Enjoy Boating This Summer With These 4 Boat Safety Tips

It’s time for summer fun in the sun and that means many of you will be getting your recreational vehicles and boats out of storage and getting them prepped for plenty of use this summer.  If you do have a boat and will be spending time on the lakes and rivers near home or while you’re on vacation at distant outdoor recreation locations, make sure you keep several boat safety tips in mind so you have an enjoyable and safe adventure.

Boating Safety

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  1. Know what the weather will be like before you head out on the lake or river.  You don’t want to get caught in the midst of a severe storm without any shelter nearby.
  2. Always make sure your boat is well-equipped with a variety of safety equipment, even if you never use it.  By being prepared for any unexpected emergency with the right equipment, you’ll be ready to take care of any emergencies when they do arise.
  3. Never drink alcohol when operating a boat.  Drunk driving can be done while on the water just as easily as it can on the road, and you should always ensure that you are alert and clear-headed when piloting your craft.
  4. Watch out for swimmers, skiiers, other watercraft, and floating debris.  Some things can lurk just beneath the surface and others can be headed straight for you, so make sure you pay attention to the water around you and don’t pilot your boat at excess and unsafe speeds.

Get the insurance coverage for your watercraft that will give you the peace of mind of knowing you’re covered if the unexpected does happen.  Contact us at Schumacher Insurance Group to learn more!


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