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Don’t Try This at Home (or the Lake House)

Some of the most important decisions you make while boating happen before you even leave shore—like whether or not to knock back a few beers. Although it can be tempting to enjoy a drink or two while out on the water, booze and boating really don’t mix. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol is […]

Professional Angler Scott Martin On Sober Boating

Professional Angler Scott Martin reminds boaters that operating a boat under the impairment of alcohol or drugs is a really bad idea. Alcohol is the number one leading contributor to boating accidents. Take the pledge and Ride Dry, Drive Dry or at least designate a sober skipper.

Balancing Act

You’re the captain of your vessel. Act like it. This short, but very clever video depiction is an important reminder for boaters that operating a boat while impaired is dangerous and could be costly. It’s just not worth the risk!

Heroic Boating Rescue at Destin Pass

Sgt. Brian Parkton knew the situation could turn bad in a heartbeat. The veteran marine patrol officer was responding to reports of a boat in trouble with nine people, including three children, still on board. The 21-foot open motorboat had filled with water and lost power at the mouth of Destin Pass, a northwest Florida […]

Doug Stange of The Sportsman Channel Shares His Best Advice

This video reminds boaters that operating a boat under the impairment of alcohol or drugs is a really bad idea. Alcohol is the number one leading contributor to boating accidents. Take the pledge and Ride Dry, Drive Dry or at least designate a sober skipper.

Statistics, Reports & Data

Recreational Boating Statistics 2020

An annual compilation of recreational boating statistics in the United States, compiled by the U.S. Coast Guard using data supplied by the U.S. states and territories. Recreational Boating Statistics 2020 was released on June 30, 2021. New reports are published in early summer using certified data from the previous year.

Deaths by Vessel Type by Year, including Canoe, Kayak & SUP, 2011-2020

Table showing deaths by vessel type, by year, from 2011 through 2020, including canoe, kayak and SUP.

Most Recent Images & Video

Photos: Family Fishing on a Boat

These photos show family members enjoying fishing from a boat, while wearing properly-fitting life jackets.

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Safe Boaters Are Happy Boaters!

Social media graphics – Safe Boaters are Happy Boaters!

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Buckle Up For Boating Fun!

Social media graphics with Buckle Up For Boating Fun message

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