NMMA Canada said leaders from the Canadian boating industry met with members of Parliament on May 9 in Ottawa for a fifth 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.
WASHINGTON — Despite the focus on repealing the Affordable Care Act and overhauling tax laws, this administration might be the perfect opportunity to get issues important to boating in front of lawmakers.
WASHINGTON — The American Boating Congress opened Monday evening with a welcome reception at the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C., as hundreds of advocates gathered to plan their strategic approach for the event.
Recreational boating and fishing advocates will converge on Capitol Hill as the 2017 American Boating Congress opens today and continues through Wednesday at the Renaissance Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada said a study showed that the recreational boating industry had estimated revenue of $10 billion in 2016 that generated $5.6 billion in gross domestic product and supported nearly 75,000 jobs in the country.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association said it expanded its Washington, D.C., presence with two new staff members and an expanded role for a relatively new member.
Traditional powerboat retail unit sales were up 5.9 percent for the 12 months through February 2017 and wholesale shipments rose 3.6 percent.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association released details about the ways a bill funding the federal government through fiscal 2017 will affect the marine industry.
Organizers of the 2017 American Boating Congress, which is set for May 15-17, released details about the speakers for the event.
Boat exports from the United States fell 13.5 percent to a record low $1.2 billion in 2016, primarily reflecting a strong dollar, which was at a 14-year high.