ACR Electronics, Inc., a leader in safety and signaling technologies, announces their newest brand ambassador - George Poveromo, nationally recognized saltwater fisherman and host of the NBC Sports Network TV series, "George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing".
A world-renowned angling authority and long-time customer of ACR, George Poveromo has also experienced his own close call at sea. While off the Florida Keys in 2012, George was pulled overboard while hooked to a 256 pound swordfish, which he ultimately went on to catch. With this experience serving as a prime example that the unexpected can happen even to the most experienced fisherman, Poveromo now touts the merits of safe boating and fishing among his strong following of saltwater fishing enthusiast.
"The very first EPIRB I purchased was an ACR, and every one since has been an ACR, because of their untouchable reputation in the marine safety field", said Poveromo.
Together, ACR and Poveromo are getting the word out to offshore boaters that 406 MHz beacons are a small price to pay for lifesaving technology and should never be viewed as optional gear. "People tend to associate boating mishaps with sinking," said Poveromo. "But what if there's an electrical fire and you need to abandon the vessel, or if you fall overboard at night and no one notices? There are inherent dangers associated with offshore fishing and boating, and that's why every sea-going vessel should carry an ACR EPIRB as well as personal locator beacons. You can't put a price tag on the safety of your family and friends who are on board for a fun day of fishing," added Poveromo.
Learn more about ACR's 406 MHz beacons on George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing show on NBC Sports or at his Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series.