When you’re taking friends and family out for a day of boating and watersports activity on your boat, the safety of passengers and the skier or rider is your responsibility.
Our friends at Discover Boating share a few important boating safety tips especially for drivers.
- Underway, maintain a safe distance from the shoreline, other boats sharing the water, and any obstacles.
- Focus on a safe path and the water ahead, letting the spotter keep track of the action behind.
- When returning to a downed skier, always keep that skier on the driver’s side so as to never lose sight of their position relative to the boat.
- Never let a skier or rider gear up on the swim platform, slip into the water or reboard without first shutting off the engine.