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NMMA: New powerboat registrations up 4.4 percent through November

According to NMMA's New Powerboat Registrations Report, preliminary data for November 2018 shows registrations of new powerboats were up 4.4 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year (R12M YOY) basis.Registrations of new powerboats increased for all segments on a rolling 12-month YOY basis through November.  Tow boats led R12M YOY growth (up 10.3 percent), followed by personal watercraft (up 8.4 percent) and ...

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NMMA: First winter shows conclude with strong sales despite down attendance

Sunday marked the conclusion of a four-show weekend in Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago and Kansas City. Despite some uncontrollable elements, all shows reported strong sales, leads and qualified attendees.   The Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show saw a final attendance of 28,860, which is down 5 percent compared to 2018, however is up nearly 11 percent from the three year average of 26,047. ...

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NMMA announces date for MIBS Innovation Breakfast

The NMMA announced today the agenda for the annual Innovation Breakfast at the 2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. Presented by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the Innovation Breakfast is being held Friday, Feb. 15 within the show’s Center Courtyard. Tickets for the event can be purchased here; limited seating available – book now! Celebrating the thousands of innovative products, ideas and ...

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Recreational boating industry sees seventh consecutive year of growth in 2018

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced that retail unit sales of new powerboats were up an estimated 4 percent in 2018 to approximately 280,000 units, the highest total since 2007. The outlook for 2019 remains positive with continued growth expected to bring a 3-4 percent increase in new powerboat retail sales. As one of the country’s growing outdoor recreation activities, NMMA ...

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NMMA urges Army Corp to proceed with AIS prevention measures

On Tuesday, the Boating and Fishing Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coalition submitted public comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, calling on the Corp to implement projects recommend in the Brand Roads Lock and Dam Report, which will help combat the spread of AIS to the Great Lakes. The coalition was established by NMMA and its partner organizations during ...

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Registration now open for 2019 American Boating Congress

Registration for the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) is now open, and NMMA is encouraging all stakeholders to reserve their spot today. The recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy summit will be held in Washington, D.C. from May 13-15, 2019. Click here to register now. ABC provides attendees with the unique opportunity to meet with elected officials, hear from a host of ...

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NMMA makes last call for Miami Innovation Awards entries

The deadline for entry for the 2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards is tomorrow, Friday, January 11, 2019. Full program details and requirements can be found here. Innovation Award winners will be announced during the boat show’s Innovation Breakfast, held at the Center Courtyard area at the Miami Marine Stadium on Friday, Feb. 15. The Innovation Award program ...

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Three boat shows open today in Nashville, Atlanta and Kansas City

Beginning today, the Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat Show, the Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show and The Progressive Insurance Kansas City Boat and Sportshow open for a four-day run featuring hundreds of the latest boat models, accessories and the latest technology.   The Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat Show will be open at the Music City Center. In addition to the boats, the show has an extensive lineup of ...

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Chicago Boat, RV and Sail Show opens for 89th year

On Jan. 9, the Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show opened its doors at the McCormick Center – South Hall, running through Sunday, Jan. 13. In its 89th year, the Progressive Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show will feature 600 of the newest power and sailboats, more than 100 RVs, and activities for the entire family. For the first time ever, ...

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Registration open for NMMA’s ‘Trade Talks’ seminar in Miami

Registration is now open for NMMA’s ‘Trade Talks’ seminar, taking place ahead of the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. The 2nd annual panel-style seminar will provide participants insight into the recent changes in trade policy and how they may affect your business: from trade wars to trade deals. ‘Trade Talks’ 2019 ...

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