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 cancels New Orleans show

The 2010 New Orleans Boat & Sportshow was cancelled in order to address dealer demands as the boating industry pulls out of the recession, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which produces the show. The next show will be held in 2011, the NMMA says. “There just wasn’t enough critical mass to warrant an…more

Congress approves extension of NOL provision

Both houses of Congress overwhelmingly approved an unemployment insurance extension bill Thursday that includes long-sought language that will extend the Net Operating Loss carryback period for all companies from the current two-year allowance to five years. Under the expanded NOL carryback provision, businesses can use losses from 2008 or 2009 to offset taxable profits earned…more

NMMA webinar set for Nov. 10

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is hosting its second free webinar, this one focusing on using the Internet to generate leads. The seminar is schedule for 1 p.m. (EST) Nov. 10 The first webinar, on social media, took place last week and had 250 participants, according to the NMMA. Click here to register.

NMMA officer to keynote MMA program

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s chief marketing officer Carl Blackwell will be the keynote speaker for the Marine Marketers of America national awards program at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Blackwell will discuss how the NMMA is utilizing social media to maximize its Discover Boating marketing investment. The MMA event will be held noon…more

NMMA announces webinar slate

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is launching a series of webinars, which are free to NMMA members. The first webinar, “Social Media for the Boating Industry,” is set for 1 p.m. EDT Oct. 20. The seminar will examine the popularity of social media and how it can benefit companies. Participants will learn the most useful…more

Engineering compliance seminar set for December

The 2009 Engineering Compliance Seminar, part of the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association’s certification program, will be held Dec. 7-9 in Nashville, Tenn. The seminar will highlight changes to the existing American Boat and Yacht Council standards required for compliance with the NMMA Boat & Yacht Certification program for the 2011 model-year products. There will be…more

NMMA report details decline in boat registrations

Recreational boat registrations in the U.S. decreased about 1.4 percent in 2008 compared to 2007, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s 2008 U.S. Recreational Boat Registrations Statistics report. A total of 12.8 million vessels were registered by U.S. states or documented by the Coast Guard in the U.S. in 2008, compared to 13 million…more

California proposal seeks permits for coastal marinas

The California State Water Resources Control Board is moving forward with a proposed requirement that marinas along the coast with 10 or more slips and moorings obtain a state permit. The board decided to pursue the permit after federal initiatives were overturned last year, according to Recreational Boaters of California. The stated objective is to…more

NMMA cancels Toronto show

The National Marine Manufacturers Association canceled this year’s Toronto In-Water Boat Show because of the economic downturn in the United States and Canada. The show had been scheduled for Sept. 17-20. “The show’s not going away; it will come back next year,” Ben Wold, executive vice president for NMMA, told Soundings Trade Only. Next year’s…more

NMMA names CSI award winners

A total of 72 boat and engine manufacturers were recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction with 2009 CSI Awards by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Award recipients will be acknowledged during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference, set for Oct.12-14 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Marine Industry CSI Awards program honors participating manufacturers…more

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