2017 NSBC Grant Projects



Saved by the Beacon National Campaign - The Saved by the Beacon campaign is designed to modify the behavior of recreational boaters to ensure they understand the importance of 406 MHz beacons and how to use them correctly in the case of a boating emergency.


  Boatbeat.orgA new online hub of recreational boating resources! This is the first collaborative effort within the boating community to provide access to a wealth of boating safety information to better equip the media to more effectively report safe boating messages and help the public responsibly and safely enjoy this favorite pastime.

International Boating & Water Safety Summit (IBWSS) - Involved in boating and water safety? The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), National Water Safety Congress (NWSC), and National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) partnered to provide amazing networking and boating safety training opportunities March 6 - 9, 2016 in San Diego, California. This year, IBWSS will be held in St. Petersburg, FL from April 23 - 26. The NSBC, NWSC, and NASBLA have prepared another exciting conference with a focus on Search and Rescue. Learn more about the fun to be had and how to register at www.IBWSS.org.



North American Safe Boating Campaign - The North American Safe Boating Campaign continues to educate the boating community about life jacket wear and the options that are available when it comes to comfortable and lightweight life jackets. The campaign kicks off each year during National Safe Boating Week (May 20-26, 2017) with events such as Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day (May 19, 2017) and Ready, Set, Wear It! (May 20, 2017).

Previous Grant Projects 

"Almost a Perfect Day - Environmental Stressors" - How will they affect your day on the water?

Boat On Course - Looking to advance your awareness of basic navigation rules? We have introduced major updates and additions to our popular Basic Navigation Rules Awareness website, Boat On Course. The website introduces recreational boaters to basic navigation rules, while getting them excited about learning more about boating safety and creating a greater awareness for the need to take a boating safety course.

Instructor Boat Control Instruction for Power Boats - This program will train instructors, and they, in turn will train recreational boaters in the national on-the water "Boat Control" curriculum for power boats. Increasing the number of trained power boat operators will ultimately reduce boating accidents and fatalities.