VoltSafe Blog Team – May 12, 2023
VoltSafe’s CEO and Ship Skipper, Trevor Burgess, and CTO, Sanad Aridah, headed to Washington DC to meet and mingle with recreational boating industry members at the American Boating Congress from May 8 through May 10th.
The American Boating Congress (ABC) is an annual conference that brings together individuals and organizations involved in the recreational boating industry to discuss current issues and policies that impact the industry. The ABC is hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which represents the recreational boating industry in the US, and also has a chapter in Canada. VoltSafe is a member of the NMMA.
The American Boating Congress provides a forum for industry stakeholders to engage with policymakers and elected officials to discuss issues such as boating safety, environmental regulations, and economic impact. ABC attendees include boat manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, marina operators and other industry professionals. VoltSafe’s marine electrical solution is a perfect fit to support and enhance these industry-led conversations.
The American Boating Congress is a significant event for the recreational boating industry, because it allows industry stakeholders to come together and advocate for policies and regulations that support the industry’s growth and success. It also provides an opportunity for networking and learning about the latest trends and developments in the industry.
Policies and regulations around safe boating and electrification have been a popular topic of discussion among the marine industry. With the growing buzz within the industry around VoltSafe Marine, many in the marine industry are quickly learning about the product and the groundbreaking app that will change safety in and around marinas. It will help boaters stay safe in the water and safely connect to electricity and prevent boat and marina fires that are a result of faulty or deteriorating and corroded shore power plugs. It will also prevent dock damage and assist marina owners with billing and management of moorage fees.
VoltSafe learned of the American Boating Conference through its membership with the NMMA and its participation in the organization’s Next Gen Propulsion working group. Upon learning about ABC, VoltSafe quickly signed on as a Purser Sponsor and headed to DC to showcase VoltSafe Marine, providing attendees and policy makers a first-hand opportunity to learn more about how VoltSafe Marine sets a new standard for safety in the marine industry.
About VoltSafe Inc.
VoltSafe Inc. is changing the way people connect to power. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, the Canadian tech startup has reinvented the electrical plug by eliminating prongs, adding magnets and an “electrical fingerprint”. Using patented technology, VoltSafe has created the world’s safest, simplest, and smartest plug design since electricity came into homes more than 140 years ago. The company’s product pipeline includes magnetic plug replacement solutions for household, commercial, industrial, marine, electric and autonomous vehicles, emergency services, data centres and more.