by John-Michael Donahue
Soundings Trade Only Online
Sustainability, innovation, electrification and policy-making were all on the agenda at the American Boating Congress
Following the American Boating Congress gathering in Washington, D.C., in May, it is crystal clear that a spirit of innovation is alive and well in the recreational boating community. Companies of all sizes were in attendance to restate their commitment to the next generation of boating, one that amplifies the industry’s long-held dedication to environmental stewardship and conservation.
Our work to build on this responsibility is well underway, and the industry has taken steps to focus on the next generation of boating via product line enhancements, policy imperatives and expanding accessibility to new boating technologies.
Recreational boating leaders are working diligently to make product lines more sustainable. From incorporating recycled materials into manufacturing processes to exploring next-generation propulsion systems, member companies in the National Marine Manufacturers Association have shown... [read more]