Stingray & the Environment
Throughout its history, Stingray Powerboats has "marched to the
beat of a different drum". While other manufacturers have relied on
conventional methods and the technology of the day, Stingray has always
searched for the unconventional ... with a look toward tomorrow. This
has been true as evidenced by our many
"firsts" in the industry such as our
patented zp-hull, our
state of the art robotic-driven production facility, and our
comprehensive web site.
Stingray is setting the standard, being the only U.S.
boat manufacturer that used new low styrene laminating resins and gelcoats
in all its 1999 products. These new materials (not available until 1999)
meet California's strict environmental
The combination of these low VOC materials
coupled with the latest in low pressure, high temperature spray
equipment has reduced Stingray's stack emissions per boat by more
Every new Stingray is equipped with a fuel vent surge
protector -- a simple solution to venting fuel tanks without spillage.
This innovation helps avoid refueling spills which contaminate our lakes
and rivers. Stingray uses 4-cycle engines for power, which can be four
to ten times cleaner than 2-cycle outboards, not to mention being more
fuel efficient. Better fuel efficiency translates into less fuel
consumption but more importantly, less carbon dioxide emission.
As we prepare to enter the new millennium, that same "drum"
has led us to focus on the development of environmentally friendly
products and advanced technologies that lead to lower per boat
emissions, greater fuel efficiency and reduced waste ... all of which
add up to a cleaner environment.
Being a leader in marine environmental technology is
more than just a philosophy -- it's a commitment designed to help ensure
the preservation of our natural resources for generations to come. Production
initiatives are already underway making all of our models even more ozone
friendly. These initiatives, although more costly, are just some of the ways
Stingray is helping to protect our fragile ecosystem.
Stingray is committed to an aggressive recycling program.
Waste materials such as cardboard, composites, foam, stainless steel, plastics,
aluminum, pallets and metal drums never find their way to the landfill. Instead
they are recycled for reuse. Last year Stingray recycled over 100,000 pounds of
cardboard alone! The preservation of landfill space is just another example of
Stingray's commitment to energy conservation and waste reduction.
As a boater, you too can play a part in helping to protect
our fragile environment. Our
Boaters and the Environment page contains information that
will help you become an environmentally friendly boater.