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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.

Searching for the top fishing gifts for the avid anglers on your holiday shopping list? We've narrowed it down to the 10 best gifts for fishing lovers of all skill levels and interests, including both saltwater and freshwater gear and gadgets.

It's that time of year again—time for holiday shopping! We've got the best Black Friday deals for boating, fishing and watersports. Explore the biggest discounts from large marine retailers like Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, West Marine, Field & Stream, Overton's and more.

Learning how to dock a pontoon boat is similar to docking any other style boat. Pay close attention to the wind and current, stand at the helm with a clear sightline, and go slow. After successful docking, you'll also want to master how to tie a pontoon boat to the dock.