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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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27

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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How many recreational boats are registered in the United States? Boating is a popular activity around the world, and in certain areas of the United States (like here in Florida), it seems more common than not that someone owns a boat. While Florida is one of the leaders in recreational boat ownership, let’s take a...

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11

Jul 2020

How to find a boat ramp in Florida Many boat owners launch their boat from the same ramp over and over again thanks to convenience and proximity to their dock or boathouse. While that process becomes routine, finding a quality boat ramp in an unfamiliar location can be a little more difficult. Fortunately, in today’s...

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08

Jul 2020

When and how to report a boating accident in Florida While following the rules of the waterways and boating responsibly significantly reduce the chance you’ll be in a boating accident, it’s always important to be prepared for the worst. When you know when and how to report a boating accident in Florida, you can remove...

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Jun 2020

Types of boat anchors and their intended uses There’s a lot to learn for new boaters and plenty to remember for experienced ones. While the rules and etiquette of the water eventually become second nature, venturing out to new bodies of water can present new challenges. One thing to keep in mind as you buy...

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sunken boat

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Jun 2020

How many boating accidents happen in Florida each year? There is some risk associated when you get behind the wheel of any motor vehicle. Boating accidents are far less common than automobile accidents, but the fact remains that every year drivers and passengers are injured or killed in boating accidents. The US Coast Guard captures...

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Curtis Stokes & Associates, INC. and Southwest Florida yachts, INC. form partnership Curtis Stokes & Associates, Inc. and Southwest Florida Yachts, Inc. are pleased to announce formation of a partnership to jointly offer yacht sales, charter, training and management for their respective clients. Under this new partnership Barb Hansen, owner of Southwest Florida Yachts, will...

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boat rental

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May 2020

Renting vs. Buying a Boat: The pros and con boat shoppers need to know It’s an age old question when it comes to so many of life’s most significant purchasing decisions: Do you buy or rent? While this is true of homes and automobiles, it’s also a question many prospective boat owners (or renters) face....

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boat depreciation

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May 2020

Boat Depreciation

Categories: Tips

How fast does the average boat depreciate? When you make a significant purchase like a new or gently used boat, you want to know how your investment will hold up in the long term. While there are general rules of thumb in the automotive world for vehicle depreciation, boats are a little more difficult to...

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