API: Consumers demand for ethanol free gasoline is strong and rising

Boating Industry
May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON – The American Petroleum Institute (API) released data this week on the demand for non-ethanol gasoline (E0). The data, compiled using data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), shows that demand for E0 is strong and growing. In 2012, demand in the marketplace was 3.4 and has... Read more »

NMMA to require membership for boat & yacht certification

Boating Industry
May 20, 2015

The National Marine Manufacturers Association will require manufacturers to be members in order to participate in the NMMA Boat & Yacht Certification program, beginning with the 2016 model year, the association announced Wednesday. Under the previous rules, non-members could pay increased fees and... Read more »

Miami rejects appeal, moves forward on boat show

Jonathan Sweet
May 18, 2015

Miami will continue planning for the new Miami International Boat Show at Miami Marine Stadium despite objections by other local groups. Miami city commissioners voted Thursday to reject the village the Key Biscayne’s appeal of the plans and move forward on its plans to spend $18 million to facilitate... Read more »

Environmental groups challenge Miami show plans

Jonathan Sweet
May 14, 2015

Nine environmental groups have filed a letter with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers challenging the Miami International Boat Show’s plans for the 2016 show at Miami Marine Stadium. The groups have challenged an application submitted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association for a 5-year... Read more »

American Boating Congress connects boating industry leaders with Congress for face-to-face dialogue in Washington, D.C.

National Marine Manufacturers Association
May 11, 2015

WASHINGTON – More than 250 business leaders from across all sectors of the U.S. recreational boating industry are gathering on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. today to kick off the annual American Boating Congress (ABC), a three-day advocacy event. With the unofficial start to boating season just... Read more »

ABYC unveils consolidated warning labels

American Boat and Yacht Council
May 8, 2015

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has released new, consolidated boat warning labels. The updated and standardized graphics and messaging increase boater safety by providing easy-to-understand information. Professional-grade printed sheets are now available from ABYC. The average new boat... Read more »

NMMA hosting May 21 webinar on exports

National Marine Manufacturers Association
May 6, 2015

The National Marine Manufacturers Association, in cooperation with the Department of Commerce, is offering a webinar on exporting during a period of a strong dollar. The webinar will be 2 p.m. Eastern, May 21. The biggest challenge of having a strong dollar is U.S. exports become more expensive for buyers... Read more »

NMMA sued over Miami boat show

Jonathan Sweet
April 27, 2015

The village of Key Biscayne, Fla., has sued the National Marine Manufacturers Association, accusing the association of violating open records laws, the South Florida Business Journal reported. According to the paper, the complaint alleges that NMMA withheld documents from Key Biscayne that could reveal... Read more »

Industry reacts to implementation plan surrounding NOAA’s National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy

National Marine Manufacturers Association
April 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Recently, NOAA Fisheries released the implementation plan to support the latest National Saltwater Recreational Fishing Policy. The policy, announced at the Progressive Miami International Boat Show in February, was developed with input from recreational fishing and boating communities,... Read more »

NMMA cancels Chicago In-Water Boat Show

Jonathan Sweet
April 16, 2015

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced today that it will no longer be producing the Chicago In-Water Boat Show, citing a lack of demand in the marketplace. This year’s show was scheduled for June 11-14. The show’s website has been replaced by an announcement of the cancellation. “There... Read more »

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