Tag Archives: COVID-19 and the recreational boating industry

Marine CEOs more optimistic

Marine CEOs optimistic

NMMA’s Q2 2020 Marine CEO Sentiment Report, a quarterly survey to assess the state and needs of U.S. recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturing businesses, shows marine CEO sentiment has improved considerably since the onset of the pandemic. “Marine CEO sentiment was much more optimistic in Q2, returning to levels pre-pandemic, bolstered by record new boat sales this summer,” said ...

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Senators call for outdoor recreation funding

Last week, a dozen U.S. Senators sent a letter to the chamber’s leadership urging them to include support for outdoor recreation and public land infrastructure jobs in the next COVID-19 relief package, drawing praise from NMMA. In the letter, the Senators note that more investment is needed in order to bring back jobs lost as outdoor recreation has decreased during the COVID-19 ...

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IBEX COVID-19 update

IBEX 2020

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced they are optimistic the 2020 show will open as planned on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Show organizers report they are closely monitoring Florida’s Three Phases of Re-Opening Guidelines and the state’s progress, as well as working with the Tampa Convention Center and Visit Tampa Bay to develop health and safety protocols to ...

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Michigan lifts motorized boating restrictions

Michigan marina

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-59, extending her “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through May 15. However, the new order also removes some restrictions on outdoor activities like motorized boating – a top priority of the recreational boating community. Leading up to the decision, NMMA worked with members of Michigan’s congressional delegation, along with state level officials to advocate ...

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