Brunswick offers boater education courses

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Brunswick Corp. is partnering with the United States Power Squadrons to conduct boater education through participating Brunswick boat brand dealerships across the United States.

"As industry leaders, we seized this opportunity to positively impact boating enjoyment," Brunswick Boat Group president Andy Graves said in a statement. "By giving our customers easy access to education by seasoned boaters, we hope to improve the ownership experience and potentially enhance boating safety."

Classes and seminars range from beginner to expert levels covering a variety of topics, including navigation, "Rules of the Road," knot tying, electronics and trailering. Qualified Power Squadrons personnel conduct the courses using facilities provided by Brunswick dealers.

"We are delighted that the Brunswick Boat Group embraces the importance of educating boaters before they take to the water," said Frank Dvorak, United States Power Squadrons chief commander, in a statement. "This will improve the boating experience by helping boaters be safer on the water, as well as avoid costly tickets or embarrassing mistakes. The more competent the boater, the better time they will have on the water."

Many states require some form of boater certification prior to operating an engine-powered vessel, but the Power Squadrons program exceeds the course requirements in every state and satisfies those obligations. Additionally, many insurance companies will discount boat insurance rates for customers who can show that they have completed a Power Squadrons course.

Brunswick boat brands slated to roll out the program through dealerships in the United States include Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Hatteras Yachts, Lowe, Lund, Meridian Yachts, Princecraft, Sea Ray and Trophy.

Related

Service to Send $1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute funds to states to bolster conservation projects and recreational opportunities.

Quick Hits: March 1, 2021

Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard adds SF Marina floating dock array.

Patrick Supports Care Camps

The outdoors camps for children with cancer receive a first-time gift and marketing support from Patrick Industries.

Brunswick Creates Autonomy Position

The company promoted Jason Arbuckle to marine autonomy technology lead, with a focus on incorporating autonomous and driver-assist features into its product line.

STAR BRITE DEBUTS NEW MARINE DESCALING FLUID

Star brite introduces Marine Descaling Fluid—a powerful, easy way to descale raw water-cooled systems using recirculation. It saves time, energy, and a lot of headache, allowing for a faster, cost-effective return-to-service for equipment.

NAW Elects 2021 Officers

Michael Medart of Medart Engine and Marine takes the helm as chairman of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors board.

Caterpillar Names Global Manager

Alex Berg will lead the manufacturer’s pleasure craft and yachting segment.