Stingray & the Environment
Throughout its history, Stingray Boats 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
Z-plane hull, our
state of the art robotic-driven production facility, and our
comprehensive web site.
In 1999, when low styrene laminating resins and gelcoats
became available, Stingray was the only U.S. boat manufacturer to begin using
them in all products that model year. Those materials meet California's strict
The combination of these low VOC materials
coupled with the latest in low pressure, high temperature spray
equipment 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 move into the future, 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 adopted by STINGRAY allow the company to be 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. Stingray recycles over 100,000 pounds of
cardboard per year 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.