Tag Archives: national marine manufacturers association

NMMA to host market entry and expansion webinar

NMMA has invited its members to join trade representatives and marine industry trade specialists from the U.S. Commercial Service, and NMMA Canada president Sara Anghel for a free industry webinar and dynamic discussion on current opportunities for U.S. marine manufacturers in the Australian Pleasure Boat Industry. The webinar is free and will take place on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 6 ...

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U.S., U.K. reach deal on Section 232 tariffs

U.S. Capitol building

The United States Department of Commerce announced the U.S. and United Kingdom (U.K.) reached a deal to ease steel and aluminum tariffs, allowing U.K. steel and aluminum products to enter the U.S. without application of Section 232 tariffs. Retaliatory tariffs on over $500 million worth of U.S. exports to the U.K on goods, including American-made recreational boats, will be lifted. Since ...

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In-person Hill meetings return for ABC 2022

NMMA announced this week the 2022 American Boating Congress (ABC) will feature in person meetings on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff. The development follows a recent decision from Capitol authorities to lift certain restrictions on public meetings beginning in late March. Register here: https://nmmaabc2022.expotracker.net/index.aspx  The Hill meetings portion of ABC is currently slated for Thursday, May 12, ...

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Back in action: American Boating Congress 2022

By Jamie Stafford For the last two years, the American Boating Congress (ABC) has looked a little different, playing out over the virtual space created by zoom windows and shared screens. Now, May 11-13, 2022, it returns to the familiarity of an in-person event – with a few new changes. The American Boating Congress is the premier advocacy summit for ...

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MIBS meets success in 2022 return

By Adam Quandt After a one-year hiatus, the Miami International Boat Show made its triumphant return in mid-February with new partners, new venues and plenty to take in over the five-day show. With the 2022 show came its return to Miami Beach, after being held at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key since 2016. The show ...

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Federal spending bill prioritizes boating community efforts

President Biden signed into law last week the fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriation bills, which includes a vast majority of the recreational boating industry’s funding priorities, and takes into account funding for the Department of Commerce, the Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).Included in the $1.5 trillion spending bill are important programs that benefit ...

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Discover Boating hosts immersive press event

Discover Boating hosted an immersive, three-day press event in Duck Key, Fla. where a group of national consumer lifestyle media and influencers were introduced to a variety of boating activities from wakesurfing to riding personal watercraft, fishing and cruising. Attendees included editors and freelancers from top-tier outlets including: Good Housekeeping, SHAPE, USA Today/Afar, Conde Nast Traveler/The List, Men’s Health, Fatherly/ Gear Junkie and ...

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Atlantic City Boat Show draws buyers

The 2022 Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show, presented by Discover Boating, ended its five-day run Sunday attracting more than 36,000 boating enthusiasts. The overall sentiment at the show from both exhibitors and consumers last week was, “It’s great to be back,” with many businesses reporting strong sales and interest from qualified consumers. The boat show hosted dozens of exhibitors and hundreds ...

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Industry webinar offers new study insights

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently shared findings from a comprehensive study conducted by Left Brain Marketing, Inc. with individuals who purchased a boat in 2020 or 2021. The study was fielded to better identify and understand challenges associated with boat shopping and ownership experiences.Left Brain Marketing ...

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ABC 2022 to feature political analyst Charlie Cook

The industry’s annual advocacy event, the American Boating Congress (ABC), returns in-person to Washington, D.C. from Wednesday, May 11 through Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Intercontinental – The Wharf. The American Boating Congress is the industry’s preeminent advocacy event and offers recreational boating industry stakeholders the opportunity to gain exclusive insight into the industry’s top policy priorities and matters ...

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