New Michigan boaters’ association formed

LIVONIA, Mich. – The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA), which serves marine retailers and manufacturers, has created the Boaters’ Association of Michigan (BAM) for area boat owners and boating enthusiasts, according to a release from the group.

BAM’s mission is to create a voice for Michigan’s boaters to effectively express their views on legislative and regulatory issues that impact the boating lifestyle, the group said. In addition to representation in Lansing, member benefits will include discounts at participating marine businesses and boat shows and networking at social events.

A new Web site,, will act as a portal and information source for BAM members as well as other boaters in Michigan. A BAM members-only section will be included as well as a comprehensive product and services guide for boaters.

Members will pay a $25 annual fee to join.

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