February 11, 2014
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
"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,"
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.