Spring is in the air – can you feel it? For boating enthusiasts, the arrival of mild weather and longer days is an especially exciting time because it means that those long, summer days spent out on the open water are just around the corner! But it also signals the need to start conducting some … Continued
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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
Anyone who has ever spent any amount of time out on the water knows just how important it is to always observe safe boating practices, even when it comes to heading back to the marina or dock at the end of the day. In fact, depending on the weather conditions, ensuring that your vessel has … Continued
While it’s not required on recreational watercrafts that fall below the 65-foot mark, a Very High Frequency (VHF) radio is a great tool to keep onboard in case of emergency. It’s the primary means of communication out on coastal waters, and has a lot to offer a captain that the traditional cellular device just doesn’t … Continued
Organization is an important part of life — particularly for recreational boaters who want to keep things in tip top shape aboard their vessel both on and off the water. For one, it’s an important safety measure to neatly stow away belongings so you can make sure nothing is underfoot when you’ve got others onboard … Continued
It’s summertime, which means the water is looking even more welcoming than usual. Any sunny day offers the perfect excuse for spending a day out on the water, particularly for boat owners. While a perfect day out on the lake or sea seems like a relaxing endeavor, the truth is that there are a lot … Continued
Maria. Andrew. Sandy. Michael. Katrina. Do any of these names sound familiar to you? While, yes, these are common names of loved ones, friends, coworkers, and acquaintances — they’re also the names of hurricanes that wreaked havoc across the United States in recent years. Universally, all boat owners understand the urgency that comes when a … Continued
Tips for staying safe on the water while also making the most of your vacation days this weekend.