As if you needed another reason to attend this years 58th annual Detroit Boat show here is another…Free boating safety course offered at the Detroit Boat Show
The Detroit Boat Show is partnering with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, Conservation Officer Sgt. Al Bavarskas and the Oakland County Marine Division to offer a free boating safety class at Cobo Center during the Detroit Boat Show, sponsored by Yamaha. Those who finish the class will get one free ticket to the show, compliments of Yamaha. Boaters young and old are invited to learn the rules of the water and other helpful safety tips for boating during a free six-hour seminar held Saturday, February 20.
“Not only is it smart to take a course to keep your friends and family safe on the water,” said Detroit Boat Show Manager Nicki Polan. “Passing this exam also often accounts for discounts on your boat insurance.”
Michigan conservation officers and Michigan county sheriffs encourage all persons operating boats in Michigan to enroll in a boating safety course, according to the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources. Michigan Law mandates boaters 12 to 16 and PWC operators, 14 and older (born after 1978) must pass the boating safety course to operate on state waters. All those born on July 1, 1996 or after must have a certificate to operate any vessel.
Registration starts at 10 a.m. followed by the course from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Space is limited so pre-registration is recommended at www.detroitboatshow.net. Walk-ins will be accepted if space allows.
The 58th annual Detroit Boat Show is February 13-21 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Admission to the boat show is $12 for adults; children 12 and under are free with an adult, and seniors 65 and older receive free admission on Monday. Discount tickets, other special admission days and hotel accommodations provided by newly renovated Courtyard Detroit Downtown are available at Detroitboatshow.net. HOURS: Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sundays and Monday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Tuesday through Friday: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. Parking is available at Cobo Center and surrounding lots. The Detroit Boat Show is sponsored by Great Lakes Scuttlebutt, Official Magazine of the Detroit Boat Show and the Courtyard Detroit Downtown, Official Hotel of the Detroit Boat Show. FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Detroitboatshow.net, or call 1.800.932.2628.