Some wannabe cruisers search a long time to find just the perfect boat. But how do you find the boat that will get you out on the water soonest? [More] How To Buy Your Perfect 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.
How do you figure out the hull value of your boat for insurance? And how does it relate to your premiums? [More] Boat Insurance: Hull Values and Premiums
Learn your new boat with a systematized approach to learning her systems and your confidence aboard will soar. Step-by-step method for learning each system. [More] Getting to Know Your New Boat
Nine great books on everything from deciding to go cruising and how to do it to buying a boat and maintaining it, with a couple of “let’s dream about it” selections too. [More] 9 Great Books for the Soon-to-Be Cruiser
Buying a new (or new-to-you) boat? Make sure you’ve thought of all the things you need before the closing with this handy checklist. [More] Checklist: Documents and Practicalities for New Boat Owners
Maintaining your boat is key to enjoying it. Ease of maintenance and access is important is check when looking at boats to buy. [More] Maintain-ability
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
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