Boat Ownership Basics
Owning a boat doesn't have to be intimidating—it should be fun, exciting and rewarding. Your own boat means you have your own personal anytime-ticket for a vacation on-demand. To get started, follow our boat ownership guide to dive into things like insurance, storage, maintenance and more.
How to Get a Boating License
Boating license and education requirements vary by state, but most courses and tests can be completed online.
Register Your Boat Online
Boat registration is critical part of boat ownership. Learning how to register your boat is easy, and you can start the process right now.
Boaters everywhere are doing their best to navigate uncharted waters brought on by the worldwide COVID-19 crisis. Use this guide to find all the answers you need regarding boating during coronavirus—from navigating local boating restrictions to ramp closures, and social distancing best practices.
Finding solitude on a boat is one of the best parts of boating. Science has proved that being on, in or near water can improve creativity, boost emotional health, and promote relaxation, as well as calm your mind and appeal to your senses.
What's the difference between a jet-powered boat and a sterndrive-power boat? Great question. Both are great propulsion systems, and each offers their own unique advantages and disadvantages.