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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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The Better Bungee

Upon seeing a new bungee in the market it’s easy to think, “what’s so special about this one?” However, when it comes to construction material, variety of products and environment adaptability, The Better Bungee is shattering expectations. The Boating Industry editorial team had the opportunity to test four of The Better Bungee’s products: The Better Bungee Strap, Slotted Strap, Build-A-Bungee ...

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Brunswick facilities worldwide recognized for safety achievements

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced the recipients of its top safety awards for 2018 performance.  These honors not only recognize significant accomplishments, but also encourage and reward employees and facilities that have achieved outstanding safety and wellness performance through promoting and practicing safety awareness, ultimately minimizing workplace incidents and injuries and improving the workplace. All Brunswick manufacturing, engineering and distribution ...

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Torqeedo provides electric propulsion for new VIKING LifeCraft

Torqeedo has developed a specialized high-thrust electric propulsion system for VIKING’s new LifeCraft survival craft, which are designed for quick and safe evacuation of hundreds of passengers from ships at sea. The 203-passenger LifeCraft is a motorized inflatable vessel designed to deploy from a shipboard storage/launch station. Passengers board the boats through escape chutes. Once each boat is fully loaded, ...

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