MRAA’s Top Advocacy Initiatives

Current MRAA Federal Policy Priorities

» Support Marine Industry Workers

» Increase Resiliency of Small Businesses

» Maintain a Strong Selling & Boating Environment

» Grow the Congressional Boating Caucus

Legislative Tracker

To keep our members informed and up to date on what state and federal legislation we are tracking to protect your business and bolster the recreational marine industry, the MRAA has created a bill tracker powered by Quorum. We encourage you to click below to see how the MRAA is looking out for your business in real time

Federal Advocacy

Acting as your voice on Capitol Hill, the MRAA Government Relations team assures that the recreational boating industry, and the perspective of dealers it serves, is heard and respected. From discussions around supporting important conservation programs, reauthorizing keystone programs like the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, or advocating for more boating-related infrastructure, we make certain Congress works for you.

State Advocacy

Each State represents unique opportunities and challenges for the recreational boating industry and MRAA Members. Whether contesting harmful right to repair legislation, advocating for favorable tax and insurance policies or supporting efforts to create mandatory boater education, the MRAA Government Relations Team is dedicated to supporting you in state legislatures across the country.

Current Advocacy News

BoatUS Foundation Opens Grant Program for $7.5M Effort to Remove Abandoned and Derelict Vessels (ADVs) from Nation’s Waterways
• From June 10-August 12, organizations are invited to apply for grant funding to clean up their local waterways WHAT:In …
MRAA Unveils New Legislative Tracker Made Possible by Diamond Ambassador Members
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2024 – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas unveils a new legislative tracker, made possible …
2023 United States Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics Report: A Comprehensive Overview
By Chad Tokowicz, MRAA Government Relations Manager On Friday, May 24, 2024, the United States Coast Guard released its annual …