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Three Simple Tactics to Stay Safe Boating During COVID-19

Posted Apr 30th, 2021 in Media, General, Insurance Tips, Did You Know?, In the News, Boat Insurance

If you’re as excited for Ontario boat season as we are and you’re planning on spending a lot of time on the water this summer, you’ll want to read this. We’ve shared easy ways for you to stay safe boating during COVID-19.


Three Simple Tactics to Stay Safe Boating During COVID-19, Youngs Insurance, Ontario

For a while, we’ve been dealing with COVID-19, so many of us are informed on how to protect ourselves. The good news is that you can easily stay safe on your boat, you just need to implement the three tactics we’ve shared below.

Three Ways to Stay Safe While Boating During COVID-19

#1 Social and Physical Distancing

Considering we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic, we suggest limiting the number of people you take boating and stick to only those within your “bubble.” That way you can ensure everyone is safe and you can potentially avoid COVID-19 exposure. The tricky part will be to ensure you keep a safe distance from other people who are boating. Be sure to allow a lot of space between you and others at the marina when docking and refueling.

If you’d like additional information, read this, The Ins and Outs of Healthy Habits While Social Distancing.

#2 Boating Locations and Permissions

Ontario seems to change COVID-19 restrictions frequently, so, be sure you’re on top of the latest developments so you’re informed on what is permitted and what isn’t. Marina’s may have different rules in place as well, so always check with them to see their guidelines. By monitoring COVID-19 updates you’ll feel more confident enjoying your boat and visiting different locations this season.

#3 Regular Boat Sanitization

One of the most important ways to stay safe boating during COVID-19 is to ensure you are sanitizing your boat correctly and sufficiently. And yourself, for example, if you are touching anything someone else may have, fuel pump or marine gate, be sure to wash your hands and sanitize.

Shurhold created a quick video that shows you how to properly sanitize your boat – watch it here.

Boating is a great way to quarantine and stay away from others. You can still enjoy life on the water if you are staying safe while boating during COVID-19! Remember, getting a boat insurance quote in Ontario has never been simpler – use our Captain's Quick Quote today!


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