Safety & Responsibility
Please read all warnings before use:
- Passengers must wear proper life jackets aboard the boat.
- Before each use, check your boat for possible damage, such as holes or cuts. Do not use your boat if such defects are found.
- Seats must be installed correctly before use. They contain important safety flotation foam.
- Your boat is resistant to puncture, but must not be dragged on the ground.
- Distribute weight of passengers and all equipment or cargo so that the boat floats level with the water at all times.
- When boarding the boat, brace yourself and carefully step into the center to avoid tipping.
- Boat must not be loaded beyond the capacity allowed for your country. See the appropriate Capacity Chart decal on your boat.
- Please refer to your warranty for replacement or repair options.
It is the boat owner’s responsibility to:
- Read and adhere to safety warnings.
- Read warranty and acknowledge agreement therein by register online or completing and returning the registration card.
- Ensure that the boat is used, stored and maintained as per the instructions provided.
Contact your local boating authority for information on:
- How to equip your boat with required safety gear.
- How to instruct boaters in basic boating safety.
- How to get training and Licensing for the use of a motor.
- How to title your boat, or to find out whether you are required to.
The primary purpose of boating education is to prevent injuries and loss of life, so it’s important to look at how people lose their lives in boating accidents. Many victims are men 26-50 years of age who are anglers in small open boats. Boat length is usually 16-feet or less, so the boat is often described as small, unstable, and unsafe. The boat is defined as the problem. Well, we already know that the vast majority of drowning victims are not wearing life jackets and most situations involve boaters who have no formal boating education. So, in actuality, it is people operating small boats who are responsible, not the boats themselves.