VIDEO: Jack Nicklaus promotes Florida marine industry

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Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus is highlighted in a new video championing boating lifestyles and the sizable economic impact of the marine industry in South Florida.

“One of my favorite pastimes is boating,” Nicklaus said. “I’ve been fortunate to own boats most of my adult life and I’ve been able to spend time on the water with my children, grandchildren and friends. Here in the Sunshine State, boating is a critical part of our economy.”

The video was produced by Warren Miller Films for the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Show Management. (Active Interest Media owns Show Management and Soundings Trade Only).

The video also features boatyards and family businesses that are staples of the marine industry. In the tri-county region of Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach, there are 136,465 marine jobs that contribute to the $11.5 billion industry.

“The marine industry is the backbone of South Florida’s economy,” MIASF executive director Phil Purcell said.