Friday, May 16, 2014

National Safe Boating Week 2014

Fatalities are down two years in a row. Keep up the momentum and kick off the boating season with safety in mind... 

Safe Boating Week 2014
Photo Courtesy of The U.S. Coast Guard.

It's that time of year again, when safety organizations around the country celebrate National Safe Boating Week, with a healthy dose of reminders and warnings to boaters to be careful out there this summer.  It's probably no coincidence that Safe Boating Week begins a week before boating season officially kicks off with Memorial Day Weekend, one of the busiest weekends of the year for recreational boating...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Fastest Growing Water Sport

A new inflatable SUP is making waves with boaters, and our exclusive $100 discount code will help you get in on the action...

We couldn't find the original journalistic-quality source for this statistic, but a quick Google search - or a quick glance around virtually any lake or beach - will tell you that Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing water sport in the world.

If you've already tried boarding, you probably are not surprised by the growth of this sport. But what if we told you that we found a new SUP that is lightweight, compact and portable enough to take on almost any boat? Read on for more on the basics of stand up paddleboards and our exclusive Bigfish $100 discount code...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Boating Safety Tips from College

Broward College Offers Safe Boating Tips for the Summer... 

Boating safety tips from a Florida college
Photo Courtesy of The U.S. Coast Guard.

Since Florida is one of the most popular regions for boating with nearly one million registered boats, it makes sense that a school from the Sunshine State is offering helpful tips in observance of National Safe Boating week, which is coming up from May 17 to 23, 2014. Broward College’s marine engineering management program is the first institution to send us such an announcement with boating safety tips, and we're happy to pass them along.

“Safety on the water is everyone’s responsibility, but many recreational boaters make the mistake of assuming they can beat the odds, and without proper preparation, this may not be the case,” said Anthony Petriello, associate dean of the marine programs. “Don’t take anything for granted, as all on board are your responsibility.”

There are several precautions boaters should take before casting off...