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New powerboat registrations up 4.7 percent in November

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through November 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 4.7 percent year-over-year (YOY) for the rolling 12-month period through November. Nearly all segments were up through November for the rolling 12-month period. Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: Cruisers (up 9.6 percent), pontoons (up 7.3 percent), ...

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Trade commission ruling allows probe on aluminum sheet

The U.S. International Trade Commission has ruled that imports of aluminum alloy sheet metal from China are harming U.S. aluminum manufacturers. The ruling allows a U.S. probe to proceed into whether aluminum alloy sheet is being dumped or unfairly subsidized. The National Marine Manufacturers Association held a webinar Tuesday, Jan. 16, to update the industry on the issue, which could ...

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Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show opens today

The Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show kicks off today for a four-day run at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This year’s show, which features over 700 new boats and innovative marine technology and accessories on display, is also home to the inaugural Minneapolis Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards come to Minneapolis in 2018 for the first time to honor manufacturers and ...

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BoatPAC exceeds 2017 contributions goal

The NMMA and MRAA BoatPAC  have exceeded their 2017 contributions goal of $150,000, raising almost $154,000 from 312 contributors. With this support, NMMA and MRAA tackled important issues on Capitol Hill while advocating on behalf of the recreational boating industry, said NMMA President Thom Dammrich. “We made a lot of progress in 2017 and the people in our industry who contributed ...

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California fishing license reform bill fails

A proposal to change California’s fishing licensing process to a 12-month calendar period failed to pass, as Senate Bill 187 failed in the California Assembly just before the Labor Day weekend.  Efforts led by the California Sportfishing League, which was founded in part by the NMMA, had helped drive support for the bill as CSL pointed out that the calendar system ...

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