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Here’s Exactly What to Put on Your Boating Bucket List This Year 

Once the holidays have come and gone, it seems that all anyone can think about is their New Year’s resolutions — and all the ways they’re going to be successful in following through during the twelve months ahead.  But what if instead of trying to eat healthier or read more books, we made resolutions that … Continued

Questions You Should Ask at Your Next Boat Show 

As the colder winter months approach, it’s the perfect time to think about all of the exciting upcoming boat shows that you could be attending if you plan things just right! Boat shows come in all shapes and sizes. Some are huge, international affairs (like the Miami International Boat Show) while other, local and regional … Continued

Nine Exciting Things to Do Around Cornelius, North Carolina 

Established in 1905 as a mill and farm community, the town of Cornelius stretches around the largest man-made body of freshwater in North Carolina — known as  Lake Norman — amounting to a vast 70 miles of shoreline. As the second youngest town out of Mecklenburg County’s six incorporated towns, Cornelius is well known today … Continued

Five Fun Fall Activities to Enjoy Aboard Your Boat 

What exactly indicates to us that the summer has finally come to an end? Is it the return of the school year, with kids headed off to their respective classrooms with shiny new notebooks in hand? Is it the cooler mornings, with the sun a little more delayed in making its presence known to the … Continued

Let’s Talk About Proper Bridge Etiquette 

Inland waterways are rife with bridges and overpasses of all shapes and sizes. It is your responsibility as the captain to be aware of these potential traffic hazards, including their variety of configurations (think swing, lift, floating, or bascule) and implied rules of the road.  In order to safely navigate the waterways, it’s very important … Continued

What to Grab at the Ship’s Store For Your Day on the Water 

Picture this: it’s a glorious, sunshine-filled morning. You’ve packed up your car and you’re headed to the marina to hop on a boat for the day. All you can think about is how good it’s going to feel to kick back and relax on that clear, blue water. In just a few minutes, you’re going … Continued

The Boater’s Dictionary: A Guide to All Things Boats 

The world of boating is a very exciting one to dive into, especially if you’re looking to test the waters with a rental boat before you decide what type of vessel is going to work best for your situation!    But before you pack your sunscreen and captain’s hat, there is some very important boating … Continued

Top Five Things You Can Do with Your Boat This Winter 

Have the winter blues hit you just yet? February and March are notoriously difficult winter months to get through, no matter where you live. Now that the holidays and the new year excitement have worn off, it can be particularly hard to find that much-needed motivation during these cold, dark days. Plus, your Vitamin D … Continued

Who Gives Way While Boating? 

A Guide to Navigating the Open Water with Ease   Boating etiquette has been in constant development for many years, consisting of both concrete and unwritten rules that should be followed regardless of where you are or what your experience level is with boating.  It’s important to not get caught out on the open water … Continued

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