NMMA’s Nicole Vasilaros appointed to International Trade Advisory Committee on Consumer Goods

National Marine Manufacturers Association
February 26, 2015

Nicole Vasilaros, the National Marine Manufacturer Association’s director of federal and legal affairs, has been appointed as a member of the International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) on Consumer Goods. The committee advises the U.S. Secretary of Commerce concerning trade matters including... Read more »

NMMA adding jet boat category to CSI program

National Marine Manufacturers Association
February 19, 2015

The National Marine Manufacturer Association’s Customer Satisfaction Index program will grow to 14 categories, starting with the 2014-15 program year with the addition of a jet boat category. NMMA’s CSI Awards program honors participating manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction... Read more »

NMMA announces details of 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show

National Marine Manufacturer's Association
February 13, 2015

MIAMI – Starting on Tuesday, with a meet and greet and tour of the new site for the NMMA Executive Committee and officials from the City of Miami, NMMA kicked off a series of announcements for what’s to come in 2016 at the new site of the Miami International Boat Show: Miami Marine Stadium Park... Read more »

BRP-Evinrude showcases biobutanol during test rides at Miami International Boat Show

February 13, 2015

STURTEVANT, Wis. – Through its Evinrude brand, BRP will be showcasing the alternative fuel biobutanol, a second-generation biofuel, during test rides at the Miami International Boat Show. BRP’s Evinrude engineers have been collaborating for four years with the National Marine Manufacturers Association... Read more »

NOAA announces new national policy for America’s saltwater recreational anglers

February 12, 2015

Today at the annual Progressive Insurance Miami Boat Show, NOAA Fisheries Administrator Eileen Sobeck announced a new national policy to better serve America’s 11 million recreational saltwater anglers and the companies and communities that rely on them. The National Marine Manufacturing Association... Read more »

House bill aims at reforming Renewable Fuel Standard, ethanol rules

Jonathan Sweet
February 4, 2015

A bipartisan group of lawmakers are making another attempt to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced the RFS Reform Act of 2015 today. The bill would eliminate requirements for corn-based ethanol blending and cap blending levels for other biofuels. It is a modified... Read more »

Miami boat show plans prompt lawsuit

Jonathan Sweet
January 29, 2015

The village of Key Biscayne is opting to sue the city of Miami over its plans for the Miami International Boat Show. The village council voted this week to sue city over the $16 million plan to rehabilitate the area around the Miami Marine Stadium to host the show in 2016, the Miami Herald reported. Key... Read more »

Industry heads to Washington for American Boating Congress

ABC 2015

Jonathan Sweet
January 22, 2015

It’s time again for Mr. Boater (and dealer and manufacturer and …) to make plans to go to Washington. The annual American Boating Congress will be held May 11-13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. ABC is one of the best chances to effect change in public policy for anyone working (or playing)... Read more »

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller to continue as Congressional Boating Caucus co-chair

Boating Industry
January 9, 2015

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Mich., issued the following statement announcing that she will continue serving as a co-chair of the Congressional Boating Caucus for the 114th Congress and welcoming the new co-chair, Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Fla. “I grew up on the Great Lakes, and my family was in the marina... Read more »

Vote expected Thursday on Miami boat show move

Jonathan Sweet
January 8, 2015

City officials are expected to vote Thursday on a plan to spend millions of dollars to improve land near the Miami Marine Stadium in order to prepare it to host the Miami International Boat Show there in 2016, the Miami Herald reported. The show first announced plans to move in November in conjunction... Read more »

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