Boating Safety Series Part 10: High School Credit Available from Florida Virtual School

July 20, 2016

Parents, do you know where your kids in grades 9-12 can satisfy some of their physical education and online course requirements, and get certified in both Boating and Hunting Safety...

Heintz & Becker Boating Safety Series Part 2: Nighttime and Pre-Dawn Boating

May 9, 2016

Last month one Florida teen was killed and five others were injured when their small boat ran into a bridge on the Middle River near Ft. Lauderdale.  The accident happened...

Heintz & Becker Boating Safety Series Part 8: New Law Signed after Heartbreaking loss of two Florida Teens

April 14, 2016

Last July, two Florida teenagers, Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, set out for a day of boating from the Jupiter Inlet and were never heard from again. Days of searching...

Heintz & Becker Boating Safety Series Part 7: Small Craft Advisories

February 18, 2016

We all heard the recent news of that luxury cruise ship that sailed right into weather so horrific that some passengers were fearful for their lives.  So, how was it...

Boating Safety Series Part 6: Tips for Stocking Your Boat’s First Aid Kit

January 25, 2016

Boaters, when is the last time you checked your first aid kit? If you can't recall, then it's time to make sure that your first aid kit is waterproof and...

Heintz & Becker Boating Safety Series Part 5: Wear It! Florida Campaign Provides a Great Holiday Gift Idea

December 16, 2015

Are looking for a great holiday gift idea for your fishing and boating friends who have everything?  Here's an idea - how about a belt or suspender style inflatable life...

Boating Safety Series Part 4: Protecting Florida’s Beloved Manatees

November 18, 2015

Manatees are the State of Florida's official marine mammal and can live for over 60 years. Tragically, only about half of the wild manatees that reach adulthood survive into their...

Boating Safety Series Part 3: MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY . . .

October 26, 2015

Mayday (originally from the French term "venez m'aider" meaning "come help me") is the universal distress signal to call out to marine rescue and other vessels that you are in...

Heintz & Becker Boating Safety Series Part 1: Florida Leads in Preventable Boating Accidents

August 12, 2015

We want to welcome our readers to the first installment of a brand new series of Boating Safety blogs we are launching on our Heintz & Becker website and Facebook...