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NMMA appoints Dana Russikoff to MACD Board

SureShade announced that National Marine Manufacturer Association (NMMA) has appointed Dana Russikoff, SureShade’s business leader and co-founder, to the Marine Accessories and Components Division (MACD) as a board member. The MACD board serves the nearly 600 NMMA member companies in both the OEM and aftermarket segments, and is vested in the success to protect and grow recreational boating through public policy ...

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IBEX 2018 offers expanded education, seminars, workshops

This year, visitors of the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), held Oct. 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center, will have access to an expanded education program. IBEX 2018 will offer participants up to 100 unique opportunities to learn about new processes, access technical information, demo products, and more, during the IBEX Education Conference, which includes the technical IBEX ...

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Consumer education remains key fuel-related issue

Marine industry keeps watch on Washington, EPA policy   Industry insiders remain hopeful that the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018 will promote much needed public education on the proper use of E15. To combat the U.S. Environmental Agency’s current E15 labeling, the bill directs the agency to involve consumers, through focus group testing, in creating labels and pump ...

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Registration opens for IBEX 2018

Registration is now open for the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), being held Oct. 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center. North America’s largest technical trade event for marine industry professionals, IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam. “The opening of registration is an exciting milestone each year as we launch ...

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NMMA, members of Congress host press conference on E15 legislation

Yesterday, NMMA hosted a press briefing with Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL) regarding their new legislation, the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018 (H.R. 5855). The new bill would enhance current safeguards to better protect consumers from misfueling with E15, which is prohibited for use in boats, lawnmowers, chainsaws, motorcycles, and snowmobiles. E15 and consumer education ...

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U.S. new powerboat sales at 10-year high, NMMA reports

Data released by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) show that unit sales of new powerboats increased 5 percent in 2017, reaching 262,000, the highest levels the U.S. recreational boating industry has seen in 10 years. Total marine expenditures were at an all-time high in 2017 at $39 billion (spending on new boats, engines, trailers, accessories and services), up 7 percent ...

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Secretary Zinke proposes fishing access expansion at national wildlife refuges

Continuing his efforts to increase access to public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced yesterday a proposal to open more than 248,000 acres to new or expanded hunting and fishing opportunities at 30 national wildlife refuges. Opportunities include places like Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge in Illinois and Wisconsin, and deer hunting in Philadelphia at John Heinz National ...

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Boston Whaler dealers honored for customer satisfaction excellence

More than 60 Boston Whaler dealers were honored for excellence in customer satisfaction when the the National Marine Manufacturers Association released the results of its 2017 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) dealership surveys. In total, 62 Boston Whaler dealers were recognized, receiving 82 awards for excellence in customer satisfaction in the categories of sales and service, up from 55 dealers honored ...

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Anglers and boaters engage policymakers during ‘Center Focus on Washington’

The Center for Sportfishing Policy recently 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 9-11. As in years past, the Center co-located its fly-in with the American Boating Congress (ABC) hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).   Key issues for ...

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Trade Policy, E15 and Modern Fish Act take center stage at ABC

The 2018 American Boating Congress (ABC) kicked off yesterday with a hard look at the industry’s top priorities, as the recreational boating industry faces major policy decisions coming to a head this summer. ABC hosted nine Issue Workshops, covering everything from the Modern Fish Act and stopping the year-round sale of E15, to defending our industry from domestic and global tariffs. ...

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