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Boating Safety Tips

Are you planning on heading out on the open water this summer? Putting your boat in the water for the first time this year? Don't forget to reach out to Your Friends In The Insurance Business to make sure your coverage is complete. Here are some other tips to keep in mind:

Before you go:

  • Take a boating safety course

  • Take swimming lessons

  • Have your boat checked for seaworthiness for free by the U.S. Coast Guard

  • Check the weather before you go

  • Talk to your independent insurance agent to make sure your boat and activities are covered

What to bring:

  • Cell phone in a water-resistant bag and a two-way radio

  • Compass

  • Anchor

  • Tool kit

  • First-aid kit

  • Fire extinguisher

  • Sunscreen and sunglasses

  • Food and water

When you go:

  • Dress for the water temperature

  • Wear a properly fitted life jacket

  • Boat sober; alcohol is involved in nearly 1 in 5 boating fatalities

  • Tell someone back on land where you plan to go and how long you intend to be on the water

  • Have someone on board who knows how to operate the boat and where first aid supplies are

Your Friends In The Insurance Business at Midland's Ieuter Insurance Group can answer your home insurance and home rental insurance coverage questions.  

For all your insurance needs, visit us at

Ieuter Insurance Group - 414 Townsend St Midland MI 48640

(989) 487-1758

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