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How to Avoid Boat Collisions

July 6, 2021

Boat collisions and accidents can cause major damages to your vessel and lead to serious injuries or death. Collisions occur when a boat or personal watercraft collides with another vessel or objects like docks, rocks and logs. It is the responsibility of all pleasure craft operators to avoid collisions or they could face severe penalties Read more ›

The most important things to remember when fueling a boat

It is imperative that boat fueling procedures are followed correctly in order to prevent fires, injuries and gasoline spills. In this handy guide, we go over all the safety measures you should take when fueling a boat to avoid any problems. Safety precautions to take when fueling a boat Not only can the vapours from Read more ›

When Should You Use Navigation Lights on a Boat?

June 1, 2021

Boats, like cars, have a number of rules and regulations that must be observed when it comes to navigation lights, which are one of the most critical safety measures that need to be applied when operating a pleasure craft. Navigation lights must be displayed on a boat if you are operating your boat at night Read more ›

What is a Personal Watercraft (PWC)?

A personal watercraft (or PWC) is a small recreational watercraft in which the operator is sitting, standing or kneeling on the vessel rather than being completely inside of it (as is the case with a standard boat). PWCs use inboard jet drives (engines that sit inside the watercraft and receive power from a jet pump) Read more ›

How to a Drive a Boat: Complete Beginner’s Guide

May 3, 2021

Boating is a fun, entertaining and stress-relieving experience that millions of Canadians appreciate throughout the year. It offers hours of enjoyment away from home, whether you are fishing, water skiing or simply cruising around the lake. That said, boating, like any other aquatic pastime, has its own set of safeguards and standards. These rules and Read more ›

About Drive a Boat Canada

September 30, 2014

Drive a Boat Canada Drive a Boat Canada was established as a result of the new federal law stating that as of September 15th 2009, all pleasure craft operators must have proof of their competency. To be faithful to the initial program of Transport Canada, which is to educate pleasure craft operators in order to Read more ›