Lake Boating Safety Tips > Safe Boating Courses
A popular pastime in New Jersey, boating on one of the many local lakes has its perks: fishing, swimming, waterskiing, or even just tanning. Since you enjoy being on the water so much, what’s better than to improve your skills, increase safety, and even save money? Lake safety is a huge consideration when taking your loved ones on your boat, as we discussed in our last post. This time, we’ll discuss the benefits of taking a safe boating course. Next, secure your investment with a tailored Bergen County Watercraft Insurance policy.
Who can take safe boating courses?
There are safety courses offered for a variety of recreational boating types, including classes for boaters of all ages. The U.S. Coast Guard offers courses, as well as state boating agencies.
What is the purpose of these courses?
According to Insuramatch, boating safety courses will cover all the basics of boating – everything from different types of boats to safety equipment you’ll need onboard to how to properly navigate on the water. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s “About Boating Safety” course, for example, covers a wide range of topics, including boating law; problems you may encounter on the water, such as hypothermia and man overboard recovery; safe boating, including alcohol and drug abuse, docking, weather and tides; how to store and trailer your boat; and hunting, fishing, waterskiing and river boating.
What are the perks?
In addition to brushing up on your skills, taking a safe boating course can save you money on your insurance- up to 5% on your premiums each year.
About Tri-State Insurance Agency
At Tri-State Insurance Agency, we offer a variety of products to safeguard your valuable assets. Whether you primarily use your boat for ocean sailing or lake fun, we have the right coverage for you. We pride ourselves on serving Bergen County residents and beyond with quality and affordable insurance. To learn more about our services, contact us today at (973) 579-6776.