Fort Lauderdale, FL — AERÉ Marine Group is partnering with West Marine’s South Florida flagship store in Fort Lauderdale for a hurricane boat preparation event on Saturday, August 11 at 10 a.m. The event will help educate boaters how they can better brace themselves for the upcoming hurricane season and answer any questions they might have about their own preparation measures.
To help prepare boaters for 2018 hurricanes, AERÉ Marine Group offers docking and mooring products, especially highly durable inflatable fenders. These fenders help create a buffer between a boat and dock pilings, seawalls or other boats, protecting vessels from severe damage to the hull. Fenders are indispensable in the case of a hurricane, so AERÉ Marine Group will help event attendees understand which fenders will best apply to their vessels and how to use them in case a hurricane is likely or imminent.
“With the passion for protecting boats for over 20 years, we have focused on the manufacturing of the best and most durable fenders around. Being a South Florida company continues to give us first-hand experience on what boaters go through each and every hurricane season. AERÉ Marine Group prides itself on how to protect boats and we hope to help many boaters prepare for this hurricane season.” Vicki Abernathy COO of AERÉ Marine Group
While the season is expected to be less active than 2017, even a tropical storm has the potential to severely damage boats that aren’t prepared. This gives boaters reason to be cautious and make all necessary preparations before the worst of the hurricane season moves through their hometowns.
Though it only takes a small hurricane or tropical storm to mess up a boat, an especially active 2017 hurricane season produced 10 hurricanes, six of which the NOAA classified as “major hurricanes.” That season includes the well-documented storms Harvey (Texas), Irma (Caribbean, Florida), and Maria (Caribbean and Puerto Rico). The forecast for the 2018 season combined with the collective recoil from last year’s devastating storms are prompting boaters to be more diligent.
Attendees can expect 20 percent off all West Marine custom rigging orders taken or picked up on the day of the event. Many other useful preparation items will be available for in-store demonstration and purchase. There will also be $50 off BoatUS Unlimited Towing packages exclusive to event day.
Interested boaters can register for the event here.
About AERÉ Marine Group — Founded in 1998, AERÉ Marine Group was founded on the idea of developing practical technology products. Their signature product lines include inflatable fenders of over 40 sizes and types to accommodate and protect any vessel, stern protection systems, marine-knit fabric fender covers, and fire-extinguishing products.