Owning A Boat


7 Secrets of Boating on a Budget

Lots of people want to boat, but don’t know how they are going to afford it. We came up with these  tricks of cheaper boating that could lead to getting you out on the water this season! 7 Secrets of Boating on a Budget: 1) Shorter Boat – A smaller Read More


Boat Reviews: The NWBA Women’s Perspective

NWBA Boat Reviews There are many boat ratings systems available to judge boats in terms of handling, power and amenities. No boat ratings system exists that is specific to women. The National Women Boaters Association knows that women have unique concerns when it comes to choosing a vessel, so we Read More


Washing Your Boat

Don’t let your boat end up like the one pictured! Keeping your boat in tip-top shape not only includes regular maintenance to the engine, but also making sure that the outside is protected from the elements. With regard to fiberglass boats, regular washing of your boat is necessary to keep Read More

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Affordable Boat Ownership Is Possible

Owning a boat is not just for the “1%”. Boat ownership is cheaper than you think.  Used boat prices have been dropping due to high inventories and are just recently starting to increase in price.  Boat loans are longer term than car loans, which makes the payments more affordable.  A Read More


Jet Boat Advantages

There has been a lot of buzz lately surrounding jet boats. Jet boats are relatively new to the boating world, so many people are reluctant to consider buying one. Let’s dive in to what makes jet boats unique and why they should be a consideration when boat shopping. The first Read More


Why go to boat shows?

You can tour a ton of boats! If you have no idea what type of boat you want, going to boat shows may be a great way to start your search. Nothing compares to actually standing on the deck and seeing for yourself how high the console is, what the Read More


Fall boat buying can get you a great deal!

If you’re in the market for a boat for next season, start your engines! Fall is the perfect time to find a deal on a boat. For most of the country, winter season is approaching and many boaters have put their vessel up for sale. Many of these boats are Read More


Isinglass: What is it and how to maintain it?

Isinglass is a generic name for your boats clear plastic windows.  Most often, isinglass is a part of your canvas “camper top” enclosure which can be zipped or snapped to your boats existing bimini top, t-top or windshield. The utmost care should be utilized in cleaning isinglass as it is Read More


The “Other” Costs of Owning a Boat

Now that you’ve decided to entertain the idea of buying a boat and started shopping for the right one for you, it is time to consider all the costs of owning a boat.  Costs can include:  insurance, gasoline, maintenance, docking and equipment.  Everyone’s goals for boat ownership are different, i.e. Read More