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Raising Awareness: Rep. Ott works to raise industry awareness in the SC House

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the state hit the water in record numbers to free themselves from various confines and indulge in the state’s growing outdoor recreation industry and natural beauty. One of those South Carolinians was avid outdoorsman and state legislator Rep. Russell Ott (D-Orangeburg). “If you are looking for a positive to come out of the pandemic, it would certainly be that people were able to get on the water and realize the natural beauty our state has to offer,” said Ott.

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SCBFA chairman reflects on organization’s recent success

In the famous 1984 film Ghost Busters, the notable theme song has the catchy line “Who you gonna call?” For automotive dealers in South Carolina, the force would be the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, often referred to as SCADA. As a longtime car dealer in Beaufort, South Carolina, Chris Butler relied heavily on the assistance and advocacy of the industry-based trade association. However, in 2001, when he transitioned into the boating industry, Butler discovered that though it was a big industry, its voice was small.

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Dealer Spotlight: Butler Marine

For automotive dealer Chris Butler, the perfect cast was in 2001, when he and his brother, Steward, bought Boat Busters in Beaufort and transformed it into Butler Marine.

Though they were boat owners, they had never worked in the boating industry. However, with a sales and service-driven attitude, the opportunity and risk excited them. “We both felt we could learn a new industry,” said Butler.

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Dealer Spotlight: Cape Romain Marine

Since 2002, Richard and Shelley Powers, along with their devoted team at Cape Romain Marine, have served boaters in the low country and across the state with a family-oriented environment and customer-focused service.

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Casting change for reel growth

As a founding member and former chairman of the South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, the president of the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses, and a key leader in the launch of the South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance, White has pushed for industry-led legislation in the SC House and across the country. “The industry in our state has come a long way, but we still have a long way to go,” said White.

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A Reel Year for SCBFA

The South Carolina Boating & Fishing Alliance (SCBFA) had quite the inaugural year as the organization traveled throughout the Palmetto State to unite and advance the industry through industry-wide awareness campaigns, advocacy, and grassroots efforts.

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Dealer Spotlight: Marshall’s Marine

When you are in the Lake City or Georgetown area, be sure to check out SCBFA partner and dealer Marshall’s Marine, which houses top boating brands as well as various other off-road vehicles.

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Dealer Spotlight: The Boathouse

Since 1987, Grant Kaple and his team at the Hilton Head Boathouse have strived to provide anglers and boaters the best experience on the water with services ranging from sales, storage, repairs, and tackle.

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The Carolina’s Longest Running Bass Trail Joins SCBFA

The Carolina’s largest and longest running bass fishing trail, the Carolina Anglers Team Trail (CATT), has joined the South Carolina Boating & Fishing Alliance as a founding member.

The tournament organization, founded in 1997, has between 2,200-3,000 participants each year across its 270 tournaments that are held on lakes and waterways in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

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Floodwater Commission Chairman Calls on the Boating and Fishing Industry​

Nearly every Christian has a passage of scripture that serves as a guiding truth in their life. For conservative environmental lawyer, South Carolina Boating and Fishing Alliance founding member, and South Carolina Floodwater Commission Chairman Dr. Tom Mullikin, one of those verses is Genesis 2:15, “And the Lord God took man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”

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