Specialized types of pontoon boats Pontoon boats are popular because of their abundant space and versatility. They’re incredibly stable on the water and are among the top options for families and larger groups looking for casual days on the water. Unfortunately, pontoons sometimes get a bad rap as slow and difficult to navigate. While pontoons...

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Jun 2021

Steps to safe boating in crowded waters Holiday weekends and special events often mean waterways crowded with vessels that even experienced boaters might have trouble navigating. Unfortunately, waterways full of boats often lead to more accidents, as witnessed by an uptick in boating accidents last year (2020) that correlated with a surge in first-time boat...

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Florida boating safety tips: Protecting Manatees Manatees are protected under the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to help protect them from harm and harassment from boaters. These large mammals are found in salt, brackish and fresh water and because they are mammals, they need to come to the water’s surface every two to...

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May 2021

Facts About Water Pollution Every Florida Boater Should Know Human beings have a massive responsibility to help keep the world around us free of pollution. As boaters on Florida waterways, we must collectively be accountable for the impact we’re having on our beautiful bodies of water and the surrounding areas. While a small oil leak...

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Apr 2021

When you think about sailing, your mind probably takes you to smooth waters with a light breeze, just enough to peacefully float along on a warm summer day. While that is certainly some of the appeal of sailing, many are surprised by how fast a sailboat can travel with an experienced sailor under the right...

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Apr 2021

Best songs about boats for your summer playlist Whether it’s classic rock n’ roll, country, hip-hop, or anything in between, there are thousands of boat references across all genres of music. With lyrics about the prestige of owning a yacht and others about the serenity of sailing, the boating life is often romanticized in music....

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For many boat owners, one of the biggest perks is getting the opportunity to do more activities and spend more time with the family. On the open water and free from distraction, the family boat is where many families create lasting memories. But before you can enjoy all that comes with that life, you have...

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What is the difference between a boat dock and a boat slip? There is a lot of terminology to learn as a new boat owner, and even the most experienced boaters can mix things up from time to time. Understanding the difference between a boat dock and a boat slip is important when it comes...

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What you need to know about financing a boat in 2021 Much like purchasing a car, many boat shoppers seek financing when it comes time to purchase their boat. A low-interest loan from a reputable lender is a great way to spread out your payments over time so that you aren’t breaking the bank before...

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How much does it cost per year to own a boat in Florida? The feeling you get when you complete the purchase of a boat is pretty special. Not only do you have a new (or new to you) boat to make your own, but you also get to move past the financial stress that...

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