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PWC group plans Republican convention event

The Personal Watercraft Industry Association will participate in an event during the Republican National Convention as part of a renewed push to lobby Congress on behalf of the marine industry.

The on-beach event is being held in addition to the National Marine Manufacturers Association event at the convention, which will take place next week in Tampa, Fla., NMMA spokeswoman Lauren Dunn said in an email.

On Aug. 29, the PWIA will join guests and sponsors to provide personal watercraft demonstrations and offer insight and tips for enjoying a safe day on the water, information about the economics of the personal watercraft industry and an opportunity to meet with industry leaders.

The association hopes to immerse delegates, members of Congress and their staff in the boating lifestyle while helping them better understand the impact that recreational boat, engine and accessory manufacturing has on the U.S. economy, according to the statement. In 2011 there were 1.3 million personal watercraft on the water nationwide, producing $501 million in retail sales.

The PWIA also will present information about new models and technology, including advancements that have reduced noise levels by 70 percent during the last decade and new hull designs that provide a sturdier ride.

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