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.
The trade association said that momentum is continuing into 2020.
Bill Watters, Joe Lewis and Carl Blackwell received the NMMA awards.
The government has proposed a 10 percent tax on boats that cost more than $100,000.
The association supports a plan that balances environmental protection and user access.
Most of the shows are reporting a slight decline in attendance.
Crestliner, Yar-Craft and Avalon were recognized.
He was presented with the award at the Toronto International Boat Show.
The trade group encourages boaters to visit national marine sanctuaries, and the videos highlight the importance of the parks to local economies.
NMMA pushes to prioritize projects that have an outdoor-recreation impact.
The memorandum of understanding will make it easier for NMMA-certified boats to be sold in Canada
Elected officials and industry stakeholders participated.