To Our Valued Customers:
As Memorial Day approaches, we pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. It's a time when many of us gather with loved ones to enjoy the freedom and beauty of the great outdoors. Whether you're planning a serene day on the water or an exciting adventure, your safety is our utmost priority.
To ensure you have a memorable and safe experience this Memorial Day, we've put together a list of essential tips and reminders:
Wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD):
Whether you're boating, kayaking, or paddleboarding, wearing a properly fitted PFD can save lives. Make sure everyone on board has their own PFD, including children, and always ensure they are fastened securely.
Stay Sober, Stay Alert:
Alcohol and water activities do not mix well. Boating under the influence is not only illegal but also poses a significant risk to yourself and others. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings at all times, and designate a responsible skipper if needed.
Check Weather Conditions:
Before heading out, make it a habit to check the weather forecast. Sudden storms or strong winds can create dangerous conditions on the water. Postpone your trip if adverse weather is expected.
Maintain Proper Boat Maintenance:
Regularly inspect your boat for any signs of wear and tear. Ensure that all equipment, including lights, horns, and communication devices, are in good working condition. Don't forget to bring a fully charged cell phone or marine radio.
File a Float Plan:
Always let someone reliable know about your boating plans. Share your itinerary, including your departure time, intended route, and estimated return time. This information can be crucial in case of an emergency.
Keep a Safe Distance:
Maintain a safe distance from other vessels, swimmers, and any restricted areas. Follow boating rules and regulations, including speed limits and no-wake zones, to prevent accidents and promote a respectful environment for all.
Be Sun Smart:
Memorial Day often brings warm, sunny weather. Protect yourself and your loved ones from harmful UV rays by applying sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and using sunglasses and hats. Stay hydrated and seek shade during peak sun hours.
We care deeply about your safety and well-being, and we want this Memorial Day to be filled with joy, relaxation, and cherished memories with your loved ones while ensuring your time on the water is both safe and enjoyable.
Thank you for choosing us as your trusted partner for all your water activities. We wish you a safe and memorable Memorial Day weekend!
The Atlantic Marine Family