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Sailors for the Sea Announces publishing of Green Boating Guide

Sailing, science and stunning photographs create an amazing foundation for understanding ocean health issues and learning how to take action


In honor of Earth Day, Sailors for the Sea is launching their new Green Boating Guide just in time for the spring boat preparation season!


"Our Green Boating Guide offers simple tips, eco-friendly products and solutions to help boaters maintain their watercraft while also being aware of potential environmental impacts. We can all take small steps to ensure the waters we love are protected for future generations." – Shelley Brown, Ph.D. Education Director, Sailors for the Sea 


Sailors for the Sea partnered with Bonnier Publishing to survey the subscribers of Cruising World and Sailing World to see what they thought or knew about ocean health issues.

  • 79% of boaters are concerned about ocean health
  • 67% feel that plastic pollution is the one of our most pressing problems
  • 75% are concerned about the future of the ocean for their children or grandchildren
  • 97% want more information about what they can do to help protect the waters they love new Green Boating Guide it is the go-to resource for quick, easy to understand information featuring 24 topics that affect all boaters, power or sail, and offers practical information to show the best possible course of action for boating in an environmentally responsible way. The guide features a wealth of information on maintenance and running a boat in an efficient manner that will help boaters save money and avoid costly environmental mistakes.


 “Boaters are the natural choice to be the leaders in protecting their waters while enjoying what they love. This exceptional guide provides each and every one of us the know how to be stewards of a healthier ocean. ” – R. Mark Davis, President, Sailors for the Sea.

While many of us enjoy the spectacular recreational activities that the ocean offers, it provides so much more. When we protect the ocean and our local waterways, we are also taking action for our personal health and well-being.


The guide is currently available in two ways:

On our website:
You can also download the full PDF at:


About Sailors for the Sea

Sailors for the Sea is a leading conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean. Sailors for the Sea is a movement and pragmatic voice for action that offers boaters tangible opportunities to create a legacy and make a difference. Visit to learn more.


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