The company considers these days and their corresponding weekend’s holidays:
If you are not familiar with the term “negligent”, it basically means you are not paying proper attention or acting responsibly while you are operating your boat. There are important rules you need to follow. These rules are to help keep you and your passengers safe. And strictly enforced “Negligent Operation” of a boat is a criminal offence.
Here are a few examples of “negligent behavior”:
Failing to make sure that children 12 years of age and under is not wearing a life jacket.
Riding on the bow(front of boat), seat backs (back of boat) of the boat, port side(left side) and starboard (right side)edges of the boat.
Using hazardous towing of Stand-up paddleboards or Kayaks
Operating a boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Don’t take a chance with this one.
As an operator of a boat, you are responsible for following the rules. If you allow anyone of your passengers to act in a “negligent” manner, you may face severe penalties.
There are simple navigation rules to help avoid collision with other boats.
When crossing the path of another boat, you should yield to the boat on your right, (starboard).
When you meet another boat head-on, you should steer to the right (starboard).
When you overtake another boat, you should pass on the left (port) side, leave plenty of room, and yield (give way) to that boat. If conditions require it, you may pass on the right (starboard) side.
If you or the other boat fail to act, and there is a threat of a collision, it is your responsibility to slow down, steer away and/or stop.
You must yield (give way) to all boats under sail, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards.
You should also stay out of the way of commercial or working boats.
Proper lights should be turned on at night or when visibility is poor. Make sure these lights are working before you leave dock.
You will also be provided an emergency horn that is either installed on the boat or handheld. Five short blasts is the universal sign for danger or in need of assistance.
Every boat has a maximum weight and person capacity. Overloading your boat can cause it to swap, capsize, or be very difficult to control.
Overloading a boat is unsafe and against the law.
It is best for all passengers to remain seated whenever this boat is in motion.
Standing or moving about can cause falls overboard.
Instruct your passengers to keep a firm grip on the boat and stay low if they must move while this boat is in motion.
Falling into cold water can lead to cold-water shock and hypothermia, which will impede your ability for self-rescue, even if you are a good swimmer.
Awareness zone includes the front (bow), sides (gunwales), and rear (stern) and extends 30 feet behind and around the boat.
As a boat operator we advise you to educate all of your passengers on the awareness zone, and to do not allow anyone to enter the awareness zone unless the boat’s motor is turned off, the keys are removed, and I have counted to ten to allow the propeller time to stop spinning.
Swimming, diving, sliding, or jumping from or near the boat is not permitted as may result in severe injury.
CALL 911 FOR AN EMERGENCY
Your boat will have a Fire Extinguisher on board.
As an operator of your boat rental, it is advised that you and your passengers know where the Fire Extinguisher is located and know how to use it in case of a Fire Emergency.
If you feel you are lost in the Harbor, we advise that you use Google Maps and type in our address to return: 2901 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach
If you need vessel assist such as a mechanical issue or how to use the controls on the boat: Call 949-675-8433 and Press 5 for a company representative.
LITTERING IS AGAINST THE LAW and can cause stiff penalties. Do not litter.
You may see Sea Lions in the Newport Harbor. Sea Lions may act aggressively towards humans. Keep away from Sea Lions.
It is a violation to feed wildlife in Newport Beach.
Make use of all your senses, stay alert, and be aware of all your surroundings. Your safety first is our prime concern. But being safe on the water, ultimately depends on you.
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