SMALL CHANGES, BIG IMPACT – HOW MARINA OWNERS CAN ENHANCE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

How Marina Owners Can Enhance Customer Experience

Small Changes, Big Impact – How Marina Owners Can Enhance Customer Experience In the competitive marina industry, the safety and satisfaction of customers are paramount. Marina owners often grapple with the challenge of enhancing both without incurring hefty expenses. Fortunately, there are numerous small, inexpensive changes that can significantly increase safety and improve the overall […]

NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK 2024

NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK 2024

National Safe Boating Week 2024: Prioritizing Safety on the Water As summer approaches, water enthusiasts and boating aficionados gear up for one of the most crucial events in the maritime calendar—National Safe Boating Week 2024. Scheduled for May 18-24, this annual observance is dedicated to promoting safer boating practices, emphasizing the importance of wearing life […]

DOS AND DONTS OF BOATING WITH PETS

DOS AND DON'TS OF BOATING WITH PETS

Dos and Don’ts of Boating with Pets A pet is part of the family. When it comes to boating with pets, there are a few things you may want to remind your boaters. Here’s a checklist to make help make sure your boaters have safe fun with their furry friends on the water. Dos Get […]

WHAT IS A PERSONAL LOCATION BEACON?

Personal Location Beacon

What is a Personal Location Beacon? A personal location beacon is a small portable radio device designed to communicate your physical location to search and rescue crews in the event of an emergency. The personal location beacon (PLB) acts in similar ways to an emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB), in that it sends out a […]

SPRINGTIME BOAT SAFETY CHECKLIST

Springtime Boat Safety Checklist

Springtime Boat Safety Checklist With spring around the corner, you may be eager to get your boat out of storage and head to the water. But to avoid unnecessary problems, de-winterizing is an annual ritual. While some boat owners have their marina take care of the details, there’s no reason you can’t do many of […]

OPERATIONAL MARINA SAFETY PLANNING

OPERATIONAL MARINA SAFETY PLANNING

Operational Marina Safety Planning With pre-season planning underway, a large national marina management company announced that they had acquired the services of a high-tech training firm to develop and oversee their corporate marina safety program. Whether you own one or dozens of marinas across the country, comprehensive operational marina safety planning is a vital component […]

MARINA INSTALLS ESD PREVENTION TOOL

MARINA INSTALLS ESD PREVENTION TOOL

Marina Installs ESD Prevention Tool Owner operators of Campbell Point Marina on Table Rock Lake, Missouri, installed an ESD prevention tool to help prevent electric shock drowning (ESD). The device, one of many on the market, monitors the water for stray or leaked electrical current in the water next to the marina. Electric shock drowning […]

IMPORTANCE OF LIFE JACKET MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION

Life Jacket Maintenance

Importance of Life Jacket Maintenance and Inspection Faulty Life Jackets Prompt USCG Safety Alert In July of 2016, when the U.S. Coast Guard inspected two vessels in Key West, FL, they found more than 60 life jackets that were unsafe for use. Despite being properly stored, kept dry and out of direct sunlight, inspectors found […]

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS PLANS AND PREPARATION

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS PLANS

Hurricane Preparedness Plans and Preparation The 2023 hurricane season ranked as the 4th for most-named storms in a year. But the 2023 hurricane season also set climate records, for the highest monthly sea surface temperature in NOAA’s 174 year record. Tropical Storm Hilary was the first tropical storm to hit Southern California in 84 years. […]

EMERGENCY POSITION INDICATING RADIO BEACON MAINTENANCE (EPIRB MAINTENANCE)

EPIRB Maintenance Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon Maintenance (EPIRB Maintenance) As all boaters should be aware, the proper installation and performance of a boat’s Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon, is one of the most important safety measures you can take. Designed to broadcast on a special distress frequency of 406 Mhz when activated, EPIRB’s send a signal directly […]