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Discover Boating reports strong web traffic boost

Despite circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Discover Boating is seeing strong performance and growth over the past year, providing early indicators around consumer interest. The campaign’s quick pivot to ensure a more empathetic and purpose-driven voice, its data-driven approach to content, and strategic site optimization are working hand-in-hand to connect with consumers in a meaningful way.  The Discover Boating team is tapping into ...

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Miami-Dade County set to reopen boat ramps, marinas

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez recently announced a three-phase plan for reopening the county’s recreation spaces, including public boat ramps and marinas. NMMA and its members said they worked closely with the mayor’s staff to develop the reopening plan, with Joe Neber, president and owner of Contender Boats serving on the taskforce that provided guidance on easing social-distancing restrictions. While ...

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Boating United, BoatPAC launch new website

The recreational boating community – led by NMMA and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) – announced that the Boating United grassroots advocacy website has been transitioned to a new, more robust platform called SparkInfluence. The new Boating United website – which is now home to BoatPAC as well – will allow the community to be more effective in its virtual advocacy ...

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NMMA advocates for boating industry priorities

Capitol Hill

While the CARES Act included several provisions to bring initial relief to industry, the pandemic's impact on small and medium-sized businesses is still ongoing and threatens to be lasting. While this effort represented a significant step to help the business community navigate these troubled waters, more relief is needed as NMMA members face unprecedented challenges. NMMA is already communicating with ...

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NMMA announces changes, cuts amidst COVID-19 crisis

On Wednesday a letter went out to all NMMA members from their president, Frank Hugelmeyer, detailing changes and cuts they have made in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “While unfortunate, these difficult decisions were made to ensure the association is weathered against this global crisis and comes out stronger and more effective on the other side,” said Hugelmeyer. “With these ...

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NMMA compiles answers to COVID-19 webinar questions

NMMA webinar

NMMA has compiled a list of answers to questions that were asked during the association’s COVID-19 webinar last Friday. Click here to view the questions and answers. While most of the questions centered on the Paycheck Protection Program, webinar participants also inquired about tax credits, tariffs, outdoor recreation access and more. In case you missed it, a recording of the ...

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NMMA releases January powerboat registration data

As NMMA continues monitoring impacts of COVID-19 on the recreational boating industry we are continuing to share monthly powerboat sales data as available. The NMMA 2020 January New Powerboat Registrations Report released shows sales of new powerboats at the start of the new year were up 5% on a rolling 3-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis, and down 1% on a rolling 12-month ...

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Northwest Sportshow launches virtual show today

Immediately following the cancellation of this year’s Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow, the NMMA Show Team partnered with TRMG, NMMA's show guide producer, to launch a ‘Virtual Sportshow’, providing customers with many of the same resources, discounts and show specials that would have been offered in-person. Today, which would have been opening day of the Show, NMMA is excited to announce that ...

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NMMA webinar on stimulus package and boating

The NMMA will be hosting a webinar this Friday on how the $2 trillion stimulus bill recently signed into law by President Trump will help marine businesses during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. Click here to register now. The event will feature presentations from Nicole Vasilaros, senior vice president of government and legal affairs at NMMA and George Cooper, partner at ...

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NMMA provides update on COVID-19 stimulus package

With the U.S. Senate passing the nearly $2 trillion economic relief package late last night and the U.S. House of Representatives expected to follow suit this week, NMMA has compiled a breakdown of provisions in the legislation that the association helped secure, along with other requests that were not included. NMMA said it worked closely with Congress and the Trump ...

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