How To Keep Guests Safe on Your Boat

If you are a boat owner, you probably live for opportunities to have guests come boating with you. Although this can be great fun, it is also important to remember that boating can be risky. At Hinman & Associates Insurance, we want to help boat owners in Reno, NV, and the surrounding areas learn better ways to keep their guests safe while boating. Keep reading to learn more. 

Life Jackets

It is imperative that you provide properly fitting life jackets for everyone on your boat. Although this might seem like an inconvenience, it is a small price to pay to avoid a tragedy. Life jackets should also be replaced after a few years to ensure you have quality items for your guests. 

First Aid Kits

Accidents can happen even on a boat. You should always keep a well-stocked first aid kit on your boat. You should also have at least a basic knowledge of administering first aid if you will be taking guests out on your boat. In most cases, you can deal with small injuries on the boat and then safely get your guests to better medical help if they need it. 

Drinking and Boating 

Just like with driving, it is important that there is always a designated boat driver if there is alcohol present on the boat. Boating while under the influence can be very dangerous. Anytime water is involved, risks of injuries or drowning are significant.

If you want to learn about boat insurance, please get in touch with us at Hinman & Associates Insurance serving Reno, NV, and the surrounding areas.