Seaman promotes John Crum to CEO

December 10, 2015

Wooster, Ohio-based Seaman Corp. announced in a Dec. 10 press release the promotion of John Crum from president and chief operating officer to president and CEO effective Dec. 9, 2015. After 35 years as president and CEO, the last five as CEO and chairman of the company’s board of directors, Richard Seaman is retiring as …

Long-term transportation funding bill signed by president

December 9, 2015

Also includes funding for SFRBTF With overwhelming bipartisan support last Thursday, the U.S. House and Senate approved a five-year transportation bill, which was signed into law by President Obama the next day. The $305 billion “FAST Act” (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation) provides—for the first time in a decade—systematic extended funding for U.S. roads, bridges, and …

NMMA asks industry to support Miami Boat Show

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) sent out an “Action Alert” asking exhibitors, attendees and other stakeholders to contact members of the Miami-Dade County Commission and Congress to voice their support for the Miami International Boat Show. Miami-Dade County opted to delay a vote on a key permit for the show until December 15. “Our …

Powerboat shipments up 2.8 percent through September

December 8, 2015

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reported wholesale shipments of traditional powerboats were up 2.8 percent for NMMA’s control group of manufacturers through September 2015. The growth was led by the fiberglass outboard boat and inboard boat segments. Corresponding dollars were up 9.8 percent. Personal watercraft shipments were up 17 percent year over year through …

Xtreme Seal partners with Topfab

December 7, 2015

Wisconsin-based Xtreme Seal LLC, manufacturer of edge seal products for custom covers, announced a new distributor partnership with Topfab Ltd. Topfab will represent Xtreme Seal’s black, white and Pro Seal products with the intent of representing more products in the future. Topfab is a New Zealand-based distributor of outdoor fabrics and marine accessories. Xtreme Seal …

Court Rules In Favor Of NMMA And Miami Boat Show, Dismisses Key Biscayne Lawsuit

December 4, 2015

On Wednesday, the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Village of Key Biscayne against the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The lawsuit attempted to block the Miami International Boat Show, demanding that NMMA provide its records related to a license agreement between NMMA and the city of Miami. The judge noted …

2016 international resource guide provides 31 boating market reports

December 1, 2015

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has issued a press release announcing that the U.S. Department of Commerce has compiled, for the second time, Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide. The release said that this guide contains 31 market reports by country, including Colombia, Mexico, Germany, Taiwan, U.K., South Africa and Nigeria. It is sponsored by …