About BoatSafe

Welcome aboard BoatSafe, your trusted compass in the vast waters of all things maritime! We’re more than just a website; we’re a tight-knit community that thrives on adventure, exploration, and the sheer thrill of embracing aquatic life.

Setting Sail

Our journey began in 1998 in the picturesque town of Roger’s, Arkansas, where Chris Riley, a passionate water enthusiast, decided that the boating and watersport community needed a lighthouse to guide them. Born from this vision was BoatSafe—a platform that reviews, recommends, educates, and excites.

Our Voyage

We’ve weathered all waters, from sailboats to yachts, kayaks to scuba gear, and the vibrant world of watersports. But what keeps our sails high is our unwavering commitment to authenticity and quality. Over the years, we’ve cast our net wide, but our core remains the same: to empower you our community, with reliable knowledge and insight.

Why We Continue Sailing

There’s a vast ocean of information out there. Our mission? To chart those waters for you, to keep you informed, equipped, and always ready for your next adventure. It’s not just about the best gear or the latest trends; it’s about creating memories, stories, and experiences.

Who We Are

Over the years, we have built up an amazing team with loads of industry knowledge and experience. Visit our Team Member Page to get to know everyone. If you are interested in joining our team, visit our Careers page.

How We Operate


Given the tight-knit nature of our team, BoatSafe operates as an independent platform, ensuring all the reviews, guides, and content you encounter are born from our genuine passion for the maritime community. While we do receive some revenue from advertising partners and affiliate marketing, you can trust that we only endorse products we believe in and have thoroughly assessed.

Product Reviews

Our product reviews maintain an unbiased approach; BoatSafe never accepts compensation for items featured in our “Top Picks” lists. Every product is scrutinized based on our rigorous editorial and evaluation standards, which encompass many criteria. We engage a panel of experts for neutral functionality and performance assessments for maritime equipment. You can view further details on How We Test here.

Accuracy & Originality

Leveraging our profound knowledge of global maritime practices with our contributors’ specialized insights, BoatSafe delivers knowledgeable and innovative articles.

Each of our guides, articles, and reviews is meticulously researched and penned by our dedicated team of marine professionals. Before publication, it undergoes our internal review process to ensure accuracy and integrity. All content displayed here is original or duly credited.


Beyond our initial review process, we consistently revisit older content, either updating materials to reflect current standards or removing those that no longer align with our guidelines. This includes evaluating new marine products as they emerge.

We encourage you to inform us if you identify an oversight or inaccuracy. Please reach out to [email protected].

BoatSafe In The Media

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Our Policies

Corrections Policy

BoatSafe is dedicated to ensuring accuracy by making amendments or clarifications to our content whenever deemed essential.
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Editorial Policy

Our mission is to provide unbiased, reliable, and up-to-date information on all things maritime and watersports.

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Privacy Policy

We recognize that boating and watersports are deeply personal passions, and we strive to ensure that you feel at ease when navigating our website and utilizing its resources.
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Affiliate Disclosure

It’s crucial to be aware of our Affiliate Disclosure before making any purchase decisions based on our recommendations.

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Terms & Conditions

It’s essential to familiarize yourself with BoatSafe’s Terms and Conditions before engaging with any part of our website.

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