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NMMA announces dates for ABC 2023

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 to the industry. Following the return of a successful in-person ABC this year, the NMMA will welcome the industry back to The Wharf, D.C. at ...

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NMMA meets with members of Parliament on Canadian Luxury Tax

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The Senate of Canada met last week to consider the Budget Implementation Act of 2022, or Bill C-19, which includes the “luxury tax” on new boats valued at CA $250,000 or more. A recent study conducted by Jack Mintz, Ph.D., at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, in conjunction with Fred O'Riordan at EY Canada, found ...

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NMMA hires new VP of business intelligence

NMMA recently welcomed Mildred Robinson as vice president of business intelligence. In this new role, Robinson will drive NMMA’s data, analytics and insights department to enhance and expand research critical to the success of the recreational boating industry. Robinson reports to Ellen Bradley, senior vice president of marketing and communications and chief brand officer. “We are thrilled to welcome Mildred ...

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NMMA: New powerboat sales normalizing

The NMMA reports new powerboat sales through Q1 2022 are showing signs of normalizing following two years of historic growth. In the first quarter, new powerboat retail sales totaled 54,000 units, down 20% compared to Q1 2021, while continuing to surpass pre-pandemic levels, up 20% from Q1 2019’s 45,000 units.  “Not surprisingly, we’re seeing sales begin to stabilize following extraordinary growth in ...

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NMMA State Advocacy Team secures victories in boating access

As state legislative sessions near their final days, boating access rights have been at risk across the United States. Lawmakers, agencies, and special interest groups across several states have attempted to regulate towed water sports, specifically wakesurfing, due to erroneous claims that the activity has a negative impact on waterway shorelines.The NMMA State Advocacy team, alongside the Water Sports Industry ...

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California pauses proposal to change Prop 65 labels

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The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced last week it was unable to complete the regulatory process for its proposal to change the Proposition 65 (Prop 65) short-form warning requirements. California OEHHA’s proposal to the short-form warning requirements changes would require any company using short-form warnings to revise their Prop 65 compliance plans, including labeling and marketing materials. In ...

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Tiara encourages support of GLBBS for workforce development

In the face of the pandemic, the marine industry has faced several challenges, including supply chain and workforce disruptions. In a letter penned by Tiara Yachts President and CEO Tom Slikkers, Slikkers makes note of these business challenges – specifically highlighting workforce challenges – and encourages greater industry support of the Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS). GLBBS aims to ...

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Ned Trigg honored with 2022 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award

The NMMA Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness announced today that Ned Trigg, former executive vice president of Dometic’s marine division who recently retired, is the recipient of the 2022 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award for his extraordinary service, commitment and dedication to the long-term health of the recreational boating industry. Trigg will be honored on Friday ...

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Industry voices: Innovation drives a sustainable future

By Frank Hugelmeyer If the past two years taught us anything, it’s that change truly is a constant—you can adapt and innovate or be disrupted. When many Americans turned to outdoor recreation as an escape from the greatest social and socioeconomic shift of their lives, the boating industry fared well relative to the broader economy. Nonetheless, we’ve had to embrace ...

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New peer-reviewed paper analyzes wakesurfing shore impact

New report on wakesurfing

The Journal of Water Resource and Protection, a monthly journal featuring state-of-the-art research works, recently published a new paper titled, Numerical Study of the Impact of Wake Surfing on Inland Bodies of Water. Renowned researcher and computational fluid dynamic engineer in the marine space, Endicott (Cotty) M. Fay, is among the paper’s lead researchers.The paper quantifies the impact related to turbidity and ...

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