The National Marine Manufacturers Association will hold its Day on the Water reception at the Democratic National Convention from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today in Philadelphia.
The event includes tours of boats from several NMMA members and rides along the Delaware River, and it will give industry leaders an opportunity to discuss the Delaware River habitat and the impact that recreational boat, engine and accessory manufacturing have on the U.S. economy.
More than 150 attendees are expected, and they include delegates, members of Congress and local boating businesses and non-profits dedicated to growing the boating industry.
“NMMA is thrilled to participate in the Democratic National Convention,” NMMA president Thom Dammrich said in a statement. “During one of our most critical election years we look forward to bringing legislators and attendees together to better understand the positive and critical economic impact the marine manufacturing industry has on the U.S. economy.”
In Pennsylvania recreational boating creates more than 570 businesses and contributes $290.5 million to the local economy annually, Dammrich said.
“While we have important information to showcase, we also look forward to giving attendees the chance to enjoy the classic American pastime of spending time on the water,” Dammrich said.
Participants include Correct Craft, Freedom Boat Club, HydroHoist, MarineMax, Regulator, SureShade and Yamaha. Non-profits attending include Youth Anglers, the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory and the Delaware River City Corp.