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White House addresses supply chain disruptions

U.S. recreational boat exports sharply down

The Biden administration convened business, shipping, and union leaders to discuss the challenges at ports across the country and around the world and actions each partner can take to address the delays and congestion across the transportation supply chain.  In the days to come, these groups will reportedly announce a series of public and private commitments to move more goods ...

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Congressional Boating Caucus co-chair joins NMMA members on the water

NMMA members Scout Boats and Sportsman Boats welcomed Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC-01) to an on-water showcase of their respective products made in Summerville, South Carolina.  A native of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Representative Mace is currently in her first congressional term and serves as Co-Chair to the Congressional Boating Caucus.  While on the water, Representative Mace discussed the manufacturing process ...

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Targeted Section 301 Tariff exclusion process begins

U.S. recreational boat exports sharply down

Earlier this week, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) opened a targeted Section 301 exclusion process for products imported from China that previously received an exclusion and extension. USTR states that the web portal for submitting exclusion requests will remain open through December 1, 2021. For the past several months, the Biden administration has been reviewing and developing its policies for realigning the ...

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NMMA: Marine CEOs report strong business through Q2

NMMA’s Q2 2021 Marine CEO Sentiment Report, a quarterly survey to assess the state and needs of U.S. recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturing businesses, is now available. The latest data shows marine CEO assessments of overall business conditions were positive through the second quarter of 2021 following a tumultuous 2020, with reports of increased sales and orders compared to ...

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Discover Boating launches second episode of five-part digital video series

Discover Boating launched its second episode in the new five-part digital video series ‘Boating Basics: Pro Tips’ powered by Progressive, to support ongoing efforts around boater engagement and education. The latest episode in the series, “9 Easy Steps to Launching Your Boat,” focuses on best practices for launching a boat, which can be an exciting, yet intimidating process for new ...

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Outdoor industry works to gather industry information on workforce development and other issues

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) – of which NMMA is a founding member – has been working in collaboration with the Outdoor Industry Association and Oregon State University's Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy on a survey to gather information about industry needs for workforce development and diversity, equity, and inclusion advancement. The voluntary Workforce Assessment Survey is seeking participation from leadership ...

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Maryland establishes Office of Outdoor Recreation

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the state is establishing an office of outdoor recreation (OREC) and has hired the first Executive Director, DNR veteran J. Daryl Anthony.  In an industry letter spearhead by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), signed by dozens of outdoor recreation business and associations including the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the industry expressed great appreciate to the governor ...

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Norwalk Boat Show reports strong return

The 2021 Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show, which ran Sept. 23-26, marked the return of NMMA’s boat and sport shows—and came back strong. Attendance reached 12,976 – up 1% compared to 2019 – with double-digit increases over the weekend. What’s more, the Norwalk show saw an uptick in first-time show goers and new boat buyers in attendance, and exhibitors reported robust ...

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OIA, ORR seek input for Workforce Assessment Survey

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) – of which NMMA is a founding member – has been working in collaboration with the Outdoor Industry Association and Oregon State University's Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy on a survey to gather information about industry needs for workforce development and diversity, equity, and inclusion advancement. The voluntary Workforce Assessment Survey is seeking participation from leadership ...

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2021 Boating Industry Movers & Shakers

By David Gee The 11th Annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers awards recognize innovative leaders and trailblazers in the recreational boating industry who embrace the challenge of change. Their leadership has been especially critical during this extraordinary past year-and-a-half when it seems as if the only constant in our lives – and the industry – has been change. Our 2021 ...

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