Clean & Safe Fall Boating
Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release

Clean, Green & Safe Boat to Educate Visitors at CNY Fall Boat Show, Sept. 10-12


Dave White, NY Sea Grant, 315-312-3042

Drew Wickham, CNY Fall Boat Show,
Boating Industry Association of Upstate NY, 315-447-9286

August 18, 2010, Syracuse, NY - The 2010 Discover Clean & Safe Boat will be at the Central NY Fall Boat Show & Sale at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse September 10-12. Show manager Drew Wickham says, “We are pleased to add the Discover Clean & Safe Boat to the show as an opportunity for boaters to be reminded about the gear required and recommended for safe and legal boating on NY waters in 2010.”

The fall show, organized by the Boating Industry Association of Upstate NY, features hundreds of new, demoed and clean used late model power and sail boats, cruisers, and sport boats. This show is the oldest and largest fall boat show in New York state.

New York Sea Grant has taken the 19-foot-long “made in New York” Grumman aluminum pontoon boat direct from the Marathon Boat Group assembly line at Marathon, NY, to events throughout the state. The boat is equipped with four types of personal flotation devices (PFDs), safety flares, chartbook, paddle, green cleaning products and other gear —all labeled.

New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White says, “The 2010 Discover Clean & Safe Boat is equipped with a bilge sock and fuel nozzle bib that are two easily-used items to reduce or eliminate fuel spills.”

The “clean and green” boat is powered by two electric motors, has a generator and has a plug-in for shoreline recharge.

The boat, sponsored by Marathon Boat Group, the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York, Great Lakes Seaway Trail, Morgan Recreational Supply, Taylor Made Products, NYS Parks and the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation is a “descendant” of the engineering that created lightweight, stretch-formed aluminum aircraft use as carrier-based fighter planes during World War II.

For more info on the 2010 Discover Clean & Safe Boating vessel, contact New York Sea Grant, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126, 315-312-3042.

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