Apr 25, 2017

DB AppJust launched in Canada, it’s the Discover Boating Safety app. Indispensable to the Canadian boater, itfeatureseverythingyouneed to ensure a safe and fun time on the water, no matterwhere or how you go boating. An interactive and easy to use source of information, itcovers a range of regulations, guidelines and best practices that make being prepared easier so you can focus on fun.

Most content in the app iseasily accessible whether or not you have access to the internet whenyou’re on the water. And, it’sorganized for ease of use into four basic areas; 1. Be Prepared, 2. Plan your Trip, 3. Reference Guide and 4.

Just in Case of Emergency. Here’s what you’ll find in each section:

1. Be prepared! This pre-boat launch section provides several handy checklists to help make your departure a breeze.

2. Plan your trip! Before you leave land, every boater knows to check the weather before you go. With that done, it’s time to create a float plan.

3. Reference Guide! Filled with everything from life jacket basics to visual references for navigation buoys and more, this section has the most information and is an encyclopedia you will reference time and again.

4. What do to in an Emergency! With safety procedures as well as contact numbers be sure to review all aspects of this section in advance so you have an idea of what you need to do, just in case.

DB App NavigationThe boating lifestyle offers an experience like no other, bringingboaterscloser to nature in a unique environment and creatingmemoriesthat last a lifetime. Making sure you boat safely is something every captain wants to handle as easily as possible. The rules and guidelines for boaters are designed to contribute to a safe and positive boating experience, but with myriad regulations it can seem daunting. The good news is there’s finally a comprehensive app to help make that job easier for the Canadian captain and crew.

The Discover Boating Safety app takes care of all your safe boating needs before you leave shore. Best of all, the majority of this content is available on your phone whether or not you have cell or internet access.
With a little preparation on land, you can get prepared to boat safely, allowing you to focus on having fun and making memories to last a lifetime.

Download the free Discover Boating Safety app in the Apple (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/id1185569064?mt=8&l=en)  or Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appcom.nmma&hl=en)  stores.

Boat safely from port to port.

 

Destinations

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Almost Canadian, Almost Caribbean

Grand Turk IslandBy Mark Stevens • Photos by Sharon Matthews-Stevens

Late afternoon, Grand Turk Island in the Turks and Caicos.

I’m chilling on the balcony of our beachside suite at the Bohio Dive Resort, gazing at sun-burnished whispering surf nuzzling the sand ten metres away.

A single couple populates the beach, shaded by a Norfolk pine. She leans over to say something to her partner every once in a while. Moments later he answers her.

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Lifestyle

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Boat Reviews

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DIY & How to

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