Hurley Marine was welcomed to NMMA membership on July 11, 2014
The NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) represents more than 1,300 companies that produce an estimated 80 percent of the marine products used in North America. It was formed in 1979 when the Boating Industry Association of Chicago (BIA) and National Association of Engine and Boat Manufacturers of New York (NAEBM), whose roots date to 1904, merged.
NMMA provides a wide variety of programs and services tailored to member needs, such as technical expertise, standards monitoring, government relations avocation, and industry statistics.
Boat shows have become the industry’s premier marketing tool. NMMA produces boat shows and sportshows in key U.S. markets to provide quality showplaces for exhibitors and consumers. NMMA also manages the industry’s involvement in international shows and events such as the annual Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam and is also active with world marine trade organizations to promote and protect the sport of recreational boating internationally.
To bring retailers and wholesalers together with American and international marine manufacturers, NMMA also produces the annual International Boat Builders Exhibition (IBEX) alongside Professional Boat Builder Magazine.
In addition to the METSTRADE show, METSTRADE boasts a series of valuable industry events. Whether you are a naval engineer, a project manager or a marina owner, METSTRADE is where you get a rounded picture of your industry’s direction.