Grow Boating Committee
The Grow Boating Committee promotes the boating lifestyle and improves the boating experience to increase participation in boating to ultimately increase sales of marine products and services. The committee's goal is to get people out on the water, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, to educate them about boats and boating and to introduce them to the joy of owning and operating a boat.
Government Affairs Committee
The Government Affairs committee promotes the growth, development and health of the marine industry through effective communication with our elected officials, development of strategic partnerships and direct lobbying efforts. The committee will proactively work on the identified legislative priorities of the Association and will serve as the Association's central source of contact with public policy makers, community leaders and coalitions.
Contact your local legislator to voice your interest and concern about any critical piece of legislation affecting the marine industry. Some examples are:
- Marine Jobs Bill
- Marine Tourism Bill
- Defending the Recreation Resource Account
- Derelict Vessel Removal
- Boating Safety
- Invasive Species Bill
- Defending Tax Preferences Critical to Continued Vitality of Washington's Recreational Marine Industry
The ethics committee is responsible for upholding and maintaining ethical business practices amongst NYBA members. The committee hears disputes between members, complaints against brokers from the boat buying public and recommends solutions when possible. The committee is there to assist in setting up bind- ing arbitration procedures when appropriate. The chair reports directly to the Board of directors.
Boat Show Committee
The Boat Show Committee meets once a month to help plan and oversee the production of the Boats Afloat Show in September and the Seattle Boat Show on South Lake Union in January. The committee makes recommendations regarding dates, exhibitor rates, promotions, advertising and budgets to the Board of Directors.