The National Marine Manufacturers Association is helping 2017 American Boating Congress attendees plan their Capitol Hill visits, which will be organized into state delegations this year.
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 Canadian arm of the National Marine Manufacturers Association has been following the progress of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement for a few years and said it was pleased to learn that the European Parliament approved it in February.
The American Boating Congress announced its issue workshops and the National Marine Manufacturers Association released its 2017 policy agenda.
President Donald Trump’s first proposed federal budget would reduce spending in several agencies that “have a significant impact on the recreational boating industry,” the National Marine Manufacturers Association said today.
As the July 1 start of the 2018 model year draws closer, the NMMA said boatbuilders will need to begin the California Air Resources Board evaporative emission certification process.
The NMMA said space is limited and only a few stands remain on the USA Pavilion at the 2017 Feri Internacional Colombia Nautica in April.
The NMMA said today that the International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ half-year trend report is available.
The early-bird registration deadline for the American Boating Congress, set to take place on Capitol Hill from May 15-17, is March 20.
Outboard engine retail sales continued their upward trajectory in 2016, reaching a post-recession high of 254,200 units — a 7 percent increase from 2015.
Yacht Brokers Association of America executive director Vin Petrella is urging association members to attend the American Boating Congress in Washington, D.C., this year.