The owner of Port Coquitlam’s Adventure Marine is returning to his youth with the company’s latest contract.
Adventure Marine has received a $14,000 contract to outfit the Navy League of Canada’s fleet of boats with propeller guards to minimize the risk of accidental injury while cadets are participating in on-water activities. Greg Epp, who took over the 35-year-old company in April 2017, is a former cadet.
“I realized we could do more than just sell boat parts at adventure Marine; we could save lives,” said Epp in a Navy League press release.
Late last year, the Navy League approached Epp with some questions about two of Adventure Marine’s products: the safety guard and the line guard. Epp and local cadet corps did some trials in New Westminster on both ultimately selecting the line guard, which encircles the perimeter of the propeller, because it provides safety without compromising speed, said the release.
The Navy League has more than 200 branches across the country which own and operate over 100 boats. Eight branches are in the Vancouver area, including one based in Port Moody, with more than a dozen boats between them.