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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As a boat owner and the person navigating your vessel, you might be called a lot of names. Not THOSE kind of names, but rather names like captain, skipper, or just simply, driver. There are a lot of names and nicknames for the person navigating the boat. Those names can vary by boat type, region,...

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Gauging your travel: How far can a boat go on a tank of gas? Whether you’re in the market for a new boat or you’ve had yours for years, knowing how much gas a boat uses is not an exact science. While meticulous mileage logging can help you accurately gauge over time, estimating how far...

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Dec 2020

How far must boats stay away from swimmers in Florida? As a boat owner, safety should be your top priority every time you take your boat out on the water. That means safety for you, your passengers, other boats, and those enjoying the water in other ways. That includes swimmers, which are often the hardest...

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Like any state, Florida requires boaters to have a certain amount of safety equipment on board their vessels to ensure the safety of passengers and other boaters. Of course, one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to boating safety equipment requirements, so Florida has segmented its requirements by boat size. There are four classes...

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boat depreciation

We’re not here to make claims that there is a single “best” time of year to buy a boat, because every situation is different. Plus, here in Florida, the pre-owned boat market is always booming. However, we often find that sellers are more motivated in the fall for a number of reasons. We’ll go through...

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Whether you are buying or selling a used boat, knowing its value on the open market is important to make sure you are getting a good deal or providing a fair price. Even experienced boaters aren’t always able to easily determine the condition, and thus the value, of a used boat. Fortunately, there are resources...

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Nov 2020

We have a large sand problem that has been festering inside Johns Pass for nearly my entire lifetime. This issue is now coming to a head as it continues to grow and worsen. That issue is sand encroaching into Johns pass forming a large beach along the North West side of the pass. This new beach...

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