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  • NMMA|Feb 1, 2018

    The sixth round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations took place in late January, and the National Marine Manufacturers Association is working with members of Congress to address the issues that it says would affect the recreational boating industry....  Website

  • Recreational Boating Industry Remains Significant To Canadian Economy

    NMMA|Feb 1, 2016

    Sales of personal watercraft and pre-owned boats see surge and boater participation rises, demonstrating Canadians' ongoing interest in boating. TORONTO - (January 12, 2016) The Canadian recreational boating industry's leading trade group, the National Marine Manufacturer's Association (NMMA), announced today the release of its annual Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract for 2015, which reveals the Canadian recreational marine industry remains steady as sales increase in certain ca... Full story

  • NMMA Recognizes 46 Boat and Engine Manufacturers with Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards

    NMMA|Feb 1, 2016

    CHICAGO—February 11, 2016—The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announced 46 recipients of the 2015 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction. Award recipients were acknowledged this morning during the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2016 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® in Miami. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue conti... Full story

  • NMMA Warns Cuba Cruisers To 'Manage Expectations'

    NMMA, Reagan Haynes|Nov 1, 2015

    Gaviota Varadero Marina - a new marina built and owned by the Cuban government - is 98 percent unoccupied. Many marinas in Cuba are in disrepair and amenities are difficult to come by. U.S. boaters have the official go-ahead to travel to Cuba, but government authorization is just the first step for the "pioneers" who are opting to make the journey after a half-century embargo. "It's not as easy as hopping on your boat and saying, 'OK, I'm going to Cuba, and I'll be back tomorrow,' " said Julie... Full story

  • Recreational Boating Industry Turning To Biobutanol As Alternative Biofuel

    NMMA|Aug 1, 2015

    Engine manufacturers from across the recreational boating industry have identified biobutanol as a suitable and safe alternative biofuel to ethanol, a controversial biofuel due to its damaging effects on numerous types of engines, including those that power recreational boats. For the past five years, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) under the direction and guidance of the U.S. Department of Energy and Argonne National... Full story

  • Recreational Boating Industry Turning to Biobutanol as Alternative Biofuel

    NMMA|Jul 1, 2015

    Washington, D.C. – June 17, 2015 – Engine manufacturers from across the recreational boating industry have identified biobutanol as a suitable and safe alternative biofuel to ethanol, a controversial biofuel due to its damaging effects on numerous types of engines, including those that power recreational boats. For the past five years, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) under the direction and guidance of the U.S. Department of... Full story

  • NMMA Encourages Angling Advocacy Through Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation

    NMMA|Jul 1, 2015

    Washington, D.C. – June 18, 2015 – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today is official endorsement of Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC), a new intuitive online advocacy system that allows fishing enthusiasts to write, call, or tweet their legislators through prewritten engagements online. The official BASC site launch was announced on June 1 by B.A.S.S. “Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation is an important tool for anglers nationwide, not just bass... Full story

  • NMMA Responds to EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard Mandate Announcement

    NMMA|May 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 29, 2015 – Today the EPA released the proposed annual Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates covering 2014, 2015 and 2016 just ahead of the court-ordered June 1 deadline. The corn ethanol volumes within the proposal call for 13.25 billion gallons in 2014, 13.4 billion gallons 2015 and 14 billion gallons in 2016. The proposal is required to be finalized by November. As it stands, if finalized, the blend wall will be breached next year resulting in widespread increased avail... Full story

  • NMMA CANADA RECEIVES THOUSANDS IN FUNDING FOR DEVELOPMENT OVERSEAS FOR THE THIRD YEAR

    NMMA|Apr 15, 2015

    TORONTO, ON (April 29)- The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada will receive up to $33,825 in funding from Foreign Affairs, Trade Development Canada to support Canadian recreational marine manufacturers who are interested in developing their business in overseas markets. The move marks a third year of support from the Canadian government for furthering the economic development of the recreational boating industry. The funding stems from Foreign Affairs, Trade & Development... Full story

  • Legislation Advances to Benefit Saltwater Recreational Fishing

    NMMA|Apr 15, 2015

    Washington, D.C. – May 1, 2015 – Leaders in the recreational fishing and boating community yesterday highlighted the progress in elevating the importance of saltwater recreational fishing in the nation’s primary law governing marine fisheries management. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources yesterday approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), H.R. 1335, to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which addre... Full story

  • American Boating Congress Connects Boating Industry Leaders with Congress for Face-to-Face Dialogue in Washington, D.C.

    NMMA, American Boating Congress|Apr 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D. C., May 11, 2015 –More than 250 business leaders from across all sectors of the U.S. recreational boating industry are gathering on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. today to kick off the annual American Boating Congress (ABC), a three day advocacy event. With the unofficial start to boating season just under a month away on Memorial Day weekend, ABC gives members of the U.S. recreational boating industry a timely platform to meet with legislators and other decision makers on C... Full story

  • EPA Agrees To Deadline For 2014, 2015 Ethanol Mandates

    NMMA|Mar 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 10, 2015 – On Friday, April 10th, the EPA set a November 30th deadline to issue the 2014 and 2015 Renewable Fuel Standard mandates. The announcement comes as a settlement in a lawsuit filed by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). The two groups filed a lawsuit against the EPA in March for the agency’s continued failure to set a rule for the RFS. Today’s agreement is still subject to a 30-day public comment... Full story

  • NMMA Announces Details of 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, Tours New Site With City of Miami Officials

    NMMA

    MIAMI, FEBRUARY 13, 2015—Starting on Tuesday, with a meet and greet and tour of the new site for the NMMA Executive Committee and officials from the City of Miami, NMMA kicked off a series of announcements for what's to come in 2016 at the new site of the Miami International Boat Show: Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin. During the meet and greet, NMMA staff and executives, alongside Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and members of the City of Miami commission, held a groundbreaking for the new s... Full story

  • NMMA Canada's Sara Anghel Honored

    NMMA|Jan 15, 2015

    Sara Anghel, executive director and vice-president of government relations for National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada, was named the recipient of this year's Boating Ontario President's Award, the organization's highest honor. Boating Ontario's president Richard Carroll presented the award to Anghel at the Boating Ontario Conference & Trade Show President's Dinner in Huntsville in early December 2014. "The Boating Ontario Board of Directors have unanimously voted to present... Full story

  • Recreational Boating/Fishing Leaders Send Letter to Congress

    NMMA|Sep 15, 2014

    More than 200 leaders in the recreational fishing and boating industries are asking Senate and House members by way of a letter, to support key policy changes to saltwater recreational fisheries management in the upcoming Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) reauthorization. The MSA is the primary law governing federal saltwater fisheries management. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) spearheaded this... Full story

  • U.S. Boating Industry Forecasts Sales Momentum Into Summer

    NMMA|Jun 15, 2014

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announced that the recreational boating industry saw healthy growth in 2013, generating $36.7 billion in retail expenditures (new and pre-owned boats and engines, trailers, accessories and services), a 3.2% increase from 2012. An estimated 166,800 new powerboats and sailboats were sold at retail in 2013, an increase of 2.2%, coming on the heels of the industry's 2012 rebound when new powerboat and sailboat retail sales increased 10.7% -... Full story

  • Federal Fisheries Agency Adjusts Misleading Economic Information

    NMMA|Jun 15, 2014

    Washington, D.C. – June 26, 2014 – After significant objection from the recreational fishing and boating community, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has taken steps to correct a key fisheries economics report that misleadingly indicated that the domestic commercial fishing industry in the United States was significantly larger than the recreational fishing industry. When imported seafood, which is not regulated or managed by NMFS, is removed from the equation, the corrected data sho...

  • NMMA Canada Receives Funding for Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training

    NMMA|May 15, 2014

    Bolton, ON (May 15, 2014) – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada announced today it has received $87,225 in funding from Transport Canada to support the Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training program for three years, a national program designed to educate Canadians to become confident and safe boaters. The funding stems from Transport Canada’s Boating Safety Contribution Program (BSCP), which aims to increase the number of boaters who follow safe boating practices. The...

  • As Marine Fisheries Legislation Heats Up, It's Time to Revamp the Federal Management System

    NMMA|Mar 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congress is moving forward quickly to revise the federal act that governs our nation’s marine resources. The sportfishing and boating industries, along with recreational saltwater anglers, are stepping up efforts to ensure that their economic, social and conservation priorities are well represented. As the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act reauthorization advances on Capitol Hill, Bass Pro Shops Founder Johnny Morris and Maverick Boats President Sco... Full story

  • American Boating Congress Draws 36 Industry Organizations as Co-hosts

    NMMA|Feb 15, 2014

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 10, 2014–In 2013, the American Boating Congress (ABC) was co-hosted by 31 industry organizations who worked together to create a dynamic and engaging program, that met the needs of the entire recreational boating industry. This year, driven by 2013’s success, 36 industry partners have agreed to co-host ABC, answering the call to strengthen the industry’s collective advocacy impact. ABC will be held in Washington, DC on May 5-7, 2014. This year’s co-hosts are an integr... Full story

  • NMMA Releases 2013 Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract

    NMMA|Jan 15, 2014

    TORONTO (January 14, 2014) – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today released its 2013 Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract providing data that offers an in-depth look at the position of the recreational boating industry. “The 2013 Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is a comprehensive summary of statistics on the Canadian recreational boating industry, providing an unparalleled resource for industry stakeholders,” said Sara Anghel, executive direc... Full story

  • Boating Industry Continues Rebound

    NMMA|Dec 15, 2013

    The U.S. recreational boating industry reports 5 percent sales increase in 2013, anticipates steady growth in 2014. CHICAGO – December 26, 2013 – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announces that as 2013 comes to a close, the U.S. recreational boating industry will continue its post-recession climb with an estimated 5 percent increase in new powerboat retail sales. The increase comes on the heels of the industry’s 2012 rebound when new powerboat retail sales incre... Full story

  • National Park Service Offers Plan to Keep Biscayne National Park Open to Boating and Fishing

    NMMA, National Marine Manufacturers Association|Nov 15, 2013

    Alexandria, VA - November 18, 2013 - Last week, the National Park Service announced a supplemental General Management Plan (GMP) for Biscayne National Park that marks an important step towards balancing the need for public access while addressing resource concerns. The park's new preferred plan addresses many of the concerns from the recreational boating and fishing communities contained in the original 2011 GMP proposals. Located adjacent to Miami, Fla., Biscayne National Park is the largest... Full story

  • National Marine Manufacturers Association Announces Launch of Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show

    NMMA|Aug 15, 2013

    CHICAGO (September 10, 2013) – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today the launch of the Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show, created from the Northern California Marine Association’s integration with NMMA to meet the industry’s needs for a major boat show in northern California. The inaugural event is scheduled for January 23-26, 2014 at McCovey Cove and Pier 48, adjacent to AT&T Park. The show has the capacity for more than 100 boats in-water and dozen... Full story

  • NMMA President to Highlight Economic Impact of Boating at a U.S. House of Representatives Briefing

    NMMA, NMMA|Jul 15, 2013

    On July 24, 2013, Thomas J. Dammrich, President of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, will discuss the state of the U.S. recreational boating industry from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 1310 of the Longworth House Office Building. This informative session will prepare Representatives to discuss the economy and jobs outlook with constituents, armed with the latest data on the demographics and economic impact of recreational boating as they return to their districts for the height of the summer... Full story

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