Tag Archives: boating safety

Sea Tow, MarineMax team up on boating safety

Sea Tow Foundation

The Sea Tow Foundation, with support from MarineMax in the form of a generous donation match, is promoting a month of giving for boating safety throughout November. The Sea Tow Foundation fulfills its mission of providing education, tools and resources to promote safe and responsible boating through efforts such as its Life Jacket Loaner Program, Sober Skipper Campaign, Boating Safety ...

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ABYC opens registration for 2023 Standards Week

ABYC announces virtual Standards Week

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of boats, has opened registration for its annual Standards Week, January 9-13, 2023, in New Orleans, La. Standards Week is dedicated to daily Project Technical Committee (PTC) meetings to discuss updates to Supplement 63 for Standards and Technical Information ...

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TowBoatUS launches Weiss Lake operation

“Red is Ready” on Alabama’s Weiss Lake with the opening of TowBoatUS Weiss Lake. Located on the Coosa River Chain, the lake is known by many as the “Crappie Capital of the World.” Company owner Capt. Chris Day also owns TowBoatUS Logan Martin Lake, and TowBoatUS Lake Allatoona in neighboring Georgia. All are part of a nationwide 24/7 on-water assistance ...

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Deadline extended for 2022 National Boating Industry Safety Awards

The Sea Tow Foundation, in cooperation with its Boating Safety Advisory Council, extended the application deadline for the “2022 National Boating Industry Safety Awards” to Saturday, July 30, 2022.  “The Sea Tow Foundation is excited to enter its fourth year hosting the National Boating Industry Safety Awards and to present this year’s awards just prior to the start of IBEX ...

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Coast Guard releases 2021 boating safety statistics

With the pandemic putting more people than ever on the water and consequent rise in boating accidents and fatalities, there’s some better news in the newly released 2021 U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Statistics. The latest Coast Guard report shows double-digit declines year-over-year across the board in the main boating safety indicators: Boating accidents dropped 15.7%, injuries decreased 17.2%, and ...

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Garmin, Sea Tow join forces for boating safety

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced that it is working with Sea Tow Services, International, Inc. to provide members and franchise operators exclusive offers and product training aimed at improving boater safety. Sea Tow franchisees will receive access to special offers on a variety of Garmin marine electronics, including its flagship GPSMAP chartplotter series, full line of ...

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TowBoatUS opens Fort Gibson Lake operation

Recreational boaters who unexpectedly need on-water help for the routine such as towing, ungrounding, battery jump-starts and fuel drop-offs now have professional 24/7 assistance with the opening of TowBoatUS Fort Gibson Lake. The local business was started last summer by Steven Rhoades when he opened his first location, TowBoatUS Grand Lake. It is the third TowBoatUS location in the Sooner ...

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Sea Tow Foundation appoints new Boating Safety Advisory Council members

Sea Tow Foundation - Boating Safety Advisory Council

Nine new marine industry stakeholders were recently elected to serve two-year terms beginning June 1, 2022, on the Sea Tow Foundation’s Boating Safety Advisory Council. Established in 2019, the advisory council collaborates on multiple national boating safety initiatives and also judges and selects the most outstanding efforts by marine industry companies promoting recreational boating safety through its annual “National Boating ...

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Sea Tow Foundation honors franchise owner posthumously

The Sea Tow Foundation honored and celebrated the life and outstanding contributions of former Sea Tow Boston franchise owner, Capt. Steve Winkler, during a special Life Jacket Loaner Station dedication ceremony held on May 26 in Winthrop, Mass. Winkler, the franchise co-owner of Sea Tow Boston for 29 years, passed away suddenly on July 16, 2021 at the age of ...

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NASBLA, MADD partner on BUI campaign

Impaired boating continues to be a leading known contributing factor in fatal recreational boating incidents. Operation Dry Water (ODW) is proud to join boating safety advocates nationwide during National Safe Boating Week, May 21 – 27, 2022, to remind boat operators and passengers of the dangers associated with boating under the influence (BUI). As part of the upcoming holiday weekend, boaters from ...

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