Operation Dry Water 2014 Results


Increased participation leads to increased boater outreach during national BUI awareness and enforcement campaign. Press release

NASBLA accredited as standards developer organization

NASBLA has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute as a standards developer organization effective September 19, 2014.

Accreditation opens the path for review of the newly revised boating education standard, NASBLA 103-2015: Basic Boating Knowledge — Power, as an American National Standard. It also provides additional tools and opportunities to elevate state programs, unify community boating program efforts, and strengthen the work of state, nonprofit, public and federal partners in targeted, meaningful and efficient ways. MORE

NASBLA unveils special edition patrol vessel

In October, NASBLA and Brunswick Commercial & Government Products unveiled the new NASBLA edition patrol vessel. The result of collaboration between the two organizations, the vessel has been specially designed for the recreational boating safety patrol officer and maritime first responders.

NASBLA's Enforcement & Training Committee was assigned to select a vessel model and option package to meet the demands of maritime law enforcement and response. The boat had to be suitable for a single operator, capable of being towed, launched and operated in near-shore coastal waters, rivers and lakes. The 21-foot Guardian fit the mandate, and the option package identified to be considered as the NASBLA Patrol Edition will support the functions most common to marine law enforcement and emergency response personnel across the country.

FEMA approves NASBLA Tactical Operators Course

The Tactical Operators Course developed under the NASBLA's Boat Operations and Training Program has been approved for inclusion in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Training and Education Division's State/Federally Sponsored Course Catalog. MORE

After 29 years in print, Small Craft Advisory is going digital. The magazine will continue to be produced, however, we will no longer print and mail copies of the publication.

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