Skip to main content

NMMA integrates with northern California trade group

The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently integrated with the Northern California Marine Association.

The NCMA held a special meeting in December to vote on the merger with the NMMA, which also included an NMMA takeover of the boat show assets, Soundings Trade Only reported at the time. NCMA voting members unanimously approved the integration.

The group’s challenge has been limited resources in this economy, NMMA president Thom Dammrich said in a statement.

The integration is also an effort to grow boating participation across the United States and expand the market for recreational boating. The group will fall under NMMA West, which was recently formed when the national association merged with the Southern California Marine Association last summer, also assuming the production of that group’s three boat shows.

“NMMA continues to look for new and strategic ways to help all segments of the recreational boating industry anticipate, adapt and prosper from changes in the economic landscape,” Dammrich said in a statement. “With NCMA’s integration, we can help devote resources to spur growth of recreational boating in northern California.”

“NMMA’s robust resources, in addition to its role as a leading producer of boat and sport shows, will help us to revitalize shows in northern California and provide our members with growth opportunities,” NCMA president Gary Clausen said in a statement. “We were pleased by the feedback NMMA received from the June 2012 integration with the Southern California Marine Association, and we expect our affiliation to strengthen the boating industry in northern California.”

NCMA members who were not already NMMA members will receive paid NMMA membership as part of the integration through May 31, 2015. To guide the specific needs of new members in northern California, including marine manufacturers, dealers and retailers, the NCMA’s board of directors will become an advisory NMMA board, with representatives appointed to the NMMA West board of directors, which reports to the NMMA board of directors.

Click here for the full statement.

Related

VOLVO-EARNINGS

Volvo Penta Reports Q4, FY22 Results

Net sales of $470 million for the quarter were a 33% increase compared to the prior year period.

Pulse-Report

DEALERS: Are You Improving the Service Experience?

Our monthly Pulse Report survey asks this and other questions about your dealership. Take the survey here.

NMRA-SCHOLARSHIP

NMRA Sets Scholarship Deadline

Students pursuing education in the marine trades can apply for the National Marine Representatives Association awards until April 1.

MARINE-PRODUCTS

Marine Products Reports Record Q4

The builder of Chaparral and Robalo boats reported net sales were up 42% for the quarter and 28% for fiscal year 2022.

1_SHURHOLD

Shurhold Appoints COO

Forrest Ferrari has years of management, business development, IT and quality-assurance experience.

MOBILE-CATCH-CENTER

RBFF, Pure Fishing Partner for a First Catch Center

Pure Fishing will equip a mobile trailer with tackle and gear to bring fishing experiences to areas of South Carolina where participation is low.

Norm

An Oft-Overlooked Sales Opportunity

A recent report from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation showed that women comprise 37% of all anglers. If you haven’t tapped this segment, you’re missing out.

1. 2023 new boat retail outlook

Too Many High-Priced Boats

To wrap up 2022, marine retailers reported lower demand, expressed more negative sentiment and voiced concerns about rising inventory. Boat prices and the economy remained top of mind for dealers in December.

Soundings Nov 2022

New-Boat Registrations Continue to Slide

As the gaudy sales figures from the pandemic continue to return to more realistic numbers, the main segments of the recreational boating industry saw new-model registrations of 4,421 in November, a 30.3% drop from 6,340 during the same time in 2021. .