All Freedom Boat Club vessels come equipped from the manufacturer with an emergency engine cut off switch. This particular device is used to turn the engine off in the event the vessels skipper moves away from the helm or falls in the water. The engine cut off switch has an lanyard between the skipper and the switch. When the lanyard end piece is removed, the engine will turn off. By using this one device it can easily save lives!
Video: How to Use a Safety Lanyard
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The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) in July published updated American National Standards for sailing, paddling and on-water instruction in human-propelled boating. The ABYC published an updated standard for on-water instruction in entry-level powerboat operation in December. The standards maintenance process takes place every five years to ensure standards remain current and relevant. Two […]Read More
Boating Safety Has Improved Nationally Says Water Sports Foundation, Resulting in Fewer Incidents and Fatalities￼
U.S. Coast Guard reports boating safety figure improvements in 2021 despite historic growth in new boat ownership. WSF credits increased safety course enrollment. ORLANDO, Fla., August 16, 2022 – The U.S. Coast Guard’s latest 2021 Recreational Boating Statistics Report revealed boating safety improved with a 15.4% drop in the fatality rate per 100,000 registered […]Read More