Safety First With Summer Boating

The days are getting longer and it is warming up outside! If you live near water, then you probably cannot wait until you can get your boat out for some lazy and fun-filled days. Before you get out there on the water, though, be sure to put safety first and make sure your boat is ready to go. You can do that by following some easy steps. Use our tips to get started.

  • Check your fire extinguishers and life jackets on board. You want to make sure you have plenty of life jackets on board and that they are in good condition. Replace or buy any that you need. Also, be sure to check your fire extinguisher. This should be done once per year so summer is the perfect time. Hopefully you never need to use these but these are needed on any boat for safety precautions.
  • Get a tune up and de-winterize your boat. Get your boat ready for the summer with a proper tune up as well as de-winterizing the boat for warmer weather. Both of these actions can prepare your boat for summer and also help you identify any potential safety issues that you may need to address before taking the boat out. Get these two things done at the beginning of the season every year so you always know that your boat is ready to go for all of the summer activities.

Being safe is more than just prepping your boat for summer fun. It is also important to have a great boat policy on your boat. If you want to take a look at your current policy or want to look at a new one, please feel free to contact us at HighPointe Insurance Services LLC today. We will be happy to help you.