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 & How to Avoid Them

We all certainly want to minimize the mistakes we make, and some snafus are so common we should be on the lookout for them at all times.

Boat Handling: 5 Ways to Improve Your Boating Skills

Follow these six boat handling tips to ensure a tip of the hat comes with those friendly waves whenever you find yourself on the water.

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.