The National Marine Manufacturers Association said it supports the Coast Guard’s decision to discontinue the life jacket type code scheme that has been used for years to label and differentiate life jackets and their use.
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.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s government relations staff will review the industry’s most important policy issues and provide a 2014 election outlook in a webinar scheduled for Thursday.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association reports that U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments were up 6.5 percent in August for the NMMA’s control group of manufacturers, which represent 95 percent of the market.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada said it is backing the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council Joint Forward Plan.
Manufacturing production increased 1 percent in July, helping to lift the year-over-year pace of manufacturing output to 4.9 percent, its fastest annual pace since June 2012.
The American Boat & Yacht Council and the National Marine Manufacturers Association South Carolina are joining to present ABYC certification courses in Charleston, S.C.
Denny Salas, former boating political action committee manager for the National Marine Manufacturers Association, was named executive director of the Water Sports Industry Association.
The House approved a short-term fix to the nearly depleted highway trust fund on Tuesday in a 367-55 vote and the measure will move to the Senate with barely two weeks before the Transportation Department could be forced to cut funding for highway projects around the country.
Outboard engine wholesale shipments in Canada, which have been rising for six months for the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s control group of manufacturers, were up 5 percent year-over-year in June on a rolling 12-month basis.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will review the latest science and seek public comment regarding the West Indian manatee’s endangered status.