Advance data indicate that new powerboat registrations were up 7.2 percent year over year for the 12-month period through July.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers in the United States and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle.
The NMMA said NOAA and the Department of the Interior are seeking nominations for 10 new Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee members to represent diverse ocean interests.
Through August wholesale shipments of outboard engines in Canada for the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s control group of manufacturers were up 18 percent year over year on a rolling 12-month basis.
As the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s senior vice president of government relations, John McKnight has been a mediator between the boating industry and federal regulators for 22 years.
The recreational boating and fishing industries will hold a Congressional Boating Caucus briefing and panel discussion today in Washington, D.C. on the need for Congress to reauthorize the Water Resource Development Act.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association and other recreation industry leaders told the 2016 conference of the National Association of State Park Directors last week that the value of recreation is better understood today than ever and that the diversity and quality of recreational offerings are better than they have ever been.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association will participate in several events this month to reinforce its advocacy for recreational fishing.
Congress returned from its summer recess this week and among the bills that await action is the reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act.
Manufacturing Day, set for Oct. 7, is a nationwide celebration that sees businesses host events around the country to highlight the economic significance of modern manufacturing in the United States.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association said wholesale shipments of traditional powerboats for its control group of manufacturers were up 3.4 percent this year through June.