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Prepare yourself on the water to the max with Captain Keith and Captain Nick. This dynamic duo has boatloads of knowledge and experience and will give you all you need to know to enjoy safe and exciting adventures ahead. From tips on anchoring to engine maintenance, fishing, and more, the captains are sure to have it covered. Tune in weekly to get answers to your boating questions and have fun overall! Follow and subscribe to Boating Tips on your favorite podcast platform, and don’t forget to share the knowledge and “Like" us too!

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    Captain Keith

    Captain Keith Lake grew up on the west coast of Florida, where he spent countless days boating, fishing, and diving with friends and family. His passion for being on the water lead to his career in the marine industry. Captain Keith’s career with MarineMax started in 2001, and he currently possesses a U.S.C.G. 100 ton master mariner credential. He has helped thousands of clients learn how to operate their vessels and utilize onboard systems safely. In addition to the hands-on vessel training, he teaches several boating classes, including MarineMax’s “Women on Water” and “Intro to Boating” classes. Captain Keith was also selected as 1 of 13 marine industry stakeholders to sit on the Sea Tow Foundation’s newly launched North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council. “I am thrilled to be part of the Sea Tow Foundation’s North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council,” says Captain Keith. “This is an excellent fit for me while providing an opportunity for MarineMax to continue being a leader in promoting boating safety."
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    Captain Nick

    As a native Floridian, Captain Nick has been on and around the water for as long as he can remember. His true passion for boats and the ocean started when he was just nine years old. He started out as a First Mate on a Charter Fishing boat in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Since then, he has been hooked (no pun intended) on fishing, and anything involving the water. After learning the ropes, Captain Nick gained a 50-ton Master Captain’s license at the age of 19. Before becoming a sales professional, Captain Nick worked for MarineMax as a dockhand and a delivery captain. His dream growing up was for someday to have a boat of his own, and now that he works at MarineMax, he has all the boats a man could ever want! What a dream come true.
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