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Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards judges announced

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International (BWI) have announced the panel of judges who will evaluate product entries across three boating categories for the second annual Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards. The 2019 Innovation Award winners will be announced Wednesday, Jan.23, during the boat show’s “Sneak Peek” evening. The Innovation Awards honor manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, ...

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American Boating Congress registrations open for 2019

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

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NMMA launches new consumer boating safety awareness series

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has announced the launch of a new boating safety awareness series—boating safety brochures to help educate consumers on important boating safety guidelines. The series is available in print-ready and digital formats at no cost to the recreational marine industry.  Each brochure, which covers safety information, helpful tips, and contact information, can be printed as a physical ...

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NMMA remains deeply concerned about aluminum sheet tariff

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recently issued its final decision in the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations into common alloy aluminum sheet from China, which affirmed the Trump administration’s 96.3 percent to 176.2 percent duties on the material. Leading up to the ITC’s action, the National Marine Manufacturers Association urged the government to remove all duties on aluminum sheet ...

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NMMA board hires presidential successor search firm

As the National Marine Manufacturers Association prepares for the September 2019 retirement of President Thom Dammrich, a committee of boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturers, along with Dammrich, recently met in Atlanta, Ga. to interview a number of executive search firms. The board-based committee issued a request for proposals in the fall and after a comprehensive and careful review selected ...

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NMMA urges end to retaliatory tariffs

Last week, U.S. President Trump, Canadian Prime Minster Trudeau, and Mexican President Nieto formally signed the new NAFTA trade agreement – now known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While the National Marine Manufacturers Association is supportive of USMCA, the agreement does not address eliminating retaliatory tariffs on ...

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NMMA opposes EPA’s 2019 ethanol volume requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released its final blended fuel volume levels for 2019 – known as the Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) – under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be mixed into the nation's fuel supply next year. The National Marine Manufacturers Association has conveyed its strong opposition to EPA’s proposal ...

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New powerboat September registrations up 4.6 percent

Preliminary data for September 2018 released by the National Marine Manufacturers Association shows registrations for new powerboats were up 4.6 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis (R12M YOY).  This new data has been updated and is currently reflected in NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report. Tow boats led growth (up 10.1 percent), followed by pontoon boats and personal watercraft (both up ...

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NMMA applauds U.S. Army Corps Asian Carp prevention plan

The National Marine Manufacturers Association Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its final draft plan on preventing aquatic invasive species (AIS), including Asian carp, from reaching Lake Michigan. Throughout the report’s development, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and its coalition partners worked closely with the Corps to ensure the study and proposed solutions addressed the recreational boating ...

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Boating coalition urges Congress to pass Modern Fish Act

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and its coalition partners have sent letter to Congress encouraging members to include the Modern Fish Act in their lands and water package and pass the comprehensive legislation before the end of the year. The recreational angling and boating communities have been strong advocates of the Modern Fish Act since it was introduced and are ...

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