Apps & Tools
Power Boating For Dummies®
Written by Randy Vance, a lifelong boater and editor-in-chief of
Boating Life magazine, this simple book presents straightforward guidance on everything from buying, operating, and enjoying a power boat to acing the boating safety exam, docking and mooring, conducting routine maintenance and repairs, and even choosing the best vacation options.
"Color-a-Fish" Freshwater Fish Coloring Book
"Saved by the Jacket" books
"Saved by the Jacket-2007" books
100 Fast & EasyBoat Improvements
From the acclaimed author of This Old Boat comes a unique collection of do-it-yourself projects that any boat owner can complete over the course of a single weekend--with simple tools and minimal skills.More Information
A Treasure at Sea for Dragon and Me
When a dragon comes to play with a little girl, her father takes them both to the beach. The friendly beast makes one foolhardy mistake after another: charging into the water before a parent gives the OK, diving from the pier without checking the water's depth, and swimming beyond the buoyed ropes into deep water. Thanks to the little girl, her dad, and the lifeguard, the dragon survives his morning at the beach and works up an appetite for their well-stocked picnic basket.More Information
Adventures With Jonny
A book intended to pique a child's interest in the sport of fishing. Also educates adults on the proper ways to introduce children to the fine sport of fishing covering all the basics from initial equipment, basic fishing rigs, how to cast, where to fish and what baits to use.More Information
50 Steps Boaters Can Take to Save Our Waters. From biodiesel to bottom paint – a practical handbook for boaters. Boat Green is pragmatic, practical and well researched, yet at the same time inspiring and supportive of the challenges facing boaters.More Information
Boater101 offers boaters a fun and informative way to learn boating basics. This book is perfect for both adults and youth who are new boaters or looking to brush up on their boating knowledge.More Information
Boating Safety Sidekicks "GO FISHING" books
Boating Safety Sidekicks "GO PADDLING" books
This section offers sampler packs and case quantities of Boating Safety Sidekicks "GO PADDLING" activity books. Each 8" x 8" full-color book is 16 pages and provides useful safety information and activities about boating, fishing, and paddling in kayaks and canoes.More Information
Boating Safety Sidekicks "Navigation Rules" booklet
These 16-page, full-color, 8.25 x 11 inch booklets introduce kids to the world of boating with a special emphasis on boating navigation rules. This youth activity book features the “Boating Safety Sidekicks” as prominent characters, along with SIDEKICKS ON COURSE.COM. The book has a centerpiece board game and includes a crossword puzzle, Sudoku, scrambles, match up and eight scenario “what if’s”, all with crossovers to the awareness portion.More Information
Boating Safety Sidekicks books
This section offers sampler packs and case quantities of the award-winning series of Boating Safety Sidekicks activity books.More Information
Boating Savvy – What KNOT to Do: Often-overlooked and Lesser-known Keys To Safe and Smart Power Boating
This insightful, informative and current guide outlines often-overlooked and lesser-known keys to safe and smart recreational power boating that you won't find anywhere else. It offers excellent safety advice, helpful how-to info, wise ways to avoid a variety of costly problems, and even a few tips that will save you fuel while boating. (It has very little to do with actual knots)More Information
Boating Secrets: 127 Top Tips to Help You Buy and Enjoy Your Boat
A multi-purpose reference guide to help new and seasoned boaters get the most out of their investment. Inside you'll find many tips, stories, definitions, and references to a boaters everyday needs while spending time out on the waters with family and/or friends or making that decision to purchase either their first or next boat. These facts are being represented through a series of interviews with eleven marine industry experts in their field.More Information
Boating Skills and Seamanship, 13th Edition
Developed and refined through 35 years of Coast Guard Auxiliary training courses, Boating Skills and Seamanship is your perfect introduction to recreational boating's fundamentals. Great for beginning and intermediate powerboaters alike, it offers you the basics of choosing, equipping, and handling a small to midsize powerboat.More Information
Buck Wilder's Little Skipper Boating Guide: A Complete Introduction to the World of Boating for Little Skippers of All Ages
Bur Bur’s Boating ABC’s
Join Bur Bur and his parents for a boat ride. Kids learn boating basics, along with all the things they’ll see in and on the water in this read-aloud book.More Information
Bur Bur’s Fishing Adventure
Drop anchor with Bur Bur and his dad. This book takes children on a first-time fishing adventure.More Information
Emergency Navigation, 2nd Edition
Every sailor knows that instruments can fail. Things get wet, break, fall overboard. Whether you’re safe on your boat or drifting in a life raft, let David Burch show you how to find your way no matter what navigational equipment you have. Often relying on common materials like a small stick, a plastic bottle, even a pair of sunglasses, Burch explains how to make use of all available means--from the ancient skills of Polynesian navigators to the contrails of airliners overhead--to calculate speed, direction, latitude, and longitude and to perform all aspects of piloting and dead reckoning.More Information
Fifty Places to Sail Before You Die: Sailing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
Landlubbers joke that sailors are always wanting to head off to the ends of the earth, but Chris Santella takes that life-changing desire very seriously. In this, the third installment in his immensely successful “Fifty Places” series, Santella assembles a crew of the world’s greatest championship racers and professional adventurers and persuades them to disclose their favorite destinations around the globe.
Getting Started in Powerboating
There’s nothing like the thrill of skimming over the waves at the helm of a fast powerboat. And the thrill is even greater when you’re driving the boat that’s right for you and handling it with skill and confidence. This third edition of Getting Started in Powerboating gives you all the information you need to select the boat of your dreams, maneuver it like a master, and understand the rules and conventions of powerboating.More Information
Global Marine Distress & Safety System for Recreational Boaters booklet
Good Old Boat Galley Book
The Good Old Boat Galley Book is about simplifying life in your boat's galley. It isn't so much about what sailors cook as it is about how they manage to do it in a space the size of most shoreside bathrooms. It's about making do as well as doing without. It's a book about the basics — stoves and fuels and provisioning — as well as tips, tricks, and tools to make sure you never have to head for shore just because you're hungry.More Information
How to Read a Nautical Chart
In 2000, the U.S. government ceased publication of Chart No. 1, the invaluable little book that generations of mariners have consulted to make sense of the complex system of signs, symbols, and graphic elements used in nautical charts. Now Chart No. 1 is not just reborn but expanded and improved in How to Read a Nautical Chart. The demand for a book like this has never been greater.More Information
How to Sail on a Budget (Sailmate)
I Want to go to the Lake With my Dog
Water sports are something that can be truly enjoyed for a lifetime. The greatest joy is to see a person get up on one ski the first time, go off a jump ramp, or land a wakeboard flip. Water sports are a great way to exercise, have fun, and spend time with friends. This book is the story of a young girl who gets to take her dog to the lake with her, learn to ski, and most importantly, learn water safety.More Information
From optimizing a boat for fishing, to maintaining rods and reels, to improving store-bought lures or creating lures from scratch, here are 101 ingenious money-saving projects and do-it-yourself tips guaranteed to help small-boat anglers save money, catch more fish, and have more fun.
My First Picture Book of Boating Words
This unique picture book is designed to teach young children about boating words. It's a great way to develop their interest in boating at a young age. And it's fun for parents and grandparents also!
Safe Boating Tips for Anglers, Hunters and Campers booklet
Take Me Fishing
Here is great angling writing from the best writers in the business. With proceeds going to FishAmerica, to help keep waters and fish healthy, and the Future Fisherman Foundation for education programs for children.More Information
The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl
The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl is a fun and educational children’s book designed to teach both boys and girls about the adventures of boating while reinforcing boat safety. Includes fun extras like Boat Girl’s Safety Rules to follow, basic boating terms for kids and a personal log for your boat kid’s first amazing boating adventures making it a keepsake for memories on the water.More Information
The Modern History of Recreational Boating Safety
The Modern History of Recreational Boating Safety explores the 50 year history by not only covering recreational boating safety but also focuses on the organizations that were involved in defining, promoting, and enforcing safe boating.
Used Boat Buying Guide
Want specific strategies that will take the stress out of buying a boat? The new Used Boat Buying Guide by 20-year yachting industry veteran David Tomen will take you step-by-step through the buying process from search to closing and getting her home.More Information
WaterSmart From the Start - Instructor Guide
The instructor manual and CD contains the instructor and student manual, a pre-test and a post-test with answers. The instructor manual is designed so anyone can be the facilitator, no knowledge of boating is necessary.
One instructor manual can easily support a class size of 10-20 students.
WaterSmart From the Start - Student Manual
Welcome to the computerized, self-paced, educational boating game that will challenge users of all ages. The ultimate goal of the game is to teach children safe boating practices. Children can carry these practices with them when their friends and family go out on the water. You don’t have to own a boat to enjoy the water. By understanding the skills learned from this game it will make your day on the water much more fun and safe.More Information
Updated annually by on-the-water cruising editors and office staff, these resources are the indispensable cruising companions for boaters exploring the Bahamas as far south as the Turks & Caicos and Cuba to the upper reaches of Maine, and includes the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, from South Padre Island, TX, to the Keys. Each guide features mile-by-mile navigation information, aerial photography with marked routes, marina listings and locater charts, anchorage information and expanded "Goin' Ashore" articles on ports along the way.