National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27: Safety Content Available from Discover Boating

National Safe Boating Week (NSBW) runs tomorrow, May 21 through Friday, May 27. In support of NSBW, NMMA and Discover Boating will be sharing safety-related content on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram throughout the week encouraging boaters to refresh their safety knowledge and brush up on their boating skills heading into peak boating season.

Join us by sharing Discover Boating’s safety content on your social channels using #safeboating. Social post examples are included below, and visit NMMA's boating safety social media toolkit for social media graphics and more boating safety articles.

  • Wear Your Life Jacket
  • Caption: Outfit your squad for safety. Have properly fitting Coast Guard-approved life jackets accessible for all passengers. Learn more about fit, types and local state laws.
  • Weather Preparedness
  • Caption: Don’t get caught unprepared. Know the marine forecast before you launch & keep an eye on changing conditions.
  • Watersports Safety Tips
  • Caption: Whatever your watersport of choice, take your fun seriously and follow these tips to #wakeresponsibly.

In addition, today is National Wear Your Life Jacket at Work Day -- part of the Safe Boating Campaign, a global awareness effort that encourages boaters to make the most of their boating adventure by being responsible. Here’s how to participate: Wear a life jacket wherever you work; Snap a picture; Post the picture on social media with the hashtag #wearyourlifejacketatworkday; Tag the Safe Boating Campaign (@boatingcampaign).