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Yachting & Boating Resources

March 29, 2022

Comparing Indoor vs. Outdoor Storage

Choosing the right kind of storage and boat covering ensures that your vessel remains in excellent condition until it's time to get back out on the water. The facility and materials you choose select should fit your budget, accommodate the size of your vessel, and provide the necessary protection and additional conveniences that are ideal for your yacht.
March 29, 2022

Preparing Your Boat for Storage

To protect your vessel from the elements, you'll need to understand the winterization process and prepare your craft for cold weather. From preserving the quality of the hull to filling your boat with enough fuel, following proper preparation steps using a checklist is the best way to ensure your investment is well-protected during the off-season.
March 29, 2022

What to Look for in a Storage Facility

A good boat storage facility should be secure, affordable, and accessible while providing the right services and amenities for you and your craft. Different storage methods and facilities have their benefits and drawbacks. Learning more about what's typically offered and comparing those options to your specific vessel will help you decide which location will best meet your needs.
March 29, 2022

De-winterizing A Boat

Most boaters want to start cruising as soon as the weather warms up, especially those living in areas where the boating season only lasts a few months. However, before you launch your vessel, you need to make sure that it's still seaworthy after its long stay in winter storage.
February 16, 2022

Dock Space Reservation Platforms

Most boaters know, finding a place to secure your vessel and figuring out how much it costs to dock there can be challenging. Luckily, practical modern boating tools like online dock space reservation platforms help make the process of finding and renting a slip much easier.
February 8, 2022

Understanding Boat Insurance

Understanding Boat Insurance Getting the Right Insurance When you own something valuable, it’s important to protect your investment. Just like how car and homeowner’s insurance protect […]
February 3, 2022

How To Buy a Boat

This guide highlights what to expect when buying a yacht, thoughtful questions you should ask, and how buying a used boat differs from purchasing a brand new vessel. Use this information to help you prepare for your next purchase. Looking to buy a pre-owned model? Let our checklist for buying a used boat steer you in the right direction.
January 19, 2022

Boat & Yacht Etiquette

Knowing local boating laws is essential before heading out for a fun day of fishing, cruising, and watersports. However, it's also important to understand the unwritten rules of boating. Following these rules for proper boating etiquette can ensure that you and your guests stay safe, remain courteous to other boaters, and comply with boating regulations when visiting distant places.
January 18, 2022

How to Clear Customs in the Bahamas

All foreign, private, and non-commercial pleasure boats, including private yachts, must go through Customs to legally sail in Bahamian waters. As long as you have the required documentation and pay associated fees or duties, clearing Customs is rather simple.