Chris Edmonston: Hi! I am Chris Edmonston, Vice President of the BoatUS Foundation here today to talk to you about basic boating tips.
Our tips today are designed to help you get the most out of your time on the water. I hope you enjoy them.
First up, is Scott, who is going to talk to you about different types of power boats that are out there on the market today.
We are going to take a look at different pros and cons of each, so you can decide which is best for you and your family. Then we are also going to talk a little bit about one of the most common boating mishaps running aground; specifically what the differences are between towing versus salvage.
We are also going to talk a little bit about buying boats, specifically use boats and give you some used boat buying tips and ways to avoid common paperwork pitfalls. Then we are going to talk about how to buy insurance for your boat, and different types of insurance policies that you might be looking at before you buy your boat.
Finally, I will talk a little bit about some simple tips on how to prepare your guests for day out in the water by giving them a crew safety briefing.
Before we begin, let me tell you a little bit about myself. Now I have been in boating business for over 25 years, doing everything from boat sails, commercial diving, to teaching people how to be safe out on the water.
BoatUS has been around since 1966 where membership organization with over half a million members. We are here provide you with all the information and services you need to have the most fun you can out on the water.
Boating is a fun activity and it's a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors, but for many people it can be a little mystifying or even scary.
So today, Scott and I are going to touch on many topics both in the process of getting into boating and also what to do to be safe out on the water.
I hope you enjoy your time with us.