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 plans broader role in superyacht industry

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is increasing its involvement in the superyacht industry, particularly in the export market. NMMA president Thom Dammrich, boat shows vice president Cathy Rick-Joule and export development director Julie Balzano will attend the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show this month to broaden the NMMA’s visibility, establish collaborative relationships with global associations and…more

NMMA adds San Francisco show in January

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is launching the Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show after having integrated with the Northern California Marine Association. The inaugural event is slated for Jan. 23-26, 2014, at the McCovey Cove and Pier 48, adjacent to AT&T Park. It will have the capacity for more than 100 boats in the…more

NMMA touts industry opportunities in Colombia

After a visit to Colombia, the National Marine Manufacturers Association is encouraging members to explore business opportunities in the South American country’s emerging marine industry. In July, NMMA president Thom Dammrich and export director Julie Balzano, together with representatives of the U.S. Superyacht Association and the Florida Yacht Brokers Association, visited Colombia to explore its…more

NMMA Hall of Fame will induct former Correct Craft president

Ralph Meloon of Correct Craft will be inducted into the National Marine Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame. Meloon’s career achievements and contributions to the recreational boating industry will be recognized during the 23rd annual International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference at the show’s annual Industry Breakfast on Sept. 17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.…more

NMMA will have pavilion at 2014 Colombian show

The National Marine Manufacturers Association secured a U.S. pavilion at the 2014 Cartagena Boat Show in its push to increase ties to Colombia’s growing recreational boating market. Last month, NMMA president Thom Dammrich and export director Julie Balzano, together with the U.S. Superyacht Association and the Florida Yacht Brokers Association, visited Colombia to explore its…more

Jester Communications creates NMMA boat show app

Jester Communications created a new mobile app for the National Marine Manufacturers Association to help visually communicate the benefits of exhibiting at a boat show. Jestercom’s mobile app allows staff at a boat show to display all associated sales kit documents, videos, images, insurance forms and floorplans for each show. Users also can build a…more

NMMA joins industry groups on Colombia trip

The National Marine Manufacturers Association, the U.S. Superyacht Association and the Florida Yacht Brokers Association are joining for a collaborative visit to Colombia to explore potential business opportunities for their members and for the overall U.S. recreational marine industry. Hosted by ProExport, Colombia’s public-private tourism and export organization, the visit is a chance for the…more

CAPITOL LOOKOUT: NMMA president delivers industry message to Congress

As President Obama was launching a series of speeches Wednesday, beginning at Illinois’ Knox College, highlighting how the rich have gotten richer since the turn of the century and the poor have gotten poorer, NMMA president Thom Dammrich was making a presentation in an ornate room on Capitol Hill about the struggling boating industry and…more

NMMA president set to brief lawmakers on industry

National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich will discuss the economic impact of the U.S. recreational boating industry in a briefing he’s giving Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The informative session will prepare lawmakers to discuss the economy and job outlook with constituents, armed with the latest data on the demographics and economic impact of recreational…more

CAPITOL LOOKOUT: Some summertime civility in Washington

With NMMA president Thom Dammrich set to descend Wednesday on Capitol Hill to discuss the state of the U.S. recreational boating industry with members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, there are signs that an increasing number of members of Congress are at work behind the scenes to get around the gridlock that has paralyzed our…more

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