About Discover Boating

Discover Boating is a public awareness effort managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) on behalf of the North American recreational boating industry. Discover Boating programs focus on increasing participation and creating interest in recreational boating by demonstrating the benefits, affordability and accessibility of the boating lifestyle while helping to educate potential boaters and offering opportunities to experience the fun and togetherness of being on the water on a boat. Each year nearly 142 million people in the U.S. enjoy boating, the recreational activity that "connects like no other."

Discover Boating welcomes you to the water!

A premiere online source of boating information, Discover Boating is dedicated to helping new and potential boaters explore the wealth of benefits that boating has to offer. Site visitors can research different types of boats to learn which type of boat is best for their needs, as well as consult our helpful boat buying guide for information on how to buy a boat. We also provide extensive boating information and links to resources about boating education and safe boating instruction. Users will also enjoy our beginner’s guide to owning and operating a boat, as well as our reviews of popular boating destinations. From our helpful glossary of boating terms to interactive site features such as “Ask the Boating Guy”, Discover Boating provides new and potential boaters with the pertinent boating information they’re looking for.

Once you’re out enjoying the water and fresh air, you’ll wonder what took you so long. Whether you like to water ski, fish, sail, or simply sit back and enjoy the ride, recreational boating is a relaxing pastime that truly has something for everyone. It’s a known fact that regular boaters experience an improved quality of life, as well as rewarding opportunities for bonding with family and friends.

If you’re looking for boating information, then you’ve come to the right place. No matter what questions you may have, our extensive boating information guides can help you answer them. DiscoverBoating.com is your source for complete boating instructions and resources!