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Is your aquatics staff ready for the summer?

Simple skills verification, plus an in-service training program will help you increase opportunities for staff to practice their skills.

Keep dogs safe on your boat

Boating with your lovable pet can be a positive and fun experience if the proper safety precautions are taken ahead of time and during your trip. Here are some tips on what to do before and while boating to help keep your dog as safe as possible.

Tips for docking your boat

There are many factors to take into account when docking your boat, such as the type of boat and how many engines it has, the weather, water conditions, how high the tide is, the type of dock, and the direction in which you are approaching the dock. Do you know where to start? Here are some helpful tips on what to keep in mind when docking your boat.

Suddenly in command

If there was a sudden emergency on your boat, and you were suddenly in charge to get the boat back shore, would you know what to do? Markel helps explore what to do if you are suddenly in command of a boat.

Why safe boating is important

Be safe out there! Read stories of people that have pushed the boundaries of boating safety. Enjoy boating by becoming a better operator.

Sailboat masts and rigging

Sailboat mast and rigging maintenance and tuning tips from an accredited marine surveyor. Review these tips to insure years of pleasurable sailing.

Choosing the right marine surveyor

Read why you should consider hiring a marine surveyor to inspect your new boat before purchasing. Get tips for finding a marine surveyor.

Tres Martin High Performance Boat School Training

High performance boats are more elaborate than ever. Read as Tres Martin explains why its important to attend high performance boat school training.

Tips for tying your boat to the dock

Tying your boat to the dock is important so that it is secure enough not to get damaged by knocking up against the dock due to conditions such as wind, waves and tide. Markel Marine explores some helpful tips on the lines to use and how to tie them.

Staying cool in the pool

Questions to consider as part of your swimming pool risk management plan.