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The Sea Tow Foundation Honors Boating Safety Initiatives

~ MarineMax Takes Home Top Honors at 2020 National Boating Safety Awards ~

CLEARWATER, FL (January 11, 2021) – With an influx of new boaters in 2020 comes the need for educational programs to keep everyone safe out on the water. Boating classes and continuing education is part of the MarineMax DNA. They've been offering boating safety classes to owners since June 1998. Seeing the need to transform in-person education to an online platform, MarineMax began conducting virtual courses and started a Boating Tips LIVE video podcast series.
 
Keith Lake, MarineMax Clearwater Delivery Captain, Host of the Boating Tips LIVE Video Podcast, and member of the Sea Tow Foundation's North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council comments, "Nationwide classes and an open forum podcast are designed to help new boating families feel comfortable and knowledgeable in their local communities. As a MarineMax Captain, I get to work one-on-one with every new boat owner that comes through our store. No matter the boat size, we want you to feel comfortable, so you have fun while out on the water. And as a member of the Advisory Council, I'm proud to advocate for easily accessible education within the boating industry." 
 
The Sea Tow Foundation and it's North American Sober Skipper Advisory Council recently announced winners of the National Boating Industry Safety Awards, which recognize the best boating safety work in the for-profit section of the recreational boating industry. A second-year repeat winner, MarineMax, took home top honors in a new category for the Top Marine Retailer with More Than Three Locations. 
 
Sea Tow Foundation Executive Director Gail Kulp states, "MarineMax showcased a solid, proven plan for providing boating safety education, and they were able to adapt this to the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. While previous years allowed for their educational classes to be conducted in person, their virtual classes attracted as much boating participation if not more than previous years."
 
Being a smart boater is easy with the variety of classes offered by MarineMax: Women on Water®, Kids in Boating, New Owners Workshop, Charting Plotting and Navigation, Fishing Seminars, and various other Boating Safety Classes. Search for upcoming educational opportunities in your area by visiting MarineMax Events.

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  • Boating Tips Live

    Join hosts Captain Keith and Captain Nick Mondays at 3 pm ET as they exchange stories and share tips and tricks while answering viewer questions. Tune in on FacebookYouTube, or your favorite Podcast platform to ask your questions, make comments, and learn a thing or two about your favorite outdoor activity!

  • Boating Safety Videos

    Boating is an incredible past time but like many of our favorite activities safety is of the utmost importance. Watch boating safety videos and share this information with family and friends who join you on the boat. You can never be too careful - fun boating is safe boating!

  • Classes and Seminars

    MarineMax offers a variety of classes to keep you safe on the water. From navigation classes to Women on Water® to classes just for kids, we have you covered! In our classes you'll learn to tie proper lines, dock the boat safely, boat operation and handling, rules of the water, and so much more.

  • Pet Safety

    As with any day out on the water, safety is the primary concern. This goes for your pets, too! We want to make sure that everyone, even those with four legs, have a fun and safe day on the boat.
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