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New powerboat registrations up 3.8 percent in August

Preliminary data for August 2018 shows new powerboat registrations were up 3.8 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis (R12M YOY). This new data has been updated and is currently reflected in the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s New Powerboat Registrations Report. Tow boats and personal watercraft led growth, up 8 and 6 percent R12M YOY, respectively. For complete data by boat ...

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Industry groups send letter to trade representatives

Last Thursday, the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the European Boating Industry, and the International Council of Marine Industry Association sent a joint letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and European Union Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström expressing strong support for the ongoing trade discussions. NMMA, EBI, and ICOMIA urged both parties to quickly resolve their trade disagreements regarding aluminum ...

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NMMA sounds loud alarm on year-round E15

Yesterday, President Donald Trump announced that his administration is moving to allow year-round sale of 15 percent ethanol blended fuel, or E15.   The National Marine Manufacturers Association and its coalition partners worked to prevent this action and are evaluating options to thwart the E15 sale expansion.  “President Trump’s decision to proceed with year-round E15 sales places bad policy on top ...

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NNMA presidents applaud revamped NAFTA agreement

Late Sunday night, the U.S., Canada, and Mexico announced a deal to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement. The new agreement – officially called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement – includes priorities of the recreational boating industry, which NMMA worked to secure. Each country will review the deal in the coming months before its official implementation. While USMCA does not ...

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Nominations to recognize women in manufacturing close Oct. 5

The Manufacturing Institute 2019 STEP Ahead Award nominations close next Friday, Oct. 5. Honoring women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and production (STEP) careers, NMMA is encouraging all members to nominate a peer or colleague for this prestigious award and shine a light on female leaders in the marine manufacturing industry. STEP Ahead Award honorees hold positions ...

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IBEX welcomes marine industry to Tampa next week

Attendees of the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) will be arriving next week in Tampa, Florida for three days of marine business development. Held Oct, 2-4 in the Tampa Convention Center with Super Sessions taking place Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, IBEX will feature three show floors with more than 700 exhibitors from 21 different countries, pavilions, and a variety of educational ...

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NMMA sounds alarm over new Section 301 tariffs

The Trump Administration announced Monday it will impose a 10 percent tariff on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods starting Monday, Sept. 24 and raise it to 25 percent at the beginning of 2019. Leading up to the formal decision, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and its members encouraged the administration to forgo this tranche of tariffs in ...

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E15 sales resume, trade association calls for robust education effort

The sale of gasoline with 15 percent ethanol (E15) resumed over the weekend. Every year, fuels containing E15 are prohibited from being sold between June 1 and Sept. 15. Last Friday, in response to the restart of E15 sales, NMMA’s President, Thom Dammrich released the following statement: “Starting [Sept. 15], E15 hit the market again – an unfortunate, annual event ...

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Congress makes progress on key water infrastructure bills

The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate made significant progress on multiple pieces of water infrastructure legislation last week. The bills contain several of the recreational boating industry’s top priorities, which NMMA worked on with members of Congress to secure. Both chambers overwhelmingly approved a $147 billion package that funds important projects within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

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Recreational fishing, boating community applauds Florida longline permit decision

The recreational fishing and boating community is applauding a recent decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service to deny an Exempted Fishing Permit that would have allowed pelagic longline vessels into the East Florida Coast Pelagic Longline Closed Area. Earlier this year, leading recreational fishing and boating organizations, including the National Marine Manufacturers Association, submitted public comment to the South ...

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