Owning a boat gives you access to the open sea, adventures and relaxing getaways. However, boat ownership also calls for maturity and attention to detail. Here are three important responsibilities that come with owning your own boat.
Many states do not require the same type of operator’s license to run a boat as they do for driving an automobile. However, you still need to understand maritime laws and conventions along with safety practices.
- Ensure all passengers are wearing life vests
- Know your boat well, including all of its safety features and how to use the radio to call for help
- Make sure your boat always has an up-to-date fire extinguisher
You want to equip your vessel with equipment and yourself with knowledge that would easily pass a U.S. Coast Guard safety check.
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