BRP and Surf Life Daving Australia have announced the launch of the 2013 BRP Powercraft Equipment Grant.
As part of this new grant, BRP will offer $360,000 worth of equipment to Surf Life Saving (SLS) affiliated clubs and services across Australia.
This will allow them to purchase heavily subsidised approved powercraft for essential patrolling duties.
As a sponsor and official powercraft provider to Surf Life Saving , BRP Australia have had selected units within the Sea-Doo Personal Watercraft (PWC) and Can-Am Side-by-Side Vehicles (SSV) range approved for SLS Clubs around the country.
Within the Sea-Doo range, the GTI 130 has been approved for SLS branches around Australia. SLS has selected Sea-Doo as their Rescue Water Craft of choice for use in demanding surf conditions. Offering the latest in safety features including a unique on-water braking system, Sea-Doo provides unparalleled manoeuvrability and performance.
Likewise for the Can-Am range of Off-Road Vehicles, SLS has approved the use of the Can-Am Commander 800R with its superior stability, rider-focused design, greater towing capacity and unmatched soft-sand performance.
Commenting on the relationship, Kym Pardey, Marketing Manager for BRP Australia, explained: “By providing SLS with Rescue Craft that maximises their rescue response capabilities and helps reduce drowning on Australian beaches, BRP is able to make an important contribution to the community.
Furthermore, Sea-Doo watercraft, Evinrude outboards and Can-Am all terrain vehicles incorporate the latest technology to ensure that they respect our waterways and natural surroundings. By offering this grant, BRP offers SLS an opportunity to increase the amount of rescue vehicles on Australia’s beaches and continue to save more lives”.
SLSA’s National Coastal Safety Services Manager, Matt Thompson believes the grant will be of great benefit to the selected clubs. “This grant will give clubs greater opportunities to purchase essential surf life saving powercraft which ultimately means beach patrol will operate more efficiently and effectively.”
More information on the BRP/SLS partnership or the 2013 BRP Powercraft Equipment Grant, is available on www.brp.com and www.sls.com.au.