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National Safe Boating Week is underway with fresh focus

Each year over 140 million Americans take to the water on a boat. Making sure they get back to the dock safely is the idea behind National Safe Boating Week May 18 – 24. Boating safety advocates across the U.S., including the marine industry, work together with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to improve awareness of basic boating safety best ...

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Sea Tow Foundation launches life jackets loaner stands in 16 states

To kick off National Safe Boating Week, the Sea Tow Foundation is working with 22 organizations around the United States to launch 14 new life jacket loaner stands and replenish eight already established loaner stands, in 16 states. The new and replenished life jacket loaner stands will make 1,188 life jackets available to anyone, adults and/or children, to use for ...

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West Marine to host BlueFuture Program fundraiser

To commemorate National Safe Boating Week later this month, West Marine has announced that it will host a 12-day, safety-inspired fundraiser in its stores across North America and on westmarine.com. From May 18 to 29, the manufacturers of West Marine life jackets will donate $2 for every West Marine-brand life jacket purchased (up to $35,000) to West Marine¹s nonprofit BlueFuture ...

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West Marine raises $30,000 to support BlueFuture Fund

West Marine has announced that it raised $30,000 to support its nonprofit BlueFuture Fund during National Safe Boating Week. During its safety-inspired fundraiser May 21-27, the company donated $5 from each life jacket purchase to the BlueFuture Fund, which supports community-based organizations dedicated to getting young people on and around the water in both recreational and educational capacities. “We hit ...

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Weekly 5: House bill aims to limit ethanol

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. House bill aims to limit ethanol Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, has introduced HR 5180, the Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2016, which would require the EPA ...

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West Marine plans National Safe Boating Week fundraiser

To commemorate National Safe Boating Week next month, West Marine has announced that it will host a weeklong, safety-inspired fundraiser in its stores across North America and on westmarine.com. From May 21-27, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter will donate $5 from each life jacket purchase (up to $30,000) to its nonprofit BlueFuture Fund, which supports community-based organizations dedicated to getting ...

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Designated Skipper campaign launches nationwide

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. – In honor of National Safe Boating Week, the non-profit Sea Tow Foundation announced the nationwide rollout of its Designated Skipper campaign. The goal of this program, which is supported by a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund as administered by the U.S. Coast Guard, is to help eliminate boating under the influence (BUI) ...

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Brunswick Marine brands support National Safe Boating Week with social media contests

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Marine brands of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) are joining boating safety advocates during National Safe Boating Week on May 16-22 to promote safe and responsible boating. Brunswick will help spread the word about elements of safe boating, including wearing a life jacket every time a boater is on the water, using products and services that promote ...

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