2013-10-07 20:40:32 - SVSU replaces research boat with Manitou Pontoon Boat.
LANSING, Mich. — Saginaw Valley State University replaced their research boat with a 24-foot Manitou Pontoon Boat. The new Oasis Pontoon Boat, dubbed the Cardinal II, will be used by the Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute at SVSU to conduct environmental research on the Saginaw Bay and its attached waterways, the Kawkawlin and Saginaw rivers.
The Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute allows students to enhance their learning by applying classroom principles to research in the field. Recent grants awarded to the institute have allowed for greater funding of undergraduate research and investment in research instruments, including the new Oasis pontoon boat.
The new pontoon is considered an upgrade of the Cardinal I due to its larger size and improved speed and
maneuverability. The Cardinal II can comfortably accommodate more student researchers and equipment than the previous research boat. Researchers will also be able to explore and move about larger waterways quicker with the new vessel.
Manitou Boats is very honored by SVSU’s selection.
“When we found out that SVSU had chosen our Oasis SHP for their research vessel we were thrilled. Being able to assist a college in our home state is something we are very proud of,” said Greg VanWagenen, Director of Marketing and Communications at Manitou.
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Manitou Boats is a leading manufacturer of leisure, luxury, and performance pontoon boats. Manitou is committed to ensuring excellent quality, service, performance, and design. For more information, visit www.manitouboats.com