Tips for Enjoying Holiday Lighted Boat Parades

With December almost halfway over and the holiday season in full swing,  there are a few activities that are on everyone’s agenda to celebrate the holiday spirit. For boat owners, the excitement that accompanies holiday boat parades and decking out your vessel with festive colors is in the air. Whether you’re in the parade or simply an observer, maintaining proper safety protocol is of the utmost importance. Besides having a designated skipper, we’ve gathered some helpful advice for enjoying the season while staying safe.  
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Weight Watching  

The holidays put us all in a festive mood, and we want to extend the holiday cheer to everyone we know. That said, it’s essential to be mindful of the weight limitations of your vessel. Don’t try to go beyond this capacity, and keep in mind that excess people and decorations can limit visibility, which is important to maintain.  

Be Mindful of Nighttime Conditions  

As we just mentioned, maintaining visibility is essential when operating any vehicle, be it a car, truck, or boat. Consider your experience with operating a  boat at night and the addition of holiday lights on your vessel changing your visibility. Operating the boat in tandem with the other participants involves remaining alert to obstacles and maintaining proper speed. 

Don’t Forget Your Life Jackets  

Life jackets might not be on your list of things to wear to a party or celebration,  but there’s nothing more critical to any boating experience than safety. Make sure there’s enough on board for your guests, and remind them to dress warmly. 

Captain Tom Van Sickle from No Fear Boating Offers Tech Tips

"When participating in a night boat parade it is extremely important to pay attention to safe distances between other vessels in the parade, it is advised to use a GPS to know the locations of your channel markers, markers are reflective and some are lighted however they can be very difficult to see. Have fun and boat safe!"

Enjoy Yourself!  

Any experience on a boat should be enjoyable, and so should the holidays.  Remember to enjoy yourself and be safe. Savor the moment; this wonderful time only comes around once a year.  

Seaspension - We Got Your Back  

Back andumbar support is an important aspect of boat safety. A smooth ride equates to one that causes less stress on your lower extremities. At Seaspension, we got your back. Our custom-made seat pedestals are meant to keep you comfortable and safe as you traverse the seas so stay safe this sea-son. For more information on us and our products, check us out at seaspension.com.

With December almost halfway over and the holiday season in full swing,  there are a few activities that are on everyone’s agenda to celebrate the holiday spirit. For boat owners, the excitement that accompanies holiday boat parades and decking out your vessel with festive colors is in the air. Whether you’re in the parade or simply an observer, maintaining proper safety protocol is of the utmost importance. Besides having a designated skipper, we’ve gathered some helpful advice for enjoying the season while staying safe.  
boat seat pedestals

Weight Watching  

The holidays put us all in a festive mood, and we want to extend the holiday cheer to everyone we know. That said, it’s essential to be mindful of the weight limitations of your vessel. Don’t try to go beyond this capacity, and keep in mind that excess people and decorations can limit visibility, which is important to maintain.  

Be Mindful of Nighttime Conditions  

As we just mentioned, maintaining visibility is essential when operating any vehicle, be it a car, truck, or boat. Consider your experience with operating a  boat at night and the addition of holiday lights on your vessel changing your visibility. Operating the boat in tandem with the other participants involves remaining alert to obstacles and maintaining proper speed. 

Don’t Forget Your Life Jackets  

Life jackets might not be on your list of things to wear to a party or celebration,  but there’s nothing more critical to any boating experience than safety. Make sure there’s enough on board for your guests, and remind them to dress warmly. 

Captain Tom Van Sickle from No Fear Boating Offers Tech Tips

"When participating in a night boat parade it is extremely important to pay attention to safe distances between other vessels in the parade, it is advised to use a GPS to know the locations of your channel markers, markers are reflective and some are lighted however they can be very difficult to see. Have fun and boat safe!"

Enjoy Yourself!  

Any experience on a boat should be enjoyable, and so should the holidays.  Remember to enjoy yourself and be safe. Savor the moment; this wonderful time only comes around once a year.  

Seaspension - We Got Your Back  

Back andumbar support is an important aspect of boat safety. A smooth ride equates to one that causes less stress on your lower extremities. At Seaspension, we got your back. Our custom-made seat pedestals are meant to keep you comfortable and safe as you traverse the seas so stay safe this sea-son. For more information on us and our products, check us out at seaspension.com.

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