Don't forget to share safety!

Don't forget to share safety!

As the frontline connection to America's boaters, retailers are the most influential source for boating information

Last year, 658 died while boating, and sadly, most were preventable accidents. The U.S. Coast Guard would like to remind you to share boating safety information with your customers each time you encounter them.

Among others, this includes the importance of:

  • Always wearing life jackets
  • Using an engine cutoff device
  • Avoiding impairment while operating a boat
  • Always have a proper lookout
  • Understanding changing weather conditions
  • Getting a free vessel safety check
  • Knowing the rules of the road, navigation

Recreational Boating Safety Questionnaire


The Recreational Boating Safety Community is interested in your attitudes towards and awareness of boating safety. We appreciate you completing this confidential and anonymous questionnaire. As a token of our appreciation, you will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of two $250 Visa gift cards upon completion. Click here to take the survey.

The U.S. Coast Guard has provided the following videos and articles for you to share with your customers: