Tag Archives: boating safety

Supporting boating safety on GivingTuesday

BoatUS Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday, the annual global movement that encourages people to do good, will again take place on December 1. For boaters wishing to make boating safer and waters cleaner, donating to the BoatUS Foundation’s “B.O.A.T. – Bring On Another Thousand” Giving Tuesday fundraiser helps makes boating better for all recreational boaters. “While we aren’t asking for $1,000 from a single person, we are ...

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Sea Tow Foundation accepting Life Jacket Loaner Station applications

The Sea Tow Foundation – a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading awareness of safe boating practices – has announced that those passionate about boating and saving lives through life jacket use, can apply to host a loaner station, or restock one in their community. As part of a grant administered through the U.S. Coast Guard’s Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust ...

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Water Sports Foundation welcomes new content director

Jeff Moag

The Water Sports Foundation welcomes outdoor writer and editor Jeff Moag as its new content director, with responsibility for managing the non-profit’s media campaigns promoting safe boating and paddling. Moag will also oversee development of a new website and expanded social-media presence for the leading boating-safety foundation established in 2004. Moag was editor-in-chief of Canoe & Kayak magazine for eight ...

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2020 Operation Dry Water award winners announced

Operation Dry Water

The Operation Dry Water Awards Program recognizes law enforcement officers and agencies that are making a positive impact on the recreational boating community through the deterrence of boating under the influence (BUI). These law enforcement officers and agencies participate in the national Operation Dry Water campaign and make a difference in recreational boating safety by raising awareness about the dangers of boating under ...

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Sea Tow Foundation building database for life jacket stations

The Sea Tow Foundation – a national nonprofit dedicated to the education and awareness of safe boating practices – announced that it is collecting data from individuals and organizations around the country that operate life jacket loaner stations in an effort to create a national database of their locations. As part of a grant through the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust ...

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Did you see that article in The New York Times?

The New York Times Boat Business Is Booming

By David Gee The good news is The New York Times recently ran a glowing article called The Boat Business Is Booming. You might have seen it. They interviewed dealers (including Quality Boats; Boating Industry 2019 Top 100 Dealer of the Year) who report sales are up in every category, highlighting the fact many boats are going to first-time buyers. ...

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Wake sport presentation shifts to safety advocacy

During his presentation "For the Love of Wake Sports" at the Discover Boating Experience during six 2020 NMMA boat shows, Zenon Bilas noticed a worrying trend among the audience. Few consumers knew anything about safety as it relates to wake sport driving and equipment. Bilas has set a course to change this. "There's very little information available on how to ...

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Sea Tow Foundation appoints new Sober Skipper council members

The Sea Tow Foundation has appointed seven new marine industry stakeholders to serve on its North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council which was established in 2019. This new slate joins a dozen inaugural council members and will collaborate on a variety of strategies and tactics to promote greater awareness and adoption of boating safety initiatives and messages both within the ...

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Sea Tow Foundation adds 87 new life jacket stations

The Sea Tow Foundation – a national nonprofit dedicated to the education and awareness of safe boating practices – announced that it has partnered with an additional 87 organizations and agencies to add new or restock existing Life Jacket Loaner Stations for the 2020 Summer boating season. With more than 650 Life Jacket Loaner Stations already located throughout the United States, the Sea Tow ...

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Ready to Boat launches on Boaters University

Ready to Boat by Ritchie Navigation

Ritchie Navigation's educational program Ready to Boat has launched on Boaters University. It was designed to provide boaters of all experience levels with the safety and navigation skills needed to enjoy their time on the water, taught in an entertaining online environment. Ready to Boat provides boatbuilders with boating safety information that they, in turn, pass on to their new ...

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