September 18, 2017

 Chuck Rowe 400

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) will recognize Chuck Rowe, President of Indmar Products, with its 2017 Hall of Fame Award for his career achievements and contributions to the recreational boating industry. Rowe will be honored during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) at the show’s annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, September 19 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Tampa’s Waterside Marriott Hotel.

The NMMA Hall of Fame was established in 1988 and recognizes individuals who have made, or continue to generate, substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry. It honors individuals whose names and deeds are synonymous with the pursuit of quality, innovation, and perfection within their respective spheres of expertise. 
“Chuck is most deserving of this recognition. Through his leadership, innovative spirit and passion for the marine industry, he has paved the way for its future with unwavering support and invaluable contributions,” said Thom Dammrich, NMMA president. “Having had the opportunity to work closely with Chuck during his tenure on NMMA Boards, and as NMMA Chairman, I can say his insights and leadership have been instrumental in helping to guide the association, and the entire marine industry, through periods of favorable and less-than-favorable conditions, including the 2008 recession.”

Rowe began his career in the marine industry in 1973 and throughout his 44 years, he has consistently delivered industry-leading technology to advance recreational boats. Under his leadership, Indmar has been awarded five patents, 17 CSI Awards, seven Innovation Awards,  five environmental awards and three top product awards, as well as delivering 14 innovative technologies that have forever changed the marine industry, including being the first to incorporate catalytic converters in inboard engines, which delivers significant environmental benefits.
He has been a fixture on the NMMA Board of Directors and NMMA’s Engine Manufacturers Division (EMD) Board, serving as Chairman of both. His commitment is not just to the towed-watersports segment, but to the entire marine industry. From rigorously testing bio-butanol in inboard marine engines to meeting with the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, he continues to stay on the forefront of tough political issues and offers guidance to protect and advance the marine industry.
Rowe will be presented with the Hall of Fame Award during the Industry Breakfast at IBEX on September 19. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m.
To learn more about past NMMA Hall of Fame inductees, visit the NMMA Industry Awards page.

To learn more about the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), visit


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