Safety Equipment

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US Boating Market to Reach $28.5 Bln by 2024

According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the U.S. Recreational Boating Market to exhibit around 4.5% CAGR from 2018 to 2024.Increasing customer spending for tourism is boosting the U.S. recreational boating market demand. Proliferating usage of boats for leisure and water sports activities such as river rafting, kayaking, racing, and sailing are enhancing the production of pleasure crafts, thereby strengthening…

Iain Percy (Artemis Racing) and Ross Wilkinson (Crewsaver) Photo Credit @ Sportography

Artemis Appoints Crewsaver As Safety Supplier

Crewsaver announced that it has been selected by Artemis Racing to become its Official Safety Supplier for the 35th America’s Cup. With the America’s Cup taking place in Bermuda in June 2017, and with the preliminary Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series commencing in July 2015, there’s mounting tension and excitement as the teams prepare their campaigns and equipment to take on each other in extreme foiling catamarans. Crewsaver, a Survitec company, and one of the world’s leading personal floatation equipment manufacturer…

USCG to Release Boating Safety App

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said it will release its first boating safety App Saturday as the kickoff to this year's National Safe Boating Week. The Boating Safety Mobile app was not designed to replace a boater's marine VHF radio, which the USCG strongly recommends all boaters have aboard their vessels. The app was mainly designed to provide additional boating safety resources for mobile device users. Features of the app include state boating information; a safety equipment checklist; free boating safety check requests; navigation rules; float plans; and calling features to report pollution or suspicious activity.

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Simrad Yachting Wins 2015 NMMA Innovation Award

Simrad Yachting's ForwardScan Sonar was awarded the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award in the Consumer Safety Equipment category at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show, the company announced today. Unlike traditional sonar that will only show boaters where they have been, the ForwardScan echosounder transducer provides a clear forward-looking view of the water column and ocean floor — at a distance up to eight times the current depth. Compatible as an optional add-on for Simrad NSS evo2 and NSO evo2 multi-function displays…

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Minister Calls for ‘Sea Change’ in Maritime Safety Culture

Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has called for a sea change in attitudes to maritime safety, as he launched a new consultation process on maritime safety: Sea Change – Building a new Maritime Safety Culture. Minister Varadkar highlighted the 134 maritime fatalities which have occurred since 2002, almost half of which were as a result of leisure activities on recreational craft. He was speaking at the launch of the consultation process in the Department of Transport…

How Composites are Revolutionizing the Yachting World

Composite materials are used in a range of industries, including Formula 1 cars, boat building, bicycles and motorcycles, component construction, safety equipment and architecture, amongst others. Over the years composite services have revolutionized many industries; Yachting Pages spoke to Branagh Marine, a company based in Palma, Mallorca, to understand the impact on the yachting world. A composite is a product which is composed of more than one type of material to meet specific design needs.

Safety Issues Force USCG to End Voyage in LI Sound

A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) boarding team from Station Kings Point, N.Y., terminated the unsafe voyage of a recreational vessel, Thursday, after conducted a routine recreational boating safety check aboard the 24-foot vessel operating in the vicinity of Mamaroneck Harbor, N.Y. As a result of the boarding, the crew's voyage was terminated due to insufficient life jackets and visual distress signaling devices and the vessel was not equipped with the required throwable floatation device. Station Kings Point boatcrew escorted the terminated vessel back to the nearest safe haven.

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Grand Circle Cruises Buys 'MV Corinthian'

Vince Cook, CEO of Grand Circle Cruise Line, informs that the company has acquired the 'M/V Corinthian', a 98-passenger, ocean-going vessel that currently operates in Antarctica. They had chartered the ship for the past year and intend to expand the Corinthian's operations with the launch of three new small ship cruise itineraries in 2015. The ship was acquired for an undisclosed price from Travel Dynamics International, an operator of educational programs aboard small cruise ships…

Boat Company Fined for Operating Unlicensed Vessels

A senior director of a canal boat company has today been ordered to pay £3,600 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to operating passenger vessels in North Yorkshire without valid passenger certificates. Ian Clarke, and the company Pennine Cruisers Ltd, pleaded guilty to four charges. anal boats ‘Sam’ and ‘Leo’ operate on a section of the Leeds to Liverpool canal at Skipton and are authorised to carry no more than 12 passengers. Carrying more than 12 passengers would require the vessels to be surveyed and issued with passenger certificates if they met the required safety standards.

Sailing for Safety with Youth Charity

Supplier of marine distress signals Drew Marine Signal and Safety recently spent a day onboard ship with its chosen charity, Ocean Youth Trust South (OYT South) – an adventure sail charity. Drew Marine Signal and Safety has donated safety equipment to the charity to educate its crew about marine safety. Katie Austen from Drew Marine Signal and Safety and seven members of OYT South set sail, voyaging from Southampton to the Isle of Wight, onboard the charity’s 72-foot yacht, John Laing. There were 18 people onboard in total.

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Crewsaver Launches ErgoFit

Crewsaver, a UK’s marine safety and watersports equipment manufacturer, is pleased to announce the global launch of its high-performance ErgoFit Lifejacket Collection, the “must have” range for anyone who takes safety on the water seriously. Crewsaver unveiled its revolutionary ErgoFit range at METS 2012 (Marine Equipment Trade Show) in Amsterdam, the international marine leisure industry’s largest trade show. The Ultimate Lifejacket Collection comprises the ErgoFit 290 Ocean, ErgoFit 190 Offshore and ErgoFit 190 Coastal.

Bluenose ll: Photo credit Thordon Bearings Inc.

Iconic Schooner Fitted With Pollution-free Bearings

Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, 'Bluenose II', fitted with Thordon Bearings' water-lubricated stern tube & rudder bearings. Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the Bluenose II, relaunched September 29, 2012 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia fitted with pollution-free water lubricated stern tube and rudder bearings. The extensive two-year $15.9 million restoration work was done by the Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance, made up of Covey Island Boat Works, Snyder's Shipyard and Lunenburg Industrial Foundry & Engineering.