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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.

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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.

Modern marine radar has advanced significantly in recent years, and learning how to use boat radar is now easier than ever before. Before diving in, let's take a closer look at how marine radar actually works with a simple tutorial from our experts.

As a new boat owner, there's a few key essentials you'll always want to have onboard. Before you leave the dock, be sure to stock up on these important items, including safety equipment, life jackets, proper documentation, docking lines and fenders, and more.

Female boaters are not only increasingly buying boats for themselves, they're also taking the helm of boating businesses. Research also shows that there is a rise of women participating in both boating and fishing—check out our Women's Guide to Boating to learn more.