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National Safe Boating Week is May 19-25, and we are, and always have been, committed to boater safety.

In 2009, BRP received a Boating Safety Award from the United States Coast Guard office of Auxillary and Boating Safety for their commitment to improving boating safety with the introduction of the industry’s first, and only, electronically controlled hand-braking and reverse system, the iBR™ (intelligent Brake and Reverse), on two of its Sea-Doo watercraft models. Sea-Doo remains the only manufacturer to offer this on-water braking system and it is now a standard feature in every 2012 Sea-Doo watercraft category.

BRP’s 2012 Sea-Doo boats deliver more versatility, more performance and more standard features which translate into superior value, greater peace-of-mind and a safer boating experience. All Sea-Doo boats are equipped with BRP’s direct drive jet propulsion system which provides numerous benefits over traditional stern drives. They are: direct power for maximum responsiveness, faster time to plane, less draft for shallow water operation, added safety with no exposed sharp objects, and new, optional weedless system on select Sea-Doo models.

Don’t forget to Wear it! and wear your PFD (personal floatation device) at all times while enjoying the water.

Here are a few boating safety tips to keep in mind this boating season:

  • -No matter what activity you have planned – boating, fishing sailing, etc. – always remember to wear a life jacket every time you are on the water.
  • -Make sure your life jacket is U.S. Coast Guard-approved and properly fits. Double check that your life jacket is appropriate for your favorite boating activities.
  • -Life jackets meant for adults do not work for children. If you are boating with children, make sure they are wearing properly fitted, child-sized life jackets. Do not buy a life jacket for your child to “grow into.”

Whether it is during National Safe Boating Week or the rest of the year, you can depend on Sea-Doo watercraft and boats to provide a safe and fun boating experience.