Key Issues

Advocacy in the States

Ranging from highly active to monitoring, on any day the industry is engaging on multiple advocacy issues across all 50 states.

Recreation Infrastructure

Outdoor recreation infrastructure is essential to our industry’s success and must be addressed in any comprehensive legislative package. Adequate boat ramps and facilities, properly maintained public lands and waters, and expanded broadband access in outdoor recreation areas will help ensure our industry’s outsized contributions to the U.S. economy continue to grow.

Conservation & Environment

Recreational boaters and anglers are the nation’s original conservationists and directly support environmental efforts through a voluntary user fee program called the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund.

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Free & Fair Trade

While recreational boat building is a uniquely American made industry – with consumers across the world seeking out our products – marine manufacturers rely on free and fair trade, global supply chains, and a consistent business environment to remain competitive here at home and abroad.

Responsible Fuel Policy

Recreational boating consumers need access to safe, reliable fuel choices and strong consumer education and protection policies.

2020 Presidential Candidates Issue Brochure

The recreational boating industry assembled and distributed an advocacy brochure highlighting the industry’s economic impact and key policy priorities to every presidential candidate and their staff.