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In response to the many questions and concerns about the tragic boat accident on Friday, March 15th that claimed two lives in Little Hickory Bay our Flotilla Commander Michael DiPierro made this video statement below. 


FC Michael DiPierro


As our main mission is to promote recreational boating safety we highly suggest that new local boaters consider taking our Local Waters Knowledge class that will be held at our Wiggins Pass Facility on the evening of  Monday, March 25th. 

Please see our Local Boating Courses section for the complete schedule of upcoming classes.


Here's to a Great and Safe 2024 Recreational Boating Season in Southwest Florida!  Hear some suggestions from our Flotilla Commander Michael DiPierro on how to start the year off right as Flotilla 96 celebrates its 50th year of service!  Click on the video image or caption below. 

 FC Michael DiPierro

2024 View from the Bridge - VIDEO by FC Michael DiPierro 

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