Watch for the CSBC’s Weather to Boat App to be in the App store any day now. This free App will be a boater’s one-stop shop. In addition to up-to-date marine and local weather forecasts, Weather to Boat also provides lots of information that will help boaters enjoy their boating experience even more. Check on the legally required safety equipment for a particular vessel or review the pre-departure checklists to ensure everything is “ship-shape” before heading out on the water. For on-water reference, there is a comprehensive, geo-referenced list of marinas and boat launches close to where the boater is, or they can be accessed by location to find a new lake or river to visit. All these great features are available without having to create an account and logging in.

By creating an account, boaters can file an electronic trip/sail plan with emergency contact alerting. They will be able to save the key information about their boat(s), emergency contacts and details on their usual crew members including themselves to make each new trip/sail plan filing quick and easy.

Weather to Boat is also loaded with boating safety tips and videos to enhance the boater’s knowledge. Topics can be accessed independently or as a selection on specific boating safety topics.