Together, making boating the preferred choice in recreation


Welcome! NMMA Engineering Standards Department manages NMMA Certification, the premier product certification program for boats, yachts, boat trailers, PWC and marine oils in the United States.

Our Mission

Helping marine manufacturers succeed in providing safer products for the boating industry.

Engineering Standards Programs

  • Technical support for NMMA members and consumers
  • NMMA Certification Programs for:
    • Boats and Yachts
    • Boat Trailers
    • Marine Oils
    • Personal Watercraft
  • Services for Component Manufacturers:
    • Type Accepted Program
    • Listed Components Program
  • Industry Representation to:
    • American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC)
    • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)
  • International Representation to:
    • International Standards Organization (ISO)
    • Recreation Craft Sectoral Group (RSG)
    • International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA)
  • Seminars and Training:
    • Engineering Compliance Seminar
    • CE Certification Seminar
    • Compliance Specialist Testing

Products and Publications

  • Safety and Information Labels
  • Capacity and Yacht plates
  • Safety Brochures and Materials
  • Promotional Materials for Certified Manufacturers


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