May 10, 2022
National Safe Boating Week will be held from May 21-27, 2022, reminding all boaters to brush up on boating safety skills and prepare for the boating season. This observance week is the annual kick-off of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most…
May 10, 2022
As with any family adventure — safety is the priority. Here are a few things you can do to keep everyone safe and happy while boating: Expect the unexpected. Pack a change of clothes, have extra snacks and water, and don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats. Clear expectations. Establish rules upfront…
April 6, 2022
At the Safe Boating Campaign, we're gearing up for another busy boating summer season. And, we have many resources to support your local outreach efforts.
March 24, 2022
You will see a new label on life jackets in store. What does that mean for you? It does not make your old life jacket obsolete! The most important rule to remember – check your life jacket every year to make sure it still floats you, has no rips or…
March 1, 2022
It only takes a second for something to go wrong when operating a powerboat. Whether taking too sharp of a turn, hitting a wave or wake, running into a submerged object, or steering failure, there are significant reasons to keep you and other boaters safe by always wearing an engine…
February 22, 2022
The Safe Boating Campaign has many free resources to support local outreach efforts.
February 15, 2022
Beginning April 20, new U.S. Coast Guard regulations change extinguisher expiration dates and the minimum classification of fire extinguishers carried aboard newer boats.
January 22, 2022
Many anglers enjoy spending a bright, sunny day on the water in the winter and early spring. It’s peaceful and quiet, and you may just get your best catch of the year. What looks like a perfect day can quickly become hazardous if you end up in frigid waters, so…
January 14, 2022
Join us on May 21, 2021 for Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day! This fun holiday promotes life jacket awareness and use. There are many different comfortable options that work for your boating activity of choice – hunting, fishing, paddling, or boating!
December 28, 2021
Winter is coming fast – and, with that, you’ll need to winterize your boat before freezing temperatures come.