What Kind of Boats Have the Most Fatal Accidents? - 04/19/2018
What Kind of Boats Have the Most 
Fatal Accidents
Sandbars draw all sorts of activity, and caution is key to avoid accidents.

Boating accidents ruin many a boaters’ day on the water, but obviously a fatality takes it to another level. Boaters need to use caution in all situations, no matter what kind of boating they’re doing. Some boats and watercraft fall into a category that can present significantly higher risk statistically.

Interesting fact: In 2016, 73% of boating-accident deaths tracked by the U.S. Coast Guard were attributed to drowning.

This table and the accompanying bar graph document deaths by vessel type with a focus on drownings. It also provides the percentage of deaths by drowning by type of vessel.

What Kind of Boats Have the Most 
Fatal Accidents
What Kind of Boats Have the Most 
Fatal Accidents

Note: Report is for 2016

Back to the Newsletter…


======================================