The American Boat & Yacht Council and the National Marine Manufacturers Association South Carolina are joining to present ABYC certification courses in Charleston, S.C.
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.
Denny Salas, former boating political action committee manager for the National Marine Manufacturers Association, was named executive director of the Water Sports Industry Association.
The House approved a short-term fix to the nearly depleted highway trust fund on Tuesday in a 367-55 vote and the measure will move to the Senate with barely two weeks before the Transportation Department could be forced to cut funding for highway projects around the country.
Outboard engine wholesale shipments in Canada, which have been rising for six months for the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s control group of manufacturers, were up 5 percent year-over-year in June on a rolling 12-month basis.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will review the latest science and seek public comment regarding the West Indian manatee’s endangered status.
Outboard engine wholesale shipments in the United States were up 6.4 percent in June on a rolling 12-month, year-over-year basis.
The new European Union Consumer Rights Directive is now in effect, strengthening the position of customers who shop at boat shows, online or on the street.
Nominations are being sought for appointment by the Secretary of Commerce to fill vacancies on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee beginning in the fall.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association is reporting a rise in U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments in May.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations/International Federation of Boat Show Organizers Congress was held last week in Istanbul, Turkey, and industry members from around the world addressed issues ranging from international engineering standards to long-term growth strategies.