Trade Associations

Discover Boating launches new boating basics video episode on docking

Discover Boating launched a new episode – a beginner’s guide on how to dock a boat – in its five-part digital video series ‘Boating Basics: Pro Tips’ powered by Progressive® to support ongoing efforts around boater engagement and education. In episode three, “6 Steps to Docking a Boat Like a Pro,” boaters will learn simple tips to prepare for any ...

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2022 Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards call for entries

The Innovation Awards are returning in-person to the Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show®, and the call for entries is now open. 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 and industry stakeholdersProduct review ...

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MRAA details full education lineup for Dealer Week

MRAA

MRAA's Dealer Week has announced their education lineup. The event will take place in Austin, Tx., Dec. 6-9 and online, Jan. 11-13. Attendees who sign up for the in-person event will receive complimentary access to Dealer Week Online. For those who are unable to attend in person, a separate online-only registration is also available.  “We waited longer than usual to finalize ...

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Sea Tow Foundation opens Life Jacket Loaner Station application

Sea Tow Life Jacket Loaner Station

Those passionate about boating safety and saving lives through life jacket use can now apply to host a Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Station for the 2022 boating season. The application period is open from Nov. 1, 2021, through Feb. 1, 2022; there is no cost to apply, and all materials are free as well. Any organization, boating agency, company, or ...

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Pre-owned boat sales exceeded one million units in 2020 for the first time since 2006

The Pre-Owned Boat Market section of NMMA’s 2020 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available. This report includes retail unit sales data, retail market values, average price information, and pre-owned boat sales trends from 2008-2020. Data from the report show pre-owned boat sales exceeded one million units in 2020 for the first time since 2006 to reach 1.05 million boats, an 8.6% increase ...

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Boating industry celebrates passage of bipartisan infrastructure bill

Many in the the recreational boating industry are applauding the passage of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – commonly referred to as the bipartisan infrastructure framework (BIF) – which includes funding for recreation-based ports and waterways, funding for climate resiliency measures, and reauthorizes the $750 million Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund. “The passage of this ...

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OSHA vaccine rule halted for now

A federal appeals court temporarily halted the Biden administration's Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule requiring private employers with 100 or more employees – firm or company-wide – to develop, implement, and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering ...

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New anglers become winners at “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!”

More than 40 aspiring anglers came from Florida as well as several other states to learn from the pros at the "Ladies, Let's Go Fishing!" Keys University, at the Elks Lodge, Tavernier, FL. Participants came to learn about fishing and practice their skills on the water. The event kicked off with a meet-and-greet social featuring networking, fundraisers and a Potluck Appetizer Contest.  ...

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Biden Administration confirms tariff removal timing

In a briefing with NMMA, representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative confirmed that the European Union’s (EU) 25% retaliatory tariff on American-made boats will be lifted on January 1, 2022, provided the U.S. rolls back its Section 232 tariffs on aluminum and steel by January 1, 2022. Additionally, the officials confirmed that ...

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EU removes retaliatory tariffs on American boats entering Europe

The United States and European Union (EU) announced a deal to remove steel and aluminum tariffs, resulting in the full removal of the 25% retaliatory tariffs imposed on American-made boats and engines entering the EU. Since the tariffs were implemented in 2018, the NMMA team has dedicated significant attention and resources to resolving this issue. The suspension of the retaliatory tariffs ...

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