Own a Boat or Thinking of Buying One?
Taking a watercraft safety course makes good sense.
By Shannon Butler
Did you know, according to 2020 USCG statistics, Minnesota ranks among the top for registered watercraft in the nation? With so many vessels on our lakes, keeping you and your family safe is paramount. Taking an approved boater safety course helps you learn about required safety equipment, knots, lines, signals, trailering, water safety, what to do in case of emergency or inclement weather and helps keep boaters keep up to date on state and local boating laws, regulations, and guidelines.
Whether you are thinking of purchasing a boat, are a new boat owner, have a youthful operator, or want to brush up your watercraft skills, taking a watercraft safety course and obtaining your MN Watercraft Operators Permit is not just a smart idea, it could even lower your insurance premium. Contact your agent to see if you qualify.
Now is a great time to register, to ensure you are ready for the busy Memorial Day weekend kickoff to summer.
For our neighbors in Apple Valley and Dakota County, an in-person course through ISD196 Community Education begins next week.
There are also on-line courses and exams available through the MNDNR. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/boatwater/education.html
Summer goes by so quickly, contact our team at www.insurewithbutler.com to make sure that you and your watercraft are covered before boating season begins.
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