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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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Find Your Perfect Boat

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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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Articles & Resources

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

Thrill seekers in search of the most haunted places in the U.S. should add these spooky locations to their boating bucket list. From small historic towns to coastal cities with ghostly visitors around every corner, cruise on in—if you dare.

The 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show takes place Oct. 27-31 at Bahia Mar and Pier Sixty-Six Marina in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The five-day event will showcase more than 1,300 boats from over 1,200 exhibitors from 50 countries.

"Should I winterize my boat?" - That's a common question asked by many new boaters. The answer depends a lot on the climate where you live, in addition to a few other factors including storage, frequency of winter-use, and more.