PWIA fetes GOP delegates at convention

Publish Date: 
Aug 29, 2012


TAMPA, Fla. – The Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) is taking its message to the beach and the Republican National Convention today with an on-beach event titled On the Dock of the Bay designed to educate delegates about the industry.

The event is being sponsored by several organizations and held at Crabby Bill’s at Rocky Point. Invited guests include Members of the Senate and Congressional Western Caucuses.

PWIA will provide personal watercraft demonstrations, insight and important tips for enjoying a safe day on the water, information about the economics of the personal watercraft industry and an opportunity to meet with PWC manufacturer reps.

The association hopes to immerse delegates, Members of Congress and staff in the pleasures of the boating lifestyle while helping them better understand the impact that recreational boat, engine and accessory manufacturing has on the U.S. economy.  In 2011, there were 1.3 million personal watercraft on the water nationwide, and retail sales of $501 million, PWIA says.

PWIA also will present information about new models, advanced technology that has reduced noise levels by 70 percent over the past decade, and new hull designs that provide a sturdier ride.

“We hope legislators and attendees will leave this important event at the Republican National Convention with a better understanding of the value of the personal watercraft industry to the US economy and to family-oriented recreation,” said PWIA executive director David Dickerson. “We’ll provide a fun-filled opportunity for our guests to learn about the significant strides the industry has made in safety and technology and why millions of Americans find personal watercraft to be an excellent way for their families to enjoy our nation’s waterways.”

Posted by Holly Wagner