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Common Questions about Purchasing a Boat

If you’re getting ready to buy a boat, these questions may be familiar to you. Below are some typical answers. How much can I afford to spend? Most people make monthly payments. Know how much of your monthly disposable income you can devote to a boat budget. Subtract...

Basic Boater Safety Tips: Part 2

The list of general safety tips can cover a lot of ground for those new to boating and those who need reminding. Over time, you may get overconfident and relax the rules, but this can be dangerous. Many people head out on the water without knowing the basics. The...

Boating Safety Tips: Part 1

Many boater safety tips seem like common sense, but you would be surprised how often they are ignored, or the purpose is misunderstood. The following are 8 basics. Wearing a life jacket is a well-known rule. Any water activity requires it. Accidents happen quickly,...

The Basics of Recreational Boating

When you decide to buy a boat, you need to think about how you want to use it. Each type of boat is designed for something very different. There are runabouts, fishing boats, sailboats, and yachts. There are made of aluminum, fiberglass, wood, composite, and various...

New Boat Industry Statistics

If you aren’t sure whether boating is still one of the greatest outdoor passions to participate in, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has recently announced that retail sales of new powerboats are up roughly four percent in 2018 and at the highest...