NMMA Hall of Fame Awards Logo The National Marine Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame was established in 1988 to recognize and honor individuals who have made or continue to make substantial contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry. It is NMMA’s most prestigious recognition.


To be eligible for the NMMA Hall of Fame Award a candidate must:

  • Have made a substantial and lasting impact on the industry or their particular segment

  • Are known in the industry and are beyond personal or professional reproach

  • A past (deceased/retired) or current member and supporter of NMMA

  • Actively involved in the marine industry for a minimum of ten years


Nominations are being accepted for the 2024 program through June 27, 2024. Active members in good standing with the NMMA are eligible to nominate a worthy industry leader. An official nomination form must be submitted, along with; supporting documents (letters of support, articles around the candidate's work in the industry, etc) that will enhance the nomination portfolio by the given deadline.


All nomination portfolios will be reveiwed by the NMMA Hall of Fame Committee after the nomination deadline. The NMMA Board of Directors will make a final vote to determine the award recipient(s). Nominators will be notified of award status August 2024.


Award recipients will be presented at IBEX during the Industry Breakfast taking place on Tuesday, October 1 in Tampa, FL.


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View past recipients of this prestigious award.

2017: Chuck Rowe, Indmar Products Company

Chuck Rowe

Chuck Rowe, President of Indmar Products Company, launched his career in the marine industry in 1973, under his father’s leadership. In the 44 years since, Chuck has concerned himself with projects that benefit not only Indmar, but the recreational marine industry as a whole, demonstrating a strong passion for the industry and genuine interest in the well-being of people who work alongside him.
As President of Indmar Products Company, Chuck Rowe oversees the strategic direction and is responsible for the development of global strategies that drive growth and profitability within Indmar. Since Rowe joined Indmar in 1973, he has consistently delivered industry-leading technology to the marine industry. Under Chuck Rowe’s leadership the company has been awarded five patents, fifteen CSI awards by the NMMA, seven innovation awards, three environmental awards, three top product awards and has delivered fourteen innovative industry-first technologies that have forever changed the marine industry.
Chuck has been a fixture on the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Board and NMMA’s Engine Manufacturers Division (EMD) Board. He served as both NMMA Chairman and EMD Chairman and his leadership was instrumental in helping NMMA to make the right decisions to guide the association and the entire marine industry through the recession of 2008.   
Outside of Indmar, Chuck is vested in the effort to protect and grow recreational boating through public policy advocacy and industry focused growth initiatives. Indmar has always been one of the first in line to offer technical assistance and products for industry-wide test programs.
Chuck’s commitment is not just to the towed-watersports segment, but also to the marine industry as a whole. From rigorously testing bio-butanol in inboard marine engines to meeting with the Speaker of the House of U.S. Representatives, Chuck Rowe continues to stay on the forefront of tough political issues and offers guidance to protect and advance the marine industry.
Chuck’s passion for the industry, as well as his foresight, contributions and unwavering support, make it easy to recognize him as a legend, an innovator and a marine industry leader.