NMMA announces 2017 Alan J. Freedman Award Recipient

February 1st, 2017

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced it will honor Frank Marciano, President, Domestic Americas, with the 2017 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award. The honor recognizes individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation. The award will be presented during Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show’s Innovation Breakfast […]

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Boat sales are making waves in Minnesota

January 12th, 2017

Minnesota boat dealers are preparing and packing their boats to bring to the Minneapolis Boat Show this month. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), “Thirty-six percent of powerboat owners decided to purchase a boat after attending” the Jan. 19-22 boat show. This event and others taking place across the country this month are […]

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Powerboat registrations up 6.6 percent through September

November 15th, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated with advanced September data. Through September 2016, total new powerboat unit sales are up 6.6 percent year over year (YOY). For additional data from NMMA by boat type, hull material, propulsion and size going back five years, see the full report. NMMA members […]

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Shake-A-Leg ‘Art of Sail’ event set Oct. 29

October 26th, 2016

As an in-kind sponsor, The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is encouraging the industry to support and attend Shake-A-Leg's first annual event, the "Art of Sail" on Saturday, October 29.  Shake-A-Leg Miami (SALM), a nonprofit organization working with individuals in a marine environment who have physical, developmental and economic challenges, is hosting the event to […]

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August new powerboat registrations up

October 18th, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced that its New Powerboat Registrations Report has just been updated with advance August data. Most segments are up year over year (YOY) ranging from 1.7-12.6 percent. The exception is sterndrive boats, which continue to lag, down 1.2 percent for the category overall. Contact Vicky Yu, director of […]

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Webinar on styrene, Prop 65 set for Oct. 13

October 12th, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and leaders from chemical industry are conducting compliance webinar Thursday, Oct. 13, on California’s Proposition 65. In April, California added the substance styrene to the Proposition 65 regulatory warning list. Webinar topics will discuss how styrene is proposed to be treated under the regulation and how the boating industry […]

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Powerboat registrations up 9.7 percent through June

September 23rd, 2016

In the second quarter of 2016, new registrations of traditional powerboats and personal watercraft were up 6.5 percent year over year (YOY), according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Registrations of powerboats and personal watercraft were up 9.7 percent year over year for the 12 months through June. Pontoon, saltwater fish and ski boat […]

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

August 30th, 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 […]

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Job Data submitted to the Department of Labor

August 12th, 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 […]

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Traditional powerboat shipments up 3.4 percent in June

August 11th, 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.

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