We know that when you peruse online boat listings to buy a boat online, you do this because you enjoy being on the water. While we certainly want you to have a good time and enjoy your boat but we also want you to be safe.
The Fourth of July is a lot of fun and it is a great time to be out on a boat. In some cities you can get the best view of fireworks on a boat and not have to worry about finding a place to park or waiting for public transportation.
However, as with most holidays, there are also some dangers. This is not to scare anyone, but to simply say that it helps to be aware. The Fourth of July is a time when many people do not have to work, many people are looking to have some fun and many people want to drink alcohol.
When it comes to boating at night with the aim to see the fireworks, The York Dispatch has this advice:
“Lots of us will head onto the water to view the fireworks this weekend. But boating at night is dangerous.
If you’re not familiar with the water you’ll be on, the advice is clear. Don’t go. If you think you have the skills needed, slow and easy wins the race. Speed has no place in nighttime boating.”