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Buying Your First Boat Guide

So you’re ready to take the plunge and buy a boat. Download our step-by-step beginner’s guide to get up to speed on all the basics.

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Find Your Perfect Boat

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Whether high speed or low key, there's a boat for every lifestyle and occasion.

Great Resources to Guide Your Decision

Certified Dealers

Using a marine five-star certified dealer will ensure you buy a boat that is safe and seaworthy. 

Marina Finder

Ready to hit the water? Use our interactive map to discover local spots for fishing and boating.

Register Your Boat Online

Boat registrations vary from state to state. Register your boat today with our online tool.

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Articles & Resources

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Inspirational stories, educational articles, and tips for new & experienced captains.

Boating can be a social affair, especially when you raft up with all your boating buddies. Learning how to properly raft up with other boats involves understanding how you secure the boats together, and how you’ll keep your raft of boats in place.

Both new and experienced boaters should all take time to master important safety skills, including how to identify different parts of a boat, read channel markers, tie boating knots, improve boat handling, and understand the "rules of the road."

Take me out to the ballpark–by boat! For great family fun, boating and baseball go hand in hand. These 10 stadiums are right on the water, with dockage nearby, ideal for boaters looking to head to the ballpark by boat. Did your favorite team make the list?