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NMMA exploring association health plan as potential member benefit

NMMA is assessing if sponsoring an Association Health Plan for the benefit of NMMA members is viable. This is mostly dependent on whether there is sufficient interest from member companies to enable NMMA to secure attractive plan and pricing options from health insurance carriers. NMMA has engaged Mercer, a national firm that focuses on offering Association benefit programs. NMMA is ...

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ICOMIA publishes guidance note on Brexit

To address frequent questions surrounding Brexit, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has published Edition 1 of ICOMIA Guidance on Brexit following the recent rejection of the withdrawal agreement by the UK Parliament. The Guidance Note highlights various exit scenarios which may affect manufacturers either located: In the UK exporting product to Europe European manufacturers exporting product to the UK ...

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MRAA opens registration for new conference

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas launched registration for its new annual conference, Dealer Week. Attendees can sign up for the event now at DealerWeek.com. Attendees can sign up earlier than ever before with a new price point, Earliest Bird, that lasts through March 31. Earliest Bird offers pricing of $424 for MRAA Members and $524 for Non-Members. “We’ve ...

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NMMA to host first state political fly-in

NMMA will raise its political advocacy to a new level on March 20-21, 2019 with the association’s first state political fly-in. To be held in Florida’s state capitol in Tallahassee, the event will focus on bringing its priorities of conservation, consumer protection, and infrastructure to decision makers. Woven throughout the meetings with political and business leaders will be the release of ...

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MasterCraft reports Q2 FY 2019 results

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCFT), designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreational powerboats through its three wholly-owned subsidiaries, MasterCraft Boat Company, LLC, NauticStar, LLC, and Crest Marine LLC, announced financial results for its fiscal 2019 second quarter ended Dec. 30, 2018. Total net sales for the fiscal second quarter were $121.5 million, reflecting an increase of $43.1 million, or 55.0 ...

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Freedom Boat Club appoints new director of marketing

Nick Gosselin has been appointed to serve as the Director of Marketing for Freedom Boat Club and its sister company, Freedom RVing, effective Feb. 18. Gosselin will oversee the company’s internal marketing team and all corporate marketing initiatives from the company’s national headquarters in Venice, Fla. In this capacity, Gosselin will work closely with the Freedom Boat Club executive team ...

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Correct Craft honored by Habitat for Humanity

Correct Craft recently accepted Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County’s highest honor, the 2018 Walter Pharr Legacy Award, at the Cornerstone Guild Breakfast on the build site.   The Walter Pharr Legacy Award was created in 2016 to honor and recognize the founding of Habitat Orlando & Osceola by Board Member, Walter Pharr, and his spirit and passion ...

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Malibu reports results for Q2 FY 2019

Malibu Boats, Inc. (Nasdaq: MBUU) announced its financial results for the second quarter ended Dec. 31, 2018. Highlights for Q2 of fiscal year 2019 include: Net sales increased 45 percent to $165.8 million compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2018. Unit volume increased 18.2 percent to 1,760 boats compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2018. Net ...

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NMMA applauds reintroduction of E15 Consumer Protection Bill

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA-08), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, recently reintroduced bipartisan legislation to more clearly define and label E15 ethanol blended gasoline at pumps. The legislation, known as the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act, would better protect consumers from misfuelling with E15 – a major NMMA advocacy priority that the association helped ...

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MRAA names new director of education

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has announced the hiring of Mike Davin as the association’s new Director of Education. Prior to joining MRAA, Mike served as Director of Marketing and Communications at The Event Group, where he partnered with clients on marketing, strategic planning and event management. In his role, he helped produce events of all sizes, from ...

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