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Marinas get ready for National Marina Day

AUG .6 — BoatU.S. and its 870 Cooperating Marinas are co-sponsors of this grass-roots effort designed to bring local community attention to the valuable role marinas play in providing access to the nation’s waterways. The annual event was created by the Association of Marina Industries.

“Marinas are more than just a locally-run small business,” says Jim Schofield, director of the BoatU.S. Cooperating Marina Program and 2007 Marina Day Committee Member. “They are invaluable to the boating lifestyle and fulfill a critical need by providing waterway access and boating services. This event gives us an opportunity to share with town leaders how a marina contributes economically and allows a community to enjoy the water.”

Typically, individual marinas will offer the public free safety inspections, demonstrations and seminars, contests and giveaways, games and other family-friendly events

For information, contact AMIat (202) 737-9774, or visit  or check with your local marina.