Boating ATONS

Boating ATONS

There are many boating compliance signs that are easy to read and straight forward, such as ‘slow, no wake’, ‘private dock, no trespassing’ or ‘keep out of pond, no swimming, fishing or boating’.  Some of these signs are available to the public for purchase. However, there are also boating signals referred to as Aids to…

Why Choose Bennington Marine Company?

Why Choose Bennington Marine Company?

Bennington Marine Company was established by Indiana men, Richard (Dick) Strefling, Steve Vogel and Patrick Call as a privately-owned business in 1997.  However, the name came from another company at the time that manufactured wood products and was already called Bennington.  The founders loved this name so much and believed it represented true quality, and…

Why Do People Keep Naming Their Boats

Why Do People Keep Naming Their Boats

It’s likely the first thing friends or guests will notice when stepping onto your boat: its name! What’d you name it? Why’d you name it? Most boats are largely identified by the name that they are given. Naming your boat is a long-held tradition, which has created some memorable mentions throughout history but few people…

How to Safely Swim from a Boat

How to Safely Swim from a Boat

You’re out in the ocean, anchored in a tranquil patch of blue, and everyone’s jumping in to cool down. Who wouldn’t want to take a dive in? Before you dive into open water from a boat, it’s incredibly important that you know how to swim safely and responsibly. Here are some tips to keep in…