Boat Safety - MarineMax Wants to Keep You Safe on the Water

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. With these tools and resources, we can help you stay safe on the water while having fun. This boat safety requires the skills and knowledge to ensure boaters take the proper safety precautions.

MarineMax is proud to offer fun and engaging boat safety courses and seminars.

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.

  • Tips for Safe Fishing

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

  • 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.

  • Boat Safety Press Release

    Boating is an incredible pastime, but like many of our favorite activities, safety is of the utmost importance. With busy boating holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day right around the corner, take a moment to review important boating safety tips or attend a class before you set out on the water.

MarineMax Boating Tips Videos

Brush Up Your Boating Skills

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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Enjoy the journey as you explore different types of boats, activities, and much more.
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Boating Classes at MarineMax

Learning the Ropes

Whether you're new to boating or need a refresher, learn the basics of boating and the rules of the water from our Coast Guard-certified captains.
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