White House Issues Proclamation Recognizing National Safe Boating Week

In recognition of National Safe Boating Week (NSBW), the White House press office has issued a formal proclamation calling for safe and responsible boating practices while on the water.

Recognizing the importance of safe boating practices, the White House is formally recognizing National Safe Boating Week from May 20 through May 26, 2023, and encouraging all who participate in boating activities to learn more about safe boating practices and by take advantage of boating safety education opportunities.

To help support NSBW, the NMMA and Discover Boating are sharing safety-related content on social media platforms throughout the week encouraging boaters to refresh their safety knowledge and boating skills heading into Memorial Day weekend and throughout peak boating season.

Industry partners are encouraged to get involved by sharing boating safety content with their customers and boater networks. Find additonal resources in the Safe Boating Campaign’s National Safe Boating Week toolkit here.


The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the nation’s leading trade association representing boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers. Collectively, NMMA members manufacture an estimated 80 percent of marine products used in North America. NMMA is a unifying force and powerful voice for the recreational boating industry, working to strengthen and grow boating and protect the interests of its member companies.