Autopilot on the Seas

Operating your watercraft on autopilot seems enticing. As your yacht captains itself, you are freed up to pay closer attention to maintaining a clear lookout on the water ahead along with your navigation and communication equipment. However, with the convenience of having an autopilot system, there is some potential for relying on and placing too much confidence in autopilot technology. Continue reading

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Electric Shock Drowning: A Hidden and Deadly Threat to Swimmers

You probably know not to use a hair dryer or other electrical appliance when taking a bath, due to the potential risk of electric shock or even electrocution. But you may not realize that a boat or marina that is … Continue reading

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Boat Safety With Kids On Board

Summer is here, and many families are headed for the water. Ensuring safety on boats is crucial – especially when there are teens or children onboard. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 12 children under the age of 13 lost … Continue reading

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Boating Basics Are Anything But Trivial

Understanding the main causes of accidents and maintaining boating safety awareness is crucial in helping to avoid accidents. Continue reading

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Ahoy Matey, Ready To Launch?

For millions of boaters around the world, it’s time to de-winterize your watercraft and get ready for the year’s maiden voyage! Annual preparation and maintenance are a must to help ensure a safe boating season. Take this brief quiz, assess your water safety and see if you’re ready for launch:
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