Boating Basics: Episode 2 Launching

Discover Boating's 5-Part Video Series

April 2023 Feature NMMA's Boating United

Learning how to launch a boat for the first time, either by yourself or with help, can be simple and stress-free by following this checklist on 9 Easy Steps for Launching a Boat, powered by Progressive®. After you learn how to properly launch a boat from a trailer, you'll be able to tow your boat and explore any body of water serviced by a ramp. Be sure to always practice good boat ramp etiquette, including utilizing a staging area prior to launch.

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Explore these additional boating resources on
How to Launch a Boat -
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