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.

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How to Get a Boating License

Boating license and education requirements vary by state, but most courses and tests can be completed online. 

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Boating is a wonderful family tradition that can be passed down from generation to generation, which makes boating with your kids that much more enjoyable. For a fun—and safe—experience on the water, be sure to follow these tips when spending time on a boat with your children.

Towable tubes are a great entry-level activity to get your family involved in the wide world of watersports. With so many different types of tubes available on today's retail market, it can be difficult to narrow down the perfect tube for your needs. Follow our guide to choose the best tube based on your riders' preferences. 

Adding a marine-grade fuel stabilizer to your boat's fuel tank prior to long-term storage is extremely important, particularly during the winterization process. Learn more about how to treat your boat's fuel, including how you should fill the tank and stabilize the fuel system.