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.

MIAMI: Fox shines TV lights on the industry

MIAMI BEACH — The “Fox & Friends” morning show on Fox News Channel is coming to the Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail to take a look at the marine industry today. That’s according to National Marine Manufacturers Association spokeswoman Sarah Ryser, who told Trade Only Today on Thursday that Fox Business also will…more

NMMA reports recent show attendance numbers

Three National Marine Manufacturers Association boat shows closed Sunday with mixed results partially as a result of a winter snowstorm. The Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show, one of the NMMA’s newest additions, resulting from the integration with the Southern California Marine Association, reported a 64 percent increase in visitors compared with 2012, according to…more

NMMA report shows Canada as top export spot

New data show that U.S. exports of boats and engines continue to rise. The National Marine Manufacturers Association released the top 10 destinations for U.S.-manufactured recreational boating products, with the top destination going to Canada. The top 10 list is as follows: 1. Canada, 2. Australia 3. Belgium 4. Mexico 5. Brazil 6. Italy 7.…more

NMMA Canada reports boost in industry sales

The tide appears to be turning for the recreational boating industry in all of North America. The industry in Canada is seeing a 13 percent increase in new-boat and outboard engine sales, according to a report by the Canadian arm of the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The increase occurred between October 2011 and September 2012,…more

NMMA, MRAA donate to N.J. trade group’s Sandy relief fund

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas have announced a joint donation of $10,000 to the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey’s Recovery and Relief Fund to provide aid to marine businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy. The NMMA estimates that the recreational boating industry creates $1.6 billion in annual…more

NMMA president touts industry in media tour

NEW YORK – NMMA president Thom Dammrich spent the opening day of the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show on a media tour of the Big Apple to promote the industry for the coming year. During a TV interview with Fox Business Channel aboard a new Sea Ray 210 SLX, Dammrich touted both the 10…more

NMMA seeks boatbuilders for Rio show

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is asking boatbuilders to join the first USA Pavilion at the Rio de Janeiro International Boat Show, which takes place April 25 through May 2. “Brazil is an important trading partner for the U.S. recreational boating industry,” the NMMA said in a statement. “In 2011 nearly $80 million in boats…more

NMMA to hold webinar Monday on exporting

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is hosting a free one-hour webinar that will offer builders a crash course on exporting on a budget. The webinar, which takes place Monday at 2 p.m. EST, will be led by the NMMA’s new export development director, Julie Balzano, and will guide builders through the first 15 steps a…more

OPINION: Value of boating far outweighs its costs

Like leaves turning in the fall, headaches at tax time and spring housecleaning, it’s an annual tradition. Some newspaper or magazine will trot out an article bemoaning the cost of boating and pithily conclude that, in essence, “it’s not worth it.” One of the articles I saw this year that raised my blood pressure was…more

NMMA touts support of winning candidates

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s political action committee, BoatPAC, was intimately involved during the 2011-12 election cycle, according to the NMMA’s Washington Wave. “The strategy was to harden our support with current champions of the recreational boating industry and to expand our relationship with other members of Congress,” the newsletter stated. “BoatPAC invested in 38…more

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