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Tampa Boat Show postponed due to Hurricane Dorian

Out of an abundance of caution, as Hurricane Dorian threatens the state of Florida, the 2019 Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show, presented by West Marine, originally scheduled for this weekend, is postponed to October 25-27. The show is moving from September 6-8 to October 25-27. It will remain at the Tampa Convention Center for its new October dates.  “While we are disappointed to ...

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New powerboat registrations up 1.1% through June

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registration Report has been updated with data through June. Preliminary data from the report show new powerboat registrations were up 1.1% through June on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis (R12M YOY) and down 1.3% on a rolling 3-month year-over-year basis.“While we're down 2% YTD YOY through June and new powerboat sales weren’t as strong as we would’ve liked heading ...

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NMMA Canada receives federal funding to support export opportunities

To help bolster Canada’s recreational boating industry, specifically in the global marketplace, NMMA Canada announced it was approved for $116,849 in funding from Global Affairs Canada through its CanExport Associations program. This is the seventh year that NMMA Canada has secured this funding, which will be used to support the efforts of Canadian recreational marine manufacturers to expand their business into ...

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NMMA recaps August state advocacy efforts

As summer winds down, so are most of the state legislatures. Six states remain in session, one is in special session, and sixteen are on recess. In late July, the recreational boating industry celebrated a major win in Virginia with the establishment of an outdoor recreation office. Fifteen states now have either offices or task forces dedicated to expanding the ...

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NMMA member appointed to congressman’s advisory board

Scott Lewit, President of Structural Composites, Inc. and an active member of the NMMA, has been appointed to Congressman Bill Posey’s Business Advisory board.  Congressman Posey represents Florida’s 8th Congressional District, which encompasses all of Brevard and Indian River Counties, and a small portion of Orange County (Bithlo, Christmas and Wedgefield). “It is quite an honor to be selected for Congressman Posey’s Business Advisory Board," Lewit ...

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BoatPAC to hold Florida events

BoatPAC, the joint political action committee of NMMA and MRAA, will host two upcoming events in Florida with key members of Congress and industry champions.  Next Tuesday, Aug. 27, BoatPAC will host Congressman Mike Waltz in the Orlando/Daytona area at Mission Inn from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  BoatPAC then heads to Tampa for an event with key industry champions ...

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Inflatable boats and kayak paddles awarded tariff exemptions

Inflatable boats and kayak paddles were among the 10 types of products that the Trump administration granted tariff exclusions for on Tuesday. Leading up to the decision, NMMA advocated for exempting the products from tariffs targeting $200 billion in Chinese imports – Section 301 List 3 – including working with stakeholders to apply for exclusions, filing comments in favor of the ...

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NMMA signs President Trump’s workforce pledge

This week, NMMA signed President Trump’s ‘Pledge to America’s Workers’ – an initiative aimed at challenging industries and companies of all sizes to commit to providing new education and training opportunities over the coming five years. NMMA said addressing the marine industry’s workforce shortage is a top priority and the association is urging all stakeholders to join them in this effort. ...

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Everglades National Park launches boat education program

On August 1, Everglades National Park will officially launch its boater education program, an online safety requirement for operators within the park waters. This new tool is part of the updated General Management Plan (GMP), completed in 2015, that identified a park specific need to better educate and train boaters on the unique waters and landscape of Everglades National Park. ...

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Bob’s Machine Shop honored with Global Star

NMMA continues its effort to recognize a select group of members who exemplify export success in recreational boating with its Global Star recognition program. The program aims to highlight NMMA members who have demonstrated a commitment to exporting within the marine industry. Bob’s Machine Shop, a family-owned business based in Tampa, was the latest recipient of NMMA's Global Star recognition. ...

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