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NMMA names new SVP of government relations

NMMA announced the hire of Tillie Fowler as its new senior vice president of government relations and regulatory affairs. Fowler will officially join the NMMA on August 30 and oversee the Association’s advocacy work at the federal, state, and international levels of government. “I am thrilled to welcome Tillie to the NMMA team. Her extensive policy and legislative experience across ...

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NMMA joins business groups in support of bipartisan infrastructure framework

NMMA and more than 120 manufacturing organizations representing businesses across the nation recently sent a letter urging members of Congress to pass President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposal. In addition to NMMA, the letter was signed by National Association of Manufacturers, National Association of Trailer Manufacturers, and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. “A comprehensive and inclusive infrastructure package is critical to ...

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NMMA report indicates continued sales momentum

The NMMA announced continued momentum of boat sales and boating demand propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic. New boat sales, which reached a 13-year high in 2020, remain at elevated levels – with sales through March 2021 up 30% compared to the 2020 average; demand is at an all-time high as Americans take to the water in record numbers; and dealers are selling ...

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NMMA, Informa, Miami sign contract for MIBS 2022

NMMA, Informa Markets, and the City of Miami Beach took part in an official contract signing ceremony last Friday for the 2022 Miami International Boat Show. The Miami International Boat Show, set to take place Wednesday, February 16 through Sunday, February 20, 2022 over Presidents' Day weekend, is returning its on-land portion to the reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition ...

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Legislators reintroduce Recreation Not Red Tape Act

Outdoors Recreation Act

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable recently threw its support behind Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Blake Moore’s (R-UT) reintroduced Recreation Not Red Tape Act to lower obstacles for people to recreate in, improve and prioritize the outdoors. “Outdoor recreation is a major force in the nation’s economy, contributing $788 billion in economic output and supporting 5.2 million jobs. As our industry ...

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U.S. and E.U. agree to halt tariff increase on American boats entering Europe

U.S. recreational boat exports sharply down

The United States and European Union announced an agreement to suspend the looming tariff increase on U.S. boats and engines making their way to the E.U., just days before the scheduled June 1 deadline. The negotiating parties have stated leadership from both sides of the Atlantic are committed to reaching an agreement that will permanently reverse the still applicable 25% ...

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Biden Administration’s 30×30 plan balances conservation and access

Water conservation

The Biden Administration outlined its vision to conserve 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030, commonly known as the “30 by 30 Initiative.” The administration’s “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful” report is a 10-year conservation plan that focuses on expanding collaborative conservation efforts, restoring critical ecosystems, such as the Everglades and Great Lakes, and increasing access for outdoor ...

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NMMA recaps day one of ABC 2021

Washington monument

Yesterday NMMA kicked off the first day of its annual advocacy event, the 2021 virtual American Boating Congress (ABC). The association welcomed nearly 400 attendees and an impressive lineup of speakers, including members of Congress, chiefs of staff, and directors of offices of outdoor recreation (OREC) from around the country. Throughout the initial day of programming, NMMA member companies and ...

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2021 American Boating Congress begins tomorrow

ABC logo

The recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy event, the 2021 American Boating Congress, begins Wednesday, April 21 and runs through Thursday, April 22. For the second year, the 2021 ABC will be held virtually. Registration is still open for the event and may be accessed here. What: The Virtual 2021 American Boating CongressWhen: Wednesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 22, from 1:30 ...

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NMMA’s Vasilaros departs for Business Roundtable

NMMA announced today that Nicole Vasilaros, NMMA’s Senior Vice President, Government and Legal Affairs, is moving on from the Association after accepting the role of Vice President, Advocacy and Government Relations at the Business Roundtable. Vasilaros will remain onboard at NMMA through April 23 and following the 2021 American Boating Congress (April 21-22) to ensure a smooth transition.  Vasilaros began at NMMA in 2011, ...

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