Florida Yachts Brokers Association aims to boost marine economy through legislative change

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By Brianna Liestman
July 1, 2015

The Florida Yacht Brokers Association and attorneys and lobbyists with Becker & Poliakoff are engaging in an industry effort to amend current legislation hindering the sale of foreign-flagged yachts in the U.S. Under Title 19 CFR § 4.94, foreign-flagged boats can obtain a cruising license in the... Read more »

NMMA announces support for Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation

National Marine Manufacturers Association
June 18, 2015

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today its official endorsement of Bass Anglers for Saltwater Conservation (BASC), a new intuitive online advocacy system that allows fishing enthusiasts to write, call, or tweet their legislators through prewritten engagements online.  The... Read more »

National Marine Manufacturers Association endorses Gevo’s biobutanol in marine applications

National Marine Manufacturers Association
June 17, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today endorsed Gevo, Inc.’s (Nasdaq:GEVO) use of its renewable biobutanol (also known as isobutanol) by the marine industry as an effective, less damaging, more suitable biofuel alternative than ethanol for powering various types... Read more »

NMMA: New powerboat registrations up in 2015 Q1

Boating Industry
June 15, 2015

New boat and PWC registrations were up 6.5 percent year-over-year for the first quarter of 2015 compared to 2014, NMMA reported. Sales were up 9.5 percent on a rolling 12-month basis, year-over-year (April 2014-March 2015 compared to April 2013-March 2014). PWCs, jet drive boats, skiboats, and outboard... Read more »

NMMA, NMRA announce new partnership

Boating Industry
June 11, 2015

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and the National Marine Representatives Association will work together on recreational boating issues under a new agreement. The associations will work together on a number of industry legislative and regulatory issues and programs, including BoatPAC, the... Read more »

NMMA’s 2014 Statistical Abstract now available for download

Boating Industry
June 10, 2015

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s annual Statistical Abstract is now available for purchase, or free download for NMMA members. The 2014 edition has more than 360 pages, including updates on boater and boat owner demographics, recreational boat and engine exports and more. The digital... Read more »

NMMA opposes recently announced RFS mandates

National Marine Manufacturers Association
May 29, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today the EPA released the proposed annual Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates covering 2014, 2015 and 2016 just ahead of the court-ordered June 1 deadline. The corn ethanol volumes within the proposal call for 13.25 billion gallons in 2014, 13.4 billion gallons 2015 and 14... Read more »

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 »

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