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September 05, 2007

RIBCRAFT Receives NMMA Certification

Marblehead, MA September 5, 2007 - RIBCRAFT announced that it has received National Marine Manufactures Association (NMMA) Certification for its professional grade line of recreational boats.

While all boats in the United States must meet applicable U.S. Coast Guard regulations, boats built by manufacturers participating in the NMMA Certified program must also meet the more comprehensive standards set by the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). Furthermore, to become NMMA Certified, a boat must pass rigorous third-party inspection to ensure they meet and adhere to all applicable standards, as well as maintain an ongoing, formal Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) program.

“As a commercial boat builder specializing in building professional grade RIBs for first responders, military users, and yacht clubs, earning NMMA Certification for our recreational model line demonstrates our commitment to building safe quality boats to our recreational customers and the greater boating community”, says Matthew Velluto, RIBCRAFT’s Director of Marketing.

The NMMA Certification program covers more than 30 categories of standards, which vary by boat type and size and may include: fuel systems; ventilation; passenger and weight capacity; horsepower capacity; flotation; electrical systems; navigation lights; warning label placement and guidelines; and steering systems.


About RIBCRAFT RIBCRAFT designs and builds safe, durable, performance oriented rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) that fulfill the most demanding professional and recreational applications. A leading supplier of professional grade RIBs for safety professionals, military agencies, yacht clubs, and recreational boaters throughout the world, RIBCRAFT offers RIBs starting at 15’ capable of fulfilling any mission. RIBCRAFT is a proud member of NMMA. www.ribcraftusa.com

About NMMA National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers in the United States. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy, market research and data, product quality assurance and marketing communications.

Contact: Matthew Velluto
781.639.9065 mvelluto@ribcraftusa.com

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