Chesapeake Bay Rivers Frozen Early

Extreme cold weather freezes rivers – Sassafras, Elk, Susquehanna, Chester, Patapsco – on the Chesapeake Bay in early December Boat owners in Maryland and Delaware getting a late start winterizing their boat – or even pulling their boat from the water for winter storage – were surprised to see that many of the rivers along the Chesapeake Bay...

Local Holiday Boat Parades for Christmas

BoatUS has a new online resource for helping boaters find local holiday boat parades in their area this Christmas season Seaside towns and waterfront communities have a great tradition of celebrating the holidays with holiday boat parades.  Some of these traditional boat parades have been held for 30, 40 or 50 years. There is...

Ways Boaters can Protect Water Resources

In support of Blog Action Day 2010, take a moment to consider how boaters can help protect water resources Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and...

Top 10 Boats Made of Food

Sure, you’ve heard of a shrimp boat, but how about a boat made out of chocolate or wine corks? With last month’s news of what may have been the sweetest boat ever built – a recreational vessel made entirely out of chocolate – we started thinking about what other boats have been made out...

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Toddler Life Jackets Best for Boating and Water Safety

Choose the best Coast Guard approved toddler life jackets to keep young kids safe near the water or on a boat Toddler life jackets should be wornwhile boating or on the water. Hands down, the best way to keep toddlers and young kids safe on the water is to always use a life jacket. Hopefully parents have...

Hurricane Earl Impact on East Coast Boaters

Hurricane Earl path is projected to skim the entire East Coast of the U.S. forcing boaters to quickly prepare for the worst Boaters along the East Coast haven’t seen too much hurricane activity in recent years. But with the current projected path of Hurricane Earl over Labor Day weekend, the impact is likely to range from...

Gulf Oil Spill Impact on Boating

The BP oil spill is an environmental catastrophe that will have an impact on boaters and the boating lifestyle – reaching beyond just the Gulf Coast waters Anyone who loves the water can sympathize with boaters in the Gulf Coast Region. The way of life for boaters has been threatened long-term by the BP Deepwater Horizon...

Simple Boating Safety Tips

The Darwin Awards for boating highlight simple boating rules that any fool can follow to stay safe on the water The folks at Safeboater.com have put together another list of unbelievable boating stories that highlight boating accidents that could have – or should have – been avoided. The “Darwin Award” is basically an award given to...

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Boat Safety Lessons Learned from Boating Accidents

Article on “Top 23 Worst Boating Accidents in 20 Years” teaches lessons of boat safety Boating is one of the best recreational activities, but the rules of the water must be taken seriously. As we cruise the bay each year, we witness our share of reckless behavior on the water. We see boaters not...

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Top Facebook Boating Pages and Groups

Boaters can now connect through Facebook pages and groups designed to share a love of boating With social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn there are even more ways to connect and communicate with other boaters. Boaters love to become friends (or at least associate) with other boaters. When you “become a fan”...

Top Facebook Pages for Boat Brands and Manufacturers

Share your passion for your favorite boat brand by joining a Facebook fan page Most boaters are loyal and enthusiastic about the boat brand they choose to own. Facebook is a great place to share your enthusiasm and passion for your type of boat. Some of the bigger boat brands and manufacturers are leading...

SureShade® Automated Sunshade on Boston Whaler at Miami Boat Show

The Boston Whaler 370 Outrage will showcase an automated sunshade – manufactured by SureShade – that seamlessly integrates within the hardtop of the center console. Boston Whaler 370 Outrage with retractable shade top SureShade. For the second year in a row, the SureShade automated tele-frame will be featured at the Miami Boat Show by Boston...

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Infant Life Vests and Jackets for Boating

Selecting a Safety Life Jacket or PFD for Infants on a Boat Keeping a young baby or infant safe on a boat or around water should be a number one priority for boaters. Although life jackets are necessary for young kids too, they are especially important for an infant or baby that has no swimming skills...

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iloveboating Facebook Group for Boaters

A new Facebook group for boaters called “I Love Boating” just launched (OK this is now dated… it launched in 2010!) The iloveboating Facebook fan page is full of funny boating videos, photos, cartoons and general posts from other boaters. Great way to share your love of boating with other boaters!This boating group has...

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