The gradual re-opening of the country, in light of Covid-19-themed forced isolations, means boating traffic is on the rise – especially with temperatures slowly but surely rising as we approach summer. TowBoatUS, accordingly, predicted boaters would hit the waterways in record numbers during Memorial Day weekend.
“While there are some locations where recreational boating hasn’t quite returned yet, those will be the exception this Memorial Day weekend,” BoatUS Vice President of Towing Services John Condon said. “Boating is an approved activity and boaters are social distancing, so we believe they will be on the water in a big way, trying to get to back to what’s familiar and enjoyable with the family.”
Condon predicted calls for assistance would be up by 20 percent during Memorial Day weekend, an estimate he stated was “conservative.”
Reports of actual call data from Memorial Day weekend, if made available to the press, will be published on thelog.com, as to update this story.