Together, making boating the preferred choice in recreation

What We Do

NMMA programs and services are designed to serve the best interests of its members and the recreational boating industry. To that end, NMMA:

  • Represents the industry on public policy issues, advocating at state and federal levels to protect the interests of the marine industry and the users of products 
  • Collects, analyzes and distributes industry, economic and market data; NMMA is the industry’s primary source of recreational boating research, statistics and technical data. 
  • Promotes recreational boating through consumer outreach 
  • Provide information/represent the industry’s interests to the media and other public entities.
  • Produces boat and sport shows in key North American markets to provide quality sales venues for exhibitors and consumers
  • Co-owns/produces the trade event IBEX (International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference) to generate business opportunities for marine companies
  • Works to create opportunities overseas; offers information and services to help members expand into the global marketplace 
  • Maintains boat, trailer and oil certification programs to promote safety and help manufacturers produce quality products
  • Assists the industry in continuously improving customer satisfaction with the purchase, delivery, product, use and after-sale experiences through CSI (Consumer Satisfaction Index)
© National Marine Manufacturers Association • 231 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 2050, Chicago, IL 60604 • 312.946.6200