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National Safe Boating Week | May 18 – 24, 2024

Summer is almost here—so as we gear up for more sunshine and longer days on the water, it’s always best to ensure that safety is a top priority. During May 18– 24, celebrate National Safe Boating Week with us by joining our complimentary MarineMax boater safety course, watching safety videos, or discovering how to keep your pets calm and secure while they’re on the water. Learn more about how these safety tips can keep your adventures carefree to keep the fun going below!

Safety: It’s What Floats Your Boat.

From informative classes to helpful articles, we've got you covered for all things boat safety.
  • Safety Classes

    You’re never too old or young to learn about safety! These classes are for boaters of all ages and experience levels. Share with your friends and family, and RSVP for your class today to make the best of the boating season.
  • Items to Have in Your Emergency Boating Kit

    Whether you are on the water or at the docks, there are always a few good items not to leave home without. You can never be too prepared! Check out the top 12 items recommended by Captain Keith to have with you.
  • Tips and Tricks for Every Boater

    Owning and operating a boat is an enjoyable and rewarding experience for the novice and the seasoned boater. To make sure you enjoy a smooth time on the water, here are some things you will want to remember to check before you go.

  • Pet Safety

    From life vests and classes to tips and more, keeping your pets happy and safe on the water will make your day even better, too! Discover how to keep your your-legged co-captain’s tail wagging during all your boating adventures. 

Top Boating Safety Videos 

Brush up on boating safety and learn the best tips and tricks on the water from our pros! Become even more safety-smart this season by checking out the videos below.

Boating Tips LIVE

Troubleshooting with The Wandering Hillbilly

Alan Carter, The Wandering Hillbilly, is back and ready to take your questions! The Wandering Hillbilly channel on YouTube captures fun traveling experiences with family and friends and provides newbies with information if they want similar experiences. Alan is also the Director of the singing reality competition television series The Voice!

Tune in to Boating Tips LIVE with Alan, Keith, and Nick to learn more about MarineMax Vacations, chartering in the British Virgin Islands, and troubleshooting along the way. We go LIVE at 3:00 pm ET to take your questions and chat about your favorite outdoor activity… boating!

Boating Tips Live

Using Boat Flare Kit Safely and Effectively

In this episode, Captain Keith and Nick show how to safely and effectively use your boat flare kit.

Boating Tips

Boating Safety ID Card?

Everything a new boater needs to know about what a boating safety ID card is; what it's for, who does and doesn't need one, where to acquire one and why it is important.

Boating Tips

Emergency Boating Kit

In this week’s episode, the captains are unpacking their emergency boating kits for safety, repairs and emergencies. These items can keep you from having to head back to the dock early. 

Boating Tips

Using Boat Fire Extinguisher

In this episode, Captain Keith and Nick show how to effectively use your fire extinguisher in a marine environment.

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Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day

Friday, May 17, 2024, is Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day! Yes, for just one day, wear your life jacket on land. This day is to help promote awareness of safe boating and the importance of life jackets on the water. Whether you're going fishing or enjoying a ride on a boat, safety should always come first. Find out about different types of life jackets for different activities from the National Safe Boating Council

Want to have the most updated safety equipment on board? Then check out the latest and greatest on a brand new boat with incredible savings incentives on the latest inventory at MarineMax today!


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