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Boaters’ first responsibility is safety

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Boaters’ first responsibility is safety
News from Baltimore Sun:

As boaters and marine enthusiasts we were saddened to read of the uptick in deaths on the water this season ( Aug. 10).

Boating is a passion. Once you’re away from shore and breathing in the salty air, a sense of freedom is palpable. It’s easy to get swept away in the excitement of going out for a trip without much forethought, but boaters must plan ahead to ensure they return safely and in the same good spirits.

A boater’s license is easy to obtain, but understanding weather patterns, checking mechanical and safety equipment, and most of all, taking the perils of the water seriously, are vital skills for a captain. While he or she is primarily responsible for those on board, it’s also important to train your passengers on personal safety. Not only that, but you should take a moment to remind them of how to behave and how to react to danger every time they travel on your vessel. Your guests will ultimately respect you more for your leadership and instruction.

Each passenger should have at least a basic understanding of how to call for help, where…………… continues on Baltimore Sun

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Record cold increases insurance claims by Chesapeake boaters

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Record cold increases insurance claims by Chesapeake boaters
News from Trade Only Today:

Posted on February 27th, 2015


Boat insurance claims are rising in the Chesapeake Bay area as frigid weather and ice have sunk some boats.

The yacht Just Hanging Out was one of the casualties of winter Tuesday afternoon when it sank at Pier 7 Marina in Edgewater, Md.

Mike Haskell, the owner of Harbor Diving & Salvage, told the (Annapolis) Capital Gazette that his business has been called to service three boats that have taken on water in the last week in Edgewater and Annapolis.

Beth Leonard, technical director at Alexandria, Va.-based BoatUS, which insures boats in all 50 states, predicted that the company will see more claims from the frigid Chesapeake Bay area this year.

“This year, I think, is going to be a particularly bad year,” Leonard said. “The more days below freezing, the heavier the snowfall, the more the claims.”

Tony Scrivener, owner of Fifty-Fifty Yacht Services, predicted that more boats will sink as the weather warms.

“Everybody’s become complacent with these mild winters,” Scrivener said. “More boats are sinking and will continue to sink as things thaw out.”

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Boaters talk about safety

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Boaters talk about safety
News from FOX10 News – Mobile:

MOBILE, Ala. – The boating season is in full swing on the gulf coast, and law enforcement agencies urge you to stay safe on the water.

As the temperatures continue to heat up on the gulf coast many of you are heading out on the water to relax and cool off.

The shortest red snapper season on record has been busy for the Coast Guard. They tell us they’ve had a number of calls in the past two weeks, including the burn victims Saturday.

“That was our first call. We had another call immediately after,” Petty Officer Robert Brown said.

Officials say there may not be a good samaritan nearby if you get in trouble on the water, that’s why is important to be prepared.

Retired minister Pat Dunn said after recent surgery it will be a few weeks before he’s able to take his 31 foot boat out on the water again.
When he does he said the boat will be stocked with all the necessary safety gear.

“Make sure you got at least two fire extinguishers, check the date on them, make sue they work, and they’re ABC. And make sure nobody has stolen them,” Dunn said.

Larry Henrikson said he tries to take his boat, “What the “L” out at least once a week.
He said safety is a priority on his vessel.

“You carry the required equipment, the life jackets, the horns, the fire extinguishers, bilge pumps, I carry the marine radio, the two way radi…………… continues on FOX10 News – Mobile

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Boaters need someone they can trust

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Boaters need someone they can trust
News from Stamford Advocate:

To the editor:

I wanted to comment on your recent article which pointed out disappointing local participation in the temporary boat yard. As a boat owner I had supported the Brewers yard for many years but now have my boat maintained at a yard in New Rochelle. I have not used the temporary yard in Stamford and think my reasons may be illustrative.

Any boat owner knows that one of the key issues in keeping a boat is to establish and maintain a strong relationship with a boatyard. It is inevitably true that a boat breaks during the summer months when many people are seeking maintenance support. The only way to ensure that one’s boating needs are taken care of is to have a relationship that results in immediate service. There is also a question of trust. Boats break and many times the reasons are mysterious. One needs to have confidence that the people who work on the boat are people who you know and respect.

Bottom line, I am not about to disrupt a relationship that I have had to build elsewhere, to support a boat yard which is temporary and inadequate. If BLT will fulfill their obligations and provide a stable full service yard, I will consider moving my business back. Both because it is local and therefore far more convenient, and because I would like to support local employment and the local economy.

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Would-be boaters, gawkers navigate boat show

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Would-be boaters, gawkers navigate boat show
News from Tbo.com:

By GEORGE WILKENS | The Tampa Tribune

There are discounts to be had at the Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show, but today luxury yachts are drawing more sightseers than prospective buyers.

Dozens of vessels from 36 to 80 feet docked behind the Tampa Convention Center are open for inspection to anyone with the slightest dream of taking the helm of a snazzy pleasure craft.

Those coming aboard were greeted with a twist on Florida’s unofficial motto about required footwear. “No shoes, food or drink,” cautioned signs at the helm of exquisitely furnished yachts open to barefooted visitors.

Among the smaller luxury vessels offered: a 37-footer, discounted nearly $ 99,000, is offered at $ 366,000. Bargain seekers interested in a used vessel might inspect a 2007 45-foot motor yacht for $ 247,000. No mention if it comes with its 300-gallon fuel tank full.

Many attendees, such as Nancy and Rich Richards of Valrico, came to look, not to ponder a purchase.

“We’ve had two boats, so we’ve had enough,” Rich…………… continues on Tbo.com

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Would-be boaters, gawkers navigate boat show

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Would-be boaters, gawkers navigate boat show
News from Tbo.com:

By GEORGE WILKENS | The Tampa Tribune

There are discounts to be had at the Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show, but today luxury yachts are drawing more sightseers than prospective buyers.

Dozens of vessels from 36 to 80 feet docked behind the Tampa Convention Center are open for inspection to anyone with the slightest dream of taking the helm of a snazzy pleasure craft.

Those coming aboard were greeted with a twist on Florida’s unofficial motto about required footwear. “No shoes, food or drink,” cautioned signs at the helm of exquisitely furnished yachts open to barefooted visitors.

Among the smaller luxury vessels offered: a 37-footer, discounted nearly $ 99,000, is offered at $ 366,000. Bargain seekers interested in a used vessel might inspect a 2007 45-foot motor yacht for $ 247,000. No mention if it comes with its 300-gallon fuel tank full.

Many attendees, such as Nancy and Rich Richards of Valrico, came to look, not to ponder a purchase.

“We’ve had two boats, so we’ve had enough,” Rich…………… continues on Tbo.com

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ACE Recreational Marine Insurance Announces Hurricane Safety Tips for Boaters

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

ACE Recreational Marine Insurance Announces Hurricane Safety Tips for Boaters
News from The Herald | HeraldOnline.com:

— As tropical storm Isaac potentially threatens the Gulf Coast, it serves as an important reminder for boat owners and the marine community to take proactive measures to minimize the potential for injuries and reduce damage to boats.

ACE Recreational Marine Insurance has released its top ten list of important tips to help recreational boaters protect their vessels as well as other property on board during the hurricane season. “The best defenses to protecting your boat from hurricanes or any severe weather are planning, preparation and timely action,” said Damon R. Hostetter, Senior Vice President, ACE Recreational Marine Insurance. “It’s important for boat owners to be aware of preventative measures they can take during the hurricane season. Preparation and contingency plans should be in place before the hurricane season, and well in advance of an impending storm. Resources and time are limited once an active storm is headed your way.”

The following precautionary suggestions are guidelines to be used by the marine community to help prevent injury or possibly reduce property damage.

ACE Recreational Marine’s Top Ten Hurricane Safety Tips for Boaters

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Allstate ensuring safety course fee doesn’t sink boaters in Virginia

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Allstate ensuring safety course fee doesn’t sink boaters in Virginia
News from IFAwebnews.com:

Allstate Insurance Co. is partnering with BoaterExam.com to offer a Virginia-approved online boating safety course free to all boaters in the state.

People who complete the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) course can obtain a Virginia Boater Education certification card.

Until Sept. 15, Allstate will pay the $ 29.95 course fee for any Virginian taking the online boating safety course, and boaters who complete the course are eligible for a 5% education discount on their Allstate boat insurance policy. To access the free online boating course, go to www.boaterexam.com/allstate .

“Consumer safety is a top priority for Allstate and this new partnership illustrates our commitment to the safety of Virginia boaters,” said Dave Prendergast, field senior vice president for Allstate’s Capital Region.

Starting July, Virginia law required that all personal watercraft operators regardless of age must take a boating safety course, and boat operators ages 30 and younger need to take a boating safety course.

Virginia law specifies that motorboats with a motor of 10 horsepower or greater (including boats documented by the U. S. Coast Guard) and personal watercraft like Jet Skis are covered under the law. Sailboats do not have to meet the requirement unless the sailboat has a mo…………… continues on IFAwebnews.com

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Nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation donates life jackets, whistles for Lake boaters

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation donates life jackets, whistles for Lake boaters
News from Orlando Sentinel:

By Julia Glum, Orlando Sentinel
8:39 a.m. EST, June 5, 2012

The Sea Tow Foundation has donated about 60 life jackets and more than 50 safety whistles to theLake County Sheriff’s Office.

The donations came as part of the nonprofit’s life-jacket loaner program. The foundation has given the Sheriff’s Office more than 350 jackets and whistles since the program started in 2008.

The items will go to three Lake loaner stations — Fisherman’s Cove in Tavares, Venetian Cove Marina in Leesburg and Mount Dora Marina and Boating Center in Mount Dora — where boaters needing life jackets can borrow them for free. They come in all sizes.

Fisherman’s Cove manager Rusty Hinkle said every life jacket someone has borrowed at his location has been returned. But “if they don’t come back, we’re happy that they’re using them,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sea Tow Services International has put out a list of tips for boaters as we head into hurricane season. They include making sure your boat is insured, having a storm plan, make a video inventory of valuables and electronics on your boat and storing insurance and other important documents in a secure place off t…………… continues on Orlando Sentinel

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Atlantic City Boat Show bigger and better for experienced and new boaters

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Atlantic City Boat Show bigger and better for experienced and new boaters
News from Press of Atlantic City:

The winter of 2012 in South Jersey has been a particularly mild one, and organizers behind the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show are hoping thoughts of spring can equal more traffic – and more boat sales. The boat show, which kicked off Wednesday at the Atlantic City Convention Center, will run through Sunday, Feb. 5, and features a full schedule of family-friendly activities.

“It’s fun for everybody in the family,” says Jon Pritko, who manages the show for the National Marine Manufacturers Association. “There is something for everybody to do. It gets people thinking of boating season a little early.”

The boat show, which is estimated to be about 25 percent larger this year than past shows, will feature hundreds of boats and thousands of boating accessories, as well as games, seminars, children’s events and more than $ 30,000 in available prizes.

Available boats range from $ 300 kayaks to yachts that retail for more than $ 1 million. But Pritko hopes new boaters will be drawn to boats in the $ 30,000 to $ 40,000 range, which can be financed for about $ 250 to $ 300 a month.

“We want people to go, ‘Hey, you know, boating is affordable,’” Pritko said. “And it’s nice because you don’t have a sales person pressuring you. People sometimes get intimidated by that.”

Beginner and intermediate education sessions are a…………… continues on Press of Atlantic City

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