Top boating states rankings unveiled

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced the top 10 boating states of 2009 based on annual sales.

"Considering 90 percent of Americans live within a one-hour drive of a body of water, boating is an ideal way to spend quality time outdoors with family and friends," said Carl Blackwell, vice president of NMMA and Discover Boating.

Click here to read the top 10 boating states, ranked in order by total annual expenditures for new powerboats, motors, trailers and accessories in 2009, including popular on-the-water destinations from Discover Boating.