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SPECIAL BRANDEDCONTENT SECTION GREEN 2 0 1 6 PHOTO BY GUILLERMO BECERRA Captain Kevin Cote keeps the Viking sportfi shing yacht Star brite look-ing her best without harming the ecosystem by using biodegradable boat wash, low-VOC cleaners and high-tech lubricants made from bio-renewable base stock. Stories Compiled by Turnkey Communications & P.R., Inc. The eco-friendly practices that have the most appeal and staying power also make good business sense. There’s no point in a company going green if its products become less effective and/or economical for dealers and consumers in the process. That’s a lesson that the far-sighted companies profi led in this section have learned; and their innovations, which are “friendly” to both the environment and the consumer, have helped to set the standard for the marine industry. From the LED lighting that has spread from the transom of today’s boats to their cabins, their spreaders and beyond, to the sacrifi cial anodes and the anti-fouling coating on their hulls, to the fl ooring material that lines their decks, to the cleaning products used to keep them looking their best, you will fi nd unique solutions in the following pages that not only help to preserve the environment, but also help to enhance the boating experience. Marine propulsion has long been the subject of intense environmental regulation, but the ever-tight-ening governmental requirements have only served to spur these companies to engineer outboards and that more effi cient, quieter and easier to drive, along with fuel additives that keep their fuel burn cleaner. Another important indicator of these companies’ commitment to the environment is the fact that they practice what they preach. Whether it’s developing greener packaging for their products, or rewarding their employees for using eco-friendly practices in the workplace, or partnering with other eco-conscious companies, it’s clear that these marine businesses are all on “the green team”. www.abycinc.org ..................................... 54 www.GreatAmericanOcean.com ............ 51 www.starbrite.com ............................. 40-41 www.yamahaoutboards.com .................. 45 Consolidated Electronic Distributors www.cedmarine.com ......................... 42-43 www.marinemat.net ............................... 52 www.tacoMarine.com ............................. 44 www.brp.com .......................................... 47 www.canmet.com ................................... 50 www.thmarine.com ................................. 53 www.glidecoat.com. ............................... 46 June 2016 www.Nauticusinc.com ............................. 48 www.torqeedo.com ................................. 49 tradeonlytoday.com 39

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