Beating the heat in the summer is so simple if you just add water. From speed boats to pontoons to jet skis and beyond, the cool spray of water colliding with a gust of wind is far more refreshing than spending the day in the air conditioning. Regardless if you like to spend your time on the water catching rays or waves, there is no shortage of activities that anyone can enjoy. For those who want to relax, sunbathing on the deck is the way to go. If you're looking for a little more excitement, skiing and tubing are much more thrilling. It is, however, critical to remember that boating accounts for thousands of injuries and deaths each year. To ensure you, your friends and your family have fun and stay safe, we suggest following these seven boating safety tips.