RentalBoatSafety.com Educates New Boaters of the Dangers of Operating Under the Influence

Chesapeake, VA - May 23, 2012

RentalBoatSafety.com is known for their engaging and informative rental boat safety training videos addressing the safe use of rental powerboats as well as PWC’s and paddle craft, such as canoes and kayaks. In an effort to keep families safe on the water, RentalBoatSafety.com, in addition to its general training resources, also includes specific safety information warning boaters of the dangers of operating under the influence.

As the boating community gears up for the upcoming 2013 summer boating season, boaters will be enjoying summer holiday parties and planning to get back out on the water. However, the U.S. Coast Guard warns that drinking alcohol while boating affects judgment, vision, balance and coordination. The marine environment – motion, vibration, engine noise, sun, wind and spray – accelerates a drinker's impairment. These stressors cause fatigue that makes a boat operator's coordination, judgment and reaction time decline even faster when using alcohol.

By reviewing the entertaining and informative training videos at RentalBoatSafety.com, boaters can review the rules and regulations concerning boating under the influence, as well as tips and advice for staying safe on the water while still having fun.

The video-based online materials provided by RentalBoatSafety.com include boat-specific training and cover such topics as basic navigation rules, general safe operating procedures, towing, lifejacket wear, and much more. These materials serve as a brief, yet comprehensive refresher course for non-frequent boaters. All of the materials, including videos, are offered in English and Spanish.

All training videos can be viewed online at www.RentalBoatSafety.com and are iPhone/iPad/Android compatible. The same materials are available in Spanish at: Es.RentalBoatSafety.com

Rental Boat Liveries can also register online to receive a free DVD copy of these resources (both English and Spanish) for in-house training at their operation.

RentalBoatSafety.com, 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 RentalBoatSafety.com

RentalBoatSafety.com 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, RentalBoatSafety.com 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: Es.RentalBoatSafety.com. 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.

Contact:

Melanie D. Bedogne, Program Manager
RentalBoatSafety.com
contact@rentalboatsafety.com
757.301.0814

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This site has earned the Official NASBLA Seal of Safe Boating Practices and is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators to benefit boating safety – 2010. It is not, however, an Official NASBLA-approved boating safety course.