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.

How to Find a Fishing Guide

Need help finding that perfect fishing spot or landing the big one? A fishing guide might be the perfect solution. Follow these tips to find a fishing guide that's right for you.

Test Drives - Find an Event in Your Area

Boating World has teamed up with the Discover Boating & Fishing Tour to bring you the newest concept in boat-buying.
First, the Discover Boating & Fishing Tour will visit the locations below. Then, a couple of weeks later, the Boating World Test Drive Tour will hit the same area. Anyone who has expressed an interest in boating during the first stop will then get a chance to test drive multiple brands, receive hands-on instruction and develop a closer relationship with boating.
Check out these dates in your area!

Save Some Money This Summer!

Fuel prices are dropping, thank goodness… And on top of that, here are some Discover Boating tips to get the most out of your boat’s fuel efficiency, and save you even more money at the gas docks.

Make sure the hull is clean. If a boat has been sitting in the water for a long time, cleaning the hull is important for reducing fuel consumption. A clean hull will not only move through the water easier, but also will handle better and give maximum performance while lowering fuel consumption.