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Industry advocates gather in Michigan

Building on a successful year of state level advocacy, NMMA hosted its inaugural Michigan political fly-in last Wednesday, bringing top industry policy priorities directly to decisionmakers in the key boating state. Sixteen stakeholders from eleven organizations participated in the event at the state’s capitol, which featured panel discussions, issue presentations, and meetings with members of the state legislature. NMMA vice ...

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NauticStar honored with NMMA Global Star

NauticStar Boats, LLC was recently named the latest recipient of NMMA’s Global Star program, which honors companies excelling in its export efforts. NauticStar recognized that in the business of today, it was imperative to start thinking globally. The new-to-export company understood that to experience sustained and healthy growth, its global footprint needed to expand. Learn more about their export efforts here. Throughout 2019, ...

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Industry members join in support for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts

On Friday, Contender Boats, Maverick Boat Group, and NMMA, sent a letter to the recreational marine community urging support for the Bahamian community ravaged by Hurricane Dorian.   Bahamian waters are some of the most idyllic in the world that boaters and anglers have been fortunate to enjoy. With Dorian's destruction wreaking havoc on the lives of Bahamians, the letter encouraged ...

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Smoker Craft welcomes senator to manufacturing facility

Smoker Craft Boats, recipient of NMMA’s inaugural Advocate of the Year award, hosted Senator Todd Young (R-IN) at its facility in New Paris, Indiana last week, capping off a string of industry plant tours during the summer Congressional recess. NMMA members have held more than 20 plant tours with elected officials since the beginning of the year, with several visits ...

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U.S. Coast Guard releases 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report last week, revealing that there were 633 boating fatalities nationwide in 2018, a 3.8 percent decrease from 2017. The NMMA said improving safety on the water is a key pillar of NMMA’s mission and works closely with the U.S. Coast Guard to advance these efforts. From 2017 to 2018, overall ...

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Tennessee elected officials visit with Malibu Boats

Last week, Congressman Tim Burchett (R-TN-02), Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally (R), and State Representative Lowell Russell (R-21) visited Malibu Boats’ manufacturing facility in Loudon, Tenn. where they met with employees, discussed pressing issues facing the recreational boating industry, and experienced the boat manufacturing process firsthand. “I really appreciate Jack taking the time to show us around the plant so we ...

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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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IBEX announces judging panel for 2019 Innovation Awards

The 2019 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), will be presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast. The breakfast is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel. Each ...

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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 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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