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NMMA announces leadership team, staff reorganization

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has promoted key staff as it reorganizes its leadership team and establishes a strong foundation of executives that will help guide the association under NMMA President Thom Dammrich. Ben Wold, executive vice president for NMMA, is retiring from his role with the association, where worked more than 41 years and oversaw boat and sport shows ...

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NMMA hails new ethanol consumer education legislation

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is applauding Representatives Austin Scott (R-GA-08) and Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) for introducing the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018. The act requires the Environmental Protection Agency to expand consumer awareness on how to safely use fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol. Since marine engines are prohibited from using fuel with more than 10 ...

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NMMA takes additional action on aluminum tariffs

The National Marine Manufacturers Association will testify before the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) 301 Committee to oppose the imposition of high and compounding tariffs on U.S. marine manufacturers. Today’s public hearing is part of USTR’s Section 301 investigation, which was initiated under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to examine China’s unfair trade practices and continued infringement of ...

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American Boating Congress 2018 brings issues, leaders together

More than 250 attendees met with the nation’s leaders and participated in a variety of informative sessions and workshops throughout last week's American Boating Congress. The marine industry’s premier political and legislative event produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) shed a bright light on critical issues impacting the recreational boating industry, such as getting the Modern Fish Act ...

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EPA administrator, interior secretary speak at American Boating Congress

Fuel policy, fisheries and infrastructure were among top policies discussed during the final day of the 2018 American Boating Congress. Among the high profile speakers from Washington were special appearances by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Pruitt addressed an audience at the opening of ABC’s final session. He recognized the ...

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Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin will represent industry on U.S. Interior outdoor recreation committee

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently announced the addition of Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin to the U.S. Department of Interior’s “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee. The announcement was made Friday, May 11, during the recreational marine industry’s annual legislative conference, the American Boating Congress, in Washington, D.C. The committee advises the Secretary of ...

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Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award winners will honored at American Boating Congress

 The Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness announced today the recipients of the 2018 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award – Regulator Marine President Joan Maxwell and Grady-White Boats President Kris Carroll – for their extraordinary service and commitment to advocacy on behalf of the recreational boating industry. Carroll and Maxwell will be honored at the American Boating ...

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The Modern Fish Act takes center stage in Washington

As the boating industry heads to Washington, D.C. this week for the American Boating Congress, the Modern Fish Act is focal point of ongoing industry advocacy with numerous outreach efforts underway. The Center for Sportfishing Policy (CSP) is leading initiatives to put the Modern Fish Act front and center as Congress prepares to move the bill to the House and ...

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NMMA announces 2017 boat dealer Marine Industry CSI winners

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has announced the boat dealer recipients of the 2017 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards. The Awards honor 1,282 boat dealers for excellence in customer satisfaction and 951 for excellence in customer service. For the second consecutive year, NMMA is using dealer satisfaction data collected through the Marine Industry CSI program to recognize boat ...

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American Boating Congress webinar features update

In 2018, the recreational boating industry is facing major policy decisions that will have long-term impacts on boating in the U.S. Join the National Marine Manufacturers Association for a critical webinar to learn more about the Modern Fish Act passed, stopping the year-round sale of E15, and defending the industry from domestic and global tariffs and how to make the most ...

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