Author: John Sampson

John is an experienced journalist and veteran boater. He heads up the content team at BoatingBeast and aims to share his many years experience of the marine world with our readers.

One of the drawbacks to owning a boat is the maintenance involved with keeping it afloat and moving. It’s fine if you have the budget for a new boat that comes with a service plan, and the dealer takes care of the maintenance for you. However, it’s a different story for used boat owners, especially those with aging models. If you have an older boat, then the company might be out of business, as is the case with Luhr. As a result, there are no spares for these boats available from a manufacturing source. The only option left is scouring…

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Buying a boat sounds exciting, doesn’t it? It seems that Americans are giving into that excitement because they’re buying boats for entertainment purposes at astounding rates. New boat sales are up 30% in 2021 compared to 2020 figures, according to the “New Powerboat Registrations Report” released by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. So, if you’re thinking about buying a boat, now is the time. Boat manufacturers are trying to gain back some of the sales momenta they lost in 2020, and you can find plenty of great deals at dealerships throughout the United States. Even the used market is on…

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Are you shopping around for a boat? The thought of being out on the water in the summer is thrilling and a great way to spend time with family and friends. Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast or you enjoy water sports, boat ownership is plenty of fun. However, many people don’t realize the full cost of boat ownership before making their purchase. There are marina and maintenance fees to consider, and let’s not forget about the insurance. That’s right; you need to ensure your boat, especially if you’re financing it. When financing your boat, the dealer won’t let you take…

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Is your lease coming to an end for your apartment? If you’re tired of living like a land-lubber, why not give living on a boat a try? With real estate prices going through the roof in America and landlords squeezing every can they can out of tenants, Living on a boat offers you a way to beat inflation and soaring housing costs. Life on the water is way different from living on land. Whether you’re living in a sea marina or on a lake, living on a boat is a change of lifestyle that suits certain people, while others may…

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Do you feel like giving up apartment life in the studio for a life on the water? Living on a boat provides you alternative accommodations to that studio that’s bleeding your cash flow dry every month. Living on a boat is affordable, and it’s a change to the fast-paced city lifestyle. If you’re thinking about the boating life, then you’ll probably be staying in a marina. Anchoring at sea or using mooring buoys is only a temporary living solution, and it’s only for those real sea dogs that are self-sustainable on the ocean. You can think of a marina like…

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Are you a boating enthusiast living in colder parts of the country like the northeastern states of Maine and Massachusetts or the northwestern states of Oregon and Washington? If so, you’re going to have to winterize your boat against the effects of the cold weather on the vessel. Preparing your boat for the winter and finding safe storage are critical tasks involved with boat ownership. This guide gives you everything you need to know about winterizing your boat as the temperatures drop. How to Winterize Your Boat Before we get into the nitty-gritty of winterizing, here’s a quick checklist of…

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Riding a jet ski looks like a lot of fun, right? Watching those guys do flips off the backs of waves in the ocean is impressive; maybe you have a lust for thrill-seeking, and that sort of high-performance sport riding appeals to you? Or maybe you’re thinking about a PWC for fishing? Spending time out on the water with a friend as you angle off the side of the ski is a great way to spend a few hours on the weekend. Whatever your reason for getting out on the water in a jet ski, you need to know the…

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If you have the need for speed, then you can’t beat the power of the “go-fast” boat. These high-performance vessels are the “race cars” of the oceans, allowing for incredibly high speeds on the water that are often triple the speed of the average speedboat with an outboard motor. High-performance boats are available in many styles, from recreational models to professional racing boats. Getting out onto the open water and dropping the throttle to open the engines is a thrilling experience as they roar to life and surge the vessel forward. Once you experience the adrenaline rush of speed, you’ll…

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Are you into watersports like skiing and wakeboarding? The thrill of carving long lines and ramping off wakes appeals to thousands of enthusiasts. You need a dedicated vehicle for the best watersports experience possible, which means the ski or wake boat is your best option for a powerful, high-performance vessel. The ski and wake boat designs have slight differences, but they both offer you excellent utility out on the water. These boats come with bow and aft seating, various driver configurations, and all the accessories you need to enjoy a day of watersports action. This post unpacks everything you need…

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If you’re into offshore fishing or water sports, the Power Catamaran or “multi-hull powerboat” offers you a great option for your first vessel. These powerboats provide you an excellent combination of performance, stability, and maneuverability. These boats have a catamaran design, relying on two hulls to float the vessel instead of the typical deep-V hull found on other powerboat models. The multi-hull powerboat is ideal for cruising, and you can set it up for fishing or watersports as well. With the multi-hull powerboat, you get options for multiple fishing stations over each hull without disrupting the boat’s balance on the…

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