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.

NMMA reports boost in outboard and powerboat shipments

The National Marine Manufacturers Association said U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments were up 5.4 percent year over year for the 12-month period through June and shipments of traditional powerboats were up 4.5 percent through April, with growth led by the outboard and inboard boat segments.

NMMA schedules third Cuban trip for December

Due to high demand to attend the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s first two trips to Cuba, the group is holding a third and final exploratory trip to the country for members.

NMMA promotes certified dealers at boat shows

The National Marine Manufacturers Association supported Marine Industry Certified Dealerships during boat show season by giving certified dealers promotional opportunities at NMMA boat shows.

Women’s fishing program partnering with NMMA and RBFF

The “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” educational series has partnered with the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Discover Boating, the Miami International Boat Show, the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and Take Me Fishing.

NMMA reports 1Q gain in engine shipments

Wholesale shipments of diesel inboard and sterndrive engines grew 7.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015 for the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s control group.

NMMA accuses opponents of ‘mistruths’ about Miami show site

Organizers of the Miami International Boat Show are setting the record straight about what they are calling “an aggressive campaign of mistruths” launched by the village of Key Biscayne, including issues around the docks, the environment and traffic.

The Recreational Boating Leadership Council met during the American Boating Congress. Shown (from left) are Peter Durant of Sail America, Jim Coburn of Coburn and Associates, NMMA senior vice president Carl Blackwell of Discover Boating and Joe Lewis of the Mount Dora Boating Center.

Industry growth panels report their progress

In its fifth year, the Recreational Boating Leadership Council continues to push the industry to stay on top of issues that impact its future, such as political advocacy and the promotion of boating to young people and to more diverse markets.

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