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National Safe Boating Week | May 21-27, 2022

Going boating is something to look forward to, but it's important for boaters to enjoy their time out on the water in a safe manner. Celebrate National Safe Boating Week by reviewing some of the most important boating safety tips or brushing up on your skills with a class. There are plenty of free courses MarineMax offers to keep your safety skills up to par. These classes are for boaters of all levels of experience and ages. Scroll down and learn more about them below. And don't forget to share this information with family and friends who join you on the boat. You can never be too careful—fun boating is safe boating!


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Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day

Friday, May 20, 2022, is Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day! MarineMax and the Safe Boating Campaign urge boaters to always wear a life jacket while on the water—and for one day, on land. Whether you're going fishing or enjoying a ride on a boat, safety should always come first. See how we participate at our locations around the country.
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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!

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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.

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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.

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Boat Parade Safety

Captains Keith and Nick have some tips for you so that you can join in the fun in a safe and responsible manner.

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Using Boat Fire Extinguisher

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

Ask The Captains

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 Facebook or YouTube to ask your questions, make comments, and learn a thing or two about your favorite outdoor activity!

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Brush Up on Boat Safety

From informative classes to helpful articles, we've got you covered for all things boat safety.
  • 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.
  • Tips and Tricks Every Boater Should Know

    Owning and operating a boat is an enjoyable and highly-rewarding experience, both 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

    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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