Day on the Water event attracts 300 attendees, highlights boating industry at RNC

The NMMA and Lake Erie Marine Trades Association (LEMTA) Day on the Water event at the Republican National Convention drew 300 attendees and included nine Members of Congress and their staff, delegates from Florida and Louisiana, and other state representatives including those from Massachusetts, Arkansas, Texas and North Carolina. The event, which took place July 20th and 21st and featured a variety of boats available for demonstrations, provided a platform for the industry to meet with the country’s leaders to discuss the critical Great Lakes habitat and the overwhelming impact that recreational boat, engine and accessory manufacturing have on the U.S. economy.

NMMA members Joan Maxwell of Regulator, Bill Yeargin of Correct Craft and Martin Peters of Yamaha represented the industry at the event. Other participants included Catawba Moorings, Freedom Boat Club, HydroHoist, Pier 53, PlasDECK Inc., Riverfront Yacht Sales, Southshore Marine, and SureShade.
 
The two-day event drew the attention of local and national media, with feature stories in USA Today and Crain’s Cleveland Business. Fortune magazine also attended the event, as did the local NBC affiliate WKYC-TV.

NMMA thanks all attendees and partners of the event and looks forward to another successful turnout at the Democratic National Convention’s Day on the Water, taking place tomorrow (July 26) in Philadelphia.
 
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