Industry News

Consisting of builders, dealers, marinas, parts and accessories makers and sellers and the trade groups that serve them, the marine industry is a sprawling and colorful collection of companies and people. From the number and type of boats it sells to its advocacy for the rights of boaters to enjoy their recreation on pollution-free waters, using fuel that doesn't damage their engines, the industry makes news in many ways.

NMMA meets with Interior Department officials

The National Marine Manufacturers Association met with senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable.

Sail America conference sets schedule

The 2017 Sail America Industry Conference, slated for May 31-June 2 at the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown Hotel, will offer an industry regatta at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, a keynote from Harley-Davidson with afternoon breakouts and an industry dinner on the evening of June 1.

Boat sales make gains in March

Last year the recreational boating industry was celebrating its best March results since 2008 — sales gains of 21 percent in the main powerboat segments and 20 percent industrywide.

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