What is the most important piece of equipment you need on board a cruising boat? What length boat works best? These 7 tips will help you choose a cruising boat. [More] 7 Tips for Choosing Your Cruising Boat
Buying a Boat
Thinking of buying a cruising boat? Whether for weekends on the lake or a trip around the world, there's a lot to think about.
Info on everything from where to start in the buying process to naming your boat and learning her systems.
Want to go cruising and don’t know what to do to get you there? Follow these 10 steps and I’ll see you in the anchorage! [More] Checklist for Going Cruising
How can you make the most of your time at a boat show? Learn how to make a plan for the show so that you do everything you want. [More] Tips for Going to a Boat Show
Whether you’re buying your first cruising boat or tenth, you always wonder if you’ve crossed all the T’s and dotted the I’s. A checklist for the most important legalities and practicalities. [More] New Boat Checklist
We’ve owned, lived aboard and cruised both a bluewater monohull and a small coastal cruising cat. So I’m often asked which is the better boat. [More] Catamaran or Monohull?
Planning to cruise? Looking for the perfect boat? Tips to help you find her. [More] Finding the Perfect Boat
Looking at boats to buy? There’s so much to remember to check out even before you have a survey to get into the guts of the systems. One more thing to check out for safety. [More] Buying a Boat: Handholds
5 things to think about before naming your boat – and how Nica’s boat got her name. [More] The Magic of Boat Names
Thinking a boat show is only good if you’re shopping for a new boat? Nica outlines 3 OTHER reasons going to a show is worth your time and energy. Hope to see you in Annapolis in the fall! [More] Three Reasons to Go to a Boat Show
Is cruising different on a smaller, simpler boat? Obviously yes, in the boat. But in other ways as well? See what Lin Pardey has to say about the consequences of “go small, go simple, go now.” [More] Two Clues