Nov 24, 2020

MRAAThe Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announces three new partners in Platinum Partner category, Chaparral / Robalo (Marine Products Corporation) and both Indmar Products, Inc., and the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) as Partner Members.

“MRAA is pleased to add these three outstanding partners to our membership list,” said Allison Gruhn, Director of Business Development. “Adding renowned members to our esteemed membership community lets us deliver on our to serve as the voice of the marine dealer across North America.”
 
Chaparral / Robalo
Marine Products Corporation (NYSE: MPX) manufactures fiberglass motorized boats distributed and marketed through its independent dealer network. Marine Products' product offerings include Chaparral luxury sterndrive and outboard pleasure boats, outboard sportdeck boats, Vortex jet boats and Robalo outboard sport fishing boats.
  
Indmar Products, Inc.
Indmar Marine Engines is a privately held manufacturer of gasoline inboard marine engines. Indmar offers a suite of innovative gasoline inboard marine engines that are engineered specifically for severe applications in a marine environment and have the capability and durability to accommodate all boating activities on a wide variety of vessels. From inboard marine engines and jet propulsion to an industry-leading assortment of 98% American Made parts and service products - some of the most recognized brands in wake and jet boats make up Indmar’s portfolio. Indmar works closely with each of its boat building partners on everything from product development to marine dealer solutions.
 
RBFF
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) is a national, non-profit organization that has been leading the drive for over 20 years – in partnership with industry and government, and through its brands Take Me Fishing and Vamos A Pescar – to increase participation in recreational boating and fishing, thereby helping to conserve and restore our country’s aquatic natural resources.
 
RBFF’s devoted work directly impacts the industry on many levels, including producing a stronger market, customer growth, improved sales and higher revenues for industry stakeholders and enhanced support for state and federal agencies in the form of more fishing license sales, boat registrations and critical conservation initiatives. Its award-winning campaigns Take Me Fishing™ and Vamos A Pescar™ websites feature how-to videos and an interactive state-by-state map that allows visitors to find local boating and fishing spots. The website also features online resources and a media center to help stakeholders foster awareness of boating, fishing and conservation and to educate people about the benefits of participation.
  
These businesses join an expansive lineup of boat manufacturers, vendors and suppliers who support the efforts of the MRAA through partnership.

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