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California pauses proposal to change Prop 65 labels

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The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced last week it was unable to complete the regulatory process for its proposal to change the Proposition 65 (Prop 65) short-form warning requirements. California OEHHA’s proposal to the short-form warning requirements changes would require any company using short-form warnings to revise their Prop 65 compliance plans, including labeling and marketing materials. In ...

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Tiara encourages support of GLBBS for workforce development

In the face of the pandemic, the marine industry has faced several challenges, including supply chain and workforce disruptions. In a letter penned by Tiara Yachts President and CEO Tom Slikkers, Slikkers makes note of these business challenges – specifically highlighting workforce challenges – and encourages greater industry support of the Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS). GLBBS aims to ...

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Ned Trigg honored with 2022 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award

The NMMA Foundation for Recreational Boating Safety, Education and Environmental Awareness announced today that Ned Trigg, former executive vice president of Dometic’s marine division who recently retired, is the recipient of the 2022 Hammond Marine Industry Leadership Award for his extraordinary service, commitment and dedication to the long-term health of the recreational boating industry. Trigg will be honored on Friday ...

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Industry voices: Innovation drives a sustainable future

By Frank Hugelmeyer If the past two years taught us anything, it’s that change truly is a constant—you can adapt and innovate or be disrupted. When many Americans turned to outdoor recreation as an escape from the greatest social and socioeconomic shift of their lives, the boating industry fared well relative to the broader economy. Nonetheless, we’ve had to embrace ...

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New peer-reviewed paper analyzes wakesurfing shore impact

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The Journal of Water Resource and Protection, a monthly journal featuring state-of-the-art research works, recently published a new paper titled, Numerical Study of the Impact of Wake Surfing on Inland Bodies of Water. Renowned researcher and computational fluid dynamic engineer in the marine space, Endicott (Cotty) M. Fay, is among the paper’s lead researchers.The paper quantifies the impact related to turbidity and ...

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Discover Boating launches ‘See You Out Here’ campaign

Discover Boating, powered by the NMMA and Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), launched this month its new campaign, ‘See You Out Here’ across the U.S. and Canada. The campaign invites boaters of all backgrounds to explore life in, on, and under the water and in addition to its traditional run throughout spring and summer, will be extended year-round as ...

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NMMA encourages ‘swift passage’ of MN boater education bill

Minnesota state legislators are forging ahead with companion boater education legislation (SF3392, HF3787) which would expand the state’s existing youth operator requirements to eventually phase in all boaters. Introduced by Senator Carrie Ruud (R) and Representative Erin Koegel, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has thrown its support behind these bills in its larger effort to establish and increase boater education ...

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NMMA calls for more USACE funding

Late last month the administration released its Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) budget, detailing a number of budget priorities and funding initiatives beginning July 2022 through June 2023. Included in the budget outline is funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), a leading provider for public boating access across the nation. The administration’s budget proposal slashes funding for the ...

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NMMA: Wholesale shipments up 6 percent

NMMA’s Monthly Shipment Report (MSR) has been updated through January, which shows wholesale shipments of new boats increased 6.1 percent in January 2022, compared to January 2021, and total wholesale boat, engine, and trailer deliveries were up 1.6 percent year over year. “Marine manufacturing continued its uptick in January as manufacturers refill pipelines following unprecedented demand throughout 2021. At the same time, ...

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