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 2016: Workforce shortage gains council’s attention

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recognizing the immediacy of the issue, the Recreational Boating Leadership Council launched a special task force on Monday to organize and fuel the industry’s effort to combat boating’s workforce shortage.

NMMA plans networking event at ICAST

The National Marine Manufacturers Association, producers of the Marine Accessories Pavilion at the upcoming International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, will host an “Anchors & Ales” networking event on July 14.

American Boating Congress opens in D.C.

The workforce shortage is top of mind for many in the marine industry as boat dealerships have a 21.6 percent deficit between the number of employees they’ve budgeted for and those they actually employ.

NMMA report touts positive trends for boat sales

Retail sales of nearly all powerboat categories are growing on both an annual and quarterly basis, with the exception of sterndrive boats, and powerboat sales were up 6.8 percent in 2015, compared with the previous year.

NMMA director named to Canadian boating council

Sara Anghel, who heads up Canada’s branch of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, was appointed co-chairwoman of the National Recreational Boating Advisory Council, a Transport Canada stakeholder advisory committee.

NMMA leads industry fact-finding trip in Colombia

A group of U.S. recreational marine businesses joined marine industry leaders in Colombia on Sunday to embark on a six-day fact-finding mission to learn firsthand about the country’s emerging boating market.

Marine industry representatives listened intently to a diverse array of speakers at last year’s ABC. The focus at the sessions is on legislative and regulatory issues that affect the boating business.

It’s lobbying season

The presidential election has heightened the importance of the American Boating Congress, giving the marine industry the opportunity to get its message across to influential lawmakers at a crucial time.

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