Boat Life

BOATING WEEK IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD

Cover photo: Canada – This tiny floating home is a restored boat originally built for the Expo’86 in Canada. – Yanko Design | USA – 8/12/2022 – Boat of the week: This 138-foot superyacht Is worth $23 million, but you can own It for the price of a supercar. How do you buy a new superyacht at a fraction of its list price? Fractional ownership. The private-jet business model is moving to yachts. – Robb Report | USA – 8/11/2022 – Attention Southern California Boaters! Save These Dates for Marine Flare Collection Events. The BoatUS announces two upcoming marine flare […]

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Be Prepared for an Extremely Active 2021 Hurricane Season

USA – 6/1/2021 – The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, is predicted to be destructive and powerful. NOAA’s National Hurricane Center and the Climate Prediction Center expect that this year, and for years to come, we will continue to see more, stronger, and longer-lasting storms. Gowrie Group invites you to visit the Gowrie Severe Storm Center to access resources that will help you plan, prepare, respond, and recover from hurricanes, flooding, and severe windstorms. If you have not already, now is the time to review and refresh your Yacht Club’s Hurricane Preparation Plan, along with your […]

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National Safe Boating Week kicks off on Sunday, May 22

Rhode Island – 5/21/2020 – By WhatsUpNEWP – National Safe Boating Week also is the official launch of the 2021 North American safe boating campaign. This year-long effort promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary life jacket wear by recreational boaters through the national theme, Wear It! The campaign reminds boaters of the importance of boating safely, boating sober, knowing navigational rules, and having a proper lookout. “The key to safe boating is the life jacket,” said Lieutenant Michael Schipritt, boating safety coordinator for DEM’s Division of Law Enforcement in a statement.  “A person who suffers swimming failure or loss of […]

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The US Coast Guard has released its National Recreational Boating Safety Survey

USA – 10/2020 – The US Coast Guard (USCG) has released its National Recreational Boating Safety Survey and its chock full of demographics of those who took to the water in recreational vessels in 2018, as well as profiles of boat ownership. According to the survey, an estimated 84.5 million Americans — more than 26% of the country’s total population — engaged in recreational boating at least once in 2018. Nearly 14.5 million U.S. households — or about 12% of total households — owned 25.4 million recreational boats. The National Recreational Boating Safety Survey (NRBSS) – The NRBSS Information collection […]