Boat Show Insights From an Industry Vereran

On the surface, a boat show is like a movie trailer, a collection of perfect scenes all carefully selected and arranged so that you see only what the producer wants you to see. Fiberglass is glistening, prices are attractive, and salespeople are all knowledgeable professionals just waiting to help you make a deal. Everybody wants to […]

How to Buy a Lake House in the Winter

Is snow and ice covering your lakefront dreams? Don’t let that discourage you from buying a lakefront home in one of the best times of the year. But how do you know that the shoreline conditions are? How deep is the water? Are there aquatic weeds? What does the yard look like? Follow these 3 […]

How to Buy a Vacation Home With Family or Friends

You want a lodge in the woods, a cottage by the sea, a chalet by a ski run or a lakeside retreat. But vacation homes are expensive, and who has the time to care for a second home in addition to a primary residence? So, here’s an idea: Split the financial obligations with a friend […]

Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP): How to Choose

Once you’ve been bitten by the stand up paddle boarding (SUP) bug, you’ll soon want to buy your own SUP. To find the right one, think about the type of paddle boarding you’ll be doing: Fun and fitness: This includes leisurely outings and fitness sessions on flat water and catching small- to medium-size waves in the ocean. Most […]

5 Private Islands You Can Buy for Less Than $200K

All you need is a boat, a vision, and $40,000 down payment or less. By Colleen Kane, Time.com If you’re fed up with what seems like constant bad news, but the cost of space travel and interplanetary colonization is too steep, you may want to consider an earthbound escape — to a private island. But […]

Buying a Personal Watercraft (PWC)

By DiscoverBoating.com, “Buying a Personal Watercraft (PWC)” Are you considering buying a personal watercraft (PWC) as your first boat or adding one to your existing fleet? Whether you’re a newcomer to the incredible boating lifestyle or you’re a seasoned veteran, there are some key differences between PWCs and other types of boats. But with these […]

How to Buy a Water Ski

by DiscoverBoating.com Whether you’re buying your first water ski or simply upgrading your current setup, finding the perfect ski for you has never been easier. More than ever before, manufacturers are tailoring their lines to suit the skiing style and ability level of every potential skier out there. As a result, when armed with the […]