Boat Safety - Get Serious About Having Fun

Pleasure boating is one of the most fun and exciting activities on the planet. However, with that fun comes the responsibility to ensure passengers have a safe experience. Boat safety requires the skills and knowledge to ensure boaters take the proper safety precautions.  Your local MarineMax has developed resources that allow every boater from a novice to an experienced yachtsman to learn safety best practices and gain confidence while operating a boat. Boat safety courses and seminars that include:

Tips and Tricks Every Boater Should Know

  • Captain’s Orientation

    Every family that purchases a boat from MarineMax receives a full Captain’s Orientation that will familiarize the family with all the controls and systems onboard to confidently operate their boat safely.

  • Boating 101

    Welcome to the hands on boating course. Learn the basics that every boater should know to operate safely and with confidence.

  • Women On Water® (WOW)

    Ladies take the helm! In a relaxed setting, MarineMax instructors will teach you the rules of the road, safety, handling the lines, docking, and more!

  • Kids in Boating

    Where friendly MarineMax instructors help children to 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 week long guided voyages that build experience and confidence as well as friendships.

  • Boating Tips Live

    Join hosts Captain Keith and Captain Nick for weekly chats about all things boating, and bring your questions! They will field viewer questions LIVE during the broadcast.

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Our goal is to make sure you and your family feel confident and comfortable operating your boat. Our videos featuring expert boaters will help you increase your knowledge.
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