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This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from Kadey-Krogen Yachts and the American Boating Congress.

Kadey-Krogen Yachts its hosting its annual spring open house March 3 at its headquarters in Stuart, Fla.

The event is for people who are starting to search for a cruising powerboat, as well as cruisers who are interested in becoming more familiar with Kadey-Krogen’s range of trawler yachts.

“The open house follows the first boat shows of 2012 and is an ideal opportunity for interested customers to spend more time on board without the crowds of a boat show,” the company said in a statement.

Kadey-Krogen expects to feature a range of its models, including its newest, the Krogen 52-footer, at the open house. Kadey-Krogen builds trawler yachts from 39 to 58 feet and operates a full-service brokerage.

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The 2012 American Boating Congress is set for April 24-25 in Washington, D.C.

Organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the event provides an opportunity for those in the marine industry to learn about the issues that affect their business and give recreational boating a strong presence on Capitol Hill.

In addition to a full lineup of speakers and sessions, the event includes time on Capitol Hill meeting with lawmakers and their staff to discuss issues of importance to the industry.

Conference agenda and registration details are coming soon.

Questions should be referred to Lauren Dunn at (202) 280-6928.


Yamaha sponsors Jacksonville show

Yamaha has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show that runs April 13 -15 at Metropolitan Park and Marina in Jacksonville, Fla.

Volvo Penta announces contest

Volvo Penta of the Americas is asking new engine owners to submit stories to its inaugural Boating Dreams contest and will award the winner with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

MIASF volunteers collect 32 tons of trash

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, organizers of the 41st Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup held on March 3, collected 32 tons of trash from 31 sites around the county.

New Jersey saltwater fishing show opens today

The Progressive Saltwater Fishing Expo opens today, nearly doubling its footprint as it moves from the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, N.J., to the larger, more centrally-located New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, N.J.