You currently have a boat and would like to bring someone on board to help share some of the costs and maximize your investment. But you are just not sure if anyone would be interested. After all your 15′ center console could be a dingy for most of the boats you see listed looking for […]
There are more than 70 million Americans enjoying boating, and approximately 17 million registered recreational vessels in the United States; however, on average, a boat is only used 14 days per year! What if you could have the watercraft of your dreams, pay for only ½ or ¼ of it, and still use it the […]
Sharing a boat seems like such a great idea.After all, there are approximately 17 million registered recreational vessels in the United States, but on average a boat is only used a total of 14 days per year. With that amount of usage, sharing only makes sense, right? But purchasing any asset with people you know can create the kind of problems that can end those valued relationships.Dreams of weekends at the boat club and watching everyone's kids grow up together can be replaced with large maintenance expenses, angry calls about who gets which holiday weekend and even possible lawsuits.
An important part of any boating partnership is to be able to accurately determine individual usage and a cost for that usage. After all, if you’re the one who always gets stuck filling her up, I can guarantee you that the partnership will not last. How can you accurately determine fuel usage? Let me start […]
Pets are in many ways the perfect boating companion. After all, they will obey your every command, all the while worshiping at your feet and showering you with affection. However, while our four-footed crewmates, are often a big part of the boating experience they can be a common source of conflict between boating partners. After […]
National Safe Boating Week kicks off on May 21st and runs through May 27th this year, just prior to the Memorial Day weekend which is the traditional start of the recreational boating season. However, safety while boating should always be at the top of our minds. In 2009, the Coast Guard counted 736 deaths as […]
Let me first say, I have never been an avid boater. I’ve always enjoyed the water and have spent many wonderful days fishing, scuba diving, etc., but never owned a boat. In 2006 my business partner (who is an avid boater) and I purchased a Formula 37 PC. The idea was to use the boat […]