Which are the most common types of boats involved in accidents?
In almost half of all boating accidents (45 percent), open motorboats are involved. This is followed by personal watercraft (24%) and cabin motorboats (14%)
To prevent a fatality, what should a boater wear?
Of all boating accident victims who drowned in 2006, a staggering 90 percent were not wearing a life jacket. The rule is simple - and urgent: A boater needs to wear a life jacket whenever he or she is on the open water.