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New Boating Safety App From ABYC

Keep yourself safer on the water with this handy boating app.

June 27, 2013
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ABYC App

Check out the free APP from the ABYC. All apped out? go to the ABYC link shown below and order up your free paper copy. Here’s the gist from the press release:

Newest BOATING SAFETY CHECKLIST APP Educates Boaters and Helps Keep Them Safe

June 24, 2013, Annapolis, MD: The newest iPhone app to hit the boating market has been released by the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC). “Boat Essentials-USCG Safety Gear” is a FREE, simple checklist app perfect for the new or experienced boater, to help them identify the safety items required to have onboard.

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As a result of a U.S. Coast Guard Recreational Boating Safety Nonprofit Grant, the app was developed by Ken Cook Company. It includes suggestions on other items that will make the boat safer and more comfortable. It can be used on powered and non-powered boats that operate in the waters of the United States.

  • · store information on up to 3 boats
  • · file and save float plans
  • · add boating contacts
  • · receive maintenance guideline alerts
  • · access supplies list
  • · be reminded of important dates
  • · available in paper form **www.abycinc.org/mobileapps**

“This app embodies ‘Boating Safety Built In’ with everything you need listed right there at your fingertips. Gone are the days of getting out on the water only to find your flares are expired,” said Brian Goodwin, ABYC Technical Director.

“We get so many calls asking, ‘What do I need on my boat?’ Since nearly everyone carries their cell phone with them everywhere they go, including out on the boat, an app is a great tool to get safety information into the hands of the boater,” said Vann Burgess, Senior RBS Specialist with the USCG.

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