The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas will serve as a co-host of the American Boating Congress, set for April 24-25 in Washington, D.C.
The group will host a full board meeting at this year’s event and will actively promote the gathering to its members and encourage their participation.
One of the top joint action items that came out of the recent growth summit, held last month in Chicago, was that the American Boating Congress should be expanded to all boating segments. The event is organized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
“While individual MRAA board members and staff have participated in ABC over the years, this year will be much different,” MRAA president Matt Gruhn said in a statement, “To show our support for the industry, as well as the results of the summit, we simply decided that we would support the event and everything it stands for as a united group and demonstrate to Congress, as well as our industry colleagues, that our industry stands together.
“And, I’m proud to report that our board has unanimously agreed to support this endeavor,” he added.
In addition to its board members, representatives of the MRAA’s Young Leaders Advisory Council will attend the American Boating Congress.