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.

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American Boating Congress opens in D.C.

The two-day 2011 American Boating Congress begins today in Washington, D.C. Organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the gathering offers attendees an opportunity to discuss and learn about state and federal legislation, get firsthand insight from policy-makers and network with other industry leaders. Highlights of this year’s event include will include a tax policy…more

Boating group opposes copper-paint bill in California

Recreational Boaters of California issued a “call to arms” to its members asking them to voice their opposition to a proposed state bill that would impose a Jan. 1, 2015, ban on the sale of new recreational boats with antifouling paint containing copper and a Jan. 1, 2019, ban on the use or application of…more

NMMA report: More boaters, fewer sales in 2010

Of the 231.5 million adults living in the United States in 2010, 32.4 percent – or 75 million – participated in recreational boating, according to findings from the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s annual Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract. This is the highest proportion of participation in recreational boating since 1999, when 33.4 percent of adults were…more

NMMA webinar to talk about title-branding provision

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has scheduled a webinar for 2 p.m. (EDT) May 10 to outline the details of a new draft boat title-branding law in conjunction with the Uniform Draft Certificate of Title Act for Vessels drafting committee. The Draft Uniform Vessel Titling Act is comprehensive, yet not much different from what exists…more

NMMA seeks support for fishing law

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is asking the recreational boating industry to voice its support for legislation to protect the right to fish on the nation’s waterways. The Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Sports Protection Act would prevent a federal ban on lead in recreational fishing tackle and help to ensure that any future regulations…more

Agenda set for American Boating Congress

The 2011 American Boating Congress is set for May 4-5 in Washington, D.C. Organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the ABC offers attendees an opportunity to discuss and learn about state and federal legislation, get firsthand insight from policymakers and network with other industry leaders. Highlights of this year’s event include: A tax policy…more

NMMA webinar replay now available

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is offering an online replay of its Capitol Hill webinar, which took place last Thursday. During the webinar, the NMMA’s government relations staff reviewed the recreational boating industry’s most important policy issues and how to best communicate them to legislators during the American Boating Congress, which takes place May 4-5.…more

NMMA set to release annual statistical report

The National Marine Manufacturers Association will offer its annual statistical abstract, which contains 2010 boating stats, as a digital PDF file that members can soon download from the website. However, because the abstract was so popular last year, the NMMA is making it possible for members to pre-order a printed copy of the 2010 statistical…more

NMMA to host congressional lobbying webinar

In advance of next month’s American Boating Congress, the National Marine Manufacturers Association is hosting a webinar Thursday on how to get the most out of a visit to Capitol Hill. During the one-hour webinar, which begins at 2 p.m. (EDT), the NMMA’s government relations staff will review the recreational boating industry’s most important policy…more

NMMA discharge webinar set for Friday

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is hosting a webinar Friday afternoon to help with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System/Clean Water Act permit process. Between now and 2015, at least 30 state regulatory agencies will review and renew their marine general NPDES/Clean Water Act permits. The permits regulate discharges of copper bottom paint and bottom…more

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