Docking a Boat: 6 Steps for Beginners

Follow our beginner’s guide on how to dock a boat, 6 Steps to Docking a Boat Like a Pro, powered by Progressive®, to discover a few simple ways to feel more confident at the helm. Whether you are docking in a slip, coming alongside a dock, or docking against the wind or current, these pro tips will help you line up your approach and ensure you’re ready for any docking scenario. Be sure to prepare docking lines and fenders in advance, and remember, always proceed slowly towards the dock. Slow is pro—never approach a dock faster than you’re willing to hit it. Practice makes perfect!

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