2018

Congress Passes New Engine Cutoff Switch Requirement

Boats under 26 feet will have to include engine cutoff switches, thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Authorization just passed by Congress.The Frank Lobiondo Coast Guard Authorization of Act of 2018, among other things, has a provision requiring “manufacturers, distributors and dealers” to install engine cutoff switches on new boats “less than 26 feet overall in length and capable of developing 115 pounds or more of static thrust.” The engine cutoff switch provision “includes, but is not limited to, inboard engines, outboard motors and sterndrive engines.” Switches also need to meet American Boat and Yacht Council Standards.

IBWSS Media Campaign Contest Now Accepting Entries

The IBWSS Media Campaign Contest showcases the outreach efforts of organizations, agencies, and groups who advocate for boating and water safety. It is hosted by the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), and the National Water Safety Congress (NWSC). This contest recognizes the creative ways boating and water safety advocates are communicating with the public about safety on and in the water. Now accepting entries.

Member Connection E-Newsletter

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: Member Spotlight: Rolyan® Buoys, International Boating and Water Safety Summit, Safe Boating Campaign, Mustang Survival Guest on HP Outdoors Waterfowl Podcast, National Boating Safety Advisory Council, and big savings opportunities in the NSBC Online Store.

Registration Open for #IBWSS19

Registration is open for #IBWSS19! We look forward to seeing you in Jacksonville, FL from March 24-27, 2019 to learn about “The Future of Recreational Boating.”

Member Connection E-Newsletter

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: #IBWSS19 Call for Speakers, Member Spotlight: Brunswick Corp., Safe Boating Campaign, SOBOS Recreational Boating Survey, teen training program, and big savings opportunities in the NSBC Online Store.

Anchorline

Anchorline, our quarterly newsletter sponsored by Rolyan Buoys, is available in a digital format so it’s available to you on any computer, laptop, or mobile device wherever you may want to read the latest from the NSBC. In this issue: NSBC On-water Powerboating Course First to Receive Third-Party Verification, On-Water Powerboating Courses and Teen Training Program, SOBOS Recreational Boating Survey, #IBWSS19 Call for Speakers, big savings opportunities for NSBC members, and more.

Call for Speakers Open – International Boating and Water Safety Summit

The National Safe Boating Council, National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and National Water Safety Congress are looking for thought-provoking, innovative and engaging sessions to support the theme, “The Future of Recreational Boating.” Do you have an innovative product, outreach program, or panel discussion idea? Consider applying to be an #IBWSS19 speaker.

Membership Connection E-Newsletter

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: NSBC On-Water Powerboating Course First to Receive Third-Party Verification, Annual Boating Awareness Survey, Adult On-Water Powerboating Courses, Education + Outreach + Training, SOBOS Recreational Boating Survey, and more!

Member Connection

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: Annual Boating Awareness Survey, Adult On-Water Powerboating Courses, NSBC’s on-water powerboat training for teens, SOBOS Recreational Boating Survey and more.

General Membership Meeting Notice

The National Safe Boating Council General Membership Meeting will take place in conjunction with the NASBLA Annual Conference on Sunday, September 9 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Please visit www.NASBLA.org to register for the conference and make travel plans.

Membership Connection E-Newsletter

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: Building Partnerships for #safeboating, Behind the Scenes: Safe Boating Campaign, Pilot Powerboating Course for Teens, Summer Conferences + Travels, and more!

Member Connection

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: Build Partnerships for #safeboating, Safe Boating Campaign, Pilot Powerboating Course for Teens, Summer Conferences and Travel, and more.

New On-Water Powerboat Training for Teens from the National Safe Boating Council

The National Safe Boating Council’s teen training program is a pilot course for ages 13-19 interested in learning on-water powerboating skills and maneuvers. In partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard and BoatU.S. Foundation, the teen training program is focused on teaching teens valuable safe boating lessons and preparing the next generation of safe boaters.

Anchorline

Anchorline, our quarterly newsletter sponsored by Rolyan Buoys, is available in an all-new digital format so it’s available to you on any computer, laptop, or mobile device wherever you may want to read the latest from the NSBC.

Member Connection

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: Ready, Set, Wear It and National Safe Boating Week, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, American Boating Congress, Lead + Partner + Change, and big savings for NSBC members.

NOAA’s National Weather Service and National Safe Boating Council team up for National Safe Boating Week

The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) National Weather Service have teamed up to promote new weather and boating safety public service announcements during National Safe Boating Week, held May 19-25, 2018. The goal of these PSAs is to ensure that Americans have a fun and safe time on the water this summer.

Member Connection

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: 2018 Boating Safety Hall of Fame Inductees, #IBWSS18 Attendee Survey, Member Exclusive Offer from ACR Electronics, Safe Boating Campaign, Diane Corish Returns to NSBC, and more.

Boating Safety Hall of Fame Inductees

The National Safe Boating Council’s Boating Safety Hall of Fame Award recognizes those who have provided vital leadership and boating safety support throughout their career. It is an honor to induct Phil Cappel and Fred Messmann into the Boating Safety Hall of Fame!

Member Connection

News and updates about our programs, industry happenings, member spotlights and more from the National Safe Boating Council. In this issue: #IBWSS18 Highlights, Spring Aboard, #406Day, Waves of Hope, NSBC’s New Address, and more.