Travel Channel casting for ‘Boat Buyers’ show

August 31, 2016

The Travel Channel has created a new show called “Boat Buyers.” The show will follow families as they hunt for their dream boats. The show producers are currently casting in the U.S. for families who have recently bought boats and dealerships that sell new or used boats. The Travel Channel is looking for dealerships located …

NMMA, ASA, CCC support President’s expansion of Hawaiian marine national monument

August 30, 2016

President Barack Obama recently announced an expansion of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, known as Papahanaumokuakea. The monument will extend to 200 miles or the limits of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, creating the world’s largest marine protected area. In 2006, President George W. Bush created the monument with a boundary which extended …

Manufacturing Day 2016 registration is open

August 25, 2016

Manufacturing Day is set for October 7, 2016. The nationwide event recognizes modern manufacturing, including the economic significance of marine manufacturing in the U.S. The event seeks to promote individual manufacturers and the manufacturing industry as a whole on both local and national levels. All events should be registered on www.mfgday.com, regardless of the day they …

NMMA launches online career center

August 18, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced the launch of a new online tool to match employers and potential employees. The NMMA Career Center will focus on the recreational marine industry with highly-targeted resources for employment connections. “We are excited to launch the NMMA Career Center and to be an active participant in the Marine Industry …

Free webinar series promotes outdoor recreational opportunities

August 17, 2016

The National ParkRx Initiative is sponsoring a series of free webinars that explore elements of successful park recreational programs. The initiative is part of the American Recreation Coalition (ARC), a nonprofit organization that conducts national conferences and disseminates information regarding recreational initiatives. Each webinar will draw on case studies and best practices from expert medical …

2015 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract available

August 16, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturer (NMMA) complete 2015 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, which contains data and insights on the boating industry, is now available. Report highlights include: Total recreational marine expenditures reached an eight-year high of $35.9 billion in 2015, up 2.2 percent from 2014. 2015 recreational boats in use totaled 15.7 million with 94.9 …

Job Data submitted to the Department of Labor

August 12, 2016

National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) have jointly submitted more than 75 industry job titles and descriptions to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The information was submitted to ensure that the recreational boating industry is better represented in existing government job data. In …

Traditional powerboat shipments up 3.4 percent in June

August 11, 2016

Wholesale shipments of traditional powerboats for a control group of manufacturers, representing 69 percent of the market, were up 3.4 percent through June, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (MNNA). Corresponding dollars were up 9.1 percent. To learn more about NMMA’s Industry Statistics and Research department, contact Vicky Yu at vyu@nmma.org.

U.S. Navy licenses boat design from Willard Marine

The United States Navy and Willard Marine have executed a licensing agreement for a Willard Marine boat design to serve as the guideline for the Navy’s new 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB) government design, according to a recent Willard announcement. For 27 years, Willard Marine, headquartered in Anaheim, Calif., has designed and built U.S. …

Custom tower bimini earns IAA award

August 10, 2016

Sewlong–Custom Covers was recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award for creating a custom tower bimini for Centurion Boats with Maximus Towers as an alternative to the factory option. The custom bimini is easy to use and provides more sun shade and extra storage for surfboards. The project involved designing custom hardware. One-inch stainless tubing was …