NMMA South Carolina

NMMA South Carolina works to advocate for and promote the interests of members in the state of South Carolina. Its efforts are focused on educational opportunities, events, and state-specific news and programs. To view the active NMMA Members located in South Carolina, please click here.

As part of NMMA’s ongoing effort to promote and protect recreational boating in South Carolina, NMMA’s Market Research and Industry Data department developed resources offering insight on recreational boating in South Carolina. For a general overview of the economic impact of recreation boating in South Carolina, please click here. If you are an active member of NMMA and would like to subscribe to these reports or have any questions about state-level data, please send an email to [email protected].

The following details the programs and initiatives NMMA South Carolina is addressing on a state level for our members and all South Carolina industry stakeholders: 

South Carolina Clean Marina Program

The South Carolina Clean Marina Program is administered by the National Marine Manufacturers Association South Carolina in partnership with the SC Department of Health & Environmental Control’s Office of Coastal Resource Management and the SC Department of Natural Resources. It is part of an international effort to protect and improve water quality by controlling nonpoint source water pollution. Twenty-four other states and territories also participate in the Clean Marina Program

Marinas and boatyards that meet the Clean Marina Program’s environmental performance criteria are recognized for their environmental stewardship and qualify to fly the Clean Marina flag. As part of the program, these facilities also encourage their customers and other boaters to protect our waterways. Learn more about the requirements and view a list of the current clean marinas.

Benefits to Marina & Boatyard Operators & Owners:

  • Reduce waste disposal costs
  • Receive free technical assistance
  • Reduce legal liabilities
  • Enjoy free publicity
  • Attract knowledgeable customers
  • Improve water quality and habitat for living resources
  • Demonstrate the facility is a good steward of the environment
  • Generate new sources of revenue

Property Taxes

To clear up the confusion surrounding the taxation of boats in South Carolina, NMMA South Carolina has prepared a summary of taxes, including county-specific taxes, ordinances and contact information. 

NMMA South Carolina Advisory Board

The NMMA South Carolina Advisory Board is a group representing a cross-section of the marine industry in the state. The board meets quarterly, usually by conference call, to discuss issues affecting South Carolina businesses. It also advises the executive director on what functions to pursue including legislation, conference topics, and member meetings, as well as how we can promote NMMA programs. Board membership is voluntary. If you would like to participate, please contact Suzi Durant, Executive Director.

NMMA South Carolina Contact:

Executive Director
Office: 843.501.7479
Cell: 843.442.1229
P.O. Box 12187
Charleston, SC 29422

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