The Late Fall / Winter Season can be a very good time to either buy a boat or join a boat club. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine your boat membership or new boat sitting unused for much of the winter. It’s true, that’s why most boat memberships and sales happen in the spring, but the current discounts and extended membership opportunities are very difficult to pass up.
It’s easy to be nervous when you consider purchasing your first boat. However, your boat purchase does not have to feel this way at all. With proper planning and a little patience, your purchase can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things you will ever buy.
Unless you live in some parts of Florida, you will have to winterize your boat at some point. In some places you will have to keep it winterized longer than others, but for the most part, the steps will be similar.
As we outlined in this post, there are three types of boaters – renters, owners, and club members. If you have a lot of discretionary time, income, like to tinker and work on your things, then ownership may be great.
So you’ve gotten the bug and are interested in a new boat! Before you go buy a new boat, though, there are several crucial questions you should ask yourself. What follows are 5 easy questions to answer that will help you make a much more informed decision.
Memorial Day is almost here, your friends are all getting their boats out of storage and getting them ready for the season – now you’re realizing what fun they are all having and you’re wondering “how much does a boat cost?” If you haven’t shopped in a while, you may be in for quite a shock.
To many new boaters, a common notion is that you can save money by buying a trailer for your boat, storing it at home and avoid all of those costly marina fees. On the surface, this makes sense, but if you really dig into what is involved with loading, towing, storing and launching a boat – you will quickly see that in the grand scheme of things, the marina really isn’t all that expensive.
How Much Is My Time Worth? That is a question that you are asking, or should be asking, when making any type of lifestyle decision, boating included. If you are trying to decide what type of boater you are, then you need to consider what your time is worth.
Getting the boat out on the water is the easy part. Now that it’s time to come back into the dock, a lot of folks get nervous if they don’t have a lot of experience docking a boat into a slip.