Boat Safety

Beware Boat Buyer Blindness

Fun, fast, affordable, and trailerable, the Nacra 18 has a bit of a blind spot when the spinnaker is up, especially if it is your euphoric first ride and you are'nt vigilant.

Taking delivery of a new boat, whether it's used or off the shelf, can be a heady time -- sometimes too heady. Some years ago when I was managing a … [Read more...]

A First Step to Boat Safety – How to Write a Float Plan

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A float plan is a first step in boating safety that happens before you even leave dry land. It sounds simple: just leave a note telling people where … [Read more...]

Even if You Have a GPS for Your Boat, You Still Need a Compass

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In the age of GPS units and digital mapping software, using a compass might seem like a needless skill. According to an article on News-Press.com, the … [Read more...]

Outboard Motor Safety Alert System Makes Boating Safer

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Powersport Innovations introduces the Safety Alert System for outboard motors. An amber LED light mounted on the outboard motor alerts other boaters that … [Read more...]

Newly Patented Safety Alert System Makes PWCs Safer

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To create a safer recreational environment on water and land, PWC Industries Inc. introduces the ground-breaking Safety Alert System. Its bright LED light … [Read more...]

Tracking Device Leads Florida Sheriff’s Department To Stolen Boat Within 60 Minutes

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Paradox Marine reports that the Nav-Tracker 2.0 wireless boat location and GPS tracking system helped recover a $200,000 35-foot Fountain boat within 60 … [Read more...]

Prepare Your Boat For Hurricane Season Now

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With the start of hurricane season, the BoatUS homepage offers tips that can help your boat make it through this storm season.  Among the suggestions … [Read more...]

Coast Guard’s new Response Boat-Medium goes into service

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The Coast Guard's new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium (RB-M), makes its debut today in Virginia Beach, Virginia. If the photo above is any indication, the … [Read more...]