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New England Boat Show sets attendance record

The Progressive® Insurance New England Boat Show® Presented by West Marine wrapped its nine-day run on Sunday, February 19 with a total of 51,725 attendees, up one percent from last year’s record breaking attendance and up nearly five percent from the three year attendance average. Exhibitors reported very strong sales and interest, with many expressing it was one of their best shows ...

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HydroHoist honored with NMMA Global Star

Throughout 2019, the NMMA will recognize a select group of members who exemplify export success in recreational boating – those members who have demonstrated a commitment to exporting, created a healthy balance between domestic and international sales, and built an understanding about why exporting is critical to the long term success of their company. For their commitment to exporting, NMMA ...

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NMMA: New powerboat registrations up 4.2 percent in 2018

NMMA’s latest New Powerboat Registrations Report shows new powerboat registrations were up 4.2 percent in 2018 compared to 2017.  Tow boats and personal watercraft remained growth leaders, up 10 percent and 8 percent respectively and accounting for nearly 30 percent of new boat unit sales. Registrations of new outboard boats, which comprise 64 percent of total new boat sales, were up 3 ...

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2019 MIBS Innovation Award winners announced

The NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored winners of the 2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, recognizing exceptionally groundbreaking new consumer marine products. The Awards were presented during the boat show’s annual Innovation Breakfast, held at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin on Virginia Key. This year’s program evaluated 66 products across 26 categories. The judges ultimately selected 18 winners ...

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NMMA recognizes CSI Award winners, presents Alan J. Freedman Award

The NMMA honored John Thommen, Founder and CEO, Ocean Marketing, Inc., with the 2019 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation. The award was presented during the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show’s annual Innovation Breakfast.   “NMMA is honored to present John Thommen with ...

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NMMA exploring association health plan as potential member benefit

NMMA is assessing if sponsoring an Association Health Plan for the benefit of NMMA members is viable. This is mostly dependent on whether there is sufficient interest from member companies to enable NMMA to secure attractive plan and pricing options from health insurance carriers. NMMA has engaged Mercer, a national firm that focuses on offering Association benefit programs. NMMA is ...

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NMMA to host first state political fly-in

NMMA will raise its political advocacy to a new level on March 20-21, 2019 with the association’s first state political fly-in. To be held in Florida’s state capitol in Tallahassee, the event will focus on bringing its priorities of conservation, consumer protection, and infrastructure to decision makers. Woven throughout the meetings with political and business leaders will be the release of ...

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NMMA applauds reintroduction of E15 Consumer Protection Bill

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL-21) and Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA-08), members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, recently reintroduced bipartisan legislation to more clearly define and label E15 ethanol blended gasoline at pumps. The legislation, known as the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act, would better protect consumers from misfuelling with E15 – a major NMMA advocacy priority that the association helped ...

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NMMA provides advocacy update following government reopening

The longest federal government shutdown in history ended last week when the administration and Congress agreeing to a three-week stopgap bill that funds the government through Feb. 15. While the shutdown created several challenges for the recreational boating industry, NMMA’s advocacy efforts continued on several fronts. Looking ahead, NMMA is encouraging federal leaders to reach a long-term agreement that keeps ...

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BoatUS to hold on-water training events at MIBS 2019

After completing a successful pilot program in 2018, which included NMMA’s Tampa and Norwalk boat shows, BoatUS is launching the BoatUS Foundation On-Water Training Program at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. The Miami Boat Show program will offer two courses to attendees – Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves – and is the kickoff of a nationwide rollout in 2019 with 39 additional ...

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