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Lisa Lefeber
Chief of Policy and Communications
425.388.0617
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Everett Sail and Power Squadron Expands Free Vessel Safety Check Program at the Port of Everett

Post Date:02/10/2017 10:19 AM
Port of Everett & ESPS Vessel Safety Video

Everett, Wash. – Beginning in February 2017, the Everett Sail and Power Squadron is expanding its free Vessel Safety Check Program at the Port of Everett Marina, offering a regular monthly appointment date the second Saturday of the month February – August. 

The new monthly vessel safety check option replaces the two dates typically offered by the Everett Sail and Power Squadron at the Marina in the spring. The organization hopes by making the vessel checks more convenient and accessible, it will encourage boaters to take advantage of the free program and increase safety on the water.

WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT THE PORT'S PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EVERETT SAIL & POWER SQUADRON

“The focus of our organization is to enhance the knowledge of recreational boaters by providing comprehensive classes, seminars, and on-the-water training experiences,” P/C Annette Ferguson, AP of the Everett Sail and Power Squadron said. “It is our belief that educated boaters are safer boaters. We are excited about our enhanced partnership with the Port of Everett and the expansion of our Vessel Safety Checks.”

The Port of Everett has partnered with the Everett Sail and Power Squadron on boater safety initiatives for more than 20 years. In addition to the Vessel Safety Check Program, the Port partners with the organization to provide a variety of safe boating courses throughout the year to educate new and experienced boaters.

“The Port of Everett is proud to promote a fun and safe environment for our boating community,” Port of Everett Marina Director Jeff Lindhout said. “The Everett Sail and Power Squadron is our local expert in all things boating safety. We are grateful for our partnership, and appreciate their continued commitment and passion for educating boaters of all types and ages.”

Vessel Safety Checks are a quick and easy way for boaters to ensure their boat is ready for a safe season on the water. Boaters can sign up for a free vessel safety check by e-mail at ESPSVSC@gmail.com or at the Port of Marina Office and a representative from the Everett Sail and Power Squadron will reach out to set up an appointment. They will come to your boat, take a look around and provide recommendations to meet current boating regulations.

The program is purely for boater benefit. No citations are given. The representative will provide recommendations to enhance the safety and seaworthiness of your vessel.

For more information, please contact Lisa Lefeber, Chief of Communications and Policy, at 425.388.0617 or by email at lisam@portofeverett.com.

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About the Everett Sail and Power Squadron

The Everett Sail and Power Squadron has been a member of the Everett community for 68 years. We are the Everett unit of the United States Power Squadrons, the largest boating organization in the US. We are a non-profit, volunteer organization that promotes skillful boating fun through public and member education. Learn more at http://www.everettsailandpowersquadron.com.

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