boating lifestyle

Trends in Boating: ‘Best Of’ Lists


Boating state & hotspots

Best places to set sail

  1. Florida: Sarasota
  2. Texas: Corpus Christi
  3. Michigan: Mackinac island
  4. New York: Lake Champlain
  5. Louisiana: Caddo lake
  6. Minnesota: Leech lake
  7. North Carolina: Elizabeth city
  8. Delaware: Indian river
  9. Wisconsin: Lake Geneva
  10. Alabama: Lake Martin
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Dreamboats *

Americans' top boats to own

  1. Fishing boat
  2. Powerboat
  3. A boat typically used for waterskiing or wakeboarding
  4. Pontoon
  5. Sailboat
  6. Personal watercraft, such us a wave runner or jet ski
  7. houseboat

Famous boat mates

Celebs Americans want to boat with

  1. Jennifer Aniston
  2. Ellen Degeneres
  3. Denzel Washington
  4. Black Shelton
  5. George Clooney
  6. Angelina Jolie
  7. Mila Kunis
  8. Brad Pitt
  9. Channing Tatum
  10. Sofia Vergara

Boat types to rent *

Favorite boats to rent

  1. Houseboat
  2. Powerboat
  3. Fishing boat
  4. Pontoon
  5. Personal watercraft, such as a jet ski, sea-doo or waverunner
  6. Sailboat

Boating activities *

Americans’ on-water wish list

  1. Fishing from a boat
  2. Day cruising, coating close to home
  3. Spending time on a friend or relative's boat
  4. own a boat
  5. rent a boat (for a day or a week)
  6. Long-distance cruising, boating to far or remote destinations
  7. sailing
  8. personal watercraft (e.g. jet ski, sea-doo or waverunner)
  9. tubing
  10. waterskiing
  11. live on a boat
  12. co-own boat
  13. wakeboarding
  14. boat racing, such as sailboats or powerboats

I'd rather be boating*

What Americans would trade to go boating

  1. Social networking, such as access to facebook or twitter
  2. dining at restaurants
  3. their next family vacation
  4. 5% of their salary

Fall foliage by boat

On-water leaf-peeping locales

  1. bar harbor, maine
  2. lake chelan, washington
  3. lake george, new york
  4. lake jocassee, south carolina
  5. lake monroe, indiana
  6. lake tahoe, california
  7. lake tellico, tennessee
  8. saugatuck, michigan
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Boating songs

Boaters' favorite nautical tunes

  1. Knee Deep (Zac Brown Band)
  2. Redneck Yacht Club (Craig Morgan)
  3. Pontoon (Little Big Town)
  4. Come Sail Away (Styx)
  5. Southern Cross (Crosby, Stills & Nash)
  6. A Pirate Looks at Forty (Jimmy Buffett)
  7. Son of a Son of a Sailor (Jimmy Buffett)
  8. Sailing (Christopher Cross)
  9. Water (Brad Paisley)
  10. Soul of a Sailor (Kenny Chesney)

Boater traits*

Americans think boaters are…

  1. Adventurous
  2. Fun
  3. Sporty or Athletic
  4. Wealthy
  5. Friendly


Get to the game by boat at...

  1. husky stadium (seattle, wash.)
  2. neyland stadium (knoxville, tenn.)
  3. heinz field (pittsburgh, penn.)
  4. everbank field (jacksonville, fla.)
  5. soldier field (chicago, ill.)
  6. nationals park (washington, d.c.)
  7. at&t park (san francisco, calif.)
  8. citi field (new york, n.y.)
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Boating Holidays

Holidays better spent on a boat

  1. independence day
  2. labor day
  3. memorial day
  4. father’s day
  5. mother’s day