On a Boat Challenge

How many of these boating experiences can you check off? own a boat driving a motorboat riding an inner tube driving the boat while someone else goes tubing water-ski drove a boat while someone else is waterskiing riding a personal watercraft (such as JetSki) been a boat passenger enjoy a picnic on a boat gone kayaking rowed a rowboat paddled[…]

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“I Float!”: Boat Ed Partners With The LV Project

Still from “I Float!” PSA By now most people know the importance of wearing a properly fitted, USCG-approved lifejacket while boating. However, year after year hundreds of people tragically lose their lives on the water while not wearing a lifejacket. Why is that? Well, there’s definitely a stigma associated with wearing lifejackets, especially among teens and adults who feel like[…]

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Movies at Sea: The 8 Best Boating Movies Ever

Watching movies is always fun, even when the flick is painfully bad. But films are even more enjoyable when they feature our favorite hobby — boating! Below are the Boat Ed team’s choices for our favorite nautical-themed movies: Steamboat Willie image credit: The Walt Disney Company Picked by Megan, Steamboat Willie isn’t just a classic — it’s one of the[…]

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Best Friends Set Sail on Incredible Journey

In September 2012, best friends Katie Smith and Jessie Zevalkink left their hometown of Northport, Michigan, on their newly spruced-up boat, Louise. Accompanied only by Katie’s dog, Reggie, the duo traveled to the Bahamas via the Great Loop — 5,000 to 7,500 miles of inland rivers and waterways looping around the eastern half of the U.S. With minimal sailing experience,[…]

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Doggone it! How to Boat Safely With Your Pet

Featured pup belongs to the Galley Pirates! Planning on taking your four-legged friends boating with you? Before getting underway, make sure you’ve prepped your pet for safe sailing. We have a few tips to get you started, but be sure to always check with your vet beforehand! Slowly acclimate your pet to being on a boat Let your pet explore[…]

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Who Needs To Take The Florida Violator Course?

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has partnered with Boat Ed to offer the nation’s first approved defensive boating course — the Florida Safe Boating Course for Violators. Have questions about the course? We have answers for you! Who is considered a “violator”? In Florida, anyone convicted of a criminal boating violation or an infraction that results in a reportable[…]

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Drinking and Boating: A Deadly Mix

Before the thought of drinking on a boat crosses your mind, consider the physical and legal consequences of boating under the influence of alcohol. Not only is operating a boat while intoxicated illegal in all 50 states, it’s also dangerous and can have deadly consequences. The Law In addition to federal laws against operating a watercraft under the influence, various[…]

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Summer Boating Recipe: Ceviche Verde

Guest post by The Galley Pirates You cannot go cruising without a good ceviche recipe.  Nothing says summer like it.  No, it’s not summer here yet, but it is SO very much closer than it has been for SO long that we just couldn’t stand it—like that weekend in March when it hits 50 degrees and everyone in New England[…]

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Boat Ed’s Top 10 Most Famous Ships in History

Before trains, planes, or automobiles, boating was the way to get where you wanted to go. In the past, sailing was the sole method for transporting goods and supplies around the world. During wartime, ships were also an integral part of strategy and tactics. As you can guess, that means there were quite a lot! But out of all those,[…]

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