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Big Name Boaters

Famous Folks Who Love Life on the Water

Celebrities — they’re just like us. Really! Check out these well-known names who are passionate boaters. Learn how they got started, what drew them to the water, some of their favorite boating hotspots and what’s on their on-the-water playlists.

There’s just something about the boating lifestyle that reeled us all in. The best part — you don’t have to be famous to get out on the water since there’s a boat and boating activity for every budget.

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The big names below already know this, but life is better with a boat!

Jake Owen
“When I’m out wakeboarding, I’m not thinking about where I’ve got to be ...” – Jake Owen

Jake Owen

Country music star, Jake Owen, enjoys life on tour and on the water. Growing up in Florida and living in Nashville, he’s logged many hours on boats and his music is infused with the feel-good vibe of the boating lifestyle. When not on stage for his national ’Days of Gold’ tour, look for him on the water.

Mike Schmidt
“That’s what boating’s about — taking your time. It’s peaceful. ” – Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt

Hall of Fame third baseman, Mike Schmidt, knows his way around a boat. He spent 17 years on the field in Philadelphia, but counts more than 35 years enjoying life on the water. These days he considers any day spent on his boat to be a good day.

Roy Halladay
“Boating lets me spend quality time with my friends and family and helps me relax.” – Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay

Eight-time All-Star pitcher and Cy Young Award winner, Roy Halladay, can be found relaxing on his boat in Florida fishing, cruising and enjoying the boating lifestyle.

Kevin VanDam
“It [boating] just changes my state of mind when I’m out there on the water.” – Kevin VanDam

Kevin VanDam

One of the best anglers in professional fishing, Kevin VanDam spends his down time living it up on the water. He says there’s nothing better than boating with his family and he’s been doing just that since he was a kid growing up in Michigan.

Jason Taylor
“I love being able to disconnect from the rest of the world ... and just recharge.” – Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor

A star on and off the football field, Jason Taylor has also logged his fair share of hours on the water. After 15 seasons of pro football and a turn on Dancing with the Stars, he enjoys spending his free time living the boating life with his wife and three children.