Thom Dammrich says there’s a simple solution to the boating industry’s problems — forgive, or at least lower, the interest on student debt. The National Marine Manufacturers Association president says a crisis in homeownership is hurting the U.S. marine industry, but he maintains the situation could be eased if the burden of student debt weren’t…more
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.
U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments were up 3.7 percent year over year for the 12 months that ended in July.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association reported that wholesale shipments of traditional powerboats were up 4.6 percent through May.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association will hold a webinar on Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. EDT focused on Spain’s boating trends for 2015 and beyond.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association said U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments were up 5.4 percent year over year for the 12-month period through June and shipments of traditional powerboats were up 4.5 percent through April, with growth led by the outboard and inboard boat segments.
Due to high demand to attend the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s first two trips to Cuba, the group is holding a third and final exploratory trip to the country for members.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association supported Marine Industry Certified Dealerships during boat show season by giving certified dealers promotional opportunities at NMMA boat shows.
The “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” educational series has partnered with the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Discover Boating, the Miami International Boat Show, the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and Take Me Fishing.
President Obama’s Pacific Rim free-trade deal gained traction this week as he signed legislation to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership, setting the stage to complete the deal by the end of the year.
Wholesale shipments of diesel inboard and sterndrive engines grew 7.1 percent in the first quarter of 2015 for the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s control group.