|U.S. Recreational Boating Industry Announces Top Boating States|
|Discover Boating names hotspots for getting on the water this summer|
CHICAGO (June 19, 2013) – Leading into Fourth of July weekend, the most popular boating holiday of the year, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) released data showing recreational boating provides vast economic value for the nation – more than $121.5 billion. As the popularity of boating reaches peak season across the country, Discover Boating named on-water hot spots in the top ten boating states ranked by total economic value.
“Boating is a popular pastime for more than 88 million Americans and integral to many states’ economies,” says Ellen Hopkins, Discover Boating vice president and Chicago boater. “Discover Boating helps people get on the water to enjoy the boating lifestyle and the on-water locales we’ve identified are great examples of the beautiful waterways to explore by boat in the U.S.”
Here are the top boating states, ranked by total economic value in 2012, including popular destinations for on-water getaways from DiscoverBoating.com:
For more information on boating destinations, the economic value of boating by state and how to get started in boating, visit DiscoverBoating.com.
About Discover Boating: Discover Boating is a national awareness campaign developed by the North American recreational boating industry. Discover Boating programs focus on improving the boating experience and building interest in recreational boating by providing a resource for Americans to explore the benefits, affordability and accessibility of the boating lifestyle. To find out more, visit DiscoverBoating.com.