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Nautique Honored With Customer Satisfaction and Inovation Awards at the 2019 Miami Boat Show

Published February 21st, 2019 by Robert Haggerty

MIAMI, FL (FEBRUARY 15, 2019) – Nautique Boat Company was honored in multiple award categories at the Miami International Boat Show. During the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) awards ceremony, Nautique received awards for outstanding performance in customer satisfaction and product innovation.

Each year, the NMMA Marine Industry CSI Awards honor participating boat manufacturers that continually measure customer satisfaction. This is an independently measured category in which Nautique maintained a score of over 90 percent in customer satisfaction during the past year based on information provided by customers purchasing an inboard watersports boat. Achieving that score, Nautique once again took home their 13th consecutive CSI award for outstanding customer satisfaction.

The highlight of the day was during the NMMA Innovation Awards. Recognized as one of the highest achievements for product innovation in the marine industry, Nautique took home the Propulsion Equipment and Parts Award for MicroTuner® technology that is incorporated into the 2019 Ski Nautique. The MicroTuners® deploy from the transom of the Ski Nautique and cause a disturbance in the water that fill in the toughs of the wake and provide a superior experience for the waterskier. This technology had never been done previously, and the patented MicroTuners® have been credited as one of the most significant innovations the waterskiing world has seen in recent years.

“It is motivating to work in an industry that recognizes manufacturers that relentlessly drive innovation which in turn changes the marketplace,” stated Nautique President Greg Meloon. “We are honored for the awards presented to Nautique today and I’m proud of the entire Nautique team for their tireless efforts and dedication to greatness.” Meloon added.

2019 Greater Rochester Boat Show

Published January 16th, 2019 by Robert Haggerty

The 36th annual Greater Rochester Boat Show will once again be hosted at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on January 31st to February 3rd, and Seager Marine wants to make sure you have all the information needed to join in on this years boat show fun! 

Who: Seager Marine, the Greater Rochester Boat Show, and 19 featured boats from our 5 amazing manufacturers! 

What: Our booth will be STOCKED with 19 brand new boats from our 5 amazing manufactures. Come take a at the top 2019 offerings from Nautique, Chris-Craft, Avalon Pontoon Boats, Lund Fishing Boats, and Scout Boats. The boat show is also one of the best times of the year to buy, with great boat show only discounts, rebates, and specials. 

When: Thursday, January 31st - Sunday, February 3rd. 

Thur-Fri: 11AM - 9PM

Sat: 10AM-9PM

Sun: 10AM-5PM (Just in time to get to your Super Bowl party!) 

Where:

The Rochester Riverside Convention Center

123 E Main St,

Rochester, NY 14604

- Seager Marine will be located on the first floor of the convention center in the Grand Lilac Ballroom. 

Why: Great selection of 2019 boats, the best deals of the year on new and used boats, fun activities for the kids, and Seager Marine sponsored raffle! 

Questions?

Call us at: (585) 394-1372

Email: sales@seagermarine.com 

 

Boat Full Of Joy Toy Drive!

Published December 21st, 2018 by Robert Haggerty

We are beyond thankful for all those in our community who donated toys this holiday season to our first annual Boat Full of Joy Toy Drive! Between our amazing customers, employees, members of the Canandaigua community, and our partners at Northwestern Mutual of Rochester we were able to fill the festively decorated Super Air Nautique 230 sitting in our front show room. Today, December 21, 2018 we unloaded the boat and sent our little wakeboarding elf's out to start packing and delivering toys to children in our local area that could use a little joy this Christmas. 

There are a number of amazing organizations nation wide that dedicate tremendous time and energy towards toy drives around the holidays, and we have been especially impressed with the Pirate Toy Funds as we have become a first year partner. Not only is this organization rooted locally, keeping the toy donations in the greater Rochester area, but they are the only organization in the country that is dedicated to this cause year round. They have distributed more that 250,000 toys to local children since being founded in 1995. Learn more about the Pirate Toy Fund and how you can help at https://www.piratetoyfund.org/ 

     

Nautique Releases Brand New 2019 Nautique 200

Published November 20th, 2018 by Robert Haggerty

A closer look a the all new 2019 Nautique 200 from Seager Marine! 

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Published June 29th, 2018 by Art Benham

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

 

Summer is coming, folks, and I think the short article below is the most valuable thing I’ve put together, ever. I wanted to make sure followers of this blog have read it.

The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim and headed straight for a couple who were swimming between their anchored sportfish and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other, and she had screamed, but now they were just standing neck-deep on a sandbar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but his captain kept swimming hard toward him. “Move!” he barked as he sprinted between the stunned owners. Directly behind them, not 10 feet away, their nine-year-old daughter was drowning. Safely above the surface in the arms of the captain, she burst into tears and screamed, “Daddy!”

How did this captain know — from 50 feet away — what the father couldn’t recognize from just 10? Drowning is not the violent, splashing call for help that most people expect. The captain was trained to recognize drowning by experts and years of experience. The father, on the other hand, learned what drowning looks like by watching television.

If you spend time on or near the water (hint: that’s all of us), then you should make sure that you and your crew know what to look for when people enter the water. Until she cried a tearful, “Daddy,” the owner’s daughter hadn’t made a sound. As a former Coast Guard rescue swimmer, I wasn’t surprised at all by this story. Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for is rarely seen in real life.

 

The Instinctive Drowning Response, so named by Francesco A. Pia, Ph.D., is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect it to. When someone is drowning there is very little splashing, and no waving or yelling or calling for help of any kind. To get an idea of just how quiet and undramatic drowning can be, consider this: It is the number two cause of accidental death in children age 15 and under (just behind vehicle accidents). Of the approximately 750 children who will drown next year, about 375 of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or other adult. In 10 percent of those drownings, the adult will actually watch them do it, having no idea it is happening.

Drowning does not look like drowning. Dr. Pia, in an article he wrote for the Coast Guard’s On Scene magazine, described the instinctive drowning response like this:

  • Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. The respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is a secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled before speech occurs.
  • Drowning people’s mouths alternately sink below and reappear above the surface of the water. The mouths of drowning people are not above the surface of the water long enough for them to exhale, inhale and call out for help. When the drowning people’s mouths are above the surface, they exhale and inhale quickly as their mouths start to sink below the surface of the water.
  • Drowning people cannot wave for help. Nature instinctively forces them to extend their arms laterally and press down on the water’s surface. Pressing down on the surface of the water permits drowning people to leverage their bodies so they can lift their mouths out of the water to breathe.
  • Throughout the Instinctive Drowning Response, drowning people cannot voluntarily control their arm movements. Physiologically, drowning people who are struggling on the surface of the water cannot stop drowning and perform voluntary movements such as waving for help, moving toward a rescuer or reaching out for a piece of rescue equipment.
  • From beginning to end of the Instinctive Drowning Response, people’s bodies remain upright in the water, with no evidence of a supporting kick. Unless rescued by a trained lifeguard, these drowning people can only struggle on the surface of the water from 20 to 60 seconds before submersion occurs. (Source: On Scenemagazine: Fall 2006 page 14)

This doesn’t mean that a person who is yelling for help and thrashing isn’t in real trouble — they are experiencing aquatic distress. Not always present before the instinctive drowning response, aquatic distress doesn’t last long, but unlike true drowning, these victims can still assist in their own rescue. They can grab lifelines, reach for throw rings, etc.

Look for these other signs of drowning when persons are in the water:

  • Head low in the water, mouth at water level
  • Head tilted back with mouth open
  • Eyes glassy and empty, unable to focus
  • Eyes closed
  • Hair over forehead or eyes
  • Not using legs
  • Hyperventilating or gasping
  • Trying to swim in a particular direction but not making headway
  • Trying to roll over onto the back
  • Appears to be climbing an invisible ladder

So, if a crewmember falls overboard and everything looks okay, don’t be too sure. Sometimes the most common indication that someone is drowning is that they don’t look as if they’re drowning. They may just look as if they are treading water and looking up at the deck. One way to be sure? Ask them, “Are you alright?” If they can answer at all, they probably are. If they return a blank stare, you may have less than 30 seconds to get to them.

 And parents — children playing in the water make noise. When they get quiet, you need to get to them and find out why.

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