Discover Boating rolls out star power

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Discover Boating has two new spokesmen helping to boost the marine industry campaign.

All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay is the centerpiece of a sports talk radio tour that started last week.

Halladay, who pitches for the Philadelphia Phillies, talked baseball and boating in interviews on shows that included the Dan Patrick Show, ESPN Radio's The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Fox Sports Daybreak, Yahoo Sports Radio with Steve Czaban and Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio.

Additional sports radio interviews are on deck later this summer.

Kevin VanDam, one of the top bass anglers in the world, took part in 20 satellite television and radio interviews to help viewers and their families get started in boating. Kevin shared his favorite boating and fishing stories while offering tips to help nautical novices get their feet wet this summer.

Check out the new Big Name Boaters section on to learn more about these celebrity boating ambassadors and their love for life on the water.


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