Weekly 5: Federal boating bill would incentivize safety

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Monday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Federal boating bill would incentivize safety Two Florida members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat Patrick Murphy and Republican Tom Rooney have […]
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Florida Senate passes two boating safety measures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Senate unanimously approved 39-0 two boating measures on Wednesday, which will now head to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk, as reported by the local CBS affiliate in Miami. The first measure, HB-427, would provide a discount of about 12 percent on annual vessel-registration fees next year if boaters show they have […]
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Miami Boat Show to sponsor annual boating safety tournament on Key Biscayne

The Monica Burguera Foundation (MBF) announced Thursday the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show as sponsor of its upcoming 6th Annual Fishing and Spearfishing for Boating Safety Tournament, taking place August 8 at the Key Biscayne Yacht Club. The tournament draws more than 100 anglers and all funds raised will go toward free monthly boating […]
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Brunswick CEO presents Boston Whaler with Chairman’s Safety Award

Edgewater, Fla. — Boston Whaler’s Edgewater facility was awarded the prestigious Chairman’s Safety Award conducted by parent company Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC). During a ceremony held on June 4, Brunswick Chairman and CEO Dustin McCoy presented Whaler’s safety committee with the award, and Boston Whaler announced that it would donate the prize money received in […]
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Brunswick facilities worldwide achieve safety recognition

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Brunswick Corporation announced today the recipients of its safety award program for 2014. The purpose of the program is to encourage, recognize and reward employees and facilities that have achieved outstanding safety and health performance through promoting and practicing safety awareness, ultimately minimizing workplace incidents and injuries. All Brunswick manufacturing, engineering and […]
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Sea Tow Foundation awarded $220,000 in grands to support boating safety

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. – The Sea Tow Foundation has been awarded two grants from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The first grant award of $ 120,000 funds the continuation of the Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program, which has distributed more than 22,000 life jackets to boaters […]
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Official Boating Safety Courses and Online Tests

Official Boating Safety Courses and Online Tests for Your Boat License or Boater Safety Certification. Boat Ed is the only place on the Web where you can study the official boating safety manual developed specifically for your state government’s boating agency.

After studying the course material and taking an online boater exam, students who pass will receive their official boater education certification. You can be certain that the boating certification card you receive for passing the online boating test will be recognized by the officers on the waterways.  More info:  http://www.boat-ed.com/index.htm

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