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NMMA urges industry to participate in annual advocacy survey

NMMA is calling on all recreational boating industry stakeholders to participate in the association’s second annual advocacy survey, which will play an important role in shaping the organization’s 2020 policy priorities.  Click here to take the survey. The deadline to submit responses is Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, and NMMA is strongly encouraging all stakeholders to provide input. "Direct stakeholder feedback ...

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Judges announced for Minneapolis Innovation Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the panel of judges set to evaluate product entries for the third annual Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards. The 2020 Innovation Award winners will be announced Wednesday, January 22 during the boat show’s “Sneak Peek” evening. The deadline for entry into the 2020 Innovation Awards is Friday, Dec. 20.  The Innovation Awards ...

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NMMA seeking entries for MIBS 2020 Innovation Awards

NMMA has issued a call for companies to enter new products for the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards. NMMA calls the awards "the industry’s most prestigious honors recognizing manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market." The deadline for entry is Jan. 10, 2020. Full program details and requirements can be found here. Innovation Award winners will ...

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Grow Boating elects Bryan Seti chairperson, names new board officers

Earlier this month, Bryan Seti, general manager of sales and marketing, Yamaha WaterCraft Group, was elected chairperson of the Grow Boating Board of Directors during their annual meeting in Chicago. Seti succeeds Joe Lewis, owner and general manager of Mt. Dora Boating Center, who served as chairperson from 2011 through October 2019.Seti joined Yamaha in 1998 and leads sales and ...

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NMMA seeks nominations for 2020 Alan J. Freedman Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award.  Recipients of the NMMA 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 an ...

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NMMA: September retail units back on par with last year

NMMA announced its September New Powerboat Registrations Report showing new powerboat retail sales down 0.9% on a rolling 12-month year-over-year (R12M YOY) basis and up a healthy 5% on a rolling three-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis through September. Total new units sold in 2019 (through September) reached 251,000.“With optimal summer weather arriving later in the season for most of the U.S., we ...

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Congress moves forward against marine debris

The U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee advanced key legislation to address the growing global marine debris crisis late last week. The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act (S.1982/H.R.2969) – sponsored by Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) – would create a federal marine debris foundation, establish a “genius prize” to encourage the development of solutions to ...

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Florida industry reps convene for second advocacy summit

Last week, NMMA held its second Florida advocacy fly-in, serving as a critical component of the association’s strategic plan to bolster advocacy efforts in key states and regions. Eighteen stakeholders participated in the event, where they attended issue briefing sessions and met directly with key legislators and decisionmakers on pressing policy issues facing the recreational boating industry. The November advocacy ...

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NMMA issues call for Miami Innovation Awards entries

The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards program is now accepting submissions. The program provides the opportunity for eligible exhibitors to enter new products into twenty-six product categories. The 2020 Innovation Award winners will be announced and honored during the Miami Boat Show's Innovation Breakfast on Feb. 14, 2020. Entrants to the 2020 program will not only have a chance to win ...

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Registration opens for American Boating Congress 2020

Registration for the 2020 American Boating Congress (ABC) is now open. NMMA said it is encouraging all stakeholders to reserve their spot today. ABC 2020 – the recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy summit in Washington, D.C. – will be held on Tuesday, May 12 through Thursday, May 14. For the first time the event moves to the InterContinental located at ...

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