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NMMA announces 2021 boat show schedule

NMMA Boat Shows

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), representing North American recreational boat, engine, and marine accessory manufacturers, announced today significant modifications to its boat and sport show schedule in the first quarter of 2021. Following a thorough market-by-market analysis regarding the feasibility of producing safe and successful winter events, NMMA is canceling nine shows in the first quarter of 2021 and planning to ...

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NMMA Engineering Virtual Compliance Seminar registration opens

NMMA Engineering Virtual Compliance

Registration is now open for the annual NMMA Engineering Compliance Seminar. To ensure everyone’s safety, the NMMA has determined a virtual seminar is the best option for the 2020 calendar year. The Engineering Compliance Seminar will be a self-paced event with access to prerecorded presentations beginning November 30th. All registrations will include a copy of the recently published ABYC standards ...

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Wholesale boat shipments remain strong

wholesale boat shipments

The NMMA reports August was another strong month for new boat manufacturing activity. While wholesale shipments of new power boats tempered following three consecutive months of growth, August had the fourth highest single-month total of new boat wholesale shipments in a decade, according to its latest Monthly Shipment Report (MSR).  “We saw a slowdown in wholesale shipments of new power boats in ...

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2019 U.S. boating statistical abstract now available

NMMA sales figures

The NMMA announced the availability of its 2019 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, the most comprehensive collection of industry data and a trusted source for recreational boating intelligence with historical data going back to 2007 that includes: Outboard Engine Sales TrendsSailboat Sales TrendsPowerboat Sales TrendsBoat and Engine Exports and ImportsCruiser, Watersport, Fishing Boat and Trailer Sales TrendsTotal Industry Sales by Category ...

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NMMA reports Get On Board campaign success

Get On Board campaign launches

This summer, the recreational boating and fishing industry rallied together in support of a public service campaign to encourage consumers to take to the water, which yielded unparalleled results on many levels. The Get On Board campaign from Take Me Fishing and Discover Boating amplified the industry’s collective voice during a time when consumer interest in safe outdoor recreation was at an all-time high ...

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NMMA wants your Manufacturing Day stories

National Manufacturing Day

How did you celebrate National Manufacturing Day on October 2? NMMA wants to hear about your efforts this year to help shine a spotlight on manufacturing and our industry in these unprecedented times. Share your photos and stories of success with Sarah Salvatori at ssalvatori@nmma.org. Your story might be featured in a future edition of Currents and other industry communications. MFG Day helps show the ...

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New powerboat sales up 8 percent in August

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

New data from the NMMA show August was another strong month for new powerboat retail sales, which were up 8% year to date on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to a year ago. Highlights from the August New Powerboat Registrations dashboard include:  While new power boat retail sales slowed in August following unprecedented increases in the early summer months (total sales were ...

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NMMA provides state-by-state advocacy recaps

NMMA recently released a state-by-state recap of the association's advocacy efforts for September in two different regions. Northeast Region Sales Tax: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s final budget does not include any tax changes for the boating industry. Governor Murphy had previously proposed removing the reduced boat sales tax as well as the sales tax cap in his budget proposal. This ...

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Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund extended

U.S. Capitol

President Trump recently signed into law a short-term spending bill – which funds the federal government through December 11 at current spending levels. The measure averts a shutdown of the federal government and includes a provision to extend the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund (Trust Fund) for one year – a top priority for the recreational boating industry. ...

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International boating community urges trade officials to remove tariffs

boating tariffs

NMMA, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), and the European Boating Industry (EBI) sent a letter to the United States (U.S.) and European Union (EU) trade officials applauding their recent progress on trade negotiations and urging them to reach an agreement that removes the EU’s 25% tariff on U.S. manufactured boats. “Since 2018, the United States’ worldwide steel and aluminum ...

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