Please select your home edition
Edition
upffront 2018 Velocitek Prism 728x90

Florida Boating Industry representatives convene for second advocacy summit

by National Marine Manufacturers Association 20 Nov 07:52 PST
Boating industry stakeholders engage with staff from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission during the Florida advocacy fly-in. © National Marine Manufacturers Association

Last week, NMMA held its second Florida advocacy fly-in, serving as a critical component of the association’s strategic plan to bolster advocacy efforts in key states and regions. Eighteen stakeholders participated in the event, where they attended issue briefing sessions and met directly with key legislators and decisionmakers on pressing policy issues facing the recreational boating industry.

The November advocacy event comes on the heels of a highly successful 2019 legislative session. Most notably was the passage of the Uniform Certificate of Title Act (HB 475/SB 676), which was championed by Senator Ed Hooper and Representative Jayer Williamson. Much like Carfax, the legislation strengthens Florida’s vessel titling process to add significant consumer protections, helping boaters avoid unwittingly purchasing a stolen or previously damaged vessel.

To read more please go to the original article.

Related Articles

Judges announced for Minneapolis Innovation Awards
Set to evaluate product entries at the Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show® The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced today the panel of judges set to evaluate product entries for the third annual Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show® Innovation Awards. Posted on 7 Dec
Entries open for 2020 Miami Innovation Awards
It's time to enter your new product It's time to enter your new product for the 2020 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® Innovation Awards, the industry's most prestigious honors recognizing manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market. Posted on 6 Dec
Correct Craft welcomes FL State representative
David Smith visited Correct Craft's headquarters in Orlando Just before Thanksgiving, Florida State Representative David Smith visited Correct Craft's headquarters in Orlando, providing him with the opportunity to learn about the manufacturer's business and the boating industry's broader economic impact Posted on 3 Dec
Michigan Manufacturer of the Year Award winner
The award was presented at MMA's annual MFG Excellence Awards Earlier this month, the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) presented Jim Wolf, president and CEO of Avalon and Tahoe Manufacturing Inc. with the 2019 John G. Thodis Large Tier Michigan Manufacturer of the Year award. Posted on 27 Nov
Yamaha's Bryan Seti elected Chairperson
Of Grow Boating Board of Directors Earlier this month, Bryan Seti, general manager of sales and marketing, Yamaha WaterCraft Group, was elected chairperson of the Grow Boating Board of Directors during their annual meeting in Chicago. Posted on 26 Nov
Nominations sought for 2020 Freedman Award
The closing date for nominations is December 13 Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award. Posted on 22 Nov
NMMA September Powerboat Registrations Report
Retail units back on par with last year NMMA today announced its September New Powerboat Registrations Report showing new powerboat retail sales down 0.9 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year (R12M YOY) basis and up a healthy 5 percent on a rolling three-month year-over-year basis Posted on 21 Nov
2020 Minneapolis Innovation Awards entries open
The program is open to contracted Minneapolis Boat Show exhibitors The Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show® Innovation Awards program is accepting submissions. Posted on 17 Nov
2020 Miami Boat Show Innovation Awards
The program provides opportunity to enter new products into 26 product categories The Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® Innovation Awards program is now accepting submissions. Posted on 16 Nov
American Boating Congress 2020 registration open
Take advantage of early bird pricing today Registration for the 2020 American Boating Congress (ABC) is now open and NMMA is encouraging all stakeholders to reserve their spot today. Posted on 14 Nov
Maritimo 2019 FooterZhik 2019 Choice of Champions - FOOTERRS Sailing 2019 - Footer