Find out what we do
For more than 30 years we've been an important part of boating. Watch our new video to learn more about why we do what we do.
Choose your state
Take our free state boating course today.
Borrow a life jacket or set up your own loaner program
Find a loaner site, purchase discounted life jackets or download our guide to set up a life jacket loaner program.
Protect your boat
Hurricane season begins June 1 in the Atlantic and May 15 in the Eastern Pacific. Develop a plan to protect your boat from the path of a hurricane.
From novice to expert
As an introduction to sailing or a refresher, our online course is perfect for any sailing level.
Learn to care for your inflatable
Make sure your inflatable life jacket will work properly when you need it. Every 2-3 months, and at the beginning of every season, inspect it. Watch videos and learn about the inspection process.
A boater's guide to forecasting, winds and storms
What if you could anticipate changes in weather and understand what your observations really mean?
Weather for Boaters is your online course to do just that!
Spill prevention & response
We tested 21 spill response products. Learn which ones are up to the task.
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is an innovative leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. The Foundation provides educational outreach directly to boaters and supports partner organizations nationwide.
Did you know these programs are made possible in large part by small donations from boaters like you? Help us maintain the free boating safety course, safety equipment rental, clean boating education and life jacket loaner sites. Giving takes minutes but the benefits last a lifetime.