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NMMA’s John McKnight receives 2023 Charles F. Chapman Award

NMMA National Marine Manufacturers Association

Today, the NMMA honored John McKnight with the 2023 Charles F. Chapman Award  during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX)’s annual Industry Breakfast. McKnight is an industry veteran who has been at the forefront of negotiating regulations, managing technical projects and assisting members with new and existing government regulations compliance. In his role as NMMA’s director of environmental health ...

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Ben Speciale inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

NMMA announced today the induction of Ben Speciale, President of the Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit, into the NMMA Hall of Fame. Speciale will be presented with the 2023 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX)’s annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 3, being held at a new location, the JW Marriott Tampa Water ...

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IBEX spotlights sustainability next week

The Sustainability Experience at this years’ International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), running Oct. 3-5 at the Tampa Convention Center, will focus on education and technology driving the recreational boating industry. Highlights of the newly added experience include a special session focused on sustainability, titled The Carbon Conundrum. The dynamic discussion and program with speakers including NMMA’s Jeff Wasil, is intended to help ...

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Boating Industry announces dynamic 2023 ELEVATE SUMMIT agenda

Boating Industry Elevate Summit

EPG Brand Acceleration in conjunction with Boating Industry Magazine has finalized the agenda for its 2023 ELEVATE SUMMIT slated November 5-7 at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, TX.   “Over the past few years, the ELEVATE SUMMIT has emerged as the hands-down, go-to leadership event for marine industry executives and our 2023 programming continues to build on this well-established momentum,” ...

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Boating Industry to host young professionals event at IBEX 2023

Boating Industry is proud to announce that it will be hosting an event for young professionals at this year’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, from 4-6 p.m., in Tampa, Fla. The special two-part event from NMMA’s Emerging Marine Leaders group will begin with a presentation from University of Tampa, Career Readiness representatives; Mark Colvenbach, ...

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NMMA seeks nominations for 2024 Alan J. Freedman Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2024 NMMA Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made notable contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation. The following are categories for consideration: Marine aftermarket or OEM manufacturer Marine representative Member of marine-focused media Boat dealer Marine distributor Marine trade association staff person To ...

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Congress advances FY24 spending measures

U.S. Capitol building

Before last month’s August recess, Congress advanced several (FY) 2024 appropriation bills—which include a number of the recreational boating industry’s funding priorities, such as addressing the proposed vessel speed restrictions.The spending bills include funding for industry priorities by the Department of Commerce, the Department of Interior, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The bills also support important programs that ...

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NMMA moves HQ to Washington D.C.

The NMMA announced the relocation of its headquarters to Washington D.C. as the association continues to expand its advocacy work. The NMMA’s previous headquarters were in Chicago, which will continue to serve as a strategic hub for key departments including membership and market expansion. While the NMMA has had a Washington, D.C. office for more than 40 years, its new ...

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NMMA hosts Inaugural Boating Technology Day in CA

Last week, NMMA hosted the inaugural Boating Technology Day in Sacramento, with staff members of the California legislature and policy makers in attendance. The event kicked off at the March Fong Secretary of State Building with technology and policy presentations followed by on-water boating demonstrations by NMMA members. Presentations focused on the recreational boating industry’s environmental leadership and reduction of ...

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Discover Boating launches TV PSA campaign

Last month, Discover Boating, in collaboration with Progressive Insurance, launched a television public service announcement (PSA) campaign to increase awareness of boating safety and provide resources for people looking to get started in boating. The PSAs, which feature videos from the Safety Basics Video Series as well as the See You Out Here “Anthem” spot, have generated more than $750,000 in donated media value ...

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