Summer Water Safety Tips for Boaters

Summer is here in Lees Summit, MO, meaning it is time to get out of the house and go enjoy time out on the waterTaking the boat out on the water is a great way to enjoy the summer with friends and family. You can relax on the boat, jump in the water to cool off or do some tubing. There are so many summer options available when you spend time out on your boat. 

However, with the summer fun, it is essential to stay safe out on the water. In addition to contacting Epic Insurance about your boater’s insurance needs, here are some tips to help keep you safe this summer while boating. 

Conduct a Safety Check

Before going out on the water:

  1. Conduct a quick safety check of the boat.
  2. Ensure you have all the essential safety items needed, such as a first aid kit, life jackets, etc.
  3. Check to make sure there is enough gas in the boat and is current on all maintenance checks. 

Watch the Weather

Before going out on the water, check the local weather forecast. If there are storms in the area, it might not be the best day to go boating. 

Wear Life Jackets

Every passenger should have a life jacket available on board. In addition, children must wear their flotation devices at all times.

Avoid a BUI

It is against federal law to operate a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Therefore, whoever is going to be driving the boat should avoid becoming intoxicated. Selecting one or two people to be the designated driver is always a good idea. 

Enjoy the freedom of being out on the water this summer in Lees Summit, MO. Epic Insurance is ready to talk to you about your boat insurance needs for any watercraft. Contact us today to learn how to protect your boat and your family.