International Nautical Congress gains platinum and gold sponsors

International Nautical Congress
January 25, 2016

CHICAGO – The International Nautical Congress of Colombia 2016 has signed on Bellingham Marine as a platinum sponsor. MarineMax and Ronautica Marinas have signed on as gold sponsors for the night. Developed and organized by the newly formed trade association, Asociación Náutica de Colombia (ANC),... Read more »

Marine industry’s political action committees merge

January 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and the National Marine Manufacturers Association have merged their political action committees to form one voice for recreational boating on Capitol Hill. BoatPAC, the recreational boating industry’s political action committee,... Read more »

Thom Dammrich and Gary Jobson to host industry breakfast

National Marine Manufacturers Association
December 29, 2015

CHICAGO – National Marine Manufacturers Association President Thom Dammrich and word-class sailor Gary Jobson will host a breakfast at the Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show on Friday, January 16 at 9 a.m. at McCormick Place during NMMA’s second Chicago Member-Connect gathering. Dammrich will... Read more »

Industry mourns passing of former MIASF director Frank Herhold

National Marine Manufacturers Association
December 8, 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE – The industry mourned the passing of Frank Herhold, former executive director of the Marine Industry Association of South Florida (MIASF), who died Saturday at his home. He held the MIASF position for 20 years and previously owned Anchorage Yacht Basin in Melbourne, Fla. Mr. Herhold... Read more »

NMMA, Project: Time Off partner to get employees out of the office, onto the water


By Brianna Liestman
December 2, 2015

In most conversations surrounding efforts to grow boating, industry stakeholders tend to list all of the things the marine industry is competing with for families’ time: kids sporting activities, rigorous academic demands, etc. However, our biggest competitor may be employees' hesitance to take a... Read more »

Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida partners with National Marine Manufacturers Association

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
October 28, 2015

TALLAHASEE, Fla. — The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida today announced the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has become a new conservation partner, helping bring attention to the importance of protecting natural resources, particularly waterways. “Florida is one of our... Read more »

NMMA unveils new website

National Marine Manufacturers Association
October 13, 2015

CHICAGO – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today the re-launch of its website,, featuring a completely new design, enhanced navigation and fresh content. With a series of new tools and resources, the website brings additional benefits to NMMA members and... Read more »

NMMA acquires American Sportfishing Association’s consumer shows

National Marine Manufacturers Association
October 12, 2015

CHICAGO – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today that NMMA has acquired the rights to ASA’s four consumer shows: the Chicagoland Fishing Travel & Outdoor Expo, the Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow, the World Fishing... Read more »

National Manufacturing Day inspires the manufacturers of tomorrow

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By Brianna Liestman
October 8, 2015

The marine industry will see a large number of its manufacturing professionals retire in the next 10 years, and it is imperative that the industry does whatever it can to ensure it has an employable manufacturing workforce. The issue is not unique to boating; indeed, as the country continues to emphasize... Read more »

NMMA Engineering Compliance and CE Seminars open for registration

National Marine Manufacturers Association
October 1, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Registration is now open for the annual NMMA Engineering Compliance and CE Seminars. The Compliance Seminar runs November 30 to December 2and the CE Seminar immediately follows on December 2–3. Both seminars will be held at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. This... Read more »

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