Skip to main content

NMMA joins outdoors groups at Washington event

The National Marine Manufacturers Association attended Partners Outdoors 2017 from May 31-June 1 in Washington, D.C.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association attended Partners Outdoors 2017 from May 31-June 1 in Washington, D.C., starting Great Outdoors Month with other members of the outdoor recreation community.

This year’s theme, “The Exciting Future of Recreation,” joined the public and private sectors to showcase ideas and provide the opportunity to meet with leaders of the Trump administration and the recreation and tourism industries to discuss core issues, challenges and solutions.

The first day featured RECx — presentations formatted as TED-like talks focused on sharing new ideas or success stories that stemmed from innovation — which included a broad range of topics from technology to public private partnerships.

Each presentation can be viewed here.

Highlights of the second day included a special video message from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on his vision for America’s public lands and waterways, followed by an interactive discussion with key Interior Department officials about President Donald Trump’s Great Outdoors Month proclamation, according to the NMMA.

Partners Outdoors 2017 was coordinated by the American Recreation Coalition, the Federal Recreation Coalition and the National Association of State Park Directors.

Related

01_DROUGHT

Open for Business

Despite drought conditions in the western United States, boating remains popular on Lake Mead and elsewhere.

1_OIL.PRICE

Crude Weakens and Gas Prices Ease

West Texas Intermediate crude oil fell below $100 per barrel yesterday, while gasoline and diesel prices have slipped from their June highs.

1_RFA.NIXON

RFA Hires Executive Director

Robert Nixon brings fishing-policy expertise and lobbying experience to the group’s efforts to preserve anglers’ rights.

Teaser-Graphic-6-29-22_2

2022 Women in the Industry Summit, Leadership Panel, Awards Ceremony & Reception

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2022, MARRIOTT TAMPA WATER STREET, TAMPA, FL

DealerOutlook

Seabins Coming to Lake Erie

The devices, deployed as part of a pilot program, skim and collect debris from the water, including microplastics. Meanwhile, MBIA announces scholarship funds.

1_BOATSETTER

Boatsetter Reports Uptick in Rentals

The on-water experience company has seen triple-digit growth in pontoon and party-boat rentals, as well as fishing and yacht charters.

1_SMARTGYRO

Smartgyro Signs Distributors, Hires Sales Manager

The company said the three U.S. distributors, working with Bob Walker, will help expand its dealer network and brand recognition.

1_YEARGIN

The Upside of a Downturn

Economic challenges should push you to develop a strategy that helps you weather the storm and come out stronger on the other side.