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
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.
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
Trying to figure out how big a boat you need to comfortably cruise? Nica changes the question and helps you get out cruising a little faster. [More] How Big a Boat Do I Need?
What a boat will sell for has almost nothing to do with the listing price. Listen in to see what to consider when making your offer. [More] Boat Buying: How Much to Offer
Five ways to explore the cruising lifestyle – sailboat or power. Listen in to make sure that the reality will match the dream! [More] Is Cruising For Me?