NMMA

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 boat shows receive events honor

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events announced its Top Public Events for 2012, including four of the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s boat and sportshows. “We’re honored to receive IAEE’s prestigious award for four NMMA boat and sportshows,” NMMA executive vice president Ben Wold said in a statement. “As the recreational boating industry regains its…more

NMMA president set to address groups in Lauderdale

National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich will be the featured speaker Oct. 25 at a joint gathering of the Marine Marketers of America and Boating Writers International during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Dammrich and a panel of industry experts will discuss how, when and where the tide is turning in the recreational…more

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Industry goes politicking

Takes its message of economic clout — $72 billion — and jobs to the parties’ national conventions The National Marine Manufacturers Association took advantage of this summer’s national political conventions to make its case that the boat industry is an integral piece of the U.S. economy. Appeals for supportive policies that began at the Republican…more

NMMA export webinar set for today

The National Marine Manufacturers Association will host a one-hour webinar at 2 p.m. EDT today for members who are actively engaged in exporting or hope to do so. With more than 95 percent of the world’s consumers outside the United States, the NMMA is working to help members turn export opportunities into transactions. The NMMA…more

NMMA names 2012 CSI award winners

The National Marine Manufacturers Association Tuesday recognized recipients of the 2012 Marine Industry CSI Awards for the award period from April 2011 through March 2012. Forty-one boat and engine manufacturers were recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction as part of the NMMA’s Customer Satisfaction Index program. The recipients will be acknowledged in October during the…more

California trade group opposes invasive-species bill

Recreational Boaters of California is urging legislators to veto AB 2443, a bill designed to combat invasive species. “We share the objective of combating invasive species,” the group wrote in a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif. “Our organization remains unconvinced, however, that the provisions of this bill will accomplish this objective, and we do…more

NMMA details events at political conventions

The NMMA is reminding the industry that it’s hosting on-land and water events at the Democratic and Republican national conventions. “Our hope is to educate delegates, members and attendees about the importance of U.S. manufacturing, how it is impacting our economy and encouraging them to learn more about the $72 billion domestic economic impact that…more

NMMA works on national boat-theft database

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and the National Insurance Crime Bureau have initiated the first national database of vessel information. Similar to vehicle identification numbers, this new collection of boat manufacturing data can be used to assist in boat identification, helping to deter and prosecute crimes involving recreational boats. According to the NICB, each month…more

California group backs audit of parks department

The Recreational Boaters of California is supporting the decision of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee to accept a bipartisan request to conduct a comprehensive audit of the finances of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. This action, initiated by assembly members Beth Gaines and Paul Fong, and state Sen. Noreen Evans, follows numerous reports…more

NMMA outlines its Republican convention event

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is inviting people to spend “A Day on the Water” on Aug. 28 during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. The NMMA says it is holding the event to give elected leaders insight into the recreational boating industry, featuring exhibits highlighting technological, environmental and safety advancements in the industry.…more

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