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American Sportfishing Association recognizes industry, conservation leaders

During the 2019 Sportfishing Summit, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) recognized four individuals who dedicated their careers to help ensure that the industry, and anglers across the U.S., have well-managed fisheries, clean water, access to our public lands and waters and a viable business environment. In addition, ASA awarded its first-place Angling Awareness Award to a veteran outdoor writer whose work is ...

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MMA honors Thom Dammrich

Outgoing NMMA President Dr. Thomas Dammrich was presented with the special “Marketer of Excellence” Neptune Award by Marine Marketers of America at the third annual Grow Boating Marketing Summit at IBEX in Tampa, Fla. Dammrich received a standing ovation from the crowd of 200 marine marketers in attendance. “Marine Marketers of America is honored and extremely pleased to present this well-deserved and highly ...

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Hugelmeyer assumes helm as NMMA president, delivers first industry address

Frank Hugelmeyer started his first day as NMMA president delivering his inaugural industry address at this morning’s International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) annual Industry Breakfast & Awards Presentation in Tampa. Hugelmeyer, a veteran leader in the outdoor recreation industry, succeeds Thom Dammrich, who spent 20 years as NMMA president and retired yesterday, Sept. 30.About how he came to NMMA, ...

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Thanks Thom!

By Bill Yeargin In the Old Testament we read the story of Queen Esther who was told by her cousin Mordecai that she had been put in her position for “such a time as this.” While we may not read about Thom Dammrich in a future religious text, there is no question that during his tenure at NMMA he was ...

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New NMMA President-elect reaches out to members

The new president-elect of the National Marine Manufacturers Association addressed members through a letter to members saying "it is a privilege to join NMMA." Frank Hugelmeyer, who officially joined the organization on July 15, brings a wealth of work experience in outdoor and sporting goods retail, manufacturing and association management (Outdoor Industry Association and Recreation Vehicle Industry Association). He said ...

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New powerboat registrations up 3.3% through May

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registration Report has been updated with data through May. Preliminary data from the report shows new powerboat registrations were up 3.3 percent through May on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis and up 1 percent on a rolling 3-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis. For the three months through May: Personal watercraft led growth (up 13 percent), followed by cruisers (up 8 ...

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Industry representatives attend White House event on environmental leadership

Yesterday, NMMA and several recreational boating industry executives joined President Donald Trump at the White House for a speech on the need to strike a balance between the country’s environmental protections and energy requirements. In addition to NMMA and its members, representatives from the American Sportfishing Association, BoatUS, Center for Sportfishing Policy, and Coastal Conservation Association attended the president’s address. ...

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ICOMIA awards honorary lifetime memberships

During the ICOMIA/IFBSO Congress held earlier this month in Split, Croatia, ICOMIA president Andrea Razeto presented NMMA president Dr. Thom Dammrich and Finnboat’s past president Dr. Jouko Huju with honorary lifetime memberships.  According to ICOMIA, “As mark of highest appreciation for past services to ICOMIA, on recommendation of the Executive Committee, we would like to honour two individuals who over ...

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EPA officially approves year-round sale of E15

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally approved a rule allowing the year-round sale of fuel with 15% ethanol (E15). NMMA and its coalition partners repeatedly voiced opposition to EPA’s proposal leading up to the announcement, calling the rule legally dubious and a direct threat to consumer safety. In response, NMMA president, Thom Dammrich stated, "While deeply disappointing, today's announcement comes ...

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Frank Hugelmeyer named new NMMA President

NMMA announced its Board of Directors has selected Frank Hugelmeyer, a veteran leader in the outdoor recreation industry, as the association’s next president. He succeeds Thom Dammrich, who has led the NMMA for 20 years and announced his retirement in 2018. “Frank brings extensive experience and expertise in outdoor recreation and association management to NMMA, making him the ideal growth-minded ...

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