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Boating Industry gears up for power-packed 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

Boating Industry Elevate Summit

EPG Brand Acceleration in conjunction with Boating Industry Magazine is well underway in planning for its 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT slated November 14-16 at the beautiful Caribe Royale resort in Orlando, FL. “The team at Boating Industry has been working very hard over the past few years to make the ELEVATE SUMMIT a significant leadership event unlike anything our industry has ...

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Ned Trigg honored with 2022 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award

The NMMA Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness announced today that Ned Trigg, former executive vice president of Dometic’s marine division who recently retired, is the recipient of the 2022 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award for his extraordinary service, commitment and dedication to the long-term health of the recreational boating industry. Trigg will be honored on Friday ...

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Senate passes Water Resources Development Act

U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) released last week its text for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022, a water infrastructure package reauthorized by Congress on a biannual basis. The Senate’s version of this year’s WRDA bill includes several wins for the recreational boating industry, including top priorities which NMMA has advocated for over the ...

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U.S. Senate passes Outdoor Recreation Act as industry highlights economic contributions

The outdoor recreation industry celebrates the physical, mental, and economic health contributions the $689 billion outdoor recreation industry has made over the course of the pandemic as the U.S. Senate marked up the first-ever recreation package, America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2022.Spearheaded by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), of which the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is a founding member, ...

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NMMA, Info-Link release report on first-time buyers

The NMMA and Info-Link, a market intelligence firm serving the recreational boating industry, recently reported that 420,000 first-time boat buyers of new and pre-owned boats entered the market in 2021, on par with 2020 – levels the industry hasn’t seen since 2007. First-time boat buyers accounted for 34% of boat sales in 2021, driving growth for the recreational boating industry ...

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Canada alters incoming Luxury Tax rules

Earlier this week, the Canadian government posted a notice of the final legislation containing the luxury tax, with some changes and wins for the recreational boating industry. The new, final legislation signals all deals signed before 2022 (by December 31, 2021) will now be exempt from the luxury tax, regardless of delivery date. You may recall the draft version of ...

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Dates set for 2022 NMEA conference in Anaheim

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced that its 2022 Conference will be held at the Sheraton Anaheim Park Hotel on October 3 – 7, 2022. The exposition portion of the event will be held October 4 and 5 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. The 2022 NMEA Marine Electronics Conference & Expo will be the largest industry trade event ...

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Minnesota boater education bill moves ahead

As the weather warms and boating season nears in the Great Lakes region, Minnesota lawmakers are inching closer to officially expanding boater education to include adult operators. Last Thursday the Minnesota House of Representatives passed its omnibus environment and natural resources bill, HF4492/SF4062. The bill will return to the Senate, where a conference committee is expected to work out the differences ...

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NMMA announces speakers for ABC 2022

Returning to The Wharf in Washington, D.C. from May 11-13, 2022, the NMMA team has secured a roster of speakers, including industry thought leaders, members of Congress, and economists, for this year’s American Boating Congress (ABC). As the industry gathers for the recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy event, this year’s lineup of speakers will provide insight in to the 2022 ...

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