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In the event of an accident – such as the boat driver being thrown overboard – the lanyard clip can activate an engine shut-off

The reaction comes following a report in Outdoors First detailing a move by boating organisation Mercury Marine to improve safety on vessels by introducing safety lanyards for boating enthusiasts.

In a move that sees the company reaffirm the fact that safety is their number one policy as the boating season gets under way this summer, the new lanyard – endorsed by marine technology leaders and Mike Genoun, the editor of Florida Sport Fishing Machine – is seen to be a landmark within the industry.

The lanyard itself can be attached to any personal floatation device that the boat driver is wearing or simply just around their wrist. In the event of an accident – such as the boat driver being thrown overboard – the lanyard clip can activate an engine shut-off, providing the lanyard has been previously attached to the switch.

Its creators believe that is suitable for boaters of all demographics, whether boating alone, with a group of family and friends or larger parties or tours. A spokesperson for Aspinline, specialists in personalised promotional products such as lanyards and keyrings, has released a statement following the report:

“The initiative shown by the company in Florida to incorporate the practicality of a lanyard into an added dimension of health and safety precaution is something that underlines the functionality of the products.

“Here at Aspinline we are always looking for ways to accommodate our customers, and helping companies ensure that their lanyard serves its purpose is something that we pride ourselves on. The developments in lanyard technology that we have seen across the pond are extremely exciting, and we are excited to see how these developments translate into our own market.”

Aspinline is a family run business that specialises in selling promotional products that you can customise with logos and text. For over ten years they’ve been supplying lanyards, keyrings, wristbands, pin badges and much more, with free UK delivery and a Price Beat Promise.

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