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Me? Boating? I Like the Sound of That.

Becoming a Boater.

So, you want to hit the water. Excellent.

Now all we need to do is find you the perfect boat. Start by asking yourself, "What do I want to do on my boat?" "Who’s coming with me?" and "Where do I want to go?" Come join us and discover why a boat is more than just a boat, which vessel is your perfect match, and maybe even learn a little something about yourself.

What's Inside This Chapter:

  • Find the Right Boat for You

Cars Take You to Your Job; Boats Take You Away.

Name another vehicle made purely for your pleasure—that lets you catch a fish, feel the wind, and relax with family and friends—all day long.

To reach this nautical nirvana, you shouldn't just look for a boat, but the right boat. A boat that matches your love of the water, meets your fun criteria and fits into your budget.

Finding the right boat not only allows you to enjoy all the water activities you want, it provides you a way to spend more time with your family and friends, develop bonds, and create new relationships—yes, a boat can do all that.

Our guide can help you find the boat, but before we move on, there are a few important questions we want you to keep top of mind when searching for your perfect boat.

  • What activity or activities do you want to go out and enjoy?
  • Fishing (small-water or big-game)?
  • Watersports: Do you want to wakeboard or race?
  • Do you want to relax? Entertain? Explore? Do you want the vessel to do the work, or do you want to master the vessel itself?
  • Who do you want to bring with you? What do you want to leave behind?

If you don’t have all the answers, that’s okay. While some boats are specialized in function, others are versatile and can be used for multiple on-the-water activities.

The good news is, regardless of what you plan to do, you’ll be doing it on a boat. And that’s always fun.