Greenville Marine and Sport Center has been proudly serving Pitt and Beaufort counties and Eastern North Carolina for 44 years. We are your local boat, motor, and trailer dealer for Bayliner, G3 Boats, Cypress Cay Pontoons, May-Craft, Nautic Star, Tidewater, and Phoenix Bass Boats. We also sell Yamaha and Mercury engines. We have an experienced sales and service staff who would love to help you with a new or used boat purchase right here in Greenville, NC.
Boats are a great way to enjoy the water and sun with family and friends. However, like any other moving vehicle/vessel, boats must be operated responsibly, with caution and care. Here are some boating safety tips from the US Coast Guard to help ensure that your time on your boat is both fun and safe:
One of the most important aspects of boating safety is preparedness. That means that before you ever step foot on your boat, you know how to operate it safely and responsibly.
Once you get a boat, it’s important to take boater’s education course so that you know the rules of the water, which are different from the rules of the road. It’s also important to get a vessel safety check, which the US Coast Guard does for free, before you hit the water.
Another aspect of preparedness and safety is having life jackets on your boat and knowing how to use them. Be sure that you have a life jacket for each person present on your boat and that they are easily accessible. It’s also important to have the appropriate size life jackets for each passenger on your boat; for example, small children will not be able to wear an adult-sized life jacket.
Alcohol is the leading cause of boating fatalities. Oftentimes, people don’t consider driving a boat under the influence as serious as driving a car under the influence. However, the risks and results are just as serious. If you’re under the influence of alcohol, don’t operate your boat– not only is it illegal, it’s also very dangerous.
If you’re on the search for your dream boat, come see the boat dealers at Greenville Marine in Greenville, NC and Rocky Mount, NC. And when you hit the water, be sure to always practice boating safety.