Boater's Academy Blog

Personal Flotation Devices—the Dos and Don’ts

Jul 13, 2019

Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) are like seat belts for boats. The US Coast Guard advises that all boat owners have PFDs onboard and that everyone on the boat should have one on. But there’s a lot more to PFDs than just buoyancy. Ensuring you’re more informed can make a world of a difference, and may even save you in a life and death situation. The Dos Always have one on Not wearing your PFD at all times on a boat can have dire consequences if something unexpected were to happ... read more

Taking Your Child on a PWC? Here’s What To Remember

Jul 12, 2019

Are you a fan of high-speed thrills? If yes, then personal watercrafts (PWCs) are made for you! They’re quick, close to the water, and allow you to do a number of tricks. And with two types to choose from—ones where you stand and others where you sit—you can opt for individual fun or double it by adding another person. If you’re looking to give your children amazing, exhilarating memories this summer, taking them for a ride on a PWC is a great option! Most children are i... read more

Everything Boating Beginners Need To Know

Jul 11, 2019

So you finally bought that boat you’ve been eyeing for years. And now that you have your dream boat, you’ll want to take it out for a spin. Boating offers so many opportunities to have fun, whether you want to fish or engage in water sports. Whatever you choose to do, there are some basics that every boating beginner needs to know before they dive in and take the wheel. Know the ropes Just like you can’t hop into a car and start whizzing around town the first time you drive ... read more

Beat The Heat—7 Summer Boating Tips

Jul 10, 2019

As the hottest days of summer roll around, with temperatures soaring to an all-time high, you’ll be looking for ways to stay cool.  Trips to the beach are fun, but beating the heat on a boat ride with your friends and family has many more charms to offer. Whether you’re fishing, taking a nap, or reading a book, there are plenty of ways to stay cool and safe on your next boating trip in the summers. Here’s what you can try: Stay hydrated Being in, or near, the water is ... read more

The Ultimate Boat Party Checklist

Jul 09, 2019

Are you in the mood to switch things up this time you throw a birthday or a New Year’s party? Getting tired of the usual celebrations at the hottest new club? The next time you plan a party, double the fun by taking it off land entirely! If you own a boat, or usually rent one, it can serve as the perfect location for your next big bash. The checklist below will make sure you throw the ultimate boat party: Have the pre-requisites Before you can even begin to plan the specifics of your pa... read more

6 Things To Do To Stay Entertained On A Boat

Jul 08, 2019

When you need a break from your hectic daily schedule, going for a boat trip is the perfect escape. This mini vacation is the perfect getaway to take you off the shore and to the excitement of the sea. When you’re keeping your safety in mind—something we can help you with—there’s a lot of fun and adventure to keep you entertained. Fishing This may not be the first thing you think of when you hear the word “fun”, but you can make fishing competitive and... read more