NMMA’s Robert Newsome appointed to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

Last week, Robert Newsome, NMMA’s senior vice president of operations, was sworn in to the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC), following his appointment to the Federal Advisory Committee by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas. NBSAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the ...

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Regal unveils two new models for 2021

Regal Boats logo

Regal Marine unveiled their all-new models, the 36 XO and 36 Grande Coupe, on a live stream to the public. This was the first time in Regal’s history that new models have been introduced this way. According to Regal North American Sales Manager, Jake Kuck, “the 36 XO and the 36 Grande Coupe are two of the most forward-thinking models ...

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WAGO names new product manager


WAGO has announced the promotion of Clayton Windsor to product manager -- DIN rail mount terminal blocks.  Windsor has held the position of product specialist for Marking and Tools at WAGO for the past two and a half years.  “We are excited to promote Clayton to the position of Product Manager,” says Dean Norton, VP of Marketing.  “He has tremendous ...

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Avalon and Tahoe select Fusion Entertainment for marine audio packages

Fusion Marine Audio

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced that Avalon and Tahoe Manufacturing selected Fusion Entertainment to exclusively supply marine entertainment audio packages for its entire line of pontoons starting with model year 2021. Avalon announced to dealers that it will fully integrate Fusion Entertainment stereos, speakers, and amplifiers as a standard fit in each level of its high-performance, ...

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ABC 2020 wraps with focus on recovery

ABC 2020 wraps

NMMA wrapped up a successful virtual 2020 American Boating Congress (ABC) Thursday with a full slate of presentations from several Trump administration officials, political strategists and an economist. Hundreds of participants joined the virtual event again for its second day of programming, where panelists discussed the economic and political landscape amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The afternoon panel session ...

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Mercury Marine wins 2020 Red Dot design award

Mercury Marine has been awarded a 2020 Red Dot Design Award for the V-6 and V-8 FourStroke and V-8 AMS Verado outboard engines. Mercury won the award in partnership with Designworks, a BMW Group Company, Mercury's long-time product design partner. “We are honored to be given a Red Dot design award,” said Chris Drees, Mercury Marine president. “We know that ...

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US Harbors announces inaugural National Harbormaster Appreciation Day

 US Harbors, a free online resource for boaters and coastal communities, announced today the inaugural National Harbormaster Appreciation Day will be celebrated on Oct. 8, 2019. The new holiday, registered with the National Day Archive, is intended to bring recognition to the vital public servants in coastal communities that often are under appreciated.  Unlike police and firefighters, many people do not ...

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EPA officially approves year-round sale of E15

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally approved a rule allowing the year-round sale of fuel with 15% ethanol (E15). NMMA and its coalition partners repeatedly voiced opposition to EPA’s proposal leading up to the announcement, calling the rule legally dubious and a direct threat to consumer safety. In response, NMMA president, Thom Dammrich stated, "While deeply disappointing, today's announcement comes ...

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