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Bridgewater Marina shares reminders ahead of busy season, Safe Boating Week

National Safe Boating Week is May 22-May 28

How to stay safe out on the water this summer
How to stay safe out on the water this summer

MONETA, Va. – 10 News is working for you, making sure you can enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend while on the water.

Bridgewater Marina and Boat Rental is on Smith Mountain Lake and employees said with the weather heating up and Memorial Day Weekend just a week away, this weekend will be busy.

Here are a few reminders they wanted to share:

  • Boat traffic is similar to road traffic; no drinking and driving, stay to your right and pass another boat from the left
  • Make sure you have enough life vests for everyone on board
  • Kids 12 years and younger have to have a life vest on at all times while on the boat
  • Have a working fire extinguisher on the boat
  • Bring a whistle
How to stay safe out on the water at Smith Mountain Lake
How to stay safe out on the water at Smith Mountain Lake

Matt Paul at Bridgewater Marina said they supply the required safety equipment for rentals. He also recommended if you have any safety or equipment questions to not hesitate to ask whoever you’re renting or buying from.

“Feel free to ask questions the more information we can provide you, the safe you guys can be and more fun everyone will have,” said Paul.

For Virginia’s Boater’s Guide, click here.

May 22-28 is National Safe Boating Week. Bridgewater Marina is participating in a social media campaign on Facebook and will post tips daily.


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