NMMA, MRAA form strategic partnership

July 30th, 2020

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) today announced the merger of Grow Boating Inc., the parent company to the Discover Boating consumer brand, into NMMA as part of a redefined strategic partnership between the two organizations. In addition, NMMA in Canada will work with the U.S.-based […]

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Recreation access updates and NMMA resources for fabricators

March 23rd, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic ushering in a variety of school, business and organizational closures, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has compiled the latest operating status of federal, state and local lands and waterways. The NMMA website will continue to update this list as the situation unfolds in the coming weeks. The NMMA website has […]

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Tampa boat show postponed due to Hurricane Irma

September 6th, 2017

As Hurricane Irma potentially threatens the Tampa area, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced that the 2017 Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show®, originally scheduled for September 8-10, will be postponed until October 13-15. All exhibitor space assignments will remain the same for the October dates at the Tampa Convention Center. Updated move-in and […]

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Boating industry expands

July 1st, 2017

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the U.S. boating industry is expected to have its seventh consecutive year of growth in 2017, surpassing the pre-recession peak set in 2006. The article, which included an interview with National Marine Manufacturer Association (NMMA) president Thom Dammrich, attributes part of that growth to boaters upgrading to bigger, automated, […]

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Sea Tow Foundation providing life jacket loaner stands at Miami International Boat Show

January 26th, 2017

Six life jacket loaner stands with 400 life jackets will be available to attendees of the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show February 16-20, 2017, on Virginia Key at Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin. Through a partnership with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the organizers of the Miami Boat Show, Onyx Outdoor and the […]

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Sponsorship opportunities for the ICOMIA project

January 17th, 2017

Spearheaded by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and supported by NMMA, the ICOMIA Asia project is an initiative to identify and understand obstacles to growth in Asia by working with the industry and authorities to create recommendations on how to develop a friendly recreational boating environment in the region. Sponsors are needed to […]

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Help NMMA reform the tax code

December 21st, 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 […]

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NMMA, Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable Detail Access Needs for Trump Team

December 15th, 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 […]

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NMMA, Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable detail infrastructure needs for Trump team

December 8th, 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 […]

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Boat-building forecasts indicate growth

October 28th, 2016

Boat-building production forecasts were upwardly revised in the third quarter of 2016 to reflect accelerating growth, according to ITR Economics. The ITR forecast puts third quarter growth up 12 percent and annual growth up 10.9 percent. Forecasts indicate growth to continue through June 2019, decelerating toward the end of 2018. The 2016 ITR Economics Forecast […]

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