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2014 Recreational Boating Statistics
In 2014, the Coast Guard counted 4,064 accidents that involved 610 deaths, 2,678 injuries, and approximately $39 million in damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.
Boating Safety Partners
Boating Safety Partners
Find information and links of the USCG Boating Saftey partners and other related resources that are important to boating safely and responsibly.
Recreational Boaters
Recreational Boaters
Too often pleasure outings turn tragic. You, as a boat operator, passenger, or concerned individual, can make a difference.
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Manufacturers
Is your boat safe? You can check for documented and alleged defects for all boats manufactured in or imported into the United States
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The Official Website of the U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division

The U.S. Coast Guards Boating Safety Division (CG-BSX-2) is dedicated to reducing loss of life, injuries and property damage that occurs on U.S. Waterways by improving the knowledge, skill and abilities of recreational boaters.