The Boating Industry Association of NSW (BIA), with the support of Club Marine, has ramped up its 50-Point Safety Check to help boaties prepare for the upcoming summer. A consumer service for assessing the safety status of trailerboats, onboard systems and equipment, the 50-Point Safety Check has been developed to offer a boat and trailer ‘health check’.
Provided by trade-qualified and professional technicians, trailerboat owners can now access this standard inspection and report service at authorised providers in almost 40 locations in NSW. Priced at $99, the service has proved to be most popular in the low season, helping to ensure that boaties are ready to go when the weather warms up. As an added bonus, Club Marine will offer its members a $50 discount on their existing Club Marine policy at renewal if they have had a 50-Point Safety check. The check can be done now and the discount offer remains open for 12 months when policies are renewed.
Greg Fisher, Club Marine CEO said: “We are pleased to be supporting the 50-Point Safety Check. Both the BIA and Club Marine are united in wanting to keep boaties safer, and we believe this is a great step towards giving families added peace of mind when they are on the water” Also supported by Marine Rescue NSW, the 50-Point Safety Check is a pro-active part of a sound boat and trailer maintenance program. Glenn Finnis, Commissioner Marine Rescue NSW said: “Seventy-three per cent of MRNSW rescues are because of engine failure. The 50-Point Safety Check is a great way to avoid being part of this statistic.”
The check also covers safety equipment requirements to NSW Maritime enclosed waters standard, and a new test of on-board fuel for ethanol that will help minimise the risk of serious damage to motor and fuel system components, especially where off-season storage is considered. For further information, conditions and a list of authorised providers, visit: www.50pointcheck.com.au.
The 50-Point Safety Check is an initiative of the Marine Industry Mechanical Repairs Association (MIMRA), a division of the Boating Industry Association of NSW.
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