National Safe Boating Week kicks off on May 21st. Here is how you can work with your boat dealer to stay safe out on the water.

Get Your Boat in Pristine Working Order

An unexpected engine problem while you’re out on the boat isn’t just frustrating— it can be dangerous. Make sure your boat is in pristine condition before you take it out on the water. Fish Tale Boats operates a 14,000 square foot sales and service center in Fort Myers and can accommodate boats as long as 42 feet long. Bring your boat in for prompt service and leave with peace of mind and meticulously detailed records for warranties.

Have All the Safety Equipment You Need Onboard

Not sure if you have all the safety equipment you need on board? Stop in and chat with us at Fish Tale Boats! We’re more than happy to walk you through the different safety equipment available for Grady-White, Robalo, Chaparral, and Premier Pontoons boats.

A quick list of safety items you’ll want aboard include:

  • Lifejackets
  • VHF marine radios
  • EPIRB and PLB (emergency position indicating radio beacon and personal location beacon)
  • Ditch bag
  • Satellite phone
  • Kill lanyard/kill switch

If You Have Questions, Ask Your Boat Dealer

Don’t be shy when you buy a new boat— ask as many questions as you want! The more you know, the safer you’ll be out on the water. When you buy a boat from Fish Tale, our knowledgeable sales team will walk you through all systems on board during our complimentary orientation.

We take this important step with all our customers, not just beginner boaters. We aren’t satisfied until we know you feel safe and comfortable with all the systems that come with your boat! If questions come up after your boat orientation, get back in touch. We will happily answer any follow-up questions or instruct you further on the unit operation.

Ready to schedule your service, get your questions answered, or start looking at new boats? Give Fish Tale Boats a call at (239) 463-4448 or stop by our sales and service center Monday through Saturday. As your trusted boat dealer, we look forward to helping you celebrate 2022 National Safe Boating Week!