The International Council of Marine Industry Associations/International Federation of Boat Show Organizers Congress was held last week in Istanbul, Turkey, and industry members from around the world addressed issues ranging from international engineering standards to long-term growth strategies.
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.
Boats are a money pit?
Nominations are being sought by Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to fill vacancies on the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, beginning this fall.
BoatUS, the American Sportfishing Association and the National Marine Manufacturers Association hosted a briefing Sunday on the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund on behalf of the Congressional Boating Caucus.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association said traditional powerboat wholesale shipments for its control group of manufacturers were relatively unchanged in March after dipping in February.
Grant Porter, of Formula Boats, knows the marine industry’s position on ethanol can be a tough sell for members of Congress in his corn-growing state of Indiana. But he believes he made progress with at least one senator when he said the industry is not opposed to ethanol use per se, but that blends higher…more
The Recreational Boating Leadership Council at the American Boating Congress in May fleshed out plans to increase participation by focusing on six crucial tasks, including attracting minority-group members and younger boaters and finding ways to make boating more affordable.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association wants fewer barriers for boats exported to the European Union, including the elimination of taxes.
The recreational boating industry generated $36.7 billion in retail spending last year, a 3.2 percent increase from 2012, with performance and outboard boats leading the recovery.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada received $87,225 from Transport Canada to support the Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training program for three years, a national program designed to educate Canadians to become confident and safe boaters.