NMMA adds interactive game to show slate

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association today announced the purchase of the Power Boat Docking Challenge from Culp Concepts, bringing more of an interactive experience to show-goers and helping demonstrate how fun docking can be with practice and proper instruction.

The Power Boat Docking Challenge is an interactive experience that pits the boater against other show attendees. They compete against the clock, steering and docking a four-foot, twin-engine, remote-controlled powerboat - using a life-size helm station found on a traditional boat - down a 20-foot pool into a marina, and ultimately a slip, for a chance to win a host of prizes.

“With the recent additions of new seminars and the Discover Boating Resource Center at NMMA shows, we’ve seen firsthand the value of offering more educational and hands-on learning opportunities for attendees,” NMMA executive vice president Ben Wold said in a statement.

“The Power Boat Docking Challenge is another great addition to the NMMA show educational portfolio, providing a fun way for boaters and would-be boaters to get more confident behind the helm and experience for themselves the satisfaction of learning how to dock with ease,” he added.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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