ABC 2019 Kicks Off Today

Today is the opening day of the 2019 American Boating Congress (ABC) – the recreational boating industry’s preeminent annual advocacy summit in Washington, D.C. – where a record-breaking number of participants will convene to advance the industry’s advocacy priorities. The first day will feature welcome remarks from NMMA president, Thom Dammrich, awards presentations, issue workshops, and a networking reception.

The full ABC 2019 program is available here.

This year’s ABC will provide attendees with the unique opportunity to meet with elected officials, hear from a host of influential speakers, and discuss issues impacting their business with key policymakers. Additionally, the event will help build and strengthen relationships that lead to a brighter future for the entire industry.

ABC would not be possible without the event’s sponsors and co-sponsors, and NMMA thanks all partners for their generous support. A full list of sponsors and co-sponsors is below.

NMMA will provide recaps on ABC throughout the week. To receive real time updates, NMMA encourages stakeholders to monitor and engage with it on twitter: @therealnmma

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Laura Crisler at

ABC 2019 sponsors

President’s Level
Brunswick and Mercury
Yamaha and Yamaha Watercraft

Admiral’s Level
Correct Craft

Captain’s Level
White River Marine Group
Center for Sportfish Policy
Groupe Beneteau
BRP and Evinrude

First Mate’s Level
Volvo Penta
Sea Tow

Co-Host Level

Purser’s Level
Marine Concepts
HydroHoist Marine Group
Northpoint Lenders

ABC 2019 Co-Hosts
American Sportfishing Association • Association of Marina Industries • Boating Industry Magazine • Boating Trade Association of Metropolitan Houston • Boats Group • California Yacht Brokers • Center for Sportfishing Policy • Connecticut Marine Trades Association • International Yacht Brokers Association • Lake Erie Marine Trades Association • Marine Industries Association of South Florida • Marine Retailers Association of the Americas • Marine Trades Association of New Jersey • Massachusetts Marine Trades Association • Michigan Boating Industries Association • National Marine Distributors Association • National Marine Lenders Association • National Marine Manufacturers Association • National Yacht Broker Certification Program • Northwest Marine Trade Association • Recreational Fishing Alliance • Rhode Island Marine Trade Association • Soundings Trade Only • States Organization for Boating Access • U.S. Superyacht Association • Watersports Industry Association • Yacht Brokers Association of America