Green boating gets greener

Published on May 25th, 2021

Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana released its updated Green Boating Guide to celebrate National Safe Boating Week (May 22-28) and the unofficial start to boating season in the United States.

The Green Boating Guide addresses 28 different topics that affect all recreational boaters, such as proper fueling techniques, non-toxic cleaning product recommendations, and navigating near wildlife and sensitive underwater habitats. Each topic includes research on the importance of boating in an eco-smart manner, practical tips, and suggested solutions.

The new edition of the Green Boating Guide features two new topics, which were added based on feedback from the boating community:
• Repurpose Gear provides solutions on what boaters and sailors can do with boating items that have been outgrown or reached their end life, including wet suits, life jackets, sails, and ropes.
• Prop Scar Prevention offers advice on how to navigate your vessel safely in shallow waters to prevent damage to seagrass beds.

Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana is the world’s only ocean conservation organization that engages, educates, and activates the sailing and boating community toward restoring ocean health.

To download the guide, click here.

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