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National Safe Boating Week

May 21-27, 2022

Safety on the water is everyone’s responsibility.

Life jackets save lives.
wear it.

Together We Are Saving Lives

Erwin Marine is proud to join boating safety advocates who have teamed up to promote safe and responsible boating, including voluntary, consistent life jacket wear each time boaters are on the water.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five recreational boating fatalities in 2020, and that 86 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.

The Safe Boating Campaign is a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating led by the National Safe Boating Council with support from boating safety advocates around the world. At its heart, the Safe Boating Campaign is a grassroots effort that collaborates with partners to share about safe boating in their local communities through events, social media, workshops, and more. It is produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Get involved

The annual Safe Boating Campaign kicks off the weekend before Memorial Day with National Safe Boating Week and continues throughout the year. Explore the ways you can get involved with the Safe Boating Campaign.

Safety starts with you.

Can't wait to get on the water? Neither can we.

practice life jacket safety. wear it out.

Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day

To kick off National Safe Boating Week, Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day is happening on Friday, May 20.

YOU COULD WIN TWO INFLATABLE LIFE JACKETS!

Here's how:

  1. WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKET at work or out and about during everyday activities.
  2. SNAP A PICTURE of YOURSELF, YOUR FRIENDS, or FAMILY WEARING A LIFE JACKET at work or out and about during everyday activities.
  3. SHARE on social media and TAG ERWIN MARINE on social media or UPLOAD your photo(s) below.

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Upload your photos for a chance to win

Wear your life jacket at work to heighten life jacket awareness and highlight the various styles just prior to the official launch of National Safe Boating Week and a chance to win.

Fill out the form below and upload one or more images and YOU COULD WIN TWO INFLATABLE LIFE JACKETS!

Include the hashtags #safeboating and #wearyourlifejacketatworkday when sharing on social media for a chance to be featured on Safe Boating Campaign's social media pages.

Safe Boating campaign on social media

Learn more about safety on the water.

Safe Boating Campaign

The Safe Boating Campaign kicks off the weekend before Memorial Day with National Safe Boating Week and continues throughout the year.

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Ready, Set, Wear It

Real boaters always wear it. Be an example and save lives. Take the pledge to always Wear It while boating.

get the facts

Life jackets save lives. Learn more about life jackets for every boating activity and facts about life jacket safety.

the boating safety seven

  1. Wear your life jacket
  2. Take a boating safety class
  3. Carry all required safety gear
  4. Use your engine cut-off device
  5. File a float plan
  6. Be aware of weather and water conditions
  7. Boat sober, and be considerate of others

Safe boating begins with preparation

The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that human error accounts for most boating accidents and that life jackets could prevent nearly 86 percent of boating fatalities. Through basic boating safety procedures – carrying life-saving emergency distress and communications equipment, wearing life jackets, attending safe boating courses, participating in free boat safety checks, and staying sober when navigating – we can help ensure boaters on America’s coastal, inland, and offshore waters stay safe throughout the season.

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FEATURED BOAT OF THE WEEK

2011 SEA RAY 300 SLX

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