Ritchie Navigation's Newest Course: Ready to Boat

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We are excited to partner with Ritchie Navigation, the largest manufacturer of magnetic compasses based out of Pembroke, MA. They are the authors of our newest online course, Ready to Boat, which is dedicated to providing boaters of all experience levels with practical boating safety and awareness skills

Ready to Boat is designed to shine a light on all aspects of the boating experience as well as prepare boaters to deal with all of the unexpected situations that can occur. As experts in navigation and avid boaters, their goal in creating Ready to Boat is to help students become safer, more confident boaters.

Register for Ready to Boat HERE

Hear from Ritchie’s President, Jon Sherman, to learn more about the course and the mission behind Ready to Boat.

You can register for Ready to Boat here at Boaters University. You can start this 6-part online class at any time, work at your own speed, and revisit the material as often as you’d like. We hope you enjoy the course and walk away prepared for the water.



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