Tag Archives: recreational boating industry

ELEVATE SUMMIT sessions and event content now online

Boating Industry Elevate Summit

All of the sessions from the 2020 Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT conference are now available for everyone to view online. The virtual version of this year's Top 100 gala celebration and awards show is also available. The Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT 2020 far exceeded its goals to connect, collaborate, cultivate and celebrate top marine industry visionaries and emerging leaders over ...

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NMMA President talks boat shows

Frank Hugelmeyer NMMA

After a year filled with uncertainty and disruption, including the cancellation and postponement of many boating industry events and shows, NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer shares his thoughts on the importance and future of boat shows: The unprecedented disruption from COVID-19 has been a blessing and curse for the recreational boating industry. On one hand, we have witnessed a remarkable shift ...

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OneWater Marine purchases Boatsforsale.com

OneWater Marine logo

OneWater Marine Inc. announced it has purchased the website domain, Boatsforsale.com, which will enhance its online marketplace for new and pre-owned boats, as well as financing & insurance. “Boatsforsale.com will provide users with a personalized, all-inclusive virtual platform to buy, sell, and compare boats, as well as easy access to financing & insurance offerings,” said Austin Singleton, Chief Executive Officer ...

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Boat building activity increases

Boat manufacturing increases

According to NMMA’s latest Monthly Shipment Report, wholesale boat shipments increased for the second consecutive month in June, up 60% compared to May, as boat building activity ratcheted back up following lockdown restrictions during the early days of the pandemic response. Compared to June 2019, wholesale shipments are down 5%. “We’re encouraged to see that wholesale shipments in June increased across all ...

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U.S. boats spared from Canadian retaliatory tariffs

boating tariffs

Following the Trump administration’s decision to reimpose tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada, the Canadian government announced that it will impose dollar-for-dollar retaliatory tariffs on U.S. products. Unlike the previous aluminum and steel tariff dispute between the two countries, U.S. boats were not included on the initial list of products that will be subject to the countermeasure, which NMMA and ...

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NMMA says what to expect from Congress this summer

Capitol Hill

As COVID-19 gripped the country and world in the first half of 2020, the U.S. Congress hit pause on most of its previously scheduled work to focus almost entirely on the global pandemic. Now, with stay-at-home orders continuing to be lifted and sectors of the economy resuming operations, lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are shifting some of their attention to measures ...

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Washington media figures join NMMA for boat cruise

NMMA hosted more than 10 top political and policy reporters from major Beltway and national publications for a boat cruise up the Potomac River. The boat outing is part of NMMA’s strategic plan to expand the association’s profile in Washington, D.C. among key constituencies, including the media. During the event, NMMA representatives provided insights about the recreational boating industry to ...

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NMMA opposes tariffs on multiple fronts

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has voiced its opposition and supported the efforts of like-minded members of Congress in three key ways in recent weeks. NMMA’s government relations team distributed statements of opposition jointly endorsed with International Council of Marine Industry Association and the European Boating Industry, highlighted the marine industry during Congressional hearings with the Trump Adminstration, and held ...

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