BoatUS offers a free online boating safety course

The non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water can help boat builders, dealers and marinas operators improve the customer experience and make boating safer for everyone. A leader in boating safety for over 40 years, the Foundation offers a free online boating safety education course at

Thirty-five states have approved the Foundation course to meet their training requirements for boat operators. The course is also approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to meet mandatory boating safety training requirements and is recognized by the US Coast Guard. It goes above and beyond the minimums set for boating safety education – regardless of state, everyone wins by taking a course.

“It’s simple,” says Amanda Suttles-Pérez, Director of Education for the BoatUS Foundation. “When boat owners are confident in their navigation skills, they have great experiences on the water and develop their passion for the water. Our free course builds confidence and makes our waters safer for everyone.

Suttles-Pérez urges manufacturers, boat dealers, marinas and all recreational boating companies to share the Foundation’s online course link,, in customer communications and on networks social. “This will help develop the next generation of safe boat operators,” she added. Over two million boaters have taken the BoatUS Foundation’s free online course since 1997.

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