The soundtrack to your life isn’t the beat of an iPhone or the unavoidable hum of traffic. Its boundaries aren’t defined by pavement or street signs. The life you seek begins when you leave all those things behind, when you seek out beauty of Mother Nature and all the magnificent experiences she has to offer.
Boating can take you there. Glide into hidden bays and experience the life taking place both above and below the surface. Cruise across the mirror-like glass of a tranquil lake. Explore the peace and tranquility of a pristine, undeveloped shoreline. Sail across the waves—or just off into the sunset—with only the wind and birds on your personal playlist.
An escape without schedules or stress, but with endless possibilities.
Making It Real
An escape to the water doesn’t have to be expensive, nor does it mean you’ll have to search for sufficient room in which to store a new boat.
Enjoy camping? Take that passion to the water. Many boating enthusiasts enjoy finding an empty public shoreline and setting up camp around a glowing fire. For those who prefer a step up in comfort, overnight accommodations are offered in everything from smaller cuddy cabins to large cruisers.
Sometimes the best way to escape the stress of daily life is just to punch the throttle and leave those obligations in your wake.
Nothing beats baiting a hook and waiting for that first nibble. Plus, fishing can be done from any boat—all you really need is a rod and a hook.
What you should know
Looking for advice? The answers are as close as your keyboard. The internet is awash with forums, clubs, instructional videos and websites frequented by both current owners and industry experts.
Boating doesn’t have to take the place of other outdoor activities. Use your boat as a platform to camp, get you to that out-of-the-way spot you always wanted to hike, or expand your interest in hunting.
Worried about the gas budget? Or the environmental impact? Strict emissions standards mean today’s high-tech engines burn little fuel, leave little behind in their wake, and won’t disturb the natural beauty with lots of noise.
Boating can require additional gear to make the most of your purchase, but the absolute necessities are relatively minimal. Start with lifejackets for everyone on board. Talk to your dealer about the equipment requirements in your state.