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New powerboat registrations up 3.3% through May

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registration Report has been updated with data through May. Preliminary data from the report shows new powerboat registrations were up 3.3 percent through May on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis and up 1 percent on a rolling 3-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis. For the three months through May: Personal watercraft led growth (up 13 percent), followed by cruisers (up 8 ...

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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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NMMA announces 2018 dealer CSI Awards

NMMA announced boat dealer recipients of the 2018 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards. The 2018 CSI Awards honor 1,340 boat dealers for excellence in customer satisfaction and 919 for excellence in customer service. For the third consecutive year, NMMA is using dealer satisfaction data collected through the Marine Industry CSI program to recognize boat dealers who actively measure ...

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Industry representatives attend White House event on environmental leadership

Yesterday, NMMA and several recreational boating industry executives joined President Donald Trump at the White House for a speech on the need to strike a balance between the country’s environmental protections and energy requirements. In addition to NMMA and its members, representatives from the American Sportfishing Association, BoatUS, Center for Sportfishing Policy, and Coastal Conservation Association attended the president’s address. ...

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Congress advances multiple conservation and outdoor recreation priorities

Following passage off the public lands package earlier this year, Congress continues to demonstrate its strong appetite for improving federal conservation and recreation policies through introduction and swift action on key pieces of legislation. The NMMA has worked closely with Congressional leaders to advance these measures, which would improve and expand opportunities for recreation on public lands and waters. Summaries ...

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Wisconsin establishes Office of Outdoor Recreation

Last week, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed the state budget bill into law, which subsequently created the Office of Outdoor Recreation within Wisconsin Tourism – an important initiative that will help expand outdoor recreation opportunities in the state. With this measure, Wisconsin becomes the 14th state to establish an outdoor recreation office, a testament to the growing understanding of the ...

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NMMA workforce initiative showcased at guidance counselor conference

NMMA launched a workforce branding effort last weekend in Boston by exhibiting at an annual conference targeting school guidance counselors. With an audience of more than 3,600 attendees, the ‘Explore Careers in the Boating Industry’ booth touched more than 1,500 visitors over three days -- touting our industry as a career to be considered by middle and high school students. ...

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Oregon Senate passes towed watersports program

Last week, the Oregon Senate passed HB 2352 – which creates a towed watersports program in the state – and now awaits Governor Kate Brown’s signature. The National Marine Manufacturers Association was part of a coalition of stakeholders and businesses that opposed the bill. HB 2352 creates a $124 biannual boating permit for wakeboat operators along a 17 mile stretch ...

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