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Buying Your First Boat Guide

So you’re ready to take the plunge and buy a boat. Download our step-by-step beginner’s guide to get up to speed on all the basics.

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Whether high speed or low key, there's a boat for every lifestyle and occasion.

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Certified Dealers

Using a marine five-star certified dealer will ensure you buy a boat that is safe and seaworthy. 

Marina Finder

Ready to hit the water? Use our interactive map to discover local spots for fishing and boating.

Register Your Boat Online

Boat registrations vary from state to state. Register your boat today with our online tool.

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Inspirational stories, educational articles, and tips for new & experienced captains.

Boat fenders, often referred to as "boat bumpers" by new or novice boaters, provide a cushion between your boat and a dock, jetty or another boat. Let's take a look at the steps for tying a boat fender in the proper location, and discuss the best fenders to use for your boat type.

Do you know how to Clean, Drain, Dry your boat? To stop the spread of aquatic hitchhikers (or aquatic invasive species, or AIS), be sure to clean, drain, and air-dry your entire boat before launching in another waterway.

Tailgating on a boat, also called "boatgating" or "sailgating," is just like planning a tailgate on land, but better! When it comes to boatgating for the big game, remember to always have a 'safety first' mindset. Read on for more tips on grilling, planning, and prep.