Sea Tow Foundation launches EPIRB and PLB rental program with support from ACR Electronics

Sea Tow Foundation has launched a new emergency beacon rental program, allowing boaters across the nation access to Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) for rent. The launch of this program is supported by a donation of eight beacons from ACR Electronics. ACR Electronics is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and to mark …
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Seakeeper expands its staff and support worldwide

CALIFORNIA, Md. –Fresh off the heels of releasing its state-of-the-art Seakeeper 3DC, Seakeeper announces an expanded sales and service staff, additional certified service and installation centers around the globe, and a new location for the company’s Florida office. To further enhance global sales support, additional representative positions were added. Maryland-based Bryan Billic joins Seakeeper as […]
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards more than $16 million to support clean waters, recreational boating

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today more than $ 16.2 million in funding to 27 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. CVA provides grant funds for the construction, replacement, renovation and maintenance of facilities that assist recreational boaters in properly disposing of on-board septic waste. The program also […]
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Weekly 5: Congressmen support diesel boat tax hike to fund waterway fixes

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 Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Congressmen support diesel boat tax hike to fund waterway fixes Two Illinois congressmen are urging their colleagues to increase the national diesel fuel […]
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Sea Tow Foundation awarded $220,000 in grands to support boating safety

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. – The Sea Tow Foundation has been awarded two grants from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The first grant award of $ 120,000 funds the continuation of the Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program, which has distributed more than 22,000 life jackets to boaters […]
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