Each year hundreds of lives are lost... thousands are injured... and millions of dollars of property damage occurs because of preventable recreational boating accidents on U.S. waterways. Too often pleasure outings turn tragic. You - as a boat operator, passenger, or concerned individual - can make a difference.
Children under 13 MUST wear a life jacket AT ALL TIMES.Boaters enjoy the feel of sun and spray. So it's tempting to boat without wearing a life jacket - especially on nice days. But modern life jackets are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. There's no excuse not to wear a life jacket on the water and we especially recommend making sure all children are wearing their vest throughtout your rental time with us.
The following documentation is not required for you to provide us BUT it is EXTREMELY helpful and beneficial for boat operators, especially PAGE 2 "BOATER'S EMERGENCY GUIDE." Why should you take the time to prepare a float plan? The answer is simple... there are just too many facts that need to be accurately remembered and ultimately conveyed in an emergency situation. Without a float plan you are counting on someone else, a friend, neighbor, or family member to remember detailed information.