Boat Ownership Basics

Owning a boat doesn't have to be intimidating—it should be fun, exciting and rewarding. Your own boat means you have your own personal anytime-ticket for a vacation on-demand. To get started, follow our boat ownership guide to dive into things like insurance, storage, maintenance and more.

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How to Get a Boating License

Boating license and education requirements vary by state, but most courses and tests can be completed online. 

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If you're ready to battle giant fish in the ocean, choosing the best deep sea fishing boat will help get you to the hotspots. Learn more about the top options for bluewater and offshore anglers.

There are a lot of marine navigation apps out there, but which ones are the best? Whether you have an iPhone or an Android, you'll want an application that is user-friendly and powerful. Here's our top 5 choices for navigation apps that you should download right now.

A jon boat is a special class of aluminum fishing boat with a flat or nearly flat bottom. Jon boats are simple, inexpensive, small and lightweight. If you think a jon boat might be the best boat for your needs, here’s everything you need to know.