Higher interest rates are important, but not a primary challenge for dealers or manufacturers.
Legislation for anglers is the second biggest issue for NMMA members, but not as critical to dealers.
Workforce is the second most important issue to dealers, but does not make NMMA’s top five list.
This is the number-one worry for U.S. dealers, ranking fourth for boat and equipment manufacturers.
E15 is the top concern among NMMA members, while only 13 percent of dealers rank it as their major issue.
Fighting AIS is seen as vital to industry health, but doesn’t make the top five list for dealers or manufacturers.
Infrastructure ranks among the top 10 issues for NMMA members, but only 2 percent of dealers see it as critical.
Clean water and improved accessremain top priorities for both manufacturers and dealers.
This article originally appeared in the April 2019 issue.