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NMMA: New powerboat registrations down slightly through August

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated with data through August. New powerboat sales were down slightly (0.9%) on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis and down 2% on a rolling three-month year-over-year basis through August. Total new units sold to date in 2019 reached 274,200 and by year-end are expected to be on par with or slightly below 2018. “Despite ...

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New Hampshire establishes outdoor recreation office

Governor Chris Sununu recently signed legislation establishing the Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry Development within the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs (BEA), drawing praise from NMMA and its outdoor recreation industry coalition partners. This legislation formalizes the state’s commitment to the businesses, natural assets, and attractions that make up the outdoor recreation industry, which employs nearly 38,000 ...

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US Senate Committee advances funding for industry priorities

Before Congress left Washington, D.C. for its two-week October recess, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed several measures that provide funding for key recreational boating industry’s priorities. The bills – which include programs that would promote and protect boating access and local economies that depend on the industry – now head to the full Senate for consideration. The spending bills ...

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Hugelmeyer assumes helm as NMMA president, delivers first industry address

Frank Hugelmeyer started his first day as NMMA president delivering his inaugural industry address at this morning’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) annual Industry Breakfast & Awards Presentation in Tampa. Hugelmeyer, a veteran leader in the outdoor recreation industry, succeeds Thom Dammrich, who spent 20 years as NMMA president and retired yesterday, Sept. 30.About how he came to NMMA, ...

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NMMA announces 2019 Hall of Fame Award recipients

The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry pioneers into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Earl Bentz, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Caymas Boats, and Scott Deal, Founder and CEO of Maverick Boat Group, will be presented with the 2019 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) at the show’s annual ...

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Industry advocates gather in Michigan

Building on a successful year of state level advocacy, NMMA hosted its inaugural Michigan political fly-in last Wednesday, bringing top industry policy priorities directly to decisionmakers in the key boating state. Sixteen stakeholders from eleven organizations participated in the event at the state’s capitol, which featured panel discussions, issue presentations, and meetings with members of the state legislature. NMMA vice ...

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NauticStar honored with NMMA Global Star

NauticStar Boats, LLC was recently named the latest recipient of NMMA’s Global Star program, which honors companies excelling in its export efforts. NauticStar recognized that in the business of today, it was imperative to start thinking globally. The new-to-export company understood that to experience sustained and healthy growth, its global footprint needed to expand. Learn more about their export efforts here. Throughout 2019, ...

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Industry members join in support for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

On Friday, Contender Boats, Maverick Boat Group, and NMMA, sent a letter to the recreational marine community urging support for the Bahamian community ravaged by Hurricane Dorian.   Bahamian waters are some of the most idyllic in the world that boaters and anglers have been fortunate to enjoy. With Dorian's destruction wreaking havoc on the lives of Bahamians, the letter encouraged ...

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Smoker Craft welcomes senator to manufacturing facility

Smoker Craft Boats, recipient of NMMA’s inaugural Advocate of the Year award, hosted Senator Todd Young (R-IN) at its facility in New Paris, Indiana last week, capping off a string of industry plant tours during the summer Congressional recess. NMMA members have held more than 20 plant tours with elected officials since the beginning of the year, with several visits ...

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Tennessee elected officials visit with Malibu Boats

Last week, Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN-02), Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally (R), and State Representative Lowell Russell (R-21) visited Malibu Boats’ manufacturing facility in Loudon, Tenn. where they met with employees, discussed pressing issues facing the recreational boating industry, and experienced the boat manufacturing process firsthand. “I really appreciate Jack taking the time to show us around the plant so we ...

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