NMMA certifies its 200th manufacturer

CHICAGO – The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently certified its 200th boat/yacht manufacturer-member. Everglades Boats of Edgewater, Fla., under its Boat/Yacht Certification program, NMMA reported in a release this morning.

“This is a major accomplishment not only for the marine industry, but more importantly for the boating consumer,” said Thom Dammrich, NMMA president. “The industry’s well aware of the importance product certification holds in relation to success of the Grow Boating Initiative, and the fact we’ve hit the 200-mark with certifying NMMA boat and yacht manufacturer-members is remarkable. Reaching this level of commitment from our industry’s manufacturers is a clear indication we’re well on our way to transforming our improved product goals into reality.”

In addition to Everglades, the following manufacturers are the latest to earn NMMA Certified status for their respective products:

  • AB Inflatables, Miranda, Venezuela
  • Bestway Inflatables, Shanghai, China
  • Campion Marine Inc., Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
  • Mainstream Outdoors, Inc., Carver, Minn.
  • Neptunus Yachts, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
  • Sun Country Marine, Page, Ariz.
  • Zego, Long Beach, Calif.
  • To date, 203 NMMA member manufacturers have become NMMA Certified. An additional 168 manufacturer members are currently undergoing the certification process.

    While all boats in the United States must meet applicable U.S. Coast Guard regulations, boats built by manufacturers participating in the NMMA Certified program must also meet more comprehensive standards set by the American Boat and Yacht Council. Furthermore, to become NMMA Certified, a boat must pass a third-party inspection to ensure it meets and adheres to all applicable standards. NMMA Certified manufacturers must also maintain an ongoing, formal Customer Satisfaction Index program.

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