The more you
know, the more you
know you don’t know.
Most boating enthusiasts know what they know – that boating is fun and accidents on the water are not as likely as car accidents. Our job with this blog is to help shed some light on what boaters should know but may not have considered. Hopefully it will be clearer and more helpful than a pithy Aristotle quote.
The truth is, the open water gives an illusion of safety that causes some boaters to lose their inhibitions, causing unnecessary accidents and needless tragedies. Here are four things you may not have known about boating accidents in Florida.
1) Most Dangerous Vessel Awards Go to… Jet Skis & Open Motorboats
Open motorboats are by far the most dangerous vessels on the water. Some 58% of fatalities on the water happen as a result of an open motorboat accident. Nonfatal, but serious injury accidents occur most often (more than 30%) on jet skis and personal watercraft. Kayaks, canoes, and cabin motorboats are the least offenders in boating accidents, but still make the list.