Home » Tag Archives: national marine manufacturers association

Tag Archives: national marine manufacturers association

Yamaha’s Ben Speciale elected as NMMA Board of Directors chair

Ben Speciale, president of Yamaha’s U.S. Marine Business Unit, has been elected chairperson of the NMMA Board of Directors. Speciale succeeds Bill Watters, president of Syntec Industries, who served as chairman from October 2016 through October 2018. NMMA Board of Directors elections were held at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), Oct. 2-4 in Tampa. Ben Speciale became president ...

Read More »

At the helm: U.S. Interior reorganization is welcome news

In late August, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke stole a historical page from John Wesley Powell’s book in issuing a reorganization plan that will divide the agency into 12 regions. Powell was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions.  Powell served as second director of ...

Read More »

NMMA President Thom Dammrich announces retirement, named 2018 Hall of Fame recipient

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today the recipient of the 2018 Hall of Fame Award is NMMA President Thom Dammrich. Dammrich, who has nearly 20 years at the helm of the NMMA, will be inducted into the NMMA Hall of Fame – the association’s most prestigious recognition – during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) annual Industry Breakfast Tuesday, Oct. 2. ...

Read More »

Norwalk Boat Show wraps with strong leads, sales reports

The Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show wrapped on Sunday, Sept. 23 with exhibitors reporting solid sales, quality attendees and strong leads with many stating they will return next year. This year, the show attracted 14,384 attendees, down 5 percent from 2017 with 15,071 attendees. A few factors affected attendance this year compared to last, including the Jewish holiday falling earlier in the ...

Read More »

Manufacturing Day offers unique opportunity for boating industry

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is encouraging members to participate in Manufacturing Day, which takes place next Friday, Oct. 5. This is the boating industry's opportunity to educate the public about marine manufacturing and encourage young people to explore it as a career, building the industry’s workforce. It's also a chance to boost our industry's advocacy efforts by engaging local decision ...

Read More »

NMMA offers guidance on requesting exclusion from Section 301 tariffs

NMMA is notifying members of an opportunity to request relief from the first tranche of Section 301 tariffs on $34 billion in goods imported from China. Back in July, the U.S. government began imposing a 25 percent tariff on select Chinese products – including propellers, hydro jet engines, combustion engines, fuel injection pumps, manufacturing machinery, antenna receivers, display monitors, and ...

Read More »

Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show opens today

The Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show begins today and runs through Sunday. The Northeast’s premier in-water boating event features 300 new boats from luxury yachts to affordable family cruisers and kicks off this morning with a press conference on marine workforce development in conjunction with the Connecticut Marine Trade Association (CMTA). The four-day event offers special features for boaters, anglers and families, including ...

Read More »

New powerboat registrations up 3.5 percent in July

Preliminary data for July 2018 show new powerboat registrations were up 3.5 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis (R12M YOY). These new data have been updated and are currently reflected the New Powerboat Registrations Report from the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Highlights from the report include: Cruisers, tow boats and outboard-propelled runabouts were up 6 to 8 percent (R12M ...

Read More »

NMMA ramps up advocacy efforts after Congressional summer recess

Last week, NMMA and their members held several events and meetings on Capitol Hill and with the administration to highlight the recreational boating industry’s priorities – including trade, the Modern Fish Act, E15, and workforce development. The November midterm elections are just around the corner and NMMA is working diligently to accomplish the industry’s objectives before the end of the ...

Read More »

Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show features 400-plus boats

The Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show kicks off today (Friday, Sept. 7) and runs through Sunday, Sept. 9. The region’s only on-water boat show will showcase the marine industry’s newest boats, technology and accessories at the Tampa Convention Center and Harbor. Visitors to the Bay Area’s largest boat show can view, board and buy boats at the best prices of ...

Read More »