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.

ABC gives industry members a chance to unite as boating advocates, discuss common political issues and plan lobbying strategies.

ABC: Mission accomplished

The marine industry cranked up its collective voice this year in the nation’s capital, with the 2015 American Boating Congress drawing more than 250 attendees with the support of a record 35 co-hosts.

NMMA reports success with Congress at ABC

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is touting the success it achieved at the American Boating Congress, which took place earlier this month in Washington, D.C.

NMMA reports 6.4 percent growth in 2014 boat sales

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is reporting healthy growth for the $35.4 billion U.S. recreational boating industry, with an estimated 171,500 new powerboats sold in 2014 — an increase of 6.4 percent from 2013.

NMMA set to host export webinar on Thursday

A webinar set for Thursday from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Commerce, will focus on helping businesses cope with exporting during a period when the United States has a strong dollar.

NMMA sets new rules for certification program

Beginning with the 2016 model year, the National Marine Manufacturers Association will require membership in order to participate in the NMMA Boat and Yacht Certification program.

ABC 2015: Former ‘Meet the Press’ moderator addresses industry

WASHINGTON — Seasoned broadcast journalist and former “Meet the Press” host David Gregory sized up the presidential election, emphasized the growing role of social media in Washington, looked back on career moments — many of them humorous — and promoted his new book in his keynote speech Wednesday at the American Boating Congress.

NMMA defends new Miami show site in letter to the editor

A letter to the editor appearing Wednesday in the Miami Herald, written by National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich, is emphasizing the group’s commitment to the environment and underscores that a permitting hang-up is just a routine part of the process for projects along waterways.

ABC 2015: NMMA president touts industry’s voice

WASHINGTON — This year’s American Boating Congress drew 35 supporting co-hosts, giving the industry its strongest voice ever in the nation’s capital, National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich said this morning.


ABC 2015: Bill Shedd receives Eddie Smith award

WASHINGTON — Bill Shedd, president and CEO of AFTCO, the American Fish and Tackle Co., on Tuesday captured the Eddie Smith Manufacturer of the Year Award, which is presented by the Center for Coastal Conservation to leaders in conservation advocacy.

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