Tag Archives: Advocacy

AIWA advocates for waterway dredging efforts

In meetings with a dozen Senate and House offices this month, members of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Association (AIWA) pushed for increased funding to dredge the entire Intracoastal Waterway to its authorized depth of 12 feet. Some areas of the ICW today are as shallow as five feet deep, presenting a hazard to sailors and larger pleasure craft, as well ...

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NMMA joins boating advocates for Oregon Advocacy Day

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) joined recreational boating and fishing stakeholders and advocates, including Oregon-based marine dealers, and grassroots organization Oregon Families for Boating (OFFB) at Oregon’s inaugural “Advocacy Day” in Salem, Oregon. The coalition of industry stakeholders met with nearly 20 Oregon Senate and House of Representative legislators and staff to discuss legislative opportunities for recreational boating across ...

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Oregon State Legislature introduces Bill to restore boating access

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The Oregon State Legislature introduced this month Senate Bill 1071 (SB 1071), which will restore boating access in the Newberg Pool, a long stretch of the Willamette River outside metropolitan Portland. SB 1071 raises the allowable weight limit for boats used for towing on the Newberg Pool, allowing more families and individuals to access water sports and outdoor recreation activities ...

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Join Me at the American Boating Congress

By Bill Yeargin If you lead an organization and care about the boating industry, you need to join me May 8-10 in Washington D.C. at the American Boating Congress (ABC). It may be the single best way you can help our industry and your business. ABC is a unique opportunity to meet with congressional leaders, congressional staff, and others from ...

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ORR calls for swift passage of Outdoors for All Act

Earlier this month, ORR praised the introduction of the Outdoors for All Act in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and called for swift passage through committee. Introduced by Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), and Representatives Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) and Mike Turner (R-OH), the bill would expand outdoor recreation opportunities in urban and low-income ...

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NMMA to co-host 2023 California Boating Congress

The 2023 California Boating Congress, sponsored by the Marine Recreation Association and co-hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), is scheduled for April 11 and 12, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sacramento. The California Boating Caucus (CBS) brings together industry stakeholders and leaders from across the marine industry and boating community to help shape future boating policy, funding, ...

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BoatUS applauds recent Florida ordinance for anchoring rights

Broward County Officers observe a derelict vessel in an area lake.

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is applauding a recently passed Broward County, Florida, ordinance that, according to the recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group, could lead to a successful path ahead in fairly balancing the needs of both local communities and responsible cruising-boat owner’s rights when it comes to anchoring. The ordinance revolves around two small ...

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NMMA names Congressional Boating Caucus Co-Chairs for 118th Congress

Newest members of Boating Caucus

The NMMA announced Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), Representative Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) as co-chairs of the Congressional Boating Caucus in the 118th Congress. For over 30 years, the Congressional Boating Caucus has advocated and provided leadership on priority issues for $170 billion recreational boating and fishing industry, the largest contributor to the nation’s ...

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Registration opens for 2023 American Boating Congress

Registration for the recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy event, the American Boating Congress, is now open. The American Boating Congress (ABC) will return to Washington, D.C. from May 8-10, 2023, bringing together all segments of the recreational boating industry to share its collective voice on Capitol Hill and address pressing matters for the industry. Following the return of a successful ...

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NMMA team visits Syntec, Yamaha

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) team spent time in Georgia last week visiting two member company facilities, including Syntec Industries in Rome and Dalton, as well as Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America, located in Newnan. Long time members of the NMMA, Syntec Industries offers the most extensive collection of carpets, resilient flooring, LVT, steering wheels, and other market-specific ...

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