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How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

July 8, 2024

The Atlantic hurricane season, spanning from June to November, brings heightened risks for boat owners. Preparing in advance is crucial to protect your boat from the severe weather conditions hurricanes can bring. Boat Safe offers a comprehensive checklist to help boat owners safeguard their vessels and valuables during hurricane season.

Springing into action: Your guide to de-winterizing your boat

March 15, 2024

As winter fades away and spring beckons, it's time to get your boat back on the water. But before you can set sail, you'll need to undo all the winterizing you did to protect your vessel during the colder months. De-winterizing your boat is a crucial step to ensuring it’s properly functioning.

Get your boats out! It’s time to de-winterize.

May 1, 2023

Spring is finally here – which means it’s the start of boat season! If you live in an area finally experiencing warm weather, it’s time to de-winterize your boat. Before you get back into the water, it’s essential to have the boat fully prepared after sitting immobile for so many months. 

Boats In Winter Storage? Prevent Theft With These Tips

January 10, 2023

You finally winterized your boat, and you think it’s tucked away safe until spring. Think again! The mobility and value of a boat makes it a tempting target for thieves, especially when it’s in winter storage. Before you pack up your boat, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatU.S.) flags five signs to watch out for to mitigate the risk of theft.

Time to pull out the boat winterization checklist

December 19, 2022

After a long summer of boating fun, boaters across the country are preparing their boats for their yearly hibernation. Taking the extra steps will not only protect the boat but will ensure an easier, stress-free launch come springtime!

Gear up for peak hurricane season

August 30, 2022

The Atlantic Hurricane Season is nearing its peak time as we approach late summer and early fall. Though conditions have been in our favor till now, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) still expects an above-normal season in the coming months. To ensure you and your boat are protected, let’s take a look at some resources.

Don’t forget your lifejacket!

June 2, 2022

It may not seem like the most stylish item to wear on a hot sunny day, but a personal floatation device can greatly increase your chance of survival in an accident. And if you think you will have enough time to grab and wear a lifejacket in case of an emergency, unfortunately, that is often not the case. According to the United States Coast Guard (USCG), as many as 86% of drowning victims of recreational boating accidents in 2020 were not wearing a lifejacket.

It’s Time to Get Ready for the Boating Season

April 12, 2022

As boaters, we know how important it is to safeguard your vessel from cold weather. Boat winterization protects the engine, electronics and all the other components of the craft if handled properly. Block some days on your calendar this spring to take your boats out of storage and get them ready for the waters! Read on to discover how to properly de-winterize a boat.

A Guide to Winterizing Your Boat

November 19, 2021

As we edge closer to the winter months, this is the perfect time for boat owners to start thinking about how to properly safeguard their vessel from cold weather. Winter can cause damage to marine property if the right precautions aren’t taken. So, get ready to winterize even if you are in an area that experiences milder winters. The process will protect the engine, electronics and all the other components of the craft.

Back to Basics: Docking

June 28, 2021

Summer is in full swing! That means boating season is here and we are ready to get into the water! We are at the brink of spring, and summer is fast approaching. That means boating season is in full swing and we are ready to get into the water! As we all know, being on a boat is one of the most enjoyable things to do in the summer heat. For drivers however, approaching the dock, even for the most experienced boaters, can be nerve-racking. This is especially true in crowded marinas or when environmental conditions are not in your favor.