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NMMA recaps boat show advocacy tour

The NMMA advocacy team wrapped up their boat show advocacy tour late last month, with briefing events at seven shows that were attended by hundreds of industry stakeholders and key national, state, and local government officials. The tour – titled “Propelling Our Industry Forward” – is part of NMMA’s strategic plan to engage membership and the industry in advocacy and ...

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Senate Committee holds hearing on outdoor recreation infrastructure

This morning, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a hearing on improving access, infrastructure, and permitting for outdoor recreation. The National Marine Manufacturers Association applauded the committee’s leadership for convening the hearing, noting that the action shows outdoor recreation remains a key bipartisan priority. Ahead of the hearing, NMMA senior vice president of government relations ...

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NMMA advocacy team continues to grow

NMMA recently announced that Jill Sims, former staffer in Congressman Dave Reichert’s (R-WA-08) office, joined the organization as its newest policy and engagement manager, supporting the association’s advocacy and grassroots activities in Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. The hire comes as NMMA expands its advocacy footprint at the federal and state levels.   NMMA senior vice president ...

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NMMA’s Thom Dammrich receives WSIA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Watersports Industry Association (WSIA) presented NMMA president Thom Dammrich with its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award during the association’s annual Summit earlier this month. The Lifetime Achievement Award is WSIA's highest honor and recognizes an individual whose career has been dedicated to the progression and promotion of towed water sports.  The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by WSIA's Kevin ...

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Senator David Perdue joins Congressional Boating Caucus, visits Chaparral Boats

Last week, Senator David Perdue (R-GA) toured Chaparral Boats Inc.’s facility in Nashville, Georgia – which includes over 1 million square feet of manufacturing space and employs a full-time roster of 1,000 people. NMMA encourages other members to work with them on scheduling factory visits with their respective elected officials; critically important opportunities for highlighting the recreational boating industry. During ...

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Registration open for USA Pavilions at METSTRADE, Sydney International Boat Show

The 2019 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), the largest business-to-business leisure marine equipment show in the world, returns to Amsterdam November 19-21 at the RAI Exhibition Center. Registration for the USA Pavilion at METS, organized and operated by the NMMA, is now open. The Pavilion is the largest and most prestigious country pavilion at the show and one of the most coveted places ...

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Sea Tow Foundation helps safe boating efforts at 2019 Miami International Boat Show

Thanks to the Sea Tow Foundation – a national nonprofit dedicated to the education and awareness of safe boating practices – more than 1,600 individuals and family members attending this year’s Miami International Boat Show left with a better understanding of the importance of life jacket use. Through partnerships with the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Onyx Outdoor Gear, the ...

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NMMA reports attendance increase at two weekend boat shows

The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show reported a two percent increase in  attendance, ending its four-day run on Sunday, March 3 with 39,454 attendees (vs. 38,603 in 2018). What’s more is the Show’s three-year attendance average is up an additional six percent. Exhibitors reported strong sales, some even noting record breaking sales compared to years past. Show highlights included the third annual ...

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NMMA reports February industry data, 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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Survey finds power equipment misfueling on the rise

A new study commissioned by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and conducted online by The Harris Poll among over 2,000 U.S. adults, shows that for the sixth year in a row consumer confusion reigns supreme at the gas pump due to changes in the fuels marketplace, especially when it comes to fueling outdoor power equipment, boats, snowmobiles, personal transport vehicles, golf ...

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