Engine noise can be a disturbance in nature and for many sensitive animal species. By reducing speed slightly, you can reduce noise and contribute to even better boating, for people, nature and the environment.
Always use current charts that provide information about locations where you should take extra care - or which you should completely avoid.
Combustion engines are not good for nature. We know that. We work continuously to reduce emissions by developing newer and cleaner engines. But you can also help. Service your engine regularly and avoid unnecessary idling and frequent rapid acceleration.
Choose the best environmental alternative when you refuel. Always check that the fuel is correct for the engine. Avoid spilling fuel.
Remember that modern engines are much cleaner than their predecessors.
Backwash and wakes
The backwash and wake after a boat can create major problems. It is therefore important to keep to speed limits and adjust your speed to reduce the wake.
Planing boats create the largest wake at speeds just prior to planing. Accordingly, avoid this speed interval in narrow channels.