May 20-26, 2023

National Safe Boating Week

With warmer weather comes more time for boating and it’s important to make sure boating safety is always top of mind. Before leaving the dock, it’s always smart to familiarize yourself with necessary boating safety skills while ensuring you have what you need onboard for a safe day out on the water. It’s also important you have proper boat insurance to protect you from the financial loss associated with accidents, theft or damage to your boat.

To celebrate National Safe Boating Week, check out some tips and resources below to help get your next adventure off to a safe start.
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Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day | May 19, 2023

Whether your job is on land, at sea, or in the air, kick-off National Safe Boating Week by reminding others the importance of life jackets and boating safety. On Friday, May 19, 2023, come to work dressed to impress in your properly fitted life vest for Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day! Have some fun while you’re at it and snap a photo for social media using the hashtag #WearYourLifeJacketAtWorkDay. By participating in this global awareness effort, you can do your part to encourage boaters to make responsible decisions while out on the water.
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Boating Safety

We’ve compiled key boating safety tips and resources.
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Float Plan

Learn how to file a float plan for safe travels.
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Boating Essentials Checklist

Five overlooked accessories every vessel should include onboard.
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Get Your Boat in Shipshape

Time to think about the tasks needed to get your boat ready for spring and summer on the water.
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U.S. Coastguard Boating Safety Resources

By staying safe on the water, your boating adventures are endless. For more boating safety information and resources, check out the U.S. Coastguard website where you can find safety courses near you, federal and state boating laws and regulations, boating FAQs, and more.

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