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The Coastal Villages “People Propel®” Program was created by the CVRF Board of Directors to meet the demand of the residents of our 20 member villages for safer, more fuel efficient and environmentally cleaner outboards and boats.  The People Propel® Program also assists CVRF residents in buying new fishing nets, ATVs, snow-machines and safety gear.  By using our relationship with vendors, CVRF is helping to facilitate improved purchasing opportunities for our residents.  Additionally, Coastal is contributing CVRF resources to make the prices lower.  Residents can expect prices for the People Propel® items to be significantly below retail prices. 

The first round of CVRF's People Propel® Program was launched in 2012 with boating safety equipment that was provided to CVRF region residents.  Through the People Propel® Program, Coastal hopes to honor all of those from our villages who have lost their lives while boating by making boating safer for our residents in the future.

The CVRF Board has once again extended the program and round 3 is now available via online applications. 

Who May Apply for People Propel® Boats/Outboards/Nets/ATVs/Snow-Machines/Safety Gear?

Only the residents of CVRF’s 20 member villages may apply for this program (See the CVRF Residency Policy).   

After verifying their residency, applicants may apply online at to begin the process.  Applicants are encouraged to work with the dealer of their choice and with a third-party loan provider.  Residents are encouraged to apply online before March 31, 2015.

Future rounds of the program rely on the ability of those who have received loans from CVRF to continue to make their regular agreed upon payments.  Stay tuned for future People Propel catalogs!

Round 1 (2013) results

Of the 423 applications submitted, 226 were approved to purchase 151 outboards, 43 boats, and 20 fishing nets. 

Round 2 (2014) results

Of the 638 applications submitted, 281 were approved to purchase 95 boats, 197 outboards, 55 safety kits and 110 fishing nets or other equipment.


Please contact your nearest CSC for more information or visit the online catalog at