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Boston Whaler Achieves 3 Million Hours Without Lost Time Incident



Edgewater, Fla. (April 11, 2012) - Boston Whaler is proud to announce that its manufacturing facility has reached three million hours without a lost-time accident or illness. The facility has a long history of emphasizing and practicing worker safety in the production of its high-quality, "unsinkable" boats.

"Safety and quality are a part of the Boston Whaler culture, and the extraordinary achievement of three million hours is a testament to that commitment," says Boston Whaler President, Tim Schiek. "Our employees care about what they do, and about the Whaler brand. This record is affirmation of that passion."

A commitment to best practice, constant technical improvements and open communication has resulted in Boston Whaler's incredible safety record. All employees must adhere to not only the Company's strict standards, but also those of external oversight organizations, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). State-of-the-art equipment and technical upgrades ensure the most seamless production possible, and written safety policies and procedures are continually updated based on new equipment, new products or suggestions from employees.

"The care it takes to reach three million hours without a lost-time incident reflects the overall commitment of the Boston Whaler brand to its product and customers," Schiek says. "Safe practices lead to more efficient production and better quality---all things Whaler owners have come to expect from the brand over the years."

Boston Whaler also puts great effort into getting all employees involved with its safety programs. Employees can submit their suggestions for how to improve certain aspects of manufacturing safety---from the smallest detailed procedures to general day-to-day processes. As a bonus, employees receive appropriate recognition when their safety proposals have been successfully implemented.

"Safest boats, safest employees," Schiek continues. "That has been our motto as we've moved toward and beyond the three million hours."

For more information on Boston Whaler and its line of legendary boats, visit www.bostonwhaler.com.

About Boston Whaler: For more than 50 years, Boston Whaler has been building superior quality unsinkable sportfishing, pleasure and yacht tender boats. Founded in 1958 and currently headquartered in Edgewater, Fla., the company's unique foam-cored construction process contributes not only unsurpassed flotation, but also superior ride characteristics and durability. The current product line ranges from 11 to 37 feet and is distributed around the world by a network of exceptional dealers. For more information about The Unsinkable Legend, please visit www.bostonwhaler.com. Boston Whaler is owned by Brunswick Corporation, the largest marine manufacturer in the world.

About Brunswick: Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity" in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, and Diversified Marine parts and accessories distributors; Arvor, Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Hatteras, Lowe, Lowe Pontoons, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Triton Aluminum, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables and foosball tables. For more information, visit www.brunswick.com.

Contact: Traci Davis
Phone: 386.409.6419
Email: tdavis@whaler.com