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Memorial Day Weekend is here and with it, the beginning of summer and the boating season. We wish you and your family a wonderful and safe weekend while we also take time to honor those who have sacarificed for our freedom.
It's a busy weekend out on the water, so make sure to also check out our tips for having a fun and safe time.
The Meaning of Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor all the men and women who gave the greatest sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day. The holiday that we now celebrate on the last Monday of May was originally Decoration Day - a day to remember and decorate the graves of lost soldiers. So while enjoying your time on the water take a moment to share with your friends and family how grateful you feel about those that have gone before us so we can enjoy our greatest passions including our enthusiasm for boating.
Most of the MarineMax team will be out on their boats enjoying their time with family and friends at least one of the days during the three-day weekend and we hope you are to. Stores across the country will be hosting events to celebrate the holiday out on the water! So as you start planning your Memorial Day weekend, make sure to check our event schedule.
#ShowUsYourBurgeeThe 2018 burgees are in! Head to your local MarineMax and get yours. The MarineMax burgee symbolizes that you are part of an exclusive group of people who love the water, and for 2018 we have a special edition to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Take it with you as a token of all the fun and memories being on the water brings, and that we are all United by Water. And, don't forget to post your pics with your burgee on social media with the tag #ShowUsYourBurgee.
Safe Boating Tips
Practicing the Three Cs
This Memorial Day weekend make sure to practice the three Cs - Caution, Courtesy and Common sense - and be extra careful while boating. Use caution while operating especially while operating in close in maneuvering situations. Look out for other boats, be aware of your surroundings and the changing weather conditions. Be courteous to other boaters, courtesy goes a long way to making a good day on the water turn into a great day on the water. And, lastly use common sense, don’t rush to pass in front of another vessel, know and practice the U.S. Coast Guard navigational rules of the road. Report any emergencies to local authorities via VHF-FM channel 16 or by dialing 911 on your cell phone.