American Boating Congress opens in D.C.

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The 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.


Maine Boatbuilders Show opens tomorrow

In its second year in a new location, the Maine Boatbuilders Show opens tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Portland Sports Complex. Sail and powerboats, plus engines and accessories will all be on display.