Provides Safety Training Videos for Houseboats

Chesapeake, VA - September 20, 2012 offers a set of brief educational videos on general boating safety, followed by a boat specific segment that covers the particular safety concerns for many popular boats, such as Tiller Steered Boats, Wheel Steered Boats, Ski/Runabouts and Pontoon Boats. also provides important safety training videos for House/Cabin Boats and the unique challenges and differences associated with such a large vessel.

Given the size and challenging maneuverability of houseboats available in the rental market, it is vital for new and inexperienced boaters to understand the operating procedures and navigational rules of the water in order to maintain both the safety of the vessel and of the passengers on board. provides specific safety information for houseboats, including general and safe operation vs. negligent operation, life-jackets and protective wear, use of navigational lights, towing, child safety, night-time use, important safety equipment and capsizing.

By reviewing the entertaining and informative training videos at, boaters can review the rules and regulations relating to the operation of houseboats and cabin boats, as well as tips and advice for staying safe on the water while still having fun.

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

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., 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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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.