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Stay Safe Out on the Water

You own a boat and love it. Great! If you are looking to get out on the Haulover Inlet we are the place for you.

No matter how much boating experience you have, tell everyone onboard to review these safety tips to help you boat responsibly and enjoy your time on the water.

  • Always check the local, route, weather and water conditions at your destination before departing to ensure it’s secure to go out.

  • Operate at a safe speed at all times. Steer clear of large vessels and watercraft whose ability to stop or turn might be limited.

  • Be aware and respectful of buoys and other navigational aids.

  • In the event that the primary operator is incapacitated and someone else needs to get the boat back to shore, make sure that at least one passenger knows the boat’s operations well enough to get it back to safety.

  • Tell a family member or a friend about your trip’s destination and duration. Include: every passenger’s name, address and phone number; the boat type and registration information; and the types of communication and signal equipment onboard, such as an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) or Personal Locator Beacon (PLB).

  • Make all of your passengers wear a life jacket. Regulations vary by state, but children under 16 and all watersport participants must wear one.

  • Because almost half of all boating accidents involve alcohol, designate a sober skipper before leaving the dock.

  • Maintain fresh-air circulation throughout the boat. Educate all passengers about the symptoms of CO poisoning and where CO can accumulate.

  • To avoid electrocution, never swim in a marina or in other areas where boats are connected to power on the shore.

  • When people are in the water, monitor the propeller area. Be extra careful around boats towing skiers or tubers.

Let Arlen House Marina be your first choice for keeping your vessel safe and sound.

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