Four Reasons to Sign Up for Boating Lessons (And Where to Find Them)

Boat lessons are a terrific way to become a smarter, safer, and savvier boater. And when you sign up for boating lessons before getting out on the water, there are major benefits. 

The Top 7 Boating Podcasts: Listen Before Your Next Voyage

Whether you're a seasoned sailor or a new boater, these top boating podcasts will become a favorite companion on your next boating adventure.

The Top 4 Reasons to Take a Boating Safety Course

Even if you are an experienced boater, it's crucial to stay up-to-date on the latest safety information. One of the best ways to do that is to take a boating safety course. 

8 Fun Ways to Teach Kids About Boating

Back-to-school season is the perfect time to focus on making learning fun for your kids! Although boating is a great way to escape reality, it can also be used as a tool to explore and learn about the world around us.

12 Most Common Boating Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Even experienced captains make boating mistakes and can benefit from a refresher on essential boating practices. This ensures you have the best day on the water, confident and prepared. 

Boat Handling: 5 Ways to Improve Your Boating Skills

Follow these five boat-handling tips to ensure you're ready for safe and enjoyable boating adventures. 

What is Deadrise on a Boat?

Different boat hull designs are best for different specific uses, and deadrise is only one major attribute of a boat hull.

Used Boat Savvy

Getting a great deal on a boat doesn't have to be complicated.

Ten Minute Walkaround

This 10 Minute Quality Walkaround is designed to help you learn enough about any boat - power or sail - to determine the basic quality of its construction.


After losing legislative steam in mid-2007, California's Mandatory Boater Education bill appears to be ready for a return engagement in 2008. The bill proposed last year would have required anyone operating a boat to carry a vessel operator card card certifying that they had passed a Department of Boating and Waterways approved test.