New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating Showcases Inflate-A-FleetPublished on May 7, 2018
Inflate-A-Fleet is the centerpiece of the 2018 New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign that has the theme, “Get Out on the Water: Everyone Can Enjoy Boating.” The campaign goal is to teach the public that the 12-foot boat that folds, a paddleboard in a backpack and a kayak that blows up are all subject to applicable boating laws and standards. In addition, boaters are given information on how to be safe and environmentally-friendly on the water. The exhibit debuted at a New York City waterfront festival last fall and is now regularly displayed at boat shows, marinas and events and offers a look at how affordable it can be to get out on the water.
New York Sea Grant has received awards from New York State, the National Association of Boating Law Administrators, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for the Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign. The program has educated more than one million people, including deaf boaters, emergency services first responders, anglers, sailors and paddle sport enthusiasts, since its inception in 2008.
New York Sea Grant partners in the Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign include the Boating Industries Association of Upstate NY, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, New York State Marine Services Bureau, and marine industry businesses.