WILTON MANORS, Fla. — Marine University is bringing in National Safe Boating week by training dealers to offer the Boater101 Hands-On Course, the group said in a release. Funded through a U.S. Coast Guard grant award, the expanded Hands-On program is now being rolled out in a Pilot Program at boat dealerships nationwide.
Participating dealers include; MarineMax in Pompano Beach, Fla., Intermarine in Dania Beach, Fla., and Mt. Dora Boating Center in Mount Dora, Fla. Four additional dealers have signed up for training in June including Duchow’s Boat Center in Pewaukee, Wis., Gordy’s Lakefront Marina in Fox Lake, Ill., Hoffmaster’s Marina in Woodbridge, Va., and Trenton Marine Center in Trenton, N.J.
"National Safe Boating Week is an ideal time to start rolling out Marine University’s hands-on program,” said Susan Engle, President of Marine University. “The U.S. Coast Guard has offered dealers an ideal opportunity to expand their suite of services to include standardized Hands-On education at minimal cost to the dealership. This opportunity is a win-win for all involved.”
Following the training session, dealers will be trained to offer both the Boater101 classroom and hands-on courses. Space is still available for additional dealers to participate. Interested dealers should contact Christa Jewett via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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