There is no doubt that alcohol while boating can have fatal consequences. The U.S. Coast Guard reported that alcohol was the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents in 2020. All boat operators should be aware of the consequences of drinking before turning on the ignition and exiting the dock!
Warm weather and rising water temperatures lead hundreds of thousands of people nationwide to participate in a common pastime, recreational boating. As you prepare to rent a boat, most likely on a busy waterway, please consider all risks and properly educate yourself before you enter the water.
Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the busy summer boating season. Keep these safety tips from boating from Water Safety Outreach Coordinator of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Lisa Dugan as you prepare to enjoy the Memorial holiday on the water!
A personal watercraft is an extremely fast and unbelievably powerful recreational vessel. They are incredibly fun to operate, but also pose a dangerous risk if operated irresponsibly. Many boaters seek out renting a PWC without taking the proper precautions. Here are some tips on how you can prepare for your PWC adventure!
Rental Boat Safety, a campaign funded by the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, provides free boating safety training resources to increase safe boating practices on waterways nationwide.
Whether you’re planning your summer vacation or gearing up for a full day of fishing, finding a rental livery that prioritizes your safety is essential. Our Rental Boat Safety Community includes hundreds of rental liveries that partner with us to promote boating safety utilizing our FREE training videos and resources.
With the holidays approaching it is time for the shopping to begin. We believe your friends and family deserve a little something special this year. We have crafted our 3rd annual Holiday Gift Guide created especially for those who love spending time on the water.
Renting a boat during cooler months can be a special way to enjoy the great outdoors in a unique way. With proper preparation and caution, participating in water related activities during the fall and winter months can be a fun adventure.
After being stuck inside due to cooler weather (and COVID-19!) we know everyone is ready to enjoy the sunshine on a boat! As you are all preparing to dive headfirst into boating season, we wanted to provide you with some key information to utilize before you leave the dock.
If you’re planning to rent a boat, it is important to take the proper precautions to keep your child safe when on, in, or even near the water. Please remember that life jackets are a vital part of keeping you and your family safe when renting a recreational water vessel.
When you’re planning on renting a boat and spending the day on the water with your family, one of the most important things you need to do is check the weather forecast for your area. There are several very important things you should do if bad weather strikes.