ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The AustinBlu Foundation was formed in 2015, in the wake of a tragedy involving two young boaters from Jupiter, Florida, who were lost at sea on July 24th, 2015. Austin Blu Stephanos was one of those boys and the namesake of this foundation.
The boys virtually grew up on the water; boating, fishing, diving or swimming nearly every day. They worked at a tackle shop together and immersed themselves in the salt-life of the ocean. This Foundation is rooted in Austin’s lifelong love of the sea and his desire to share that love and enjoy the beauty and excitement of the ocean at every possible opportunity. Austin's life story is as much a love story as a cautionary tale. The ocean was the love of his life; the lesson of his life is to take every precaution when enjoying the majesty, beauty and power of our oceans.
We respectfully ask that you join us in our efforts to help more people safely experience the majesty, beauty and power of our oceans.
FLORIDA BOAT OWNERS! GET A DISCOUNT ON YOUR VESSEL REGISTRATION!
The Foundation's “Beacon Bill” has won unanimous approval from the Florida House and Senate. The Bill offers Florida boat owners a discount on their vessel registration fee if they have a registered EPIRB (emergency position-indicating radio beacon) on the vessel. The goal of the bill is to encourage the use of devices like EPIRBs and PLBs (personal locator beacon) which can help the Coast Guard and other search-and-rescue authorities locate boaters in distress.
FOR DETAILS, VISIT: https://www.flhsmv.gov/motor-vehicles-tags-titles/vessels/epirb-plb-incentives/