Tag Archives: boating united

Michigan lifts motorized boating restrictions

Michigan marina

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-59, extending her “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through May 15. However, the new order also removes some restrictions on outdoor activities like motorized boating – a top priority of the recreational boating community. Leading up to the decision, NMMA worked with members of Michigan’s congressional delegation, along with state level officials to advocate ...

Read More »

Boating United, BoatPAC launch new website

The recreational boating community – led by NMMA and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) – announced that the Boating United grassroots advocacy website has been transitioned to a new, more robust platform called SparkInfluence. The new Boating United website – which is now home to BoatPAC as well – will allow the community to be more effective in its virtual advocacy ...

Read More »

President signs America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

President Donald Trump has signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 – which includes the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 into law. WRDA includes several of the recreational boating industry’s top water infrastructure priorities. Boating United, the grassroots platform of the recreational boating industry comprised of boating manufacturers, businesses and supporters who share the common goal of protecting ...

Read More »

Boating United details 2016 boating advocacy successes

Throughout 2016, Boating United reached out to members of Congress on a number of topics. This week, the industry's grassroots advocacy effort detailed the top 12 boating advocacy successes for 2016: Signed into law the US Coast Guard Authorization, which included a new model year fix and updated engine weight regulations. Reauthorized Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), also known as ...

Read More »

RFA urges members speak out against ethanol mandate

The Recreational Fishing Alliance is encouraging its members to take action on ethanol by participating in a campaign being conducted through Boating United, a grassroots platform organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. In May, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed increasing renewable fuel volume requirements for 2017. The announcement was met with dismay from NMMA and other industry associations, which ...

Read More »

Boating United urges support of SHARE Act

Boating United is urging boating businesses and boaters to support H.R. 2406 (the SHARE Act)—a comprehensive sportsmen’s focused piece of legislation that includes critical language ensuring access to our nation’s public waters. The House of Representatives is scheduled to start voting on the bill Thursday. A provision of the SHARE Act requires the National Park Service and NOAA marine sanctuaries ...

Read More »

WSIA becomes advocacy partner of Boating United

Orlando, Fla. – The Water Sports Industry Association announced its status as an advocacy partner of Boating United, a national community of boating businesses, enthusiasts and supporters. Boating United helps shape government policy that affects the boating industry and related activities. Through this partnership, the WSIA can assist with towed water sports initiatives, benefitting from the power and great resources of ...

Read More »