American Boating Congress opens in D.C.

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abc0504The two-day 2011 American Boating Congress begins today in Washington, D.C.

Organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the gathering offers attendees an opportunity to discuss and learn about state and federal legislation, get firsthand insight from policy-makers and network with other industry leaders.

Highlights of this year’s event include will include a tax policy briefing; an update on the Clean Boating Act; and remarks by Congressional Boating Caucus representatives.

Soundings Trade Only staff are at the event and will report daily.

Click here for the full schedule of events.

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4 comments on “American Boating Congress opens in D.C.

  1. Jack Hern

    please pay attention to the new proposal by the Coast Guard
    relative to mandatory PFD wear on 18 ft boats.
    Boating does not need more “hassles.”
    Their own stats said that 400 boaters drowned because of no PFD, out of 82 million who went boating last year.

  2. c beaver

    I hope they address the difficulty of obtaining a bank that will work with an SBA loan.

  3. e wurts

    I tried to retire on the water now the know nothings are “making” laws maybe that’s the way is always been. Boating use to be my relax time.
    I spent many years volunteering to help the public. Then the know nothings made rules to make retired volunteers have the physical abilities of 20 year old’s. That ended my Coast Guard aux helping time. Then I bought a Marina I loved helping and showing people about the life I loved. Now the Contra Costa building commission creates laws “unwritten” to gain revenue. They even had a public meeting and said ” We were told to CUT our budget but if we “Earn” fines we wont have to “Let our Inspectors go”. Maybe that’s always been the way of government.

  4. LARRY

    WE CAN THANK OUR INSURANCE COMPANIES JACK…… THEY HAVE OUR POLITICIANS IN THEIR POCKETS, NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED SINCE MICHAEL CULIONI’S DAYS……
    INSURANCE COMPANIES LOVE TO TAKE OUR MONEY, BUT IT WHEN IT COMES FOR THEM TO PAY OUT?, WELL THAT’S A DIFFERENT STORY, EVERY LAW THEY CAN FORCE OUR DOWN OUR THROATS SO “THEY” CAN REFUSE TO PAY CLAIMS ON ACCOUNT OF “US” NOT FOLLOWING THE LAW

    BANKS ARE STILL HOLDING THE CARDS, AND THE PEOPLE HOSTAGE, GETTING EVEN WITH US, WHILE THE PRICE OF GAS & FUEL CONTINUES TO GO CRAZY, ON ACCOUNT OF THE BANKS, THE INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THE BOYS IN WALL STREET, SPECULATING WITH OIL BARREL PRICES….. TO ENRICH THEMSELVES, WHILE THE COUNTRY AND THE WORLD FACES FURTHER CHAOS…..

    AND WASHINGTON CONTINUES TO PUSH FOR ETHANOL, (the biggest lie yet), ………DON’T KNOW WHAT TO TELL YOU???

    THE COUNTRY AND WORLD ARE GOING INSANE…….

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