NMMA denounces EPA partial approval for E15

October 25, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced limited approval for the sale of gasoline containing up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) for model year 2007 and newer motor vehicles. This decision excludes marine engines and other non-road engines, such as snowmobiles, lawn and garden equipment, as well as other gasoline-powered small engines. The National Marine Manufacturers …

Congress passes NMMA-backed small business legislation

October 20, 2010

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) applauded the passage of HR 5297, the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010. The legislation will extend the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Dealer Floor Plan (DFP) Program for marine and other product dealers to 2013 from its current expiration date of later this month, raises loan caps …

iBoatShows App delivers boat show information on iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad

October 13, 2010

iTapTouch LLC, a mobile applications development company, has announced that their first app—iBoatShows™—has been approved and is now available in the Apple App Store. The application was designed in response to the growing demand for key information on boat shows and other marine-industry events. iBoatShows, available as a free download at the Apple App Store …

Products honored for innovation at IBEX 2010

October 6, 2010

Thirteen marine manufacturers were honored this morning for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) at the 2010 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) Innovation Awards in Louisville, Ky. The Innovation Awards, organized by NMMA and judged by BWI, recognize products that best meet the following criteria: innovative …