August 2021 - National Boating Safety School

How to Tow a Boat

August 26, 2021

How to Tow a Boat Is your boat your way of getting away from it all? With a boat trailer, you have even more freedom, because you can boat on any body of water that’s accessible by road. Before setting off on your adventure, take the time to learn how to use a boat trailer Read more ›

Pleasure Craft Registration Rules

August 24, 2021

Are you a pleasure craft owner wondering whether you need to register your vessel? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, find out what vessel registration is, when it is required, and what steps to follow to register your boat. This article also explains the difference between vessel registration, the pleasure craft license Read more ›

Boating Distress Signals

August 2, 2021

Whether you are a pleasure boater on a small craft or an experienced captain commanding a commercial vessel, it’s essential to be familiar with marine distress signals. With that in mind, we decided to create a guide to visual, audio and radio distress signals. Here are the most efficient ways to signal that your crew Read more ›

When to Use Navigation Lights

In boating, navigation lights are part of the safety equipment required on board a boat. The lights required vary depending on the size and type of boat. Whether you are a pleasure boater or a professional, you need to understand the importance of displaying the correct navigation lights at the right time. In this article, Read more ›

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