Boat Trailer Buying Tips

Important points to consider when shopping for a new boat trailer. By Kevin Falvey, Boating Magazine. Shopping for a boat trailer can be daunting. You have to make myriad decisions. Take a look at this list, which provides a synopsis of the features you need to look for when buying a trailer for your boat […]

Buying a Boat Can Be Affordable

So you’ve been on friends’ boats enough times now to know you just might want one of your own. But what to buy—what sort of boat do you want? What would you use it for? What’s a best-fit for you and your family? What would you do with it when you’re not using it? Of […]

Safe Boating Tips as a Family with Kids

Basic tips to make boating as a family both safe and enjoyable (for you and the kids) by BoaterKids.com. Boating can be one of the most enjoyable ways to spend time together as a family. Family boating is a great way to slow down the pace of your daily life – getting back to nature, cruising […]

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 […]

Tips on Winterizing Your Boat

When the boating season is winding down and you do not boat in a year round boating area, it’s time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat’s performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort […]

What Does it Really Cost to Own a Boat?

Costs to Expect as a New Boat Owner Boat ownership is surprisingly affordable. Yes, there are additional costs beyond the purchase price, but that’s true of any similar recreational vehicle, whether it’s a motorcycle, ATV, or RV. Here’s a rundown of what to expect. Registration — Like most motorized vehicles, a boat must be registered […]

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Dock?

Building a dock is a large-scale project for many homeowners. It involves considerable planning and decision-making prior to starting construction. Choices must be made regarding the type of dock, materials used, electrical capabilities and budget. Other considerations, like permits and inspection, should also be taken into account. Many of these factors will vary considerably. Original […]

Tow Your Boat to Find New Destinations!

Trailering can add new dimensions to the sense of freedom that comes with boating, and that’s one of the reasons it’s so popular. With a trailerable boat, you’re free to boat on just about any lake, river, bay or inlet. Trailering is great way to explore different waterways in your state or region it’s also […]

What’s Your Boat Type?

Curious about cruisers? Pondering a pontoon? Wild about water sports? Hooked on fishing? There are so many boat types, it can be hard to know where to start. DiscoverBoating.com’s interactive Boat Selector Tool makes it easy. It allows you to choose by: Type of activities Number of passengers Boat Length Propulsion Trailerable Once you narrow […]

It’s Boat Show Time!

Escape Winter and See What’s New for 2017 at a local Boat Show! Need a dose of summer fun to warm up your winter? Head to a boat show. You’ll find summer in full swing—and get a first look at the latest and greatest in boats and gear for the coming season. Boat shows bring […]