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Boating During COVID-19: Tips for Safe Social Distancing

As Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease, we understand many boaters are eager to get back out on the water and enjoy the summer season. Many wonder -is boating during the pandemic safe? The answer is yes, so long as you continue to follow social distancing guidelines.

Here are our top tips for safe social distancing while boating:

Limit Passengers: The people you bring on board. Passengers should only be those you have been quarantining with.

Maintain Distance: This is key to safe boating. This includes on the water, at the dock and when fueling up. Avoid rafting up and beaching your boat closely to others.

Sanitize: When in social situations like the marina or fuel dock, continue to wear your mask. Be sure to sanitize or wash hands often in the event you may have touched shared surfaces at the dock or fuel pump.Don’t forget to give your boat a nice wash down too! Take into consideration, the interior and exterior as well as frequently touched surfaces.

Each state has different regulations in effect as to where you can launch your boat and visit. Be sure to check the latest news in your area so you can properly prepare before you head out.

If you have a boating emergency, water towing assistance fleets remain open to assist if needed.

Boating is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine in a socially distant way. Follow our tips to ensure a smooth boating season.

Please remember to be safe and enjoy!

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