May 2020

  • Published On: May 28, 2020

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is continuing to release final 2019 data from the annual Statistical Abstract. The following sections have just been made available on Powerboat Sales Trends; Cruiser, Watersport, Fishing Boat & Trailer Sales Trends; and Boat & Engine Exports and Imports. Data from the sales trends reports show more than [...]

  • Published On: May 27, 2020

    As states across the country continue to reopen their economies, many states have outlined phased plans for businesses to protect the health of workers and citizens. In response, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is releasing a new state tracking document, which serves as a quick guide to these reopening plans, benchmarks and task forces. [...]

  • Published On: May 26, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised policies for enforcing OSHA's requirements with respect to coronavirus as economies reopen in states throughout the country. First, OSHA is increasing in-person inspections at all types of workplaces. The new enforcement guidance reflects changing circumstances in which many non-critical businesses have [...]

  • Published On: May 21, 2020

    Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Everglades National Park is increasing recreational access. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach [...]

  • Published On: May 19, 2020

    The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, along with trade association partners from across the marine industry, recently released a free 58-page publication aimed at helping marine dealers operate safely in a new marketplace concerned with the COVID-19 health crisis. The publication, titled “Guide to Operating Your Boat Business Safely,” provides a manual for running [...]

  • Published On: May 14, 2020

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) March 2020 New Powerboat Registration Report and Monthly Shipment Report, as well as the quarterly Forecast on U.S. Boat Building Production from ITR Economics, are now available and illustrate how the recreational boating industry was impacted at the start of the COVID-19 public health crisis. While data shows solid [...]

  • Published On: May 12, 2020

    Friday, May 15, is the deadline to apply to be a speaker at the 2021 MFA Conference being held Jan. 7-9, 2021, in New Orleans, La. Speakers share their expertise with industry colleagues and receive a complimentary registration to the conference. Proposals must be free of commercial content and will be reviewed by the 2021 [...]

  • Published On: May 7, 2020

    The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) recently launched a series of resources to help marine industry dealers get back to work in a safe and effective manner.  Noting that dealerships around North America have remained only partially open in most areas—only 15 percent were “open for business as normal” at the end of [...]

  • Published On: May 6, 2020

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Q1 2020 Marine CEO Sentiment Report, a quarterly survey to assess the state and needs of U.S. marine manufacturing, is now available. As a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new section of the Survey was added to capture specific feedback relating to business impacts–from supply chain disruptions [...]

  • Published On: May 5, 2020

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the non-profit Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) will launch an industry-wide marketing campaign in June that will share the restorative power of recreational boating and fishing at a time when the well-being of Americans is front and center. “Consumer insights show people are longing for a return [...]