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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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2017 NMMA Canada Hall Of Fame opens call for nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada Hall of Fame. Inductees in the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame include those who have, or those who continue to, generate substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry. The due date for nominations is October 15. The 2017 NMMA Canada Hall of ...

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Ken Cook Co. acquires NMMA’s boat owner’s manual business

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Ken Cook Co. announced Monday the transfer of NMMA’s boat owner’s manual program for boat builders to Ken Cook Co. NMMA’s boat owner’s manuals were created to help the recreational boater operate their craft with safety and pleasure in an easy to understand format. They contain details of the craft; typical equipment ...

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Correct Craft team represents marine industry at national party conventions


Over the past two weeks, members of the Correct Craft team, in partnership with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), attended the Republican and Democratic National Conventions to represent both the boating industry and Correct Craft. During each convention, the Correct Craft team met with numerous elected officials from throughout the country to explain the significant impact of the marine industry on the U.S. ...

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Free trade is not another election issue


Back in January, Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin wrote an excellent blog about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and his belief that the industry should support free trade. Yeargin has been a vocal advocate in the press on how free trade will significantly impact the boating industry. Recently, Yeargin was interviewed by Fortune magazine for an article on free ...

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NMMA urges EPA to lower proposed RFS ethanol volume


The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), along with American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), held a conference call on Monday to discuss The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed increase for the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2017. The proposal calls for renewable fuel volumes of 18.8 billion gallons in 2017, a 3.8 percent increase from 2016 and ...

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Entreprenuer Kevin Harrington to keynote 2016 IBEX industry breakfast

Kevin Harrington, inventor of the Infomercial and original "Shark" on ABC's Shark Tank, will deliver a motivational keynote presentation at the IBEX Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel across from the Tampa Convention Center, where IBEX will be held. During the breakfast, attendees will also hear about the State of the Industry in a ...

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Miguel Angel Franco appointed director of Colombia Nautica

Colombia Nautica announced Monday the appointment of Miguel Angel Franco as the company’s first director. The new organization was established by Grupo Heroica, AsoNautica Colombia and the National Marine Manufacturers Association to build the country’s recreational boating industry through world-class boating events and will launch the Colombia Nautica International Boat Show April 27-30, 2017 in the coastal city of Cartagena ...

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Gevo signs agreement with Musket Corporation to supply isobutanol for gasoline blending

Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Musket Corporation to supply isobutanol for blending with gasoline.  Musket is a national fuel distributor under the umbrella of the Love’s Family of Companies. Initial target markets are expected to include the marine and off-road markets in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. The supply program is expected to begin ...

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NMMA joins Boating Industry Top 100 Leadership Alliance


The National Marine Manufacturers Association has officially joined the Leadership Alliance of the Boating Industry Top 100. “We’re very excited to have NMMA as Top 100 sponsor this year, joining our great group of Leadership Alliance partners,” said Boating Industry Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Sweet. The Leadership Alliance members are key to advancing the fundamental mission of the Top 100 program through ...

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