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NMMA meets with State Policymakers, staff at National Conference of State Legislatures

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The NMMA team last week met with dozens of state lawmakers, staff, agencies, and more at the annual National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the nation’s premier bipartisan gathering of state legislators and staff, in Denver, Colorado from August 1-3, 2022. The conference hosted more than 1,000 attendees from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including lawmakers, agency ...

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Discover Boating reaches next-generation boaters with media partnerships

Discover Boating has established a number of strategic media partnerships in 2022 as it works to amplify our industry's voice and maintain momentum and participation coming out of the pandemic. One of these partnerships is with Ebony Media, one of the most highly trafficked platforms and highly respected media, within the African American community. Through the partnership, Ebony is helping Discover Boating engage ...

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White House announces revival of Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation

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The Biden Administration announced last week the re-establishment of the Federal Interagency Council on Outdoor Recreation (FICOR), an interagency effort that will work to create more safe, affordable, and equitable opportunities for Americans to get outdoors. NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer and chairman of ORR attended the White House ceremony announcing the revival of FICOR, alongside Outdoor Recreation Roundtable president Jessica Turner as ...

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New NMMA-backed commission takes aim at AIS control

Members of the $689-billion outdoor recreation industry have established a blue-ribbon commission to stop and reverse the spread of aquatic invasive species in the U.S. The commission will convene leading biologists, environmentalists, policymakers, and resource managers to assess existing mitigation efforts and identify more effective eradication solutions. Findings from the analysis will be presented to Congress and the administration in 2023, with ...

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NMMA names director of environment, health and safety compliance

NMMA announced Jeff Wasil as Director of Environment, Health and Safety Compliance. He will serve as the technical representative to external organizations, advise NMMA members on environmental regulations and work on international issues impacting the boating industry. Wasil has been a leader of global marine regulatory development and key member of marine industry technical projects during his tenure at Bombardier ...

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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

NMMA Canada

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

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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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