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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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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Do out-of-state boaters need a license to drive a boat in Florida? With more than 900,000 boat owners in the state, Florida is often considered the boating capital of the US. Whether you’re visiting Florida for vacation or moving here permanently, there’s a good chance you’ll be doing some activities that involve some sort of...

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Identifying common wildlife in Florida waterways Taking in all that Mother Nature has to offer is one of the best aspects of boating. While the serenity and beauty of the water make for a great day, you’ll be sure to meet plenty of wildlife to keep you company as well. While we can’t cover every...

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Sep 2020

Preparation is key to keeping your boat safe in a hurricane When it comes to hurricane season, planning to protect your biggest assets is vital. Preparing in advance ensures you have a plan for your home, vehicles, boats and other large investments before a hurricane reaches the Gulf. While a pending hurricane can be a...

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Aug 2020

Understanding the key differences between aluminum and fiberglass boats Choosing the right boat for you means considering factors like cost, maintenance requirements, boating activities, location, trailering, passenger space and so much more. Fortunately, when you go into the boat buying process, you probably have a lot of those things decided. What you may not have...

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