Registration Open for the 2023 American Boating Congress

Registration for the recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy event, the American Boating Congress, is now open to all industry stakeholders. The American Boating Congress (ABC) will return to Washington, D.C. from May 8-10, 2023, bringing together all segments of the recreational boating industry to share its collective voice on Capitol Hill and address pressing matters for the industry. Following the return of a successful in-person ABC in 2022, the NMMA will welcome the industry back to The Wharf, D.C. at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Early-bird pricing is available through April 1, 2023. Stakeholders may register here or at the link below.

Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft and NMMA’s newly appointed Chair of the Board of Directors recently highlighted the importance of the American Boating Congress in Boating Industry.

“It is important that you be at ABC to advocate for our industry. Research and experience teach us that no lobbyist is as influential as an employer, business owner, CEO, or another leader from a member of Congress’ district or state,” Yeargin notes. “Attending ABC to learn about the issues and then going to Capitol Hill with others from your state is the best way to update representatives on matters that affect your business. These meetings help elected officials understand your position before they vote on issues that affect our industry.”

This year’s advocacy event will include meetings with members of Congress and staff on Capitol Hill, and feature discussions with influential policymakers, timely political and policy updates, networking opportunities, receptions, and more. A schedule of events can be viewed here.

Read more from Bill Yeargin here and be sure to take advantage of early-bird pricing today!

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For questions on registration or the event, please contact Erica Crocker, NMMA’s Senior Director of Political Advocacy and Engagement, at

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