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NMMA accepting 2019 Hall of Fame Award nominations

Nominations for the NMMA Hall of Fame Award are being accepted through July 17, 2019. Launched in 1988, the NMMA Hall of Fame award honors an individual who has or is currently generating substantial and lasting contributions to the advancement of the marine industry. It recognizes marine leaders whose names and deeds are synonymous with the pursuit of quality, innovation ...

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Congressman tours Scout Boats, holds workforce roundtable

On Monday, Representative Joe Cunningham (D-SC-1) met with recreational boating industry leaders – including representatives from Scout Boats, Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, Zodiac, Stingray Boats, and NMMA – at Scout Boats’ facility in Summersville, S.C. to discuss the recreational boating industry’s workforce challenges and infrastructure needs. Congressman Cunningham also toured Scout Boats’ plant prior to the roundtable discussion – which includes ...

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NMMA, coalition partners participate in new tariff hearings

Yesterday, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) held the first day of hearings regarding proposed Section 301 tariffs on approximately $300 billion worth of Chinese products (List 4). Held at the International Trade Commission, NMMA participated by bringing items that would be affected by the administration's newest round of proposed tariffs. NMMA was joined by representatives from the ...

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Confirmation hearings begin for Fish, Wildlife and Parks nominee

This week the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee held hearings to consider the nomination of Rob Wallace to be Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior. NMMA was joined by over thirty hunting, fishing, conservation, and outdoor recreation organizations in expressing collective support for Wallace’s ...

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Florida governor signs boat titling bill into law

Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the Uniform Certificate of Title Act (HB 475/S 676) – a top recreational boating industry priority. NMMA and its industry partners actively advocated in favor of the legislation, calling titling a vital tool in the effort to protect consumers from buying damaged, destroyed, or stolen boats. Similar to how Carfax identifies ...

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Congressman Gil Cisneros tours Suzuki

Adding to the wave of recent post-American Boating Congress (ABC) plant tours, last week, Congressman Gil Cisneros (D-CA-39) visited Suzuki’s California facility. NMMA said that plant visits with elected officials are important opportunities to highlight the industry and the organization encourages all of its members to work with them to schedule a visit. During the visit, Suzuki representatives discussed important ...

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Proposed tariffs on Mexico would hurt boating industry

The National Marine Manufacturers Association says the five-percent tariffs announced by President Trump on all goods from Mexico as a way to compel the country’s leaders to help curb illegal immigration into the U.S. would be "problematic" for marine manufacturers. The tariffs are currently set to begin on June 10 and steadily increase in the coming months – 10-percent on ...

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NMMA to host webinar on Section 301 tariffs

NMMA will host a webinar on Monday, June 10 at 11:00am ET to provide a full accounting of the recent actions on Section 301 tariffs targeting Chinese imports. Following a setback in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, the Trump administration raised its 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods (List 3) to 25% - with items ...

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Industry veteran Donald Reed passes away

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is sad to share the news that Donald Reed passed away in his home at the age of 89. Reed worked at NMMA when it was known as the Boating Industry Association (BIA) through the 1970s and 1980s. He was one of the earliest founders of the NMMA certification program and worked closely with ...

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Discover Boating launches marketing campaign

The Discover Boating national marketing campaign is underway to empower new audiences to get out on the water. Campaign programming taps into emotional ROI (benefits of boating), experience (accessibility and excitement of the boating lifestyle), barrier breakdown (debunking myths about boat ownership) and education (functional information to make informed decisions). Keep an eye on your screens this summer for these ...

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