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Boat show attendance, sales show industry growth

With the winter boat show season well underway and the industry’s eyes set toward spring, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported that the industry is continuing to grow. In a recent release, the NMMA said that unit sales of new powerboats are expected to be up 6 percent in 2017, with an estimated 260,000 new powerboats sold last year. After ...

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ABYC Marine Law Symposium rescheduled for April 10

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has rescheduled the Marine Law Symposium “Anatomy of an Accident” for April 10, 2018, in Charleston, South Carolina. ABYC was forced to postpone the event from the original date, Jan. 9, due to the “bomb cyclone” winter storm, which shut down the Charleston airport for days. Registration is now open to the public at www.abycinc.org/marinelaw. ...

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Miami Yacht Show announces joint Miami International Boat Show ticket

The annual Miami Yacht Show, known by yachting enthusiasts worldwide as the luxury in-water exhibition during Miami's annual boat show weekend each February, has announced a new joint ticket in partnership with the Miami International Boat Show, which also takes place during Presidents' Day weekend. For $50 a day, boating enthusiasts can conveniently attend both boat shows. Celebrating its 30th ...

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NMMA aluminum sheet case webinar set for Jan. 16

Please join the NMMA federal government affairs team for a special webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time regarding an important developing trade issue that could impact the boating and marine boat building business.  Attorneys from the law firm Mowry & Grimson will also participate.  WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 TIME: 11:30 EASTERN REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3253388224283443713 After ...

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Marine engine manufacturers meet new CARB deputy chief

Representatives from the Engine Manufacturers Division Technical Committee recently met with Steve Cliff, the newly appointed deputy chief executive director of the California Air Resources Board. In his role related to the marine industry, Cliff oversees both the El Monte and Sacramento program offices that regulate and certify exhaust and evaporative emissions from marine engines and recreational vessels. Attending the ...

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U.S. Senate passes sweeping tax legislation

The Senate passed their version of tax reform legislation during the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 2, by a vote of 51-49. This comes on the heels of the House passing a tax reform package last month. Both chambers will now come together and work out the differences between the two pieces of legislation in order to get a final product to ...

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Volvo Penta facility visited by Virginia state lawmaker

Virginia Delegate Jay Leftwich, a Republican from the city of Chesapeake, Va., recently visited National Marine Manufacturing Association member Volvo Penta's facility and hosted a town hall meeting. Leftwich spoke with Volvo employees about jobs, workforce development, and education, and answered questions on other topics during his visit. NMMA was on hand for the visit and worked to educate Delegate ...

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Maverick Boat Group will create 100 jobs at new facility

Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently announced that Maverick Boat Group would be bringing approximately 100 new jobs to Florida as part of a new facility the company is building in Fort Pierce. “I am proud to announce that Maverick Boat Group will be opening a new manufacturing facility which will create 100 new jobs for families in St. Lucie County," ...

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