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400 Congressional Staffers participate in Boating Industry Showcase event on Capitol Hill

by National Marine Manufacturers Association 5 Oct 00:45 PDT
Chaparral Boats' Ryan Swaims (right) instructs a guest through the //DRIVR virtual reality boat display. © National Marine Manufacturers Association

Coinciding with Congress's return from summer recess, NMMA hosted its inaugural boating industry showcase event on Capitol Hill late last month, providing attendees with interactive boating experiences and insights into some of the latest innovations in marine products.

The event - "Captains, Cocktails, and Canapés" - drew nearly 400 participants, including eight members of Congress, helping to bolster the association's profile in Washington, D.C.

The event featured a line toss event provided by the Annapolis School of Seamanship and a virtual reality simulator from Chaparral Boats, allowing guests to design, drive, and discover many of their products. Also joining the event were members of the BoatPAC board who held meetings with members of Congress earlier in the day to discuss trade, infrastructure, and conservation priorities.

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