Boaters and recreational boating business, including dealers, manufacturers and marinas, rely on clean water, healthy ecosystems and abundant fish populations. Combating the environmental challenges facing the recreational boating community—rising sea levels, ocean acidification, water pollution and climate change—requires action.

To ensure future generations can enjoy our natural resources and time on the water, the marine manufacturing industry is committed to lessening its impact and protecting the environment.


Key Facts
reduction in marine engine emissions
increase in fuel efficiency
million contributed to conservation efforts annually


Recreational Boating Industry’s Top Policy Priorities
  • Provide additional funding for Everglades restoration, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and Chesapeake Bay Program.
  • Expand funding through the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy—which awards funds for advanced battery, engine, and fuel technologies—to support next generation marine propulsion research.
  • Increase funding to address water quality issues, including harmful algal blooms and marine debris.
  • Implement 30x30 protections that maintain reasonable and responsible access to recreation.