Georgia Speaker of the House Visits Chaparral and Robalo Boats

Last week, Georgia Speaker of the House Jon Burns visited Chaparral & Robalo Boats to discuss the importance of the recreational marine industry in the Peach State. Recreational boating has a $7.8 billion economic impact in Georgia, and supports more than 670 businesses and 27,000 jobs.

“We appreciate Georgia House Speaker Burns taking the time to visit our Chaparral and Robalo factory in Nashville, Georgia. He was very engaged and interested in learning about our manufacturing processes.  He recognized the large economic impact we have on southeastern Georgia and thanked us for our contribution to the local economy,” said Ann Baldree, Senior Vice President of Chaparral and Robalo Boats. “It was a wonderful visit, and we appreciate Speaker Burns’ dedicated service to the state of Georgia”.

For more information on scheduling a facility visit with elected officials, contact NMMA's Ben Murray, Director of State Government Affairs at

Image L-R: Mike Fafard (SVP), Speaker Burns, Ann Baldree (SVP), Buck Pegg (Founder), & Ben Murray (NMMA)