Oasis Marinas to host Sea Tow Foundation life jacket loaner stations

Publish date:
The  Sea  Tow  Foundation’s  life  jacket  loaner  program  was  developed  to  make  sure  that  kids  stay  safe  on  the  water.  

The Sea Tow Foundation’s life jacket loaner program was developed to make sure that kids stay safe on the water.  

Nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation will partner with marina management company Oasis Marinas to host three life jacket loaner stations at marinas throughout the D.C. metropolitan area.

During 2018, Oasis Marinas will help launch and operate life jacket loaner stations at its managed properties including: The Yards Marina in Washington D.C.; Coles Point Marina in Hague, Va.; and Harbor East Marina in its hometown of Baltimore, Md.

In 2019, Piney Narrows Yacht Haven in Chester, Md., will also offer a station.

Each stand will hold 18 life jackets, adding to the 35,000 life jackets already available nationwide through the Sea Tow Foundation’s life jacket loaner program.

“Having three life jacket loaner stations set up in the nation’s capital is huge, especially considering the area’s strong boating culture,” said Sea Tow Foundation executive director Gail R. Kulp in a statement. “Oasis Marinas shares many of the same ideals we hold dear at the foundation, so partnering with them to help save lives on their home waters was an obvious choice.”

The relationship between Sea Tow and Oasis Marinas dates back to last fall, when the two marine companies partnered to offer marina discounts through the Sea Tow savings club.

The Sea Tow Foundation then discussed adding the life jacket loaner program at select Oasis Marinas locations through its Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund grant as administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to further work with Sea Tow,” said Paige Holden, vice president of marketing for Oasis Marinas. “We encourage our boaters to explore the waterways and have a great time when they are out — making safety a priority is an important part of a great boating experience. These Sea Tow Foundation life jacket loaner stations will play a big role in helping boaters make good safety decisions and we are proud to offer them at a number of our Chesapeake properties.”

The three new loaner stations are expected to open in June. 


Teak Isle Expands Operations

The Florida-based manufacturer purchased a 45,000-square-foot facility and two additional CNC routers.

Ensuring Gamefish Stability

Simrad’s support of Gray FishTag Research helps promote the importance of sustainable oceans and fisheries.

Heavy Lifting

Derecktor takes delivery of a 1,500-ton-capacity mobile lift, as construction of its Fort Pierce, Fla., facility continues.

Boot Düsseldorf Canceled

The German show, previously postponed until late April due to the pandemic, will return in January 2022.

Quick Hits: January 21, 2021

A revamped brand identify for Propspeed; Fraser Yachts names head of global partnerships; and Wichard Group USA appoints industry vet as VP of sales and marketing.

We Got ’em, But Can We Keep ’Em?

The results of a Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation study reveal insights for engaging and retaining the new boaters and anglers we gained last year.

Siren’s 3 Series Receives NMEA 2000 Certification

The Internet of Things technology allows OEMs and other stakeholders to receive such data as engine metrics, fault codes and service requirements.

Galeon Launches Outboard Series

The first model in the series, the 325 GTO, will be powered by twin 350-hp Mercury Verados.