sun safe boating - the sensible way to boat

Get the facts so you can take the proper precautions to improve your sun protection on the water.

Sun safety is an important - yet often overlooked - aspect of boat safety. With fishing, cruising, tubing, anchoring, lounging, entertaining… the time you spend on your boat adds up quickly. And it only takes 20 minutes of sun exposure to get sunburn if not properly protected.

Get the facts about sun safe boating... and join the industry collaboration to improve public awareness and reinforce the message that improved sun protection is critical to safety & enjoyment on the water.


Sun Protection on Boats

the average boater spends 5.7 hours on the water per outing

stay protected from the sun to minimize the risks

Sun Safety - the Sensible Way to Boat

Baseball Hall of Famer, boater and sun safety advocate Mike Schmidt shares his love of boating, his story about surviving skin cancer and how he feels about the importance of sun protection on boats.

SUN FACTS... AND RISKS

more than 3.1 million people contract skin cancer every year in the U.S.

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percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to the sun

SUN SAFETY COLLABORATION

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As strong advocates of sun safety in boating, together we hope to improve public awareness and reinforce the message that improved sun protection is critical to safety and enjoyment on the water. >SUN SAFE BOATING PARTNERS

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