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)