Boating Basics: Episode 1 Boat Checklist

Discover Boating's 5-Part Video Series

April 2022 Multimedia NMMA

Follow this pre-departure boating checklist, powered by Progressive®, to prepare for a great day on the water. These top 8 items include U.S. Coast Guard required boat safety equipment, such as life jackets or PFDs, fire extinguisher, visual distress signals, sound signaling devices, and a throwable floatation device.

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Explore these additional boating resources on
Boat Trip Checklist -
Float Plan Basics -
State Boating Requirements Map -
Marine First-Aid Kits -
How to Use a VHF Radio -

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