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.

American Boating Congress tops busy week in D.C.

This will be a busy week in Washington, D.C., for the marine industry, with a broad group of industry representatives heading to the nation’s capital to advocate and to educate lawmakers. The American Boating Congress, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, and a meeting of the Growth Summit Recreational Boating Leadership Council headline the agenda, but…more

NMMA report shows boating’s impact in Canada

The National Marine Manufacturers Association released a study showing that Canada’s core recreational boating industry contributed an estimated economic impact of $5 billion (about $4.9 billion in U.S. dollars) and 67,000 jobs throughout Canada in 2012. The release of the new NMMA study, titled “The Economic Impact of Recreational Boating in Canada: 2012,” coincides with…more


Digitized policy briefs for the American Boating Congress

ABC GOES DIGITAL: What is the American Boating Congress? What are the key issues that will be discussed on Capitol Hill next month? The answers to these and other questions pertaining to this important legislative conference are in the NMMA policy briefs and other reports contained in this digital magazine produced by Soundings Trade Only.…more

NMMA offers statistical report for Canada

The 2011-2012 NMMA Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available to order and/or download. The abstract is the most complete collection of facts and figures available for the marine industry in Canada. It is available for download or as a DVD. Member companies are allowed one free download for non-commercial distribution. It is $225…more

NMMA urges passage of tariff bill

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is calling on members to support the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, an item the previous Congress didn’t act upon. Existing duty suspensions expired Dec. 31. NMMA legislative counsel Jeff Gabriel sent a letter to members saying the bill supports and grows recreational marine manufacturing jobs in the United States by cutting…more

Free ABC webinar will focus on preparation

The American Boating Congress, which takes place May 8-9 on Capitol Hill, is offering a free webinar April 18 to help attendees prepare for the event, which is designed to let policymakers hear the marine industry’s perspective on crucial issues. The webinar will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT and will review the…more


A marine landing on Capitol Hill

Industry mobilizing a legion of ‘lobbyists’ to address ethanol, other issues at May 8-9 American Boating Congress The May 8-9 American Boating Congress is shaping up to be the biggest ever, with 30 co-hosts signed on by early March — more than double last year’s number. The push for marine industry stakeholders to converge on…more

Paul Ryan joins list of speakers at ABC

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is the latest member of Congress to confirm as a speaker at the American Boating Congress, which runs May 8-9 in Washington, D.C. Serving his eighth term as a member of Congress, Ryan is the chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he works to bring fiscal discipline and accountability…more

American Boating Congress adds speakers

The 2013 American Boating Congress is continuing its momentum with more confirmed co-hosts and more confirmed speakers for the May 8-9 event in Washington, D.C. The ABC now has 31 co-host organizations, more than twice the number it had last year, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is the first legislator to commit to speaking, the…more

NMMA sells out pavilion space at Rio show

The USA Pavilion at the Rio de Janeiro Boat Show, part of the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s new export development program, is sold out. This is the first time the United States will have a group presence at the show and the country pavilion is the only one of its size, with 16 American companies…more

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