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Full speed ahead for Miami show: A Q&A with Thom Dammrich

One of the biggest changes in the Miami International Boat Show’s 75-year history takes place this year, as the show moves from Miami Beach to the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin on Virginia Key. The move has been the subject of plenty of discussion and controversy, with the village of Key Biscayne and others objecting to the new location, ...

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Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida partners with National Marine Manufacturers Association

TALLAHASEE, Fla. — The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida today announced the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has become a new conservation partner, helping bring attention to the importance of protecting natural resources, particularly waterways. “Florida is one of our nation’s premier boating destinations as boating is a natural part of everyday life throughout the state. As part of that legacy, ...

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Weekly 5: California governor signs marine debris bill

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. California governor signs marine debris bill State officials in California can now dispose of any boats found floating, submerged or beached in a public waterway after 10 days ...

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Key Biscayne files new complaint against city of Miami

MIAMI – The Village of Key Biscayne filed an amended complaint against the City of Miami on Wednesday night, the Miami Herald reports. The village has taken the city back to court in another effort to stop the Miami International Boat Show from moving to the Miami Marine Stadium. Key Biscayne’s private attorney John Shubin filed an amended, 10-count complaint ...

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NMMA unveils new website

CHICAGO – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today the re-launch of its website, www.NMMA.org, featuring a completely new design, enhanced navigation and fresh content. With a series of new tools and resources, the website brings additional benefits to NMMA members and shares in-demand insights on the recreational boating industry. What’s more, the new NMMA.org is now easily accessible on smartphones, ...

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NMMA acquires American Sportfishing Association’s consumer shows

CHICAGO – The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today that NMMA has acquired the rights to ASA’s four consumer shows: the Chicagoland Fishing Travel & Outdoor Expo, the Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow, the World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition and the Saltwater Fishing Expo. “The ASA shows will make an outstanding addition to our lineup ...

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National Manufacturing Day inspires the manufacturers of tomorrow

The marine industry will see a large number of its manufacturing professionals retire in the next 10 years, and it is imperative that the industry does whatever it can to ensure it has an employable manufacturing workforce. The issue is not unique to boating; indeed, as the country continues to emphasize bringing manufacturing back to the U.S., many industries are ...

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Key Biscayne backs out of Miami boat show deal

The deal between the village of Key Biscayne and city of Miami settling lawsuits over the Miami International Boat Show appears dead. The village, which has filed multiple lawsuits attempting to block the move of the show to Miami Marine Stadium Basin and Park, said Wednesday it was pulling out of the deal. The proposed settlement, released Monday, called for ...

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Tampa Boat Show attendance down 6 percent

The Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show drew 17,650 visitors over three days last weekend, a decline of 6 percent from 2014, show organizers reported. But early reports indicate the show attracted buyers and resulted in a solid event for the local marine industry, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. “We sold bigger boats this year and saw high quality ...

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Weekly 5: New Fairline owners lay off more than 100

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. New Fairline owners lay off more than 100 Wessex Bristol, which acquired Fairline Boats for an undisclosed sum last month, will temporarily lay off 109 employees at the ...

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