Last year, according to the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association, over two-hundred and thirty-two million American adults participated in recreational boating. Considering that the current population of the country is three-hundred and twenty-three million, that is a large percentage of the United States that is taking to the rivers, lakes and coastlines. In other words, boating is a way of life for Americans. Really, it’s a worldwide activity generating billions of dollars of revenue and hours of fun on the water. People love boating.