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Living Aboard With Kids by Danielle Zartman

A Survival Guide For Parents. Includes 25 Ways to Get Your Children To Love Boating, Her recommended children’s library. Read More.

Read about Ben and Danielle Zartman and how they made their dream of living aboard and traveling, while making a living, happen. Read More


Alliance for Safe Navigation

The Alliance For Safe Navigation

Every year, 13 million boaters face shifting shoals, changing channels, moving bouys, and newly discovered hazards. These changes happen daily, and it’s your responsibility to be aware of them. Boating with updated charts is critical.

The Alliance for Safe Navigation consists of industry leaders, including BoatUS that all share a commitment to boating safety. The goal of the alliance is to raise the boating community’s understanding of and appreciation for up-to-date navigational information. The alliance encourages mariners to recognize the large number of changes made to their charts and to keep their electronic and paper charts accurate, which is inexpensive and easy to do. More Information.


Apps To keep You Safe On the Water

By Lenny Rudow, published in BoatUS Magazine, December 2012/January 2014

Cell phone and tablet apps can be harnessed by boaters in a number of ways: weather prediction, navigation, and maintenance logging are a few prime examples. And in the past, we've told you about apps that can help you accomplish these things. But there are a number of new or updated apps which focus on making boating safer. Read More


Can Marine Apps And A Smartphone Make You A Better Boater?

By Lenny Rudow, published in BoatUS Magazine, April/May 2011

Every day, new applications are developed that can help you run your boat more efficiently and effectively. Read More


BoatUS Hurricane Resource Center

The BoatUS Hurricane Resource Center

For live hurricane information be sure to check the BoatUS Hurricane Resource Center. We update the site consistently throughout the day giving you the latest updates on named tropical storms and hurricanes. You can see the latest satellite images, spaghetti models, wind speed probabilities and NOAA 5 day forecasts.

What else will you find in the Hurricane Center? View Seaworthy's "Hurricane Warning: A Guide to Protecting Boats and Marinas for Hurricanes", print out the BoatUS Hurricane Preparation Guide, view photos of past hurricanes and find important hurricane-related links. You will even find tips on what to do after a storm.

To sign up for BoatUS Hurricane Advisory Emails, BoatUS Members click here.
Go to the BoatUS Hurricane Resource Center


mel Neale Boating Safety Study Guide