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NMMA joins boating advocates for Oregon Advocacy Day

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) joined recreational boating and fishing stakeholders and advocates, including Oregon-based marine dealers, and grassroots organization Oregon Families for Boating (OFFB) at Oregon’s inaugural “Advocacy Day” in Salem, Oregon. The coalition of industry stakeholders met with nearly 20 Oregon Senate and House of Representative legislators and staff to discuss legislative opportunities for recreational boating across ...

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Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show sees strong attendance, sales

The show floor of the 2023 Miami International Boat Show.

The 2023 Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show's five-day run over Presidents Day weekend drew more than 100,000 visitors from 35 countries to its six venues, with exhibitors reporting strong sales, leads and attendance. The largest boat and yacht event in the world, the show is a joint production by the NMMA, Informa Markets and the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA). “The Discover ...

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NMMA names 2023 Miami Innovation Award winners

Last week, the NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored 10 recipients and three honorable mentions with the 2023 Miami Innovation Awards during the Industry Breakfast at the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show.  The 2023 Miami Innovation Award winners are: Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats: Viking Yachts, Valhalla Boatworks – V-55 Center Console – “The Valhalla V-55 takes big sportfishing yacht features and seamlessly integrates them into ...

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NMMA names Congressional Boating Caucus Co-Chairs for 118th Congress

Newest members of Boating Caucus

The NMMA announced Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) as co-chairs of the Congressional Boating Caucus in the 118th Congress. For over 30 years, the Congressional Boating Caucus has advocated and provided leadership on priority issues for $170 billion recreational boating and fishing industry, the largest contributor to the nation’s ...

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Registration opens for 2023 American Boating Congress

Registration for the recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy event, the American Boating Congress, is now open. The American Boating Congress (ABC) will return to Washington, D.C. from May 8-10, 2023, bringing together all segments of the recreational boating industry to share its collective voice on Capitol Hill and address pressing matters for the industry. Following the return of a successful ...

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NMMA reports momentum heading into 2023

NMMA National Marine Manufacturers Association

The start of a new year brings the beginning of boat show season for the $170 billion U.S. recreational boating industry and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which represents 85 percent of the country’s recreational boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers. The recreational boating industry is preparing to welcome an estimated two million Americans to dozens of boat shows between January ...

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Discover Boating Chicago Boat Show makes return after hiatus

Show floor of the Chicago Boat Show.

The Discover Boating Chicago Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive Insurance, will be returning to McCormick Place Jan. 11-15, following a two-year hiatus. As one of Chicago’s most iconic events and a Midwest boating destination, the 2023 Chicago Boat Show is ready to welcome boating enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds to discover why life is better on the water. ...

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NMMA issues final call for Minneapolis Innovation Award entries

Minneapolis Innovation Awards 2023

The Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive Insurance, is accepting entries to the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards program through Friday. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain exposure and integrity for your brands. The Minneapolis Innovation Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in four product categories: aluminum fishing boats, fiberglass fishing boats, pontoon boats, and furnishings.  Innovation Award entrants gain valuable product ...

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NMMA Canada president Sara Anghel steps down

NMMA announced today that Sara Anghel, NMMA Canada president, is moving on from the Association after accepting the role of President/CEO for the Greater Toronto Hotel Association. She will remain onboard at NMMA through December 7.Anghel has been with the NMMA for nearly 15 years, starting as Vice President of Government Affairs for NMMA Canada before becoming NMMA Canada President.“Sara ...

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NMMA seeks nominations for 2023 Freedman Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2023 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award. Recipients of the NMMA's Freedman Award are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation.  The following are categories for consideration: Marine aftermarket or OEM manufacturerMarine representativeMember of marine-focused mediaBoat dealerMarine distributorMarine trade association staff person To nominate ...

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