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Sea Tow Foundation providing life jacket loaner stands at MIBS

For the first time, six life jacket loaner stands with 400 life jackets will be available to individuals and families attending the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Feb. 16-20 on Virginia Key at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. Through a partnership between the National Marine Manufacturers Association – the organizers of the Miami Boat Show – Onyx Outdoor, and ...

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Major brands sign on for 2017 Feria Internacional Colombia Nautica

Colombia Nautica announced that exhibit space is filling fast for the 2017 Feria Internacional Colombia Nautica, a new boat show taking place April 27-30 in the coastal city of Cartagena de Indias. The inaugural show, supported by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and their 100 years of boat show production experience, will feature a diverse on-water exhibition of new and ...

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Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable supports Interior Secretary-designate Ryan Zinke

Declaring himself “an unapologetic admirer of Teddy Roosevelt,” Interior Secretary-designate Ryan Zinke testified today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, which is considering his nomination to serve as the nation’s 52nd Secretary of the Interior. His remarks drew praise from the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable, which supports Zinke’s nomination. Referring to former President Roosevelt, Zinke, who ...

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Gevo partners with Musket Corp., brings isobutanol to the West


Isobutanol producer Gevo, Inc. recently signed a contract with Musket Corp. a national fuel distributor and logistics firm that is part of the Love’s Family of Companies, to have Musket Corp. blend Gevo’s isobutanol with gasoline for its marine and off-road customers. Musket Corp. will initially offer this fuel in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Love’s has a strong presence in ...

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NMMA joins forces with outdoor groups to create Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable

NMMA has joined forces with more than 10 other outdoor recreation groups, representing nearly 90 percent of the outdoor economy, to call attention to the collective breadth and positive impact of our nation’s recreation and outdoor industry. The outdoor recreation industry contributes approximately $646 billion per year to Gross Domestic Product, about 4 percent of the entire U.S. economy.1 The ...

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NMMA rebrands All Industry Breakfast to Innovation Breakfast at MIBS

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced Monday that it has rebranded its All-Industry Breakfast held during the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, to the Innovation Breakfast. The rebranding honors and celebrates the thousands of innovative products, ideas and services showcased during the Miami Boat Show each year. As part of the rebranding, the annual breakfast, traditionally held on ...

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Women Making Waves: Julie Balzano

Julie Balzano Export Development Director, National Marine Manufacturers Association Education: Bachelor’s Degree – Marketing – Rutgers University. A few short years after graduating, I joined the U.S. Peace Corps, which is where I became bilingual and bicultural. Years in the marine industry: 15 Companies you have worked for in the marine industry and titles you held within those companies: Export ...

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Women Making Waves: Nicole Vasilaros

Nicole Vasilaros Vice President, Federal and Legal Affairs, National Marine Manufacturers Association Education: Juris Doctor, University of Florida and Georgetown University Law Center (visiting student); Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Emory University Years in the marine industry: 5 What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned working in the marine industry? The marine industry is complex. Most people are stunned ...

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Deck boats continue to appeal to boaters


Seating more passengers than a bowrider and easier to tow than a pontoon, deck boats continue to appeal to boaters Designed to blend the generous seating capacity and family-friendly layout of a pontoon boat with the familiar look and easy trailering of a traditional runabout, deck boats would appear to offer boaters an ideal compromise between practicality and performance. They ...

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Bob Menne, Vic Porter to be inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

The National Marine Manufacturers Association's (NMMA) will present two industry leaders this year with its highest honor, the NMMA Hall of Fame. Robert (Bob) Menne, Jr., CEO, Premier Marine, and Victor (Vic) Porter, chairman, Formula Boats, will be recognized for their career achievements and contributions to the industry during the 26th International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) at the show's annual Industry ...

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