Safe Boating Practices

Brush Up on Your Boating Skills

Becoming a safer boater is good. Becoming a more competent and confident boater is better yet.

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Keep a Proper Lookout

As boat captain, it’s your responsibility to maintain an unobstructed view from the helm.

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Personal Watercraft Safety

As a PWC operator, you must follow all general boating laws and regulations, as well as some rules and tips specific to PWCs.

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Your Life Jacket Only Works If You Wear It

One doesn’t look foolish in a life jacket. One looks responsible.

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Life Jacket Extras

There are many ways beyond flotation in which your life jacket can become your best friend.

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Why You Should Always Use Your Engine Cutoff Device

Simple and mechanical, it’s practically foolproof—if you’re wearing it.

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Label That Human-Powered Watercraft

Add ownership and phone information to your paddlecraft or small unregistered boat.

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Take on Head Seas More Smoothly

Beat the abuse of head seas with these helpful tips.

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Avoiding, or Dealing with, Flooding

Central to enjoyable boating is keeping water out of the boat.

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Towing Tubes Safely

Riding on towable tubes is one of the most accessible and inclusive ways there is to enjoy the water.

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