The temperature finally reached the triple digits and the water is warming up. The lake beckons. Even though boating season’s Memorial Day peak is still about a month away, there’s already plenty of action on the water. Fast power boats, family-friendly pontoons and personal watercrafts of all kinds are all over the lake, and it’ll get more crowded as the weeks go on. Please be careful. A fun day on the lake can turn tragic … Read More

A little wristband could have a big effect on boating safety in Lake Havasu. With 10 fatalities on the river between Bullhead City and Parker this summer, with most of those occurring in Lake Havasu, the chorus of calls for action has grown cacophonous. Enter the Lake Havasu Marine Association. Rightfully concerned about an emerging sense of worry about safety on the water, the Marine Association this week unveiled a revamped version of its old … Read More

Lake Havasu City, AZ:  The Lake Havasu Marine Association’s “Designated Operator 2.0 Program” is ready for re-launch on Friday, August 18, raising awareness of all boat drivers to be safe and sober while boating on Lake Havasu. The Designated Operator Program was originally launched on March 1, 2013. The mission of the campaign is to instill an awareness among recreational boaters that assigning the responsibility of a sober “designated operator” will significantly reduce the number … Read More

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015, Today’s New Herald There were mixed messages following a recent operating-under-the-influence and safety checkpoint on the Colorado River just south of the I-40 bridge in the Topock area: compliance was up, but so were the number of operators consuming alcohol. The Arizona Game and Fish Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforced Arizona’s OUI legal limit of a .08 blood-alcohol content and inspected watercraft for required safety equipment. While rain … Read More

Thousands of law enforcement officers across the country will be on heightened alert for violators of boating-under-the-influence laws during the annual Operation Dry Water weekend, which starts Friday, June 26. Operation Dry Water is a nationally coordinated heightened awareness and enforcement campaign that is focused on deterring people from boating under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Campaign officials said alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths and a leading factor … Read More

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 The Sea Tow Foundation has been awarded two grants from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. The first grant award of $120,000 funds the continuation of the Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program, which has distributed more than 22,000 life jackets to boaters since its launch in 2008. The second grant award of $100,000 funds a new national Sea Tow Foundation campaign … Read More

Significantly more law enforcement agencies are participating in Operation Dry Water, a national campaign that is now in its fifth year and is designed to educate people and enforce laws on drunken boating. This year, 585 local, state and federal agencies joined forces in every U.S. state and territory for the campaign’s annual heightened awareness and enforcement weekend and removed 318 intoxicated boat operators from waterways. The three-day weekend took place June 27-29, 2014. The … Read More

Lake Havasu City, AZ:  At the recent annual meeting of the Western States’ Boating Administrator Association in Flagstaff, Arizona, the Lake Havasu Marine Association (LHMA) was the honored recipient of the Hollister Award which recognizes outstanding service in the field of boating safety by individuals or groups (public or private). “Clearly the LHMA has made a positive impact to recreational boating safety in the Lake Havasu area and they are to be commended,” said Kevin … Read More

The Lake Havasu Marine Association has just introduced a neat new feature on the website — “Ask A Captain”.  If you have a boating or Lake Havasu related question, ask away!  Their are 22 licensed U.S. Coast Guard captains on Lake Havasu, and there’s nobody better qualified to answer your questions about the lake and boating than these experts.  Just click on the “Ask A Captain” link on the homepage and fire-away.  A little extra … Read More

Lake Havasu City, AZ, January 21, 2013:   The Lake Havasu Marine Association’s much heralded Designated Operator boating safety campaign is in preparation to launch its third year, focusing on reducing the number of intoxicated boat operators on-the-water through voluntary compliance by concerned boaters. LHMA president and CEO, Jim Salscheider commented, “As recreational boaters, it’s important for us to understand that if we (boaters) don’t conduct ourselves in a safe manner when operating a boat, government … Read More