Staying Safe on the Water With MarineMax

In boating, safety is one of the first things to think about before heading out on the water. No matter what level of experience you have or type of boat you are on, knowing what to do and preparing before going is key to enjoying time out on the water. To assist with keeping you safe, your local MarineMax has developed resources that allow every boater to learn the best safety practices and gain confidence while operating a boat. With the tools, engaging boat safety courses and seminars below, we can help you stay safe on the water while having fun! 

Tips and Tricks Every Boater Should Know

  • Captain Keith leading a Women on Water Class

    Free Boating Safety Classes Galore

    MarineMax is your one-stop-resource for boating safety classes. From Boating 101 to Kids in Boating, we have safety courses for all age groups and skillset. Our safety events and classes will touch base on everything you need to keep you and your crew protected while out on the water. Our skilled instructors will be happy to answer all your questions during these live events—even on fishing safety. Take a look below, contact your local store, and be sure to download our MarineMax App to help stay on top of the classes offered! 
  • Captain’s Orientation

    Every family that purchases a boat from MarineMax receives a full Captain’s Orientation, which familiarizes boaters with controls and systems on board to help operate their boat safely and confidently. Don’t forget to take notes and ask all you need to know to stay safe on your new boat!
  • Boating 101

    Join this hands-on boating course that will welcome you into the world of boating. Learn the basics that every boater should know to operate a boat safely and with confidence.
  • Women On Water® (WOW)

    Ladies get to take the helm in this class. In a relaxed setting, MarineMax instructors will teach the rules of the water, safety, handling the lines, docking, and more!
  • Kids in Boating

    This fun and family-friendly class helps children get comfortable with boating and boating safety—making life on the water better for the whole family.
  • Getaways!®


    Exclusive group trips to local and distant destinations. From day trips to weeklong guided voyages that build experience and confidence as well as friendships.
  • Tips for Safe Fishing

    Fishing from a boat allows for so much more opportunity for catching fish. However, it also provides more chances for dangerous mistakes to take the fun out of your day. Here are five tips you should know before you go to stay safe on the water.

  • Boating Tips LIVE

    Join hosts Captain Keith and Captain Nick for weekly chats about all-things boating—and boating safety is a hot topic. The captains will field viewer questions LIVE during the broadcast, so don't be shy!

  • Read our Boating Safety Press Release

    Take a glimpse at our fact-packed press release on boating safety. Read all about how boating safety is of the utmost importance. With busy boating holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day right around the corner, we encourage you to review important boating safety tips or attend a class before you set out on the water.

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