David Gregory, of NBC’s Meet the Press, to give keynote remarks at American Boating Congress

February 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  February 24, 2015 –  The 2015 American Boating Congress is pleased to announce our keynote speaker, former NBC Meet the Press moderator, David Gregory! David’s keynote presentation will take place the morning of Wednesday, May 13th. When the major figures in Washington... Read more »

US Pavilion to be 20% larger at Colombian boat show

February 24, 2015

MIAMI – The Cartagena International Boat Show will once again have a strong U.S. presence at this year’s boat show, scheduled for March 21-23, 2015 in Cartagena, Colombia. The USA Pavilion, sponsored by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) will be 20% larger from last year, showcasing... 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 »

Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award winners honored

National Marine Manufacturers Association
February 12, 2015

MIAMI – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced today winners of the 2015 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, presented during the annual Industry Breakfast at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This year’s... 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 »

Boating United revamps website, grows advocacy through grassroots effort

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By Brianna Liestman
January 16, 2015

In Boating Industry’s 2015 outlook survey, 79 percent of respondents listed government regulations as very or somewhat important to their business’s success in the coming year. Action will need to be taken by the industry to ensure legislators hear our concerns. And if we do not participate on our... Read more »

Legends Boats’ Victor Duhamel and Carl Dewar join NMMA Hall of Fame

National Marine Manufacturers Association
January 13, 2015

BOLTON, Ontario — The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced today that it has inducted Victor Duhamel and Carl Dewar, owners of Legend Boats, into the NMMA Hall of Fame. Victor and Carl’s career achievements and contribution to the recreational boating industry were recognized during... Read more »

NMMA Canada: Boating participation increases as boat sales ease in 2014

January 13, 2015

TORONTO —  During a presentation to the industry at the Toronto International Boat Show, National Marine Manufacturers Association President, Thom Dammrich, announced key data from the forthcoming National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract.... Read more »

Making sense of the Magnuson-Stevens Act


By Tom Kaiser
June 9, 2014

Much has been made of the pending reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which manages commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries in the United States. It’s a contentious bill that, recreational marine interests suggest, is too heavily weighted toward... Read more »

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