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.
Athens Regional Park will be hosting a high-altitude show that can be seen from an expanded area around the park in order to ensure social distancing. Due to the nature of the show and the potential for a heavy traffic, the park will be closed to traffic and people all day on July 4th, including during the firework show. Think of this as a drive-in theater for fireworks!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from our family to yours.
Holiday hours for Erwin Marine Sales are as follows: Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. All locations and departments will be closed. Normal hours of operation will resume on January 2, 2020.
We look forward to a new year!
Right as the new year begins, so do boat shows! Mark your calendars now for upcoming shows in Nashville, Huntsville, and Chattanooga. Click here for details.
4thVOL NAVY TN / GA GAMECalhoun’s On The River
Erwin Marine Sales would like to invite you to come see the game with us. First, we invite you to stop by Calhoun’s On The River on Friday, October 4th, 6:00p - 9:00p (EST) for dinner and drinks.
YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
11-13thCHATTANOOGA MOTORCAR FESTIVALChattanooga Riverfront Chattanooga MotorCar Festival is a world- class lifestyle event aimed to engage, excite and entertain families, racers, and automotive enthusiasts alike will make its debut in downtown Chattanooga October 11-13. This event is designed for the whole family.
For transient boat slip rental, contact Jill at our Riverfront location at 423-266-1316 or email email@example.com.To get tickets and more information about the festival, click here.
5th and 6thTHIRTEENTH ANNUAL 3 SISTERS MUSIC FESTIVALRoss' Landing Chattanooga
This event is FREE to the public and features some of the top names in contemporary and traditional bluegrass.
For transient boat slip rental, contact Jill at our Riverfront location at 423-266-1316 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information about the festival, click here.
18th-20thFALL COLOR CRUISEChattanooga Riverfront
We are headed to the Chattanooga Riverfront for the weekend. On Saturday, the 19th cruise with us down the Tennessee River Gorge to enjoy the fall colors. Then, we will cruise back to our Riverfront location for a sail-gating party on the dock while we watch the Tennessee / Alabama game.
Please RSVP by filling out the form below. To register for dock space for both nights, click here.
26th CHATTAJACK Chattanooga Riverfront
31 miles through the Tennessee River Gorge
Chattajack is a paddleboard / kayak race unlike any other. It is one that celebrates the effort a paddle athlete makes in the pursuit of distance endurance.
Fueled with passion on the water, these individuals love to dig, testing their personal limits while completing this unique gorge course.
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.