One of the unfortunate realities of boat ownership is that boat thieves exist. While boat theft is uncommon in most regions of the US, thieves can make boat ownership a nightmare in certain parts, forcing boat owners to spend time and money to protect their boat from theft. Boats kept on trailers in their owner’s […]
For new boat owners it can be hard to see beyond their boat’s purchase price, which may be substantial. However, it’s important to factor in the other costs that come with boat ownership so that they don’t overwhelm your budget. Like any major purchase, proper budgeting and education can make boat ownership fun and enjoyable while not breaking the bank.
While soap and water work great on all boats, sometimes you’re looking for something a little more powerful for your boat’s cleaning needs. This homemade aluminum boat cleaner is easy to make and will remove tough stains from your boat’s hull.
For most boat owners, expect to have to have your boat cleaned approximately once a month. Factors like where you keep your boat, how you’re using it, and how long since your last coat of anti-fouling paint was applied, will all be used to determine how often you should have your boat’s bottom cleaned and what you can expect to pay for it.
Think of finding a marine mechanic for your boat like interviewing a candidate for a job. You’re likely to spend thousands of dollars with this person over the course of your business relationship with them and use their services multiple times a year. Before deciding on a mechanic for your boat there are a few things you should ask.
There isn’t a boat owner out there who hasn’t wished their boat had more storage space. These 5 easy storage ideas will help you maximize space aboard and better organize your boat.
When it comes to boat detailing, you may be asking yourself, is it even necessary? How often should I have my boat detailed? How much does boat detailing cost? Can I detail my own boat? We’re going to answer these questions and help you better understand why you should include regular detailing in your boat’s routine maintenance.
How much does a boat slip cost? Slips vary significantly in pricing by location however, a general rule of thumb is to budget $20 per foot per month for your boat’s slip.
In this article we discuss 10 easy to implement boat cleaning hacks that will save you time and money when cleaning your boat after a day on the water.
Boat ownership costs come in two forms, expected and unexpected. This article takes a look at what you can expect as a boat owner when it comes to costs. We also offer some helpful cost saving advice as well as compare the ownership costs of a few different types of boats.