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 2010 Liberty Boat Show

The Liberty Boat Show will not take place this year because of the economic climate, the National Marine Manufacturers Association said. The show had been set for April 29-May 2 at Liberty State Park Landing Marina in New Jersey. The NMMA purchased the show in May 2008, but did not hold the show that year…more

NMMA sells Toronto show

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced it reached an agreement to sell the Toronto International Boat Show to Canadian Boat Shows Inc. The sale is expected to be finalized March 31. Terms of the sale were not released. On the heels of its recent acquisition of the New England Boat Show in January, the sale…more

NMMA reports on pending boating legislation

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is closely following boating-related bills in the following states: Minnesota: Two bills recently introduced in Minnesota would prevent the state from developing boating access points on waterways that currently do not have one. State Sen. Tom Bakk and State Rep. David Dill introduced S2890/H3230 in an effort to protect currently…more

Registration opens for American Boating Congress

Online registration is open for the 2010 American Boating Congress, which runs May 5-6. Organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, ABC is the recreational boating industry’s premier legislative conference, bringing industry leaders to Washington, D.C., to help formulate public policy and present a unified front on issues that impact marine businesses. For the first…more

NMMA asks NOAA to reconsider Keys no-discharge zone

The National Marine Manufacturers Association submitted comments to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regarding NOAA’s proposed ban on marine sanitation device discharges from vessels in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. If NOAA’s effort is successful, similar regulations could be enacted in other marine sanctuaries, the NMMA said. The NMMA said NOAA’s policy and…more

California group opposes permit proposal

Recreational Boaters of California is urging boaters to let the state’s Water Resources Control Board know of their opposition to a proposed requirement that marinas and clubs with 10 or more slips and moorings obtain a state permit and comply with new regulations that could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The proposal says it…more

NMMA at odds with Obama’s ocean policy board

The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently submitted comments expressing concern with a number of recommendations outlined by the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force in its interim framework. President Barack Obama created the task force last summer to develop a new national policy to govern oceans, coasts and the Great Lakes. The NMMA, apprehensive about a…more


NMMA president talks about the state of the industry

MIAMI BEACH – There’s no question 2009 was a difficult year for the marine industry and, while challenges remain, boating is alive and well. That was the message from Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, in his annual state of the industry address at the Miami International Boat Show. “In challenging times…more

American Boating Congress coming in May

The 2010 American Boating Congress will be held May 5-6 at the Liaison Capitol Hill hotel in Washington, D.C. This annual gathering of boating industry leaders brings together advocates from all over the country to formulate public policy and present a unified front on issues that impact marine businesses. The event is produced annually by…more

Manufacturing fuels economic growth, says report

A new report finds that manufacturing fuels economic prosperity, but requires pro-growth policies to create jobs and remain globally competitive, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reports. The Manufacturing Resurgence – A Must for U.S. Prosperity report was released this week by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council of Manufacturing Associations. The NMMA is…more

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