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  • Boating Challenges with Ethanol

    Boating Challenges with Ethanol

    About half (49 percent) of respondents said they filled up their boats with E0 (ethanol-free) fuel this summer.

  • Fatal Bass Lake Boating Crash

    Fatal Bass Lake Boating Crash

    The little girl killed and her dad who was injured in a boating crash at Bass Lake have been identified.

  • Multiple depth ranges to locate fishing spots at a glance

    Multiple depth ranges to locate fishing spots at a glance

    The Fishing Ranges feature allows to customize and display on our SonarChart™ map layer up to 5 depth ranges at the same time! The app interface makes it really intuitive to set: choose a color, select the depth values and name your range: the map will show depth gradients with different color shadings.

  • Deteriorating Boating Infrastructure Interview on Fox News

    Deteriorating Boating Infrastructure Interview on Fox News

    The troubling condition of U.S boating infrastructure and the need for adequate funding to fix these issues received airtime on Fox News this week. Scott Deal, President of Maverick Boats, was featured in the segment, which is available here: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/16/boaters-face-growing-risk-amid-ramp-shortage-crumbling-infrastructure.html

  • Top-5 factors in boating accidents | Reminders for 4th of July

    Top-5 factors in boating accidents | Reminders for 4th of July

    Just like Americans’ hectic Thanksgiving Day holiday travel habits, July 4 is recreational boating’s biggest holiday of the year. The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water predicts crowded launch ramp and marina facilities with significant recreational boat traffic congestion on lakes, rivers and coastal waters. Operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, machinery failure, and alcohol use rank as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents according to the U.S. Coast Guard, and each could come into play on boating’s biggest time of the year. Here are five July 4 safety tips from the BoatUS Foundation:

  • Two fishermen rescued, one drowns in fatal boating mishap at Flaming Gorge

    Two fishermen rescued, one drowns in fatal boating mishap at Flaming Gorge

    Adverse weather was a factor in the accident that involved three men fishing in a small boat on the west side of Flaming Gorge,

  • Trump Administraion Announced New Tariffs on Chinese Products, Including Recreational Boating Industry

    Trump Administraion Announced New Tariffs on Chinese Products, Including Recreational Boating Industry

    On Friday, the Trump Administration announced Section 301 tariffs of 25 percent on approximately $50 billion worth of select Chinese products, including nearly 300 marine related parts. In response, NMMA is sounding the alarm and calling on the Administration to withdraw the tariffs.

  • Recreational Boating Data to Reduce Accidents Collected in New App Available

    Recreational Boating Data to Reduce Accidents Collected in New App Available

    SOBOS was produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the United States Coast Guard

  • Fatal Boating Accident for 3 Fishermen on Tenn River

    Fatal Boating Accident for 3 Fishermen on Tenn River

    At this time, it is believed that all three fishermen were wearing personal floatation devices but because of the force of the water, some of the PFDs were torn off in the incident.

  • Boating Industry Sales at a 10-Year High

    Boating Industry Sales at a 10-Year High

    Data released by the NMMA from the 2017 Recreational BoatingStatistical Abstract show that unit sales of new powerboats increased 5 percent in 2017, reaching 262,000, the highest levels the U.S. recreational boating industry has seen in 10 years.

  • PFD Maintenance for Safe Boating Week Reminder from Mustang Survival

    PFD Maintenance for Safe Boating Week Reminder from Mustang Survival

    Newest PFD and Maintenance Checklist underscore the brand’s mission to save lives Bellingham, WA – Mustang Survival®, the North American brand known for innovative solutions for the most demanding marine environments, has created a comprehensive Guide for PFD Inspection and Maintenance (available for download) for recreational boaters in recognition of National Safe Boating Week (May 19-25, 2018). As warmer weather spreads across the country, many are readying their boats to hit the water and Mustang Survival reminds everyone to have fun and stay safe this summer by wearing the correct personal flotation device suitable for each water activity.

  • Life jacket exchanges set for TODAY to kick off Safe Boating Week

    Life jacket exchanges set for TODAY to kick off Safe Boating Week

    National Safe Boating Week is all about encouraging responsible boating and life jacket wear every time boaters are on the water. As we enter boating season, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is kicking off the initiative on May 19 by hosting life jacket exchange events throughout the state. The goal is to make sure that no one has an excuse for not wearing a life jacket — people can swap old, worn-out life jackets for a brand new one in the appropriate size.

  • Boating Accident Kills Fisherman on Lake Conroe

    Boating Accident Kills Fisherman on Lake Conroe

    All three men had on life jackets. As they tried to make it to the shore, Robbins became distressed and fell unconscious.

  • Free Online Boating Courses This Week Through March 24

    Free Online Boating Courses This Week Through March 24

    Next week, Mar. 18-24, is a great time to take a boating safety course. Why? It’s perfect timing just before the start of the boating and fishing season and the week-long ‘Spring Aboard’ public service campaign makes it easy for boaters to take a boating safety course. The educational effort is a partnership of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), government, and nonprofit partners including the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.

  • Copperopolis man faces 13 years | Found guilty of boating under the influence at Lake Tulloch

    Copperopolis man faces 13 years | Found guilty of boating under the influence at Lake Tulloch

    As a Calaveras County Superior Court clerk read out the guilty verdict on Monday afternoon for Dean Payne, a Copperopolis man accused of injuring two women on Lake Tulloch while under the influence of alcohol, Payne began to slump.

  • February Marks California Boating Congress

    February Marks California Boating Congress

    California, with its abundance of rivers, lakes, Delta and coastal waterways, is one of the largest boating states in the nation. Mr. Newsome will be highlighting the importance and economic impact of boating in the state, including the numerous jobs and associated businesses revolving around recreational boating activity. The boating industry contributes more than $9.6 Billion annually to the state economy, a fact that many of our state legislators and regulators need to be reminded of.

  • Free Online Boating Safety Course from BoatUS

    Free Online Boating Safety Course from BoatUS

    The BoatUS Foundation's boating safety course is the only free online educational tool that helps boaters obtain their state's boating safety education certification easily and affordably. To help keep the course free, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit is asking for tax-deductible donations to help educate the next generation of recreational boaters.

  • Cold Water Boating Tips

    Cold Water Boating Tips

    Enjoying the marine environment doesn't have to stop when the warm weather ends! As the temperature begins to drop, fish and marine mammals are stirring around our local waters in preparation of winter. This change of seasons offers ample opportunities for fishing as well as wildlife viewing from our shores or even closer, from the water.

  • Boating Accident Investigation Course

    Boating Accident Investigation Course

    A one-of-its-kind boating accident investigation course took place at Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) headquarters in Phoenix last week. The goal for the more than 30 watercraft officers attending from across the U.S. and Canada was to advance their skills in accident investigation through in-classroom instruction and hands-on examination of staged boating collisions.

  • Customize maps on your Boating app

    Customize maps on your Boating app

    The Navionics Boating app offers a rich set of invaluable features, allowing you to easilycustomize the map to fit your needs!