Trade Associations

ABYC names keynote for January’s annual meeting

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U.S. Coast Guard Captain Troy Glendye is scheduled as the keynote speaker at the American Boat & Council (ABYC) annual meeting taking place Jan. 10, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. ABYC’s annual meeting and cocktail reception launches Standards Week, which includes Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings where industry experts gather to update ABYC ...

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Judges announced for 2022 Minneapolis Innovation Awards

The NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced today the panel of judges set to evaluate product entries for the 2022 Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards. Innovation Award winners will be announced Wednesday, January 19 during the boat show’s “Sneak Peek” evening. The Innovation Awards judges’ committee is comprised of three BWI members who perform product testing throughout the year and have specific ...

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NATDA partners with Wounded Warrior Project

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) is committed to supporting our nation’s wounded veterans through Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and its free programs and services. Many wounded veterans face significant challenges when they return to civilian life, and through the generous support of donors and corporate partners, WWP provides support, wherever they are in their journey to recovery.  Until Friday, September 2, ...

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2021 Snapshot: NMMA’s Year in Review

After an unpredictable year, the NMMA remained focused on the growth and success of the North American recreational boating industry through the team's work on Advocacy, Discover Boating, Business Intelligence, Consumer and Trade Shows, Engineering Standards, Membership and more.  As we close out this year, NMMA looks back in a brief snapshot of its critical advocacy and market expansion goals, ...

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Boating Industry ELEVATE Summit Conference continued its momentum in 2021

Boating Industry ELEVATE Summit Conference

The third annual Boating Industry ELEVATE Summit Conference, held at the downtown Atlanta Hyatt Regency November 8- 10, 2021, continued the positive momentum as the unique industry event designed for marine industry thought leaders and visionaries, providing opportunities to connect, collaborate, cultivate and celebrate. This year’s summit included 12 strategic, executive-level sessions featuring 23 expert presenters, plus 21 active sponsors. “We couldn’t be ...

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Entries being accepted for the 2022 Miami Innovation Awards

The NMMA sats it’s time to enter your new product for the Miami Innovation Awards presented at the 2022 Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show®, the industry’s most prestigious honors recognizing manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market.  The deadline for entry is January 13, 2022. Complete details, including requirements and regulations, can be reviewed on the program webpage.  Innovation Award ...

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Seattle Boat Show celebrates 75 years

When the Seattle Boat Show sails into town on Feb. 4, 2022, it will be the 75th anniversary of what began modestly in 1947, with 13 marine dealers pitching a tent on the shores of Lake Union. The 75th Anniversary show, which runs through February 12, will feature 255 exhibitors with more than 800 new and brokerage boats—indoors at Lumen Field Event Center ...

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NMMA Canada seeks Hall of Fame nominations

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Nominations are being accepted for the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame through January 10, 2022. Inductees in the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame include those who have, or those who continue to, generate substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry. The 2022 NMMA Canada Hall of Fame inductee will be announced at the NMMA Canada State ...

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NMMA issues last call for 2022 Minneapolis Innovation Award entries

The Innovation Awards are returning in-person to the Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show, and the call for entries is open through Friday, Dec. 17. The Innovation Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in four product categories: Aluminum fishing boatsFiberglass fishing boatsPontoon boatsFurnishings — New for 2022 All Innovation Award entrants gain valuable product exposure, including: Innovation Award signage—identifies your product as cutting-edge to the public ...

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Virginia Governor announces funding for outdoor recreation office

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam proposed last week a two-year budget that will include nearly $245 million for outdoor recreation and Virginia’s world-renowned natural lands – a welcome announcement for the broader outdoor recreation industry, including NMMA and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), of which the NMMA is a founding member. The new funding will help significantly expand Virginia’s network of regional trails, Virginia ...

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