Spousal Conversion Kit

Let the water and wind work their magic. Take your significant other boating. Being on the water, experiencing the fun and excitement, is the best way to convince your family and friends to become boaters. Follow our tips for converting your significant other.

Video Persuasion

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First Time Boat Owners First Time Boat Owners
Lori and Bob Lori and Bob
John and Anne John and Anne

Sample Scripts

For persuading your spouse

  • Script 1 You know how you're always trying to get me to…
  • Script 2 Let's play a game. I'll call it
    "I say. You say."…
  • Script 3 Boating is educational – teaches kids about nature…

7 Days to Boat Ownership

  • Before You Begin

    Before You Begin

    Before you begin your seven day quest to boat ownership, take an opportunity to go out on a friend's boat with a few people including your Significant Other (S.O.). This will give your S.O. a…

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  • Day 1

    Educate

    Make 'em curious – Change your homepage to a picture of your Dream Boat or other intriguing boating image. With any luck your S.O will be motivated to start researching boating. Then you'll have a chance…

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  • Day 2

    Accessibility

    Educate Significant Other (S.O.) on how accessible the boating lifestyle is by pointing out that 90 percent of Americans live within an hour drive of a body of water they can boat on…

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  • Day 3

    Dinner with Friends

    Plan for your dinner date with friends to be close to a boat dealership. Make sure that you pass the dealership both on the way to dinner and going home. On the way to dinner, subtly…

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  • Day 4

    Affordability

    Do some research that shows how the costs of boat ownership are compared to the costs of other family leisure activities. This is a great opportunity for you to personalize the expense of boat ownership…

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  • Day 5

    Experience the Lifestyle

    Get your S.O. in the mood for boating by purchasing them a captain's hat for the ride along. Present the gift to them when you pick them up. Repeat the following statements on the way…

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  • Day 6

    For the Whole Family

    Check out video testimonies of consumers who have already purchased a boat. Videos of families enjoying the boating lifestyle and real people telling their story of boat ownership will help your S.O.…

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  • Day 7

    Making Waves

    You have covered all of the bases except one – together time. Talk to your S.O. about not only all of family time you'll be able to spend together on the boat, but couple time as well…

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Quick Tips from Other Boating Families

  • Tip 1
    Attend a Boat Show or Demo Days Event

    Boat shows and demo days are perfect places to introduce a significant…

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  • Tip 2
    Book a Dinner Cruise

    Few things are more romantic than dining aboard a boat.

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  • Tip 3
    Enjoy a Nature Cruise

    Experience Nature's wonders from the deck of a boat.

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  • Tip 4
    Family Picnic on a Boat

    Make dinning afloat an integral part of their boating experience.

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  • Tip 5
    Have a Party Afloat

    Birthday celebrations and neighborhood parties held on a boat won't soon…

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  • Tip 6
    A Romantic Proposition

    Asking for your lover's hand while afloat ensures that you have a story to…

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  • Tip 7
    Take a Boating Vacation

    Explore that lake or river or ocean just beyond a day's drive away.

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