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Website offers safe-boating app

In recognition of National Safe Boating Week, Florida By Water is releasing its newest iPhone application called Vessel Safety Check.

The app uses the federal boating requirements for recreational boaters, as well as other vessel examiner documentation, to ensure that recreational boaters have the required equipment necessary to be safe on the water.

The app identifies the required equipment for recreational boats based on criteria specific to your vessel, including boat size, inland or coastal waters, inboard or outboard and more. Once the app has compiled a list of specific requirements, you'll also be provided with a list optional safety items, as well as an explanation about the requirements. That list of specific requirements can then be e-mailed or saved for future reference. A few other features worth noting are the West Marine Locator, West Marine Recommended items and a Vessel Examiner Locator. The Vessel Safety Check app is on sale in the iTunes App Store for 99 cents.