Evinrude, ABYC and Rhode River Marina Support the Riverkeeper

John Adey, president of the American Boat & Yacht Council, facilitated an engine donation and installation for the West/Rhode Riverkeeper by Evinrude and the Rhode River Marina and Boat Sales.

According to riverkeeper Jeff Holland, “Our old 50-horsepower outboard died last season. With this new motor, we’re once again able to conduct water-quality monitoring with our corps of citizen-scientist volunteers.”

The factory-refurbished replacement is 90-horsepower, and it was installed and rigged by the Rhode River Marina staff at no charge.

“I am so glad to be able to put our relationships with Evinrude and the West/Rhode Riverkeeper together,” says Adey. “Having ABYC member and Evinrude dealer Rhode River Marina do the rigging is the perfect complement to this donated engine.”

“We’re excited to support the important conservation work of the West/Rhode Riverkeeper,” said Evinrude’s Jeff Wasil. “Their dedication to water resource management will ensure that recreational boaters continue to have access to safe and healthy waterways.” 

ABYC, headquartered in Annapolis, has developed and set boat design and construction safety standards since 1954. Evinrude’s revolutionary EPA-approved two-stroke marine engines are built in Sturtevant, Wis. Rhode River Marina is a full-service boat and boat sales facility at the end of Germantown Road along the idyllic Rhode River in Edgewater, Md. 

Mike Ogar