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 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.

ABC 2015: NOAA talks about new saltwater fishing policy

WASHINGTON — Only 60 days after presenting the first-ever national saltwater recreational fisheries policy, a top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official introduced the agency’s accompanying implementation plan to the marine industry on Tuesday, marking a “cultural shift” at NOAA to better recognize the importance and standing of the recreational fishing community.

The Recreational Boating Leadership Council met Monday on the first day of the American Boating Congress. Shown are Peter Durant (left), of Sail America; Jim Coburn, of Coburn and Associates LLC; Carl Blackwell, of Discover Boating; and Joe Lewis, of the Mount Dora Boating Center.

ABC 2015: Leadership council meets on industry future

WASHINGTON — The Recreational Boating Leadership Council met here Monday, marking concrete progress in strengthening industry advocacy, the promotion of youth boating programs and diversity in boating, and the marketing efforts of the Discover Boating campaign.

NMMA reports boost in engine shipments

The National Marine Manufacturers Association reported that U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments were up 4.9 percent in April on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis.

American Boating Congress starts today in D.C.

This year’s American Boating Congress, an event that brings together marine industry voices to advocate on behalf of the boating and fishing industries, open today and runs through Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

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