Tag Archives: safety

Sea Tow Foundation appoints new Sober Skipper council members

The Sea Tow Foundation has appointed seven new marine industry stakeholders to serve on its North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council which was established in 2019. This new slate joins a dozen inaugural council members and will collaborate on a variety of strategies and tactics to promote greater awareness and adoption of boating safety initiatives and messages both within the ...

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Cobalt celebrates manufacturing safety milestone

Cobalt Boats has announced that in 2019 it achieved the distinction of compiling more than one million hours worked without a lost-time injury. Cobalt’s approximately 708 employees at its factory in Neodesha, Kansas, reached the million-hour milestone just before Christmas, providing further confirmation of the company’s commitment to workplace safety. This is a first in Cobalt’s long history. To mark ...

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Sea Tow Foundation promotes life jacket use at MIBS 2020

When more than 100,000 individuals visited this year’s Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show to see the new boats and boating gear, the Sea Tow Foundation made sure that the attendees received a quick course in the importance of wearing life jackets when on or around the water. As a result of the show’s captive audience, tens of thousands of boating enthusiasts  interacted with ...

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Sea-Fire debuts new engineered fire system

Sea-Fire Marine has introduced its first US Coast Guard-approved 3M™ Novec™ 1230 engineered fire suppression system available at 725 psi (50 bar). The new fully customizable MN-Series provides greater flexibility when designing or retrofitting a vessel's fire suppression system and is ideal for commercial or recreational vessels up to 300-feet. The MN-Series debuts at the International WorkBoat Show, Dec. 4–6, ...

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Bass Cat and Yar-Craft celebrate safety milestone

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft Boats celebrated over 500 days of no loss time injuries and hosted all its employees and their families at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Rick Pierce, Bass Cat and Yar-Craft President stated, “Safety is our number one priority at Bass Cat and Yar-Craft because we are driven to send the team home safe. Our culture ...

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U.S. Coast Guard releases 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report

The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report last week, revealing that there were 633 boating fatalities nationwide in 2018, a 3.8 percent decrease from 2017. The NMMA said improving safety on the water is a key pillar of NMMA’s mission and works closely with the U.S. Coast Guard to advance these efforts. From 2017 to 2018, overall ...

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Dockmate joins National Safe Boating Council’s Admiral Club

Dockmate® U.S., manufacturer of handheld wireless remote controls for boats, announced it has joined the National Safe Boating Council’s (NSBC) Admiral Club. The highest tier of membership in the NSBC, the Admiral Club is an exclusive group of supporters focused on helping the organization succeed in increasing safe boating practices. “There is no greater cause in our industry than to support ...

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ABYC publishes updated boat building and repair standards

The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) published its 59th supplement of Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, which covers all major boat systems and provides industry with the latest in boat building and repair standards. ABYC standards are continuously researched, developed, and revised by over 400 volunteer technical experts and marine professionals. “This year’s supplement is full ...

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Seattle Sports LocoDry DownUnder ZipDuff

Regardless of vessel size, from kayaks to 40-plus-foot boats and beyond, in the boating world there’s always a chance something is going to find some water that shouldn’t. A dry bag offers the perfect solution to keeping things safe and dry, especially when it comes to keeping electronics or safety items secure and out of the elements. The new LocoDry ...

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Wilderness Systems Wildy Fisher PFD

For those looking for a more pizzazz to their PFD, or maybe something geared more toward the fisherman, look no further than the Wildy Fisher PFD from Wilderness Systems. The Wildy features everything a fisherman could need from twin front pockets designed to fit small tackle boxes to a quick-access knife tab and even a zippered and stowable drink holder. ...

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