The 2023 American Boating Congress (ABC) included three days of policy conversations, panel discussions, marine industry updates, conversations with members of Congress and a day spent on Capitol Hill advocating on behalf of the recreational marine industry.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and its industry partners, sponsors and co-hosts welcomed more than 250 recreational boating and fishing stakeholders to D.C. to the annual advocacy event. Attendees heard from several members of Congress, many of whom are longtime champions of the boating industry, and members of the bipartisan Congressional Boating Caucus. Attendees met with lawmakers and staff on Capitol Hill to discuss policy issues impacting recreational boating and fishing. Lawmakers included Representatives Peter Stauber (R-MN-08) and Daniel Webster (R-FL-14), as well as Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Joe Manchin (D-WV).