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Don’t Be Marooned: 17 Boat Tools to Keep on Board

Wouldn’t it be handy to come across hardware stores on the water? When lady luck doesn’t turn in your favor, you best be prepared to make do with what’s on board. Let these tools give you the confidence to take on obstacles when they inevitably and inconveniently present themselves. Foremost, …

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9 Foolproof Ways of Telling If a Boat Is a Lemon

There are few feelings worse than the feeling after purchasing a lemon. It’s a root canal for the spirit. A kidney stone for the mind. And a grave reminder that spending money on leisure can cause the stressful opposite. Before looking for a used boat, it’s important to determine what …

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The Complete Guide for an Unforgettable BVI Boating Vacation

Tropical cocktails, white sand beaches, floating restaurants and colorful reefs. The British Virgin Islands, more commonly referred to as the BVIs, makes one unforgettable boating vacation! A cluster of 60 islands and cays in the eastern Caribbean, these stunning gems are a British Overseas Territory located in the Leeward Islands of …

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The Complete Boat Launch Checklist, from Paperwork to Equipment

Are you completely ready for a fun day on the water? Or do you have that nagging feeling that you’ve left something behind? Check your list first! Without a pre-launch checklist, you might forget something important. After all, who wants a forgotten item, or a neglected mistake, to ruin your …