The nine-day Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show and the five-day St. Louis Boat and Sportshow wrapped up on Sunday with an 8.5 percent gain in attendance and a 17 percent drop in attendance, respectively.
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 National Marine Manufacturers Association will hold an invitation-only reception on Feb. 14 in Miami to preview its inaugural event, Superyacht Lifestyle Miami, which will debut in 2015.
Six National Marine Manufacturers Association shows that wrapped up during the Jan. 26 weekend drew slightly more than 110,000 visitors.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced a new grassroots advocacy platform — Boating United — for NMMA members, business owners, industry stakeholders and all who hope to ensure their voice is heard on Capitol Hill on behalf of recreational boating.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association will hold its 2014 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show State of the Industry breakfast on Feb. 13 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
NMMA follows 2013 visit to Latin American country with plans for pavilion at Cartagena show.
The marine industry is continuing its fight against a change in tax laws that would prevent boat owners from writing off yachts as second homes.
The Recreational Boating Leadership Council gathered in Chicago for year-end discussions on six long-term initiatives that will form the basis of a 10-year growth plan to transform recreational boating.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association said the Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training series, which has been a success at boat shows across the country, is nearly sold out for the inaugural Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show next week.
Retail sales of new boats and outboard engines in Canada totaled $2 billion last year — a 2 percent decrease from the previous year — and used-boat sales also fell 2 percent.