Releases Promotional Video Starring Actor Michael Copon

Chesapeake, VA - January 31, 2013

In order to generate interest and promote its educational rental boat safety training videos, released a new promotional video to direct inexperienced and first-time boaters to its online resources.

The new video ad features television’s Michael Copon. The Chesapeake, Virginia native is well known for his various roles on television, playing characters on television shows such as Hawaii-Five O, CSI: Miami, That’s So Raven, and One Tree Hill.

In the short promotional clip, Copon tells viewers about the free and easily accessible safety information that is available at Copon prompts viewers to consider their knowledge of safe boating practices and how to prepare to spend a weekend on the water. At the end of the video, Copon encourages new boaters to visit the website at, watch the safely videos and even test their knowledge.

Since the promo’s release on YouTube on January 11, 2013, the clip has received over 42,000 hits. The promotional video can be found on YouTube here.

The resources provided by cover training and safety topics on general watercraft- operating procedures for full-size power boats, PWC’s and even paddle craft. Other topics include basic rules for navigation, towing and lifejacket wear. These materials are both informative and engaging and may be used to ensure safe and educated fun on the water.

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