The National Marine Representatives Association is a national organization
serving marine industry independent sales reps and the manufacturers who
sell through reps. Founded in 1960, this professional association serves as
an industry voice, networking tool and information source, promoting the
benefits of utilizing independent marine reps for sales. NMRA also helps
manufacturers find the right marine sales reps for their product lines.
NMRA publishes an annual membership directory, the Marine Industry Supplier
Information Manual and a quarterly newsletter. It holds annual membership
meetings and communicates often with its members to update them on important
issues. NMRA also sponsors the annual Mel Barr Award, named after one of
the founding members of NMRA, given to an individual who has made
significant contributions to the marine industry. It works with other
industry associations to help promote the boating lifestyle and business in
the marine industry.