December 2016

  • Published On: December 21, 2016

    NMMA wants to ensure recreational boating interests are represented, advocated for and protected in any tax policy debate. In order to accomplish this NMMA needs to know what tax policies our members want to protect, change or eliminate. To help get a better understanding, a brief, anonymous survey has been put together. Participation in the survey is [...]

  • Published On: December 19, 2016

    Online registration is open for the Marine Fabricator Conference 2017 from January 19–21 in Jacksonville, Fla. The annual three-day event features a variety of education and training from hands-on to classroom presentations covering topics including: Sewing Machine Maintenance, Patterning, Upholstery, Rigid Enclosures, Software and Business Management training and more. Attendees have numerous opportunities to connect [...]

  • Published On: December 15, 2016

    The new Outdoor Recreational Industry Roundtable has released its second white paper, shared with the Trump transition team outlining the necessary expanded access to public lands and waters in order to grow and diversify outdoor recreation in the U.S. Some of the key asks in the access white paper include: commit to granting access for diverse recreation activities [...]

  • Published On: December 12, 2016

    President Obama signed the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2016 into law, a critical bill that quantifies the true size of the outdoor economy, including recreational boating. Better known as the REC Act, it will instruct the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce (DOC) to assess and analyze the [...]

  • Published On: December 9, 2016

    The U.S. House passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), also known as the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN). The bill approves critical funding improvements and upkeeps for our nation’s waterways and harbors and includes ecosystem, dredging, flood control, and navigation programs. The WRDA will now be up for consideration in the Senate. [...]

  • Published On: December 8, 2016

    The new Outdoor Recreational Industry Roundtable, a group of more than 10 outdoor industries that come together that have come together to call attention to the collective breadth and positive impact of our nation’s recreation and outdoor industry, shared a white paper with Trump transition team that outlines the critical infrastructure needed to sustain and [...]