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Become a Boating Safety Advocate
For those who love to geek out over words – according to Webster’s dictionary – an advocate is one who pleads the cause of another, who defends or maintains a cause, or who supports or promotes the interests of a cause or group. The Safe Boating Campaign is a worldwide…
Wear It Launch Signs Available
More boaters are on the waterways and it’s important that they are responsible to limit unnecessary risk to other boaters, law enforcement, first responders, and themselves. Due to COVID-19, many outreach opportunities were canceled, making launch point safety reminders more important than ever. We want to help. For a limited…
Marine Retailers Association of America Helps Keep Boaters Safe During COVID-19
For many of us, summer is the best time of year because it means fun times on the water with family and friends. This summer can be just as enjoyable, even during COVID-19, if everyone takes a few simple safety measures. As communities gradually begin re-opening and boaters take to…
Fourth of July Boating Safety Information
The best boating experience is a safe boating experience. The Fourth of July is one of the busiest weekends for boating. Do your part and be responsible in the water. The Safe Boating Campaign offers these safety tips for safely enjoying the Memorial holiday: Wear a life jacket. Make sure…
Safe Boating Campaign Reminds Boaters to Boat Safe this Fourth of July
The Safe Boating Campaign, a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating, reminds boaters to boat sober this Fourth of July. Boating under the influence, or BUI, is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. “The July 4 holiday is around the corner, and…
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Operation Dry Water Reminds Boaters to Boat Sober
Operation Dry Water and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) are reminding boaters throughout the summer boating season to boat sober. Unfortunately, alcohol use by both operators and passengers often becomes part of these activities, causing an increase in the number of injuries, incidents and fatalities on…
Take the Pledge. Real Boaters Wear It.
Recreational boating and water activities are enjoyed by millions of Americans each year. Boating safety advocates recommend all boaters and passengers not only have a life jacket, but wear it at all times while boating. Regardless of your age or experience level, the data shows the life jackets save lives.…
How to Get a Boating License
Each state determines the requirements for operating a powerboat, sailboat or personal watercraft (PWC) on the waters in its jurisdiction, and most require some sort of boating safety and education certificate, which may be called a boating license. In most cases the boat license course can be completed online, and…
National Fishing and Boating Week is June 6-14
The water is open! Take this opportunity to enjoy the outdoors safely, practice social distancing, and spend quality time with your family. National Fishing and Boating Week will take place June 6-14th, 2020. Learn more from our friends at Take Me Fishing.
Memorial Day Weekend Holiday Safety Information
The Memorial Day weekend holiday is the unofficial kick-off of the summer boating season. The National Safe Boating Council, a lead organization of the Safe Boating Campaign, encourages boaters to be responsible at all times while on the water. “In many areas, the water is open, however, it’s more important…

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