Rental Boat Safety

CHESAPEAKE, VA. (March 30, 2021) – Rental Boat Safety, a campaign funded by the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, provides free boating safety training resources to increase safe boating practices on waterways nationwide. RentalBoatSafety.com currently impacts over 800,000 rental customers each year by offering our educational videos and safety training to more than 3,200 liveries and marinas around the nation. 

RentalBoatSafety.com hosts vessel-specific training videos and checklists, video PSA’s, blogs, and other U.S. Coast Guard-approved resources created with both rental agencies and customers in mind. Training videos and resources are available for specific types of boats from paddlecraft to PWC’s to power boats and houseboats. A comprehensive knowledge assessment quiz follows the brief educational videos offering a badge of completion if the student answers 80% or more correctly. This badge of completion can be utilized by customers to demonstrate their knowledge when renting a boat. 

In 2019, the U.S. Coast Guard reported 4,168 recreational boating-related accidents, 613 deaths, 2,559 injuries and $55 million dollars of damage to property. Rental Boat Safety invites boat rental agencies nationwide to join the Rental Boat Safety Community as a way of ensuring their customers have a safe boating experience. 

For Media Inquiries, please contact Executive Director, Jess Brockett, at jessbrockett@rentalboatsafety.com.