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Michael Vollmer inducted into NMMA Canada Hall of Fame

Michael Vollmer

Michael Vollmer

The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada inducted Michael Vollmer into its Hall of Fame this week. Vollmer’s contributions to the boating industry were recognized during NMMA Canada’s Recreational Boating Industry Breakfast at the Toronto International Boat Show on Tuesday. Vollmer also received the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame Award.

Established in 1988, the Hall of Fame Award recognizes individuals who make substantial and lasting contributions to the advancement of the marine industry.

“Michael has dedicated his career to boating safety through his tireless volunteering and passion going above and beyond the industry,” Sara Anghel, NMMA Canada president, said in a statement. “We honor him with the Hall of Fame Award in recognition of his hard work.”

Vollmer began his career as a designer with C&C Yachts. He has been involved with government and has volunteered with industry organizations, helping to develop safety standards and responsible legislation. He has worked with the NMMA and many U.S. companies to ensure boats comply with Transport Canada safety standards. He is also a founding member of the Canadian Safe Boating Council.

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