This recreational boating report has been prepared in order to help us better understand why accidents happen while affording possible insights as to how to prevent them.
Recreational boating in New York State is a $2 billion industry enjoyed by millions of residents and visitors alike. With 444,710 registered powerboats New York ranks ninth in the nation for registered boats. Of the eight states ahead of New York, seven of them have expanded requirements for registration, including registrations for sailboats and paddle craft. Clearly, recreational boating is a large piece of the economy in the Empire State.