Next Wednesday, August 10th, is the 40th anniversary of the enactment of the Federal Boat Safety Act. In 1971, there were 5,510,092 numbered (registered) boats and 1,582 boating deaths. In 2010, there were 12,438,926 registered boats and 672 boating deaths. These results are directly tied to the successes of the Federal Boat Safety Act of 1971.
Read more about the Recreational Boating Safety at www.uscgboating.org, and in the Fall 2010 and July/September 2003 editions of Proceedings of the Marine Safety & Security Council.