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Boat navigation 101

There are many tools to help you navigate your boat so that you can safely reach your destination. Markel offers some tips on the different boat navigation tools available to help you on your way.

Make sure you have enough boat insurance

Do you have enough boat insurance coverage if you got into a boating accident? Find out how to tell if you and your boat are protected here!

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.

Suddenly in command

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

Staying cool in the pool

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

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.

The essential toolkit for your boat

Make sure you're prepared for emergency repairs with a carefully packed boat tool kit.

Tips to winterize your boat

Read these top 10 boat winterization tips to make sure your boat is ready to go when the weather is!

Tools for Lifeguard training

New philosophies on how lifeguards should scan pools for potential problems.

Drowning may not look like you think

The visible images many people associate with drowning do not have much in common with what real drowning looks like.