the two-day meeting held May 15-16. As in years past, the Center co-located its fly-in with the American Boating Congress hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Key issues for ABC and Center Focus ...

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NMMA Canada lobbies federal parliamentarians

Representatives from the Canadian recreational boating industry gathered in the national capital last week as part of NMMA Canada’s 5th annual Recreational Boating government advocacy initiative. The “Day On The Hill” event – named in reference to the Canadian parliament’s location atop a hill in downtown Ottawa – saw teams of industry stakeholders including NMMA Canada members, representatives from boat, ...

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Industry associations send message to administration and Congress on ethanol policy

On May 4, a letter was sent from a group of industry partners to the Trump administration and Congress. The coalition of recreational boating and sportfishing interests urged action to fix America’s broken ethanol policy. The American Sportfishing Association , Boat Owners Association of The United States, National Marine Manufacturers Association and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas on behalf ...

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