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 honors members with environmental award

The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently recognized a group of individuals who made contributions to the recreational boating industry during the last year with an Environmental Achievement Award. The award, which was presented last week at the American Boating Congress, recognizes “NMMA members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, offering innovative…more

American Boating Congress focuses on economy, election

WASHINGTON – The American Boating Congress wrapped up Wednesday following a morning session of speakers covering a range of topics – from the economy to the election – and an afternoon spent visiting lawmakers on Capitol Hill. With 12 co-hosts, this year’s ABC was “truly an all industry event,” said Thom Dammrich, president of the…more

NMMA partnership offers trade-export resource

WASHINGTON — The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced a partnership with the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service to create a formalized program that gives NMMA members improved access to international trade resources offered by the federal government. The announcement was made Wednesday morning at the American Boating Congress. The New Market Export Initiative was developed…more

Industry issues discussed at American Boating Congress

WASHINGTON — Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., opened the American Boating Congress by telling attendees that the work they do is of vital importance to the country. “[You] are extraordinarily important to us as a country,” he said at an opening-day luncheon on Tuesday. “You are part of who we are as Americans.” And in order…more

American Boating Congress starts in D.C.

WASHINGTON — The American Boating Congress opens today for two days of discussion on legislative issues and lobbying on behalf of the marine industry. Organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, this year’s event also features co-hosts representing a wide variety of industry stakeholders. They are: Marine Retailers Association of the Americas; Center for Coastal Conservation;…more

California boating department still in peril

Following budget subcommittee hearings last month in the California state legislature, it is anticipated that the governor’s proposal to eliminate the Department of Boating and Waterways will be “left open” in the budget process and pursued as a formal government reorganization plan, Jerry Desmond Jr., director of government relations for Recreational Boaters of California, said.…more

Report: SCMA may merge with the NMMA

Discussions between the Southern California Marine Association and the National Marine Manufacturers Association have led to a tentative agreement for a merger between the two organizations, according to an exclusive story by the California-based marine publication, The Log. Under the agreement, the NMMA would acquire and manage current SCMA industry support activities and boat shows,…more

American Boating Congress adds co-hosts

Two more co-hosts signed on to the American Boating Congress, the National Marine Manufacturers Association announced today. The National Marine Bankers Association and the Michigan Boating Industries Association join nine previously announced co-hosts of the annual legislative event, set for April 24-25 in Washington, D.C. In addition to the NMMA, they are: the Marine Retailers…more

NMMA: Wholesale shipments rose 17 percent in 2011

In 2011, wholesale shipments of traditional powerboats were up 17 percent and corresponding dollars were up 24 percent for the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s control group of manufacturers, compared with a year earlier, the NMMA said in its monthly economic report. New powerboat registrations were down 2.5 percent on a rolling 12-month basis through September,…more

NMMA provides marine legislation update

This week in Louisiana, legislation was introduced to create a separate marine product silo regulating dealings between marine product dealers and manufacturers, the National Marine Manufacturers Association said. “This law does not make substantive changes to existing law, but rather creates separation and clarity,” according to the NMMA. Additionally, SB 335 would allow out-of-state dealers…more

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