You may not feel completely ready to choose a boat even after shopping around… you might need to wait to pull the trigger because of economic factors, or maybe you just think easing your way into the boating lifestyle is a smart move—whatever the reason, boat clubs offer an excellent alternative to buying a new […]
How Much Does It Cost to Own & Run a Pontoon Boat
Buying a pontoon boat is very exciting because you’re quite literally buying a lifetime of memories and fun! But the initial cost as well as the upkeep can be extremely nerve wracking… Today’s blog post is all about breaking down the cost to own and run a pontoon boat to hopefully put your mind at […]
Does a Dock Increase the Value of my Lake Home?
If you are looking for ways to increase your lakefront home’s property value, then you have come to the right place. Adding a dock not only increases the fun and freedom you have on right outside your door, but it also may increase your home’s property value when it comes time to sell! This addition […]
Boat Storage: What Are My Options?
Boat storage both in season and during the winter months is an important consideration for boaters, but the issue raises a lot of questions: how much are boat storage costs? How will I find boat storage near me? Do I need additional boat storage compartments for all my gear, or can it remain on the […]
What are the Advantages of a Floating Dock?
If you own a boat, then you’re probably rather familiar with what constitutes a dock. Indeed, unless you lower your vessel into the water with a trailer each and every time you use it, you can’t exactly board your boat without one. Unless you keep your boat in a spot where the water level never rises or falls, chances are good that the […]
How Much Does A Boat Dock Cost?
If you live on a lake, river, or other body of water, you may want to consider building your own dock. A dock gives you better access to the water, makes launching a boat easier, and in many cases can seem like a deck on the water. Docks come in many shapes, sizes, materials, and configurations. […]
This Guy Built A Floating Tiki Bar, And Lived Happily Ever After
Don’t be alarmed if you see a tiki bar floating by a river or waterfront, it didn’t get there accidentally. Greg Darby needed to purchase a small boat after his was stolen but he was also planning to set up a tiki in his backyard. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida resident didn’t need to choose one […]
5 Things to Know About Pontoon Boats
5 Things to Know About Pontoon Boats & Why They’re Ideal For Any Boater When it’s time to choose the right kind of boat for your lifestyle, there are several things to consider. It’s important to understand the experience level that is required with certain watercraft as well as affordability and ease of use. By […]
What Does Flood Insurance Cover?
To understand what flood insurance covers, you need to know three things first: 1. Standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flood damage at all. It’ll cover some damage from rain, but if your home is filled with water as a result of rising bodies of lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans, it won’t cover you. 2. The most common […]
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 […]