Kill cords: the industry and boating bodies respond

Find out where relevant companies and associations stand on the issue of kill cord safety

Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine
is committed to keeping our boaters safe, and the safety lanyard/switch provides a positive influence on boating safety. We encourage boatbuilders to install lanyards on all boats and urge customers to use them while operating a boat.

Additionally, we helped create and we support recommended compliance from the American Boat and Yacht Council regarding the approved standards for installation of safety lanyards and switches.

Mercury outboard engines with tiller handles and all Mercury engines with panel and side-mount controls are equipped with lanyard switches, and Mercury offers accessory lanyard/switch kits for installation on all Mercury engines. We strongly support the use of safety lanyards and switches.

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