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Which boat types are appropriate for different types of activities?

Boating offers a wide variety of fun recreational activities…fishing, waterskiing, cruising, canoeing, racing, exploring, or just relaxing with family and friends enjoying the natural beauty of the great outdoors. Figuring out how to buy a boat that is right for your activity of choice is easy with the help of our Boat Selector Tool and boating activities information.

Are there any special rules we need to follow when boating with friends and family?

Whenever you invite guests aboard for the day, a weekend or an extended cruise, you should explain to them in advance what is expected of them, especially if they are not experienced boaters. Familiarize your friends and family with boater safety and emergency procedures before leaving the dock. Explain fueling procedures, docking and undocking plans, etc. Make sure someone onboard is able to take over for you and operate the VHF radio to ask for help should you become disabled.

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Where can I obtain information about parking facilities, directions and types of launch ramps?

Our boat marina locator has a huge database of information about parking facilities, directions and types of launch ramps. Whether you're looking for a family boating center or a place for freshwater fishing, we'll help you find an easy way to take your boat out on the water.

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Which boat types are appropriate for different types of activities?

Boating offers a wide variety of fun recreational activities…fishing, waterskiing, cruising, canoeing, racing, exploring, or just relaxing with family and friends enjoying the natural beauty of the great outdoors. Figuring out how to buy a boat that is right for your activity of choice is easy with the help of our Boat Selector Tool and boating activities information.

Are there any special rules we need to follow when boating with friends and family?

Whenever you invite guests aboard for the day, a weekend or an extended cruise, you should explain to them in advance what is expected of them, especially if they are not experienced boaters. Familiarize your friends and family with boater safety and emergency procedures before leaving the dock. Explain fueling procedures, docking and undocking plans, etc. Make sure someone onboard is able to take over for you and operate the VHF radio to ask for help should you become disabled.

Read more »

Where can I obtain information about parking facilities, directions and types of launch ramps?

Our boat marina locator has a huge database of information about parking facilities, directions and types of launch ramps. Whether you're looking for a family boating center or a place for freshwater fishing, we'll help you find an easy way to take your boat out on the water.

More Information »


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