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Personal Watercrafts (PWC) such as a jet-ski or sea-doo – also known as wave runners, or (our fave!) “boatercycles”, are a super fun and exciting way to get around on the water, but their handling is much different from traditional boating. Think about it like this: jet-skis are to boats what motorcycles are to cars. Both of them are driven on the water or roads, but there are different skills that need to be used on a motorcycle (such as balance and steering) that are not used when driving a car. Continue reading…

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July 24, 2017


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The BOATsmart! team get the chance to experience the coolest boating products out each season, and we’ve handpicked some of our favourites from Canadian Tire for Summer 2017! Enter our photo contest to win a $150 Gift Card and treat yourself to some boating adventure essentials. Here’s our top picks!
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Top Places to Go Boating for Canada Day

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With Father’s Day fast approaching on June 18th, many of you may be trying to figure out the perfect gift for dad that shows him just how you feel. We’d like to bet that taking him out for a family boat trip to do one of these 6 activities would mean more to him than any present.

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May 20th to 26th is National Safe Boating Awareness (NSBA) week, a week that aims to show you how to have the most fun on the water in the safest way possible. Boating has become an extremely popular industry, with over 87.3 million Americans and 12.4 million Canadians going boating at least once in the year. That’s a lot of people on the water!  Continue reading…