Boating Safety Tips

Boating Safety Tips

SUMMER BOATING SAFETY TIPS

As the boating season begins, millions of Americans will be participating in recreational boating. While these excursions are full of fun and leisure, the number one priority for every boater should be safety.

Remember that it is important to take the necessary steps to make sure everyone on board stays safe. Here are some tips to ensure you, your family, and friends are safe while on the water.

1. BEFORE YOU GO

  • Boating Safety Course
  • Vessel Safety Check
  • Pre-Departure Checklist
  • Check the Weather
  • File a Float Plan

2. WHAT YOU NEED

  • Life Jackets
  • Throwable Flotation Aids
  • Visual Distress Signals
  • Sound Producing Devices
  • Engine Cut-Off Devices

3. ON THE BOAT

  • Be Aware
  • Boat Sober
  • Life Jackets
  • Navigation Aids

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