Tag Archives: Frank Hugelmeyer

NMMA recaps day one of ABC 2021

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

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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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NMMA State of Recreational Boating update

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NMMA held a State of the Recreational Boating Industry and Awards Presentation webinar featuring a host of speakers and honoring dozens of marine companies and industry leaders. Highlights included the state of the industry address from NMMA President Frank Hugelmeyer. Hugelmeyer touched on the latest sales data and trends, as well as advocacy and market expansion priorities for the year ...

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Outdoor groups call on Congress to pass conservation work legislation

Earlier this week, a coalition of ten organizations – including NMMA – called on Congress to consider conservation priorities as policymakers draft economic recovery legislation. NMMA joined the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, National Audubon Society, Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, American Sportfishing Association, and others in identifying a list of shared legislative priorities with House and Senate leadership. The ...

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NMMA to host state of the industry and awards webinar

The NMMA has announced it will host a state of the industry and awards presentation webinar on Thursday, March 4 at 11 a.m. ET. NMMA President Frank Hugelmeyer will outline the latest sales data and trends, as well as advocacy and market expansion priorities for the year ahead.The webinar will also include an update from Washington, D.C. with a special ...

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Miami Boat and Yacht Shows join forces

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The NMMA announced today a landmark partnership with Informa Markets to create the first joint production of South Florida’s preeminent winter boat shows—the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS), Miami Yacht Show (MYS) and Superyacht Miami. Set to debut Wednesday, February 16 through Sunday, February 20, 2022 over Presidents Day weekend, the joint event—which will carry the Miami International Boat Show name—will deliver enhanced value ...

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NMMA announces additional changes to 2021 Boat Shows

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After a thorough market-by-market evaluation of its boat shows still on the schedule for the first quarter of 2021, the NMMA announced today it is canceling this year’s Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show and Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow, and postponing the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show to April 7-11, 2021, which was originally scheduled Feb. 24-28. The Association announced in ...

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NMMA reports 13-year high for U.S. boat sales in 2020

With heightened interest in outdoor recreation activities and ways to social distance, consumer demand for new boats surged across the country in 2020. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), representing North American recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturers, reports that retail unit sales of new powerboats in the U.S. increased last year by an estimated 12% compared to 2019. More than ...

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NMMA President talks boat shows

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After a year filled with uncertainty and disruption, including the cancellation and postponement of many boating industry events and shows, NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer shares his thoughts on the importance and future of boat shows: The unprecedented disruption from COVID-19 has been a blessing and curse for the recreational boating industry. On one hand, we have witnessed a remarkable shift ...

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