Originally posted by BoatingIndustry.com.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Elijah E. Cummings Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2020 as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) played a critical role in shaping the bill—which includes key provisions that would improve the safety of the millions of Americans who take to the water each year.
The bill includes a provision that would mandate the wear of engine cut-off devices for operators of boats under 26 feet while underway—a critical safety measure that law enforcement, manufacturers, and the recreational boating community strongly support. This measure builds upon the important steps taken two years when Congress required manufacturers to install these devices in most boats under 26 feet, which is something many boating manufacturers have been doing for years.
Additionally, the bill would grant the Coast Guard “equivalency” authority—allowing the Coast Guard to streamline approval of the recreational boating industry construction standards and new technologies, all while maintaining the highest level of safety.
Although the House had passed similar legislation in 2019, the U.S. Senate was unable to reach an agreement at that time. House and Senate leaders have spent the past several months negotiating the new agreement, which passed in the House last week and is expected to move forward in the Senate.
#SoLongSummer! Hello, Fall!
This is what you’ve been waiting for! Stop by now and get your best deal!
Get your best deal on all 2019 Bayliner, Centurion, Cruiser, Harris, Sea Ray, and Supreme models at our ONE DAY ONLY Summer Boat Sale – Saturday, August 17, 2019.
Plus, get an additional 20% OFF all water toys in stock!*
HUNTSVILLE FIREWORKS – All times shown are local (Central) time zone.
This list is provided for informational purposes only.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
- Independence Day Celebration | 6:00 -10:00 p.m. | Featuring live music and fireworks | Ditto Landing’s Kingston Pavilion
Thursday, July 4, 2019
- Lake Guntersville | 6:00 p.m. | free concert featuring Soul Survivor then fireworks start at 9:00 p.m. | Civitan Park
- 53rd Annual Spirit of America Festival | 3:00 – 10:00 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. | Point Mallard, Decatur
- U.S. Space and Rocket Center | 9 p.m. | One Tranquility Base, Huntsville
- Stars and Stripes Forever |2-9 p.m., fireworks at 9 p.m. | Dublin Park, Madison
Calling all surfers and wannabe surfers!
Want to try wake surfing on a brand new Centurion, Heyday, or Supreme? Join Erwin Marine at our Alabama location for Wake Wednesdays and experience surfing behind one of our new wake boats this summer.
WAKE WEDNESDAYS start June 5th!
What are you waiting for? Sign up here.
There is so much happening at Erwin Marine Sales. You don’t want to miss it!
UPCOMING EVENTS — Are you ready?
Boating season is here! Let’s get it started with our annual “Blessing Of The Fleet” on Sunday, May 5th on Chickamauga Lake. All boaters are invited!
We meet at 1:00 EST upriver of Big Ridge Marina at Harrison Bluff. The parade will proceed slowly towards the Dam for a non-denominational “Blessing Of The Fleet” from Rev. Betsy Kammerdiener. Monitor channel 72 for communication.
For details, contact Doug at (423) 622-1978 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catch The Wake At “Surf’s Up Saturdays”
7 Demo Days of Summer at Erwin Marine Sales!
Experience wake surfing behind the all new 2019 Centurion Ri257 – the best wave maker on the water!
|7 Days of Summer|
Join Erwin Marine Sales noon-5pm on these Saturdays this Summer for special Demo Days.
Sign up here for a day of surfing. Space is limited!
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PICNIC
CUSTOMERS, please join us on Saturday, May 18th at Chickamauga Marina, 11:30am. – 2:30pm. (EST) and let us show our appreciation for you, our customer.
Join us for an afternoon of food and fellowship with your boating neighbors. We will be serving burgers and hot dogs with all the fixins’. We sincerely appreciate you and thank you for being part of the Erwin Marine family. See you there!
Summer Marina Hours
- Chickamauga Marina
8:30 to 6:30 – 7 Days
- Gas Dock/Marina Office
8:30 to 6:30 | Wed. through Sun.
- Pine Harbor Marina
Gas Dock / Marina Office
9:00 to 5:30 | Wed. through Sun.
- Sunrise Marina
Dry Storage/Gas Dock/
8:30 to 6:30 – 7 Days
Effective May 1st
FREE LOCKING CLASS
We have a few spots left for our Free Locking Class on Saturday, May 18. Learn all about locking through the Chickamauga Dam–what to do and what not to do. This is a FREE event but you must REGISTER!
DID YOU HEAR? – WE RENT BOATS!
Introducing Erwin Boat Rentals
Whether you’re planning a birthday party, a family outing, or the most relaxing day on the water ever, Erwin Boat Rentals has the perfect boat for the occasion.
And Erwin Boat Rentals doesn’t price gouge on holidays or weekends. Rates are the same any day of the week as they are for the 4th of July. So, if you have a special day in mind, you might want to book now. You can do that here.
We are proud to introduce Erwin Boat Rentals.
Whether you’re planning a birthday party, a family outing, or the most relaxing day on the water ever, Erwin Boat Rentals has the boat perfect for the occasion.
And Erwin Boat Rentals doesn’t price gouge on holidays or weekends. The price is the same any day of the week as it is for the 4th of July. So, if you have a special day in mind, you might want to book now. You can do that here.
Brian McNeal and Stanley Overturf will be at the Miami Yacht Show,
February 14th – 18th ready to assist in finding the yacht of your dreams. As licensed Florida Yacht Brokers, Erwin Marine can represent any of the yachts at the show. If you are looking for a specific model, we can assist you. Stop by and see Stanley or Brian at the show or contact them to talk boats. They will be at the Cruisers Yachts display through Sunday and look forward to hearing from you.
Feel free to contact either of them to make an appointment for a private showing.
February 14 – 18, 2019
One Herald Plaza, Miami, FL 33132
|PRIME TIME PREVIEW|
Thurs. Feb 14., 10AM – 6PM
Fri. Feb. 15, 10AM – 6PM
Sat. Feb. 16, 10AM – 6PM
Sun. Feb. 17, 10AM – 6PM
Mon. Feb. 18, 10AM – 5PM
|PRIME TIME PREVIEW|
Thurs. Feb. 14: $43.00
Adult (13 and up): $28.00
Child (12 and under): FREE
COMBO W/ MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
GA Adult: $53.00
Erwin Marine Sales will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd for Thanksgiving.
We will resume our regular schedule on Saturday, November 24th.
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.