Free time is precious, which means that you need to enjoy every moment of it when you hit the water in your high-performance powerboat. But maximizing fun doesn’t mean compromising safety. Nothing will stop the fun faster than an accident, even a minor one. Awareness and caution are the keys to safe driving. (Psst, if you’re a passenger, you might want to read Safety Essentials for Go-Fast Boat Passengers.)
To that end we talked to renowned performance-boat driving instructor Tres Martin, who founded the nation’s leading go-fast boat driving school that bears his name, and asked him for practical, everyday tips that can make you and your passengers safer on the water. Here’s what he had to say.
(Above photo courtesy/copyright Tim Sharkey/Sharkey Images.)