Releases Safety Training Videos for PWC/Paddling Market

Chesapeake, VA - July 30, 2012 releases training videos that specifically address the safety concerns of the PWC/Paddling rental market. is known for their engaging and informative, rental boat safety training videos addressing the safe use of full-size power boats. Recognizing another market of rental boat customers, they recently released a new line of safety training videos that address the needs of a broader market of rental boat customers.

Seeking a lower barrier to entry and a lower cost, many inexperienced or first-time boaters are seeking to enjoy the nation's waterways in vessels such as PWC's and paddle craft.

To meet the needs of this boater population, through a grant from the U.S. Coast Guard, added to its resource offerings two new engaging and informative training videos for PWC and paddle craft users to ensure they are properly informed and educated in the safe use of these vessels.

PWC Videos
The PWC training video covers such topics as General Operation, Life Jackets/Protective Gear, Safe Maneuvering, Capsizing, and Negligent Use.

Paddling Videos
The Paddling training video (canoe/kayak) covers such topics as Preparation, Boarding, Navigation, Capsizing, and Life Jacket wear.

Each video is approximately 15 minutes in length and includes a 10-question assessment on the video page that provides the viewer with instant feedback regarding their score.

All training videos can be viewed online at and are iPhone/iPad/Android compatible.

Free DVD for Rental Boat Liveries
Rental Boat Liveries can also register online to receive a free DVD copy of these resources for in-house training at their operation., in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, is committed to helping boaters (both rental and recreational) enjoy a safe experience on our nation’s waterways.

About is a free resource provided by the US Coast Guard to educate rental boat customers on safe boating practices to help ensure a safe and fun experience on the water. These video-based materials include boat-specific training and cover such topics as basic navigation rules, general safe operating procedures, towing, lifejacket wear, and refraining from use of alcohol while boating. In addition to the videos, provides downloadable checklists, in-house training materials, and a 25-question assessment, which provides a certificate upon successful completion. All videos and materials are available in Spanish at: Rental Boat Liveries can also register online at the site to receive a free DVD for inhouse training at their operation. Rental Training materials specific to PWC’s, Canoes, and Kayaks are currently in production and are scheduled for release by the launch of boating season 2012.


Melanie D. Bedogne, Program Manager

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