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BOATING INDUSTRY COALITION

REPORT ON FLORIDA BOATING SAFETY

AND MANATEE PROTECTION










NATIONAL MARINE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

Washington, D.C.



MARINE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA

Jacksonville, Florida


September 1, 1989















EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


The Governor and Cabinet should create an ad hoc

study commission composed of regulators, boat manufacturers

and dealers, water skiers, fishing groups and

environmentalists to review and refine DNR's proposals on

boating safety and manatee protection.

Florida should continue its strategy of imposing

local speed limits and other safety-based regulations where

local conditions require them. DNR has sufficient authority

now to do so. We oppose DNR's proposed statewide speed

regulations.

We will support a mandatory education program for

boaters under age 18 and will continue our efforts to

promote boating safety. We oppose the DNR's proposal to

gradually expand this requirement to adults.

A $250,000 boater awareness campaign, funded with

public and private moneys, should be created to give more

visibility to safety and manatee protection efforts.

We oppose blanket countywide speed limits for manatee

protection and favor continued creation of manatee

protection zones where needed. We will support authority

for DNR to create absolute "no entry" areas where need can

be proven.


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Local manatee protection and boating access plans

should be required from the 12 key manatee counties in order

to develop methods for protecting manatees and providing,

expanded access for the growing number of Florida boaters.

We oppose DNR's "interim boating facility expansion policy."

We will support efforts to secure a fair proportion

of Florida's motor fuel taxes for marine law enforcement.

And we favor requiring all watercraft to register regardless

of whether they are motorized.

The Governor and Cabinet should create a permanent

advisory committee on boating with local advisory panels to

be created for each state planning region.












BOATING SAFETY AND THE RECREATIONAL BOATING INDUSTRY



The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA),

its individual company members, and the Marine Industries

Association of Florida (MIAF) have been active in promoting

boating safety in Florida for years. Consistent with our

long-standing position in favor of rigorous enforcement of

safe-boating laws, the recreational boating industry led the

legislative effort for a major increase in boating

registration fees in 1988 in order to help pay for more

Florida Marine Patrol (FMP) officers.

The industry also helped achieve enactment of a new

mandatory violators' education program for those boaters who

violate Florida's safe boating laws. In order to make this

program fully successful, we suggest that the Governor and

Cabinet and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) take

appropriate steps to inform judges, prosecutors, and local

law enforcement personnel of the mandatory course for

boating violators.

The industry worked diligently to help pass Florida's

drunken boating law, which has been a national model. In

addition, the NMMA has worked with the National

Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this year in 10 states

that NTSB has identified as having weak or nonexistent drunk


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boating laws. In seven states, NMMA has helped to win

passage of tough drunk boating laws.

In 1989, the Personal Watercraft Industry Association

(PWIA), a division of the NMMA, worked in cooperation with

the FMP to pass safety-based personal watercraft legislation

that bans night operation, requires mandatory life-jacket

use, and prohibits renters under age 16 and owners under age

14 from operating personal watercraft without accompaniment.

This law has become a national model for personal

watercraft regulation and is only the latest example of how

the recreational boating industry has played a pro-active

role in seeking reasonable but effective ways to make

boating a safer, more enjoyable experience for Florida

families.



INTERIM BOATING STUDY



The Florida boating safety and manatee protection issues

raised by Commissioner Castor and Secretary Smith,

respectively, concern all members of the recreational

boating industry, manufacturers and their employees,

retailers, and individual boaters. As a matter of first

priority, we believe that the proposals from DNR staff and

other interested parties need refinement and, in some cases,

more concentrated study by a broad range of interested


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citizens before the Governor and Cabinet can make balanced,

fully informed and reasoned decisions.

For that reason, we recommend that the Governor and

Cabinet appoint an ad hoc Study Commission on Recreational

Boating to explore more fully these safety and manatee

protection issues. The commission should represent all

interested groups -- regulators, enforcement officers,

environmentalists, boat manufacturers, boat dealers, marina

operators, water skiers, fishing groups, and others. If the

commission is also to consider manatee protection, it should

include representatives of the electric power companies

whose warm-water discharges attract manatees.

The commission's charge should be to review the boating

safety and manatee protection problems identified so far,

examine the proposals by DNR and other interested parties,

and recommend a package of proposals designed to fairly

address any problems with as wide a base of public support

as possible. Given the urgency of these issues, the

commission should be required to submit its report by

January 1, 1990.

What follows are our views on a number of proposals

presented in "Recommendations to Improve Boating Safety and

Manatee Protection for Florida Waterways," prepared by the

DNR staff.


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BOATING SAFETY REGULATIONS


The recreational boating industry recognizes the need

for speed limits and other regulations to insure the safety

of Florida's recreational boaters. We support the

promulgation of local, safety-based regulations where state

and local officials conclude they are necessary to address

specific problems of congestion, visibility, obstructions,

and related safety hazards.

In our view, DNR already has ample authority to impose

speed limits and other safety-based restrictions on

recreational boats. Florida law expressly authorizes the

creation of boating restricted areas in order to promote

boating safety. Section 327.46(1), Florida Statutes,

provides:


The department shall have the authority for
establishing, by rule, restricted areas on the waters of
the state for any purpose deemed necessary for the
safety of the public, including, but not limited to,
boat speeds and boat traffic where such restrictions are
deemed necessary based on boating accidents, visibility,
tides, congestion, or other navigational hazards. Each
such restricted area shall be developed in consultation
and coordination with the governing body of the county
or municipality in which the restricted area is located
and, where required, with the United States Army Corps
of Engineers. Restricted areas shall be established in
accordance with procedures under chapter 120.



(Emphasis supplied).










To date, DNR has created boating restricted areas in

only seven coastal counties, and then usually as a response

to a local government request. Moreover, DNR has taken a

narrow view of the locations in which boating restrictions

are needed. Of 20 boating restricted areas established by

rule, all but two -- the Venice Marine Center in Sarasota

County and Okeechobee Waterway in Palm Beach County -- are

located in the Intracoastal Waterway.

DNR should more fully exercise the powers it already has

before it seeks sweeping new regulatory powers from the

Legislature. At a minimum, DNR should demonstrate the

inadequacy of its current authority to regulate boating. We

believe DNR has failed to do so.

Local governments also are empowered to impose boat

safety regulations. Section 327.60(1), Florida Statutes,

confirms that counties and municipalities may adopt boating

restrictions when local circumstances warrant.

While the designation of local speed limits is an

intensive exercise, the result is well-targeted, well-

reasoned, and enforceable regulations that will positively

affect boating safety. The industry offers state and local

officials whatever assistance it can to facilitate the

development and successful enforcement of speed limits and

other regulations targeted to specific safety problems in

specific Florida waters.


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Statewide regulations are not necessary and do not take

into account the different operating conditions on Florida's

varied waters. They are unfocused actions that are nothing

more than an attempt to bring about a fundamental shift in

the policy which Florida has traditionally followed in

regulating its waters.

No other state has adopted the kind of statewide speed

regulations that DNR is advocating -- not even the states

which have compiled better safety records than Florida.

Florida should study and, where appropriate, emulate the

proven regulatory and enforcement strategies used in those

states before setting off into the uncharted waters of

statewide speed regulations.

Florida's drunk boating law, although well-drafted and

tough, suffers from inadequate enforcement. Many safety

problems on Florida waters are alcohol-related, a view

supported by Coast Guard statistics showing that 50 percent

of all boating fatalities and possibly 50 percent of all

boating accidents are alcohol-related.

Accordingly, the Boating Industry Coalition is willing

to work further with the FMP, the Game and Fresh Water Fish

Commission, and other enforcement agencies to help procure

enough alcohol sensors and related equipment to better

enforce existing laws.











BOATING EDUCATION


The recreational boating industry has long advocated

boating education. We note that in recent months the U.S.

Coast Guard Auxiliary and the U.S. Power Squadrons have

attempted to revise their course work, especially at the new

boater level, to deliver vital boating safety information in

a more readable and usable format.

The industry is eager to work with the DNR to promote

boating education in the following ways:

Achieve enactment by the Legislature of a mandatory

education program for boaters under age 18, so long as it

does not include the FMP's "ratchet-up" provision that would

eventually make such a requirement apply to all adults.

Assist the FMP in seeking state and private-sector

financial support for its proposed new cadre of 24

specialists who would be assigned to statewide boating

education work in the public schools.

Encourage manufacturers to promote boater education

through programs, such as Donzi Marine's new "Captain in

Command" program, which encourage boatbuyers to enroll in

approved safety courses.

Develop boating safety course materials for specific

types of crafts -- sailboats, personal watercraft, _high-

performance boats.


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Several states are structuring voluntary adult courses

to focus on broad categories of crafts and the special needs

of their owners. This innovative work, along with an

explosion of new boating safety material being produced on

videotape, would be stymied in Florida if DNR's mandatory

adult education proposal were adopted.

Mandatory adult education represents regulatory

overreaching. It attempts to impose state regulatory

requirements on everyone and ignores the need to carefully

tailor solutions to meet specific problems.

In addition, mandatory adult education ignores the large

number of nonresident boaters who are a vital component of

Florida's boating population. Several hundred thousand

nonresidents bring their boats to Florida each year, and yet

DNR's mandatory education proposal does nothing to address

them. Heavily regulating resident boaters and ignoring out-

of-state operators would be an inequitable approach to the

education issue.



BOATING SAFETY AND AWARENESS CAMPAIGN



We recommend that DNR institute a statewide boating

safety campaign which will address the issues of safety to

humans and manatees. Properly crafted, and professionally

managed, such a program could disseminate a boating safety


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message through marine dealers, marinas, television, radio

and print media, and the schools.

Such a campaign must have impact and memorability, and

it must be planned and implemented in a professional and

coordinated manner. Ideally, the program would relate to a

theme which will have effective meaning with the maximum

number of boaters. A recognized spokesman could be engaged

to appear in posters and public service announcements,

lending credibility and response to the program. Materials

and other program elements would also relate to the theme.

All elements would have a coordinated "look."

We suggest that the campaign be developed and managed

from the private sector with a budget of $250,000 for

program development and implementation over an initial 18-

month period. We recommend that DNR seek funding from

traditional revenue sources. In addition, the industry is

prepared to seek funding from marine manufacturers and other

businesses or organizations which have an interest in safe

boating in Florida.



MANATEE PROTECTION



The recreational boating industry supports the goal of

manatee protection. Members of the industry participate

actively in manatee protection efforts and contribute

financially to organizations working to protect the manatee.
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DNR currently has authority to create manatee protection

zones. Section 370.12(2)(n), Florida Statutes, provides:

The department may designate by rule other portions
of state waters where manatees are frequently sighted
and it can be assumed that manatees inhabit such waters
periodically or continuously. Upon designation of such
waters, the department shall adopt rules to regulate
motorboat speed and operation which are necessary to
protect manatees from harmful collisions with
motorboats.



To date, DNR has created only one manatee protection

zone not otherwise mandated by the Legislature -- the Big

Bend Zones in Hillsborough County, in 1986 -- even though it

has the power to do so by rule. If it is true that the

manatee has been inadequately protected, a major reason is

that DNR has not fully used its existing powers under the

Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act.

As an initial matter then, we support more active use of

DNR's current power to establish manatee protection zones.

Further, we are willing to work with DNR to identify

additional areas which meet the statutory requirement for

creation of protection zones, namely where manatees "are

frequently sighted and it can be assumed that manatees

inhabit such waters periodically or continuously."

While we support the development and enforcement of

local speed limits in principle as a legitimate tool to

protect manatees, we cannot support the creation of

countywide 20 mph speed limits in the so-called 12 key

manatee counties for two principal reasons.
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First, we object to imposing presumptive speed limits,

then requiring citizens to prove why they should not apply

in specific areas. This proposal turns the policymaking

process on its head: DNR should be required to demonstrate

why the speed limits are a necessary restriction on boaters

in each specific area where they would be imposed. DNR has

not demonstrated a legitimate need for such a sweeping

approach. Moreover, it has not demonstrated that manatees

are frequently sighted in these waters, and that therefore

"it can be assumed that manatees inhabit such waters

periodically or continuously."

Second, we object to the composition of DNR's proposed

"advisory committee" which would review proposed exemptions

because it would be composed exclusively of government

officials. Advisory committees should be for citizens to

advise government officials, not for government officials to

advise each other. We would suggest that the broad-based

boating advisory committees we are proposing on page 21 of

this report should play a role in exempting other areas.

We recommend that, at the outset of rulemaking for any

future speed-related restrictions to protect the manatee,

DNR establish that certain areas will be exempted. At a

minimum, areas that should be excluded are:

Military facilities.

Commercial ports.


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Recreational marinas.

Boat manufacturing test areas.

Areas designated for personal watercraft or -skiing.

Boat launching areas.

Areas for ingress or egress to navigation channels.

In addition, we support an accurate census of the

manatee population. The uncertainty over the number of

manatees in Florida waters raises questions about whether

the manatee should be listed as an endangered species.

Lastly, we support an accurate and thorough analysis of

manatee mortality. Existing statistics are incomplete and

do not sufficiently separate manatee fatalities so that

those killed in speed-related accidents are separated from

those killed in nonspeed-related accidents, and those killed

by maritime interests are separated from those killed in

collisions with recreational boats.



"NO ENTRY" MANATEE PRESERVES



The recreational boating industry supports DNR's

proposal for authority to create absolute "no entry" manatee

preserves similar to the "no entry" areas which the federal

government currently has authority to establish. The

creation of such state preserves, if done in moderation

after careful study of complete data, will provide


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additional protection for manatees without unduly

restricting Florida's recreational boaters.

The industry agrees that DNR's current authority under

the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act is limited to regulating

speeds and operation of motorboats in manatee protection

zones. However, the boating industry is willing to work

with DNR to develop legislation that will expand Section

370.12(2)(n), Florida Statutes, so that all watercraft and

water sports may be barred from manatee protection zones

which scientific data demonstrate that manatees "inhabit

periodically or continuously."

To ensure complete evaluation of all ramifications of

such restrictions on water-users, we recommend that any

absolute "no entry" manatee preserve be proposed by DNR and

receive approval only after review by one of the regional

boating councils which the industry is proposing on page 21

of this report. Such a review would ensure that DNR

considers all ramifications of any proposed "no entry" area

and would offer an opportunity to receive public comment on

the proposal from a wide range of local interest groups.


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LOCAL MANATEE PLANS AND BOATING FACILITY DEVELOPMENT



The boating industry supports DNR's proposal fox the

preparation and adoption of county-specific manatee

protection and marina siting plans in 12 counties, based on

manatee mortality, abundance, and distribution data. Such

an approach could supplement state initiatives and would be

fully consistent with the industry's position that the most

effective regulations on boating are those developed at the

local level by all interested parties.

The industry, however, strongly opposes DNR's proposal

to impose a so-called "interim boating facility expansion

policy" as the inducement for counties to adopt these local

plans. DNR's proposal suffers from serious flaws that would

make it both an ineffective means for achieving DNR's

professed goal and unfair to Florida's boaters.

First, DNR is proposing that the Governor and Cabinet

formally restrict construction of marinas and boat ramps

within the 12 counties until the adoption of local plans.

Such an approach would be ineffective because the entity

charged with performing the act DNR wants performed -- i.e.,

the adoption of a local plan -- would suffer no adverse

consequences if it fails to perform.

Second, the proposal would be unfair to Florida's

boaters precisely because they would suffer the penalty from


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any county's failure to develop a local plan. Boaters have

no authority to see that the local plans are adopted.- They

should not be the ones to suffer from someone else's failure

to perform. Florida needs more boating facilities because,

as the state grows, Florida has more and more boaters.

Additionally, the industry is gravely concerned about

the formula itself. It would limit marinas of five slips or

more to one powerboat slip per 100 linear feet of

"developable" shoreline until adoption of a local plan. The

term "developable" is not defined and could be construed to

exclude mangroves and similar areas from the shoreline

determination in any calculation. Such a limitation would

be highly unfair and subject to arbitrary application.

The boating industry is proposing a more effective way

to reach DNR's goal of developing local manatee protection

and marina siting plans. If the state wishes to require

each of the 12 counties to develop a manatee protection

plan, each of those counties should be required to develop a

plan before being allowed to receive funds from some state

program, such as local revenue-sharing. Such a requirement

would speak much more loudly about the priority the state

has placed on the plans. The industry is willing to work

with DNR to help refine this proposal.

The local plans should not be a subterfuge for imposing

a marina moratorium in Florida. The state needs additional


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facilities for boating, which is an important family

sport. Accordingly, a central purpose of the development of

the local plans must be the identification of new and

additional areas for marinas and ramps. In this way, local

governments can play a forward-looking role in determining

how to spread the load of additional recreational boats so

as to reduce congestion and the potential danger to human

and marine life.



THE BIGGEST NEED: FUNDING



The most critical need for boating safety and manatee

protection is money. In short, Florida needs to identify

and secure long-term sources of revenue dedicated to boating

safety and manatee protection law enforcement.

We will support Florida legislation to identify the

share of all motor fuels consumed by Florida's boaters so

that a proportionate amount of state motor fuel -..es can be

earmarked for marine law enforcement programs administered

by DNR and the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Until

such funding is secured, boating safety programs will

continue to be stepchildren, and user fees paid by boaters

will continue to go for programs that do not benefit them.

In addition, the industry supports legislation to

register all watercraft in the state regardless of whether


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they are motorized. Currently seven states register all

watercraft in recognition of the fact that all boaters

benefit from law enforcement, education, and boat access

improvements. An estimated $1 million annually would be

available for boating safety in Florida from this step.

In order to implement site-specific manatee protection

measures, the Division of Marine Resources needs additional

staffing for manatee protection. The industry is prepared

to help secure general revenues for this purpose. General

revenue appropriations are justified for this important

program because all Florida residents and visitors benefit

from protection of this species. Accordingly, all taxpayers

should help pay for it.

Given the recent increase in boat registration fees, the

likelihood of strong resistance from boaters, and the need

to develop the other long-term revenue sources for boating

safety and manatee protection, the industry opposes any

increase in registration fees.

Similarly, the industry opposes dealer license fees.

Such fees exceed the equitable amount the recreational

boating industry may be reasonably expected to contribute to

these important DNR missions.

Finally, with respect to law enforcement personnel

needs, the industry recommends that the Legislature and DNR

consider the regular hiring of part-time personnel for work


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on weekends and holidays, and in especially congested areas.

One variation of this approach is for the DNR to enter

into cooperative agreements with local Coast Guard Auxiliary

units or Power Squadron units to provide additional

enforcement capability, as other states have done. The

potential contributions of these all-volunteer groups could

make to boating safety efforts should receive serious

consideration.



PERMANENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE



The broad array of boating safety and manatee protection

issues presented in the DNR report and addressed in our

response cannot be managed in an ad hoc, fragmented, short-

term manner. To treat serious issues in a rushed and

emotional manner, will result in defensive public

management, underfunding and understaffing, chronic boating

safety problems, and ineffective manatee protection.

Accordingly, the industry recommends that the Governor

and Cabinet establish a permanent advisory committee to (1)

systematically address the complex issues discussed in the

DNR report, (2) make recommendations to the Governor and

Cabinet for regulations and/or legislation necessary to

achieve boating safety and manatee protection goals, (3)

identify and build public support for long-term financial


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support for marine programs, and (4) work with local

advisory groups on manatee protection.

This commission should have as adjuncts a series of

regional boating advisory councils for each state planning

region. These regional councils, composed of all groups

interested in boating and marine programs, should be

established as sounding-boards for proposed local

regulations designed to improve boating safety and to

enhance manatee protection efforts. Membership should

include regulators, enforcement officers, environmentalists,

boat manufacturers, boat dealers, marina operators, water

skiers, fishing groups, and others interested in boating.

The creation and successful use of regional councils

will have two additional benefits. First, it would serve to

encourage the counties to develop and coordinate their

manatee protection programs with the DNR. Second, the

advisory councils would provide regular, site-specific

boating safety information to the FMP and Game and Fresh

Water Fish Commission and could coordinate local efforts to

enhance county boating safety initiatives.


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Armstrong Marine, Inc., Stuart
Aronow Powvrboats, Ino., North Miami leach
Arrow Glass by Olasstreaa, Panasa City
Atkinson Marine, Zo, Pt. Lauderdale
Atlantic Marine Stainless Corp, Miami
Atlantio Yacht Corporation, Palatka
Avanoe Pover Boat Xg., Inc., Medley
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Biscayne Rod Mfg., Inc., )ialeah
Black Fin Yacht Corporation, Fort Lauderdale
Boat Owners Multiple Listing, Pt. Lauderdale
Boat Trader Magazine, Clearwater
Boaters Choice, Inc., Miami
Boatmen's Industries, Inc., Miami
Bob Kerr's Marine Tool Co., Winter Garden
Bob's Machine Shop, Inc., Ruskin
Boca Grands Boats, Inc., Sarasota
Brandy Group Associates, Inc., West Palm Beach
Broward Marine, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Brownies Third Lung, Ft. Lauderdale
Bruce Rubin Associates, Coral Gables
Brunger Zxport Co., Ft. Lauderdale
Buc International Corporation, Ft. Lauderdale
Buchanan Industries, Lake Alfred
Buddha Boat Co., St. Petersburg
C & 0 Marine, Inc., North Miami
C & j Marine Ltd., Palm City
Cabo Rico Yachts, Inc., Pt. Lauderdale
Camp Company, St. Petersburg
Captain Bob's Marine Jewelry, Ft. Lauderdale
Captain Harry's Fishing Supply, Miami
Carrera Powerboat Corp., Miami
Century Boats By Glasstream, Panama city
Chapman School of seamanship, Stuart
Charles A. Perry & Company, Jacksonville
Chris Craft Boats, Bradenton
Cigarette Racing Team, Inc., N. Miami Beach
Classic Ira Watercraft, Inc., Groveland
Cobia Boat Company, Sanford
Commander Marine Corp., Miami
Compact Beverage Systems, Sarasota
Concept Rolding Corp., Clearwater
Connell Ingineering Corp., West Palm Beach
Contemporary Fiberglass Div., Jacksonville
Contender Boats, Inc., Miami
Corona Brushes, Inc., Tampa
Correct Craft/Trailer Division, Orlando
Correct Craft, Inc., Orlando
CPT, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Critchfield Marine Inc., Jacksonville
CSY (BVI) Ltd., Tampa
Custom Hauler Trailers, Pinellas Park
Dantronics Inc., Boca Raton
Davit Master Corp., Clearwater
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Del-Rey Yachts, Inc., Miami
Delta Boats, Inc., Cape Canaveral
Dermac, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Diemold Machine, Inc., S. Ft. Myers
Dockmaster Software Systems, Lake Worth
Dolphin Twenty Foot Boats, Inc, Princeton
Donzi Dudz, Tallevast
Donzi Marine Inc., Tallevast
Donzi Yachts by Roscioli Int'l, Bradenton
Dunn Co., Inc., J.B., Dearfield Beach
Dusky Marine Inc., Dania
E & P Export Inc., Miami
Eastern Marine Mfg., Corp., Stuart
Exotic Marine Inc., Pompano Beach
Exxaxtor Boats Inc., Mangoni Park
Falicon Performance Eng., Inc., Clearwater
Fend Offt, Inc., Dania
Fantress Marine, Clearwater
First Impressions Ind., Inc., North Miami
First Mate Marine, Stuart
Fisherman's Paradise, Inc., Miami
Flagship Marine Engine Co. Inc, Punta Gorda
Float-On Corp., Ft. Pierce
Florida Bay Coaster Company, Miami
Florida Flexibles Inc., Po&pano Beach
Florida Marine Tanks Inc., lialeah
Florida Sportsman Magazine, Miami
Florida Stripes of America Zne, Middleburg
Forest Johnson, Inc., Miani
Fortress Marine Anchors, Ft. Lauderdale
Frigibar Industries, Inc., Miami
Ft. Myers Yacht & Shipbuilding, Ft. Meyers
Fun Boats, Inc., Largo
Galleon Jewelers Inc., Sebastian
Galley Maid Marine Products, Riviera Beach
Gem Products, Inc., Orange Park
General Propeller Company, Bradenton
Glasstraam Boats Inc., Panama City
Goodyear Rubber Products, Inc., St. Petersburg
Greater Miami Marine Assn., Miami Beach
Gyro-Gale Corp., Stuart
i F Scientific, Inc., Ft. Myers
Halkey Roberts Corp., St. Petersburg
Rappel Marine, Inc., Rockledge
Harley Boat Co., Bartow
Headhunter Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Hemisphere Marine, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Heritage East Yachts, Inc., Clearwater Beach
eves Manufacturing, Ft. Pierce






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Ni-Tide Sales, Inc., Stuart
Nondex Marine Electronics, Clearwater
Noog Boats, Inc., Miami
Hugh Cotton Insurance Inc., Orlando
Hunter Marine Corporation, Alachua
Hydro Dynamics, Inc., Lake Worth
Kynautic, Inc., Osprey
Intrepid Boat Works, Opa Locka
Irvette/Sunliner Boats, Trenton
Island Packet Yachts, Largo
J.D.C.I. Enterprises, Inc., Ft. Meyers
J.M. Xoliach Insurance Inc., Coral Gables
3.R. Custom Marine Inc., Hollywood
Jacksonville Marine Assn., Jacksonville
JANAN Boats & Stuff, Inc., Mew Port Richey
Jay Stuart Haft Co., Inc., Bradenton
Joule Yacht Transport, Inc., Clearwater
Key Marine Inc., Hialeah
Kilo Pak Marine Electrical, Ft. Lauderdale
King Marine Electronics, Inc., Clearwater
King-Air, Largo
Kenig Corp., Jensen Beach
Krieger Watch Corp., Miami Beach
L & S Pumps USA, Melbourne
Lace Express Yachts, Inc., N. Palm Beach
Larand Corp., Miami
Latham Marine Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Leading Edge Marine Corp., The, Plantation
Lee's Tackle, Inc., Miami
Lehr Assoc. Inc., Deertield Beach
Liberty Yachts Inc., Dania
Lightning Performance Products, Flagler Beach
Linear Power Systems, Inc., Palm Bay
Little River Marine Co., Gainesville
Lorad Corp., Miami
Love & Associates, Tampa
Luhrs Corporation, St. Augustine
Maelstrom Marine, Inc., Sarasota
Magic Tilt Trailers, Inc., Clearwater
Magnum Industries, Clearwater
Magnum Marine Corp., North Miami Beach
Mako Marine Inc., Miami
Manatee Boats, Inc., Palmetto
Manta Marine Inc., Hollywood
Mar-Quipt, Inc., Pompano Beach
Marander Company, The/, Palm Coast
Marina Management Services, Booa Raton
Marine Air Systems, Inc., Pompano Beach
Marine Concepts, Inc., Cape Coral





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Florida Membership

Marine Insurance Consultants, Sarasota
Marine Muffler Corp., Apopka
Marine Research & Testing Lab., Naples
1Maritec Industries, Inc., Orlando
Mark's Athletic Soles, Miami
Maverick Boat Company, Inc., Ft. Pierce
Mechanical Methods Co., Dania
Mediterranean Yachts, Clearwater
Merlin Marine Engine Corp., Ft. Lauderdale
Merrill-Stevens Dry Dock Co., Miami
MIA of Florida, St. Petersburg
MIA of South Florida, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Mitchell Industries, Inc., Freeport
Koxo U.S.A., Inc., Miami
Monza Marine Corp., Hialeah
Mooring Products International, Ormond Beach
Moorings, Ltd., The, Clearwater
Mostro International Inc., Miami
Murray Bros. Sportfishing, Riviera Beach
Myco Trailers, Inc., Bradenton
N.H.S. Marine Co., Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Namely Yours, Tampa
Nautac, Stuart
Nauti-Mar, Inc., Miami
Nautica International, Inc., Miaai
Nautical Coatings Inc., Tampa
Nautical Engineering Corp., Ft. Lauderdale
Nautical Furnishings Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Nautical Structures, Inc., Clearwater
NCNB National Bank of Florida, Clearwater
Neptune Research, Inc., West Palm Beach
North American Intlatables, Miami
Ocean Master Marine, Inc., West Palm Beach
Ocean Star Industries, Inc., Miami
Offshore Sailing School, Ltd., Ft. Myers
Omega Chemical, Inc., Wildwood
Origo USA, Inc., Sarasota
Packard, Inc., Sarasota
Paneltronics Incorporated, Hialeah Gardens
Panther Air Boats Corp., Cocoa
Parker Merrick Co., Ft. Lauderdale
Perko, Inc., Miami
Perna-Foil International, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Phoenix Marine Enterprises, Nialeah
Pipe Welders, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Pleasure Boating Magazine, North Miami
MS Products, Inc., Stuart
Pompanette, Inc., Dania
Powerplay Marine, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale





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Prattworks Co., Jensen Beach
Precision Boat Works, Palmetto
Pro Quip, Inc., Pompano Beach
Pro-Line Boats, Inc., Crystal River
Proengin, Inc., Pt. Lauderdale
Quality Marine Corporation, Miami
Radar Flag Company, Dania
Radio Holland U.S.A., B.V., Ft. Lauderdale
Ram-Lin Custom Trailers, Inc., Orlando
Reaction Marine, Inc., Hialeah
Regal Marine Industries, Inc., Orlando
Reichhold Chemicals, Inc., :acksonville
RGM Industries, Inc., Titusville
Rich Beers Marine, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Rich Electronics, Inc., Miami
RMI-F Div. of Rotonios Molding, Bartow
Robby's sportswear, Bradenton
Rolle Power Boats, Ft. Lauderdale
Ronin Marine Inc., Miami
Roof & Rack, Boca Raton
Ross Distributing Co., Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Ross Engineering Co., Largo
Rotary Marine Inc./Rotary Aire, Sarasota
Rupp Marine Industries, Port Salerno
$.0.5. Manufacturing, Tampa
Safeguard Lock & Safe Co., Ft. Lauderdale
Sail Kool Yacht Air Cond., Ft. Lauderdale
Salerno Boat Works, Inc., Pt. Salerno
Salt Shaker Marine, Inc., Dania
Scandvik, Inc., Vero Beach
Scat Hovercraft Inc., Miami
Sea School, St. Petersburg
Seabring Marine Industries,Inc, Archer
Seachoice Marine Products, Inc, Ft. Lauderdale
Seasquirt, Div. of, Miami
SeaWorthy, Inc., Tampa
Second Effort Performance, Lake Hamilton
Seminole Community College, Sanford
Shamrock Marine, Cape Coral
Sharex Polymers, Inc., Lakeland
Shield Products, Jacksonville
Shields Marine Products, St. Petersburg
Shurhold Products Company, Palm City
Si-Tax Marine Electronics, Clearwater
Signal 3, Vero Beach
Ski Supreme Inc., Sarasota
Ski-Free Marine, Inc.,
Skins of the Sea, Stuart
Skipper's Belts, Inc., Lighthouse Point






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SMR Marine Electronics, Miami
South Coast Products, Palm Narbor
Southern Boating & Yachting, Miami Beach
Spacecraft boatvorks, Inc., Miami
Sport-Craft, Inc., Perry
sprak Water Blasting Equipment, Lake Worth
Spurs Marine Mfg., Inc., Pt. Lauderdale
Stainless Marine Products, Inc, Orlando
Stainless Marine, Inc., Opa Locka
Stamas Yacht Inc., Tarpon Springs
Star Brite Corp., Ft. Lauderdale
Starboard Yacht Co., Stuart
starline Boats by Glasstream, Panama City
Stoltz Industries, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Striker Yachts, Ft. Lauderdale
Stuart Yacht/Dorado, 8tuart
Sunbird Marine, Inc., belray Beach
T & R Marine Corp., Parry
Taco Metals Inc., Worth Miami Beach
Talon Marine Co., sarasota
Tampa Bay Boat Works, Inc., Tampa
Tasco Sales, Inc., Miami
Taylor Machine Works, Lauderdale Lakes
Teak Isle Mfg., Ocoea
Teakdecking Sys. GMT USA Inc., Sarasota
Tecnonarine USA Corp., Worth Miami
Tempest Marine Inc., N, Miami Beach
Tropical Engineering Corp., North Miami
Tycoon Fin-Nor Corporation, Hallandale
Ultimate Products, Inc., Tampa
Ultra Safety Systems, Inc., Riviera Beach
Viking Life Saving Equipment, Miami
Viking Yacht Company, St. Petersburg
ViPlex Corp., Melbourne
Warren Craft, Miami
Water Bonnet Mfg., Inc., Casselberry
Water-Land Manufacturing Inc., Miami
WaterMakers, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Watkins Yachts, Clearwater
Welborn Marine & Industrial, Clearvater
Wellcraft Marine, Sarasota
Wilcox Marine Products, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
Wood Company Inc., Clearvater
World Imports by N.X., Znh., Tarpon Springs
World Marine Underwriters Inc., Ft. Lauderdale
World Publications, Inc., Winter Park
Wycap Corporation, Pompano Beach




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