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NMMA cancels Chicago In-Water Boat Show

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced today that it will no longer be producing the Chicago In-Water Boat Show, citing a lack of demand in the marketplace. This year's show was scheduled for June 11-14. The show's website has been replaced by an announcement of the cancellation. "There was not enough market demand or available inventory to warrant an acceptable ...

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Boating and Cuba: Big ifs could provide big opportunities

Today in the second installment of our two-part series, we discuss the potential opportunities that exist for the boating industry if the trade embargo with Cuba is lifted and tourism is approved. Part one summarized the current state of affairs between the U.S. and Cuba and how the industry is currently affected. While it is important to emphasize how hypothetical ...

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Boating and Cuba: Speaking in hypotheticals

In a two-part series this week, we will be discussing the improving of relations between the U.S. and Cuba and what this could mean for the boating industry. Today, we cover the present state of affairs with Cuba and where the industry currently stands, and on Thursday, April 16, we will discuss what opportunities could be open to the industry in ...

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Pre-ABC webinar scheduled for April 21

Ahead of the 2015 American Boating Congress, the government relations staff at the National Marine Manufacturers Association will review the most important government issues facing the industry. The one-hour webinar will cover key policy issues and how to best communicate them to your legislator during the American Boating Congress (ABC) May 11–13. Click here to register. Policy issues and ABC ...

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NMMA: 2014 boat shipments up 0.5 percent

Wholesale shipments of traditional powerboats were up 0.5 percent in 2014 for the National Marine Manufacturers Association's control group of manufacturers, the group reported Tuesday. Corresponding dollars were up 14 percent from a year earlier. The categories with the best year-over-year growth were inboard boats (up 10.5 percent), personal watercraft (up 6.3 percent) and fiberglass outboard boats (up 4.6 percent). ...

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Diverse factors driving upstate NY boating industry optimism for 2015 season

Syracuse, N.Y. – Marine industry representatives in New York State are optimistic about the approaching boating season for reasons ranging from new boat models and incentives from manufacturers to repowering older boats and growing interest in wakesurfing. Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York Executive Director Barb Caster references National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) statistics showing 2015 could be a good year. ...

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NMMA announces management changes for Miami boat show

There will be several new people working on the Miami International Boat Show as it relocates to Virginia Key in 2016, the National Marine Manufacturers Association announced. “The move to Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin is an exciting and significant endeavor for us, and we are expanding the Miami team as we create a whole new show for the ...

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NMMA joins tax reform group

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has joined the Cost Recovery Advances the Nation's Economy (CRANE) coalition, a group of associations and companies dedicated to driving growth through tax reform. CRANE is initially being organized by NMMA, the Alliance for American Manufacturing, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, American Iron and Steel Institute, American Petroleum Institute, Atlas Air Worldwide, Comcast and Praxair, ...

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New video vault provides fresh, organized content for industry

Discover Boating recently released its new video vault on DiscoverBoating.com. The vault’s purpose is to provide a home for fresh video content covering the boating lifestyle. Discover Boating has always housed videos on its website but the new vault organizes them in a way that is categorized by content type, such as Discover Boating’s Stories of Discovery, lifestyle videos, how-to ...

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Don’t wait for 2016 to take action

Now that it is the spring of 2015, we are that much closer to being almost ready to possibly consider candidates who might run for office in 2016! All joking aside, I’ve read more than one article about candidates in both parties getting ready to start campaigning for the primaries in 2016 and speculation around possible candidacies. People on both ...

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