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Examining the Future of Electric Propulsion

The utilization of electric systems for propulsion is increasing, and many boatbuilders are exploring the options. That’s why the National Marine Manufacturers Association has scheduled a virtual panel, and dealers wanting to look into the future should attend the webinar, scheduled for June 21 at 12 o’clock (Eastern time).

“The Future of Marine Propulsion Technologies” will include industry experts examining the political and economic impacts of implementing electrification in the marine industry, what we can expect in the near future and safety standards on the horizon.

Topics expected include:

• an overview of electric vehicle technology and projections for the future

• opportunities for next-generation propulsion adoption

• limiting factors impacting EV marine applications (range, capacity, performance, cost)

• other technologies that will play a role in future propulsion systems (hydrogen, hybrid systems, renewable biofuels)

The subject couldn’t be timelier for dealers — indeed, for all of the industry. NMMA has assembled an EV policy group that will work collaboratively to develop an advocacy agenda supporting the development and deployment of next-generation propulsion systems. The goal is to position the industry to tap into national electrification strategies and investments, and to consider future industry standards.

Register for the session here.


For additional information, contact Callie Hoyt, NMMA director of federal government relations, at choyt@nmma.org.

Support the Wildlife Act

The House of Representatives this week is expected to vote on a bill that’s critical to fish and wildlife conservation. Take a few minutes today to tell your member of Congress to vote “yes” on the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.

The decline of fish and wildlife stocks and loss of natural habitat is one of America’s greatest threats. Scientists estimate that one-third of fish and wildlife species in the United States are at risk of becoming threatened or endangered.

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would dedicate $1.4 billion annually to state and tribal fish and wildlife agencies to implement science-based recovery plans. These conservation and restoration efforts will help ensure fish and wildlife species do not become endangered.

In the process, cleaner waters and healthier fish habitat will be generated, benefitting fishing opportunities and perhaps increasing fishboat sales.

We can make it happen but you must act today.

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