Selected Boating Safety Bulletins

Selected Boating Safety Bulletins

This page contains selected news about safety hazards. It is not intended to be, nor is it possible to be, a complete source of safety bulletins issued by any or all authorities, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive treatment of any of the subjects discussed. The...
Marina Safety

Marina Safety

Tens of thousands of waterfront communities around the world depend upon local marinas to serve as safe, family-friendly gateways to the boating experience. In 1928, the word “marina” was used for the first time in the U. S. by the National Association of...
Boater Precautions Post 9/11

Boater Precautions Post 9/11

The safety of the recreational boater hasn’t been compromised in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks aimed at New York City and Washington, DC. Americans were asked to carry on, enjoy their leisure time, and not let terrorists or terrorism...
Boat Trailering Tips

Boat Trailering Tips

Over 95% of recreational boats in the U. S. are trailerable. If you’re a trailer-boater like me, you know that our recurring nightmare is looking into the rear view mirror and seeing our trailer, with boat astride, departing company with our tow vehicle....
Personal Watercraft

Personal Watercraft

In the state of Utah, mandatory youth education cut PWC accidents by 45% in 1996 and another 59% in 1997, according to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). “A PERSONAL WATERCRAFT IS A POWERBOAT, NOT A TOY. IF YOU OPERATE ONE,...
Canoes & Kayaks

Canoes & Kayaks

I think we can safely say that paddle boaters were here first! And now, as recreation, the number of people involved in some type of paddle sport is rising. Paddleboaters are now the fastest growing segment of the boating community. Growth in the sport exceeds 270%...
Get Local Knowledge

Get Local Knowledge

Boating in an unfamiliar area, whether on a fishing trip or vacation, is much safer and more pleasurable if you can take advantage of dependable, local knowledge. These friends have volunteered to give you information about their local boating area, or about other...
Boating Safety Courses

Boating Safety Courses

Each year, more than 700 people of all ages lose their lives in boating accidents. Statistics show that very few of those boaters had any formal boater safety education. Also each year, more states are passing legislation requiring boater education in order to operate...