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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Oswego, N.Y. With the significant increase in boat sales and new boat owners this year, New York Sea Grant is encouraging all boat owners to be thinking ahead about boat storage and winterizing needs. New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist David G. "Dave" White II suggests that, even while boaters are still

tags: Boating 101, Lake Ontario, Safety, Storage, Winterization

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

“Tough Luck!” That’s what the Federal Communications Commission seems to be saying to all recreational boaters who rely on the accuracy of GPS, and the Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is leading the effort to bring the issue to the attention of the nation’s boaters. A controversial FCC

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Law & Politics, Navigation, Safety

Monday, September 7, 2020

Owned by the Marine Industries of South Florida and produced by Informa Markets, FLIBS, the largest in-water boat show on the seven seas, with over 80% of the show taking place in open-air outdoor spaces, will return to the Yachting Capital of the World from October 28 through November 1 with enhanced health and safety measures in

tags: Law & Politics, Navigation, Safety

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Summer on the Great Lakes is beautiful, and boaters have been spending every second they can on the water. That means that summer on the Great Lakes has also been busy for the United States Coast Guard, as they work to ensure boaters remain safe. As of late July, there have been more than 1,700 search and rescue cases, 130 more than

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Charity, Great Lakes, Safety

Friday, September 4, 2020

For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety group cautions, however, that boating traffic and

tags: Safety

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Mark Zitnik insists he was just doing his job, though the off-duty officer recently risked his own life to save a swimmer from strong Lake Superior currents. Zitnik and his family were enjoying a Saturday afternoon (July 25) boating on Munising Bay in Alger County. As

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Feel Good Story, Lake Superior, Safety

Monday, August 10, 2020

It’s a message that bears repeating, especially during the final stretch of Michigan summer. When swimming, kayaking, boating or fishing, put safety first and never underestimate weather, water conditions or the value of a life jacket. Strong currents can happen in all water types and depths, even shallow water. Lt. Gerald

tags: Boating 101, Canoes & Kayaks, Dept of Natural Resources, Safety

Saturday, July 25, 2020

The U.S. Boat Shows division of Informa Markets, the leading exhibitions organizer that operates the world’s leading international boat and yacht events, including the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), is introducing AllSecure, a newly enhanced approach to health and safety at all of its events. This announcement

tags: Boat Show, COVID-19, Safety, South Coast

Friday, July 24, 2020

Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine electronics, announced today its revolution in marine VHF technology – Cortex – has completed certification requirements and will ship to distributors beginning late July. Cortex is the world’s first marine VHF radio with wireless touchscreen handsets,

tags: Electronics, Retrofitting, Safety, Travel

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters? “Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,” says BoatUS Foundation Assistant Director of

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Safety, Water Toys

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