House passes National Boating Day measure

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday designating July 1, 2009 as National Boating Day.

House Resolution 410 was introduced by U.S. Reps. Ron Klein, D-Fla., and Henry Brown, R-S.C., along with Congressional Boating Caucus co-chairs Candice Miller, R-Mich. and Gene Taylor, D-Miss. The measure passed with 27 bipartisan co-sponsors. It must now move through the Senate before the President can issue a national proclamation in observance of the day.

"This resolution affirms Congress' commitment to the U.S. recreational boating industry and the importance of spending time on the water with family for so many Americans," said Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, in a statement.

Click here for the full release.

Related

ABYC Foundation Seeks Nominations for Educator Award

The award recognizes “an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians.”

P.R. Firm Rushton Gregory Signs ePropulsion

The Chinese manufacturer of electric propulsion products introduced a standardized lineup earlier this year.

Dometic Updates Pro-Trim System

The new design allows boaters to trim the outboard and adjust the jack plate without removing their hands from the wheel.

Brunswick Partners with Carnegie Robotics

Through the alliance, Brunswick aims to enhance its autonomous technology offerings.

Nicole Vasilaros to Depart NMMA

The group credits the senior vice president of government and legal affairs for “countless contributions to the protection and expansion of the recreational boating industry.”

Site Unseen

A website is often the first interaction a customer will have with a dealership, but it must provide more than an online brochure or they will click elsewhere.

C.G. Amends Documentation Rules

Federally documenting a boat now must be done every five years, rather than annually.

The 2021 Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies Awards

The marine industry consistently honors products and people. The industry, however, has not recognized forward-thinking companies that are moving the industry in new directions. Soundings Trade Only’s mission is to reflect, inform and inspire.