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Fell Marine Wins Safety Award

Fell Marine CTO Fredrik Erickson (left) and CEO Christian Frost.

Fell Marine CTO Fredrik Erickson (left) and CEO Christian Frost.

Fell Marine was the winner in the Top Gear and Equipment Manufacturer category of the National Boating Industry Safety Awards, the Sea Tow Foundation and its North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council announced in a statement.

Fell is a Norwegian manufacturer of electronics specializing in wireless safety technology.

The Sea Tow Foundation said Fell Marine was awarded for information on its website that educates boaters on how to install and use a man-overboard device.

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“Fell Marine’s work to improve boater safety year after year proves to be an amazing experience for the entire team,” said Fell Marine spokesman William Schwarz. “Working with many different marinas, law enforcement agencies and marine safety groups has been a rewarding opportunity as we continue to work to provide better marine safety equipment for all boaters.”



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