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More Than 63,000 Boats Damaged or Destroyed by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Boat US reports on thousands of recreational boats badly damaged or completely destroyed by 2017 Hurricane Harvey and Irma in the U.S. [VIDEO with PHOTOS] The hurricane season in the U.S. and Caribbean islands was particularly bad for both residents and boaters during the 2017 hurricane season. While some areas got “lucky” (like parts of…

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Best Time of the Year to Donate a Boat to Charity

What time of the year will get you the biggest tax deduction for your boat donation? When it comes to making charitable donations, most people tend to think about donating at the end of the year. But when it comes to boats, a boat donation may not get you a maximum deduction amount at year end.…

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Boating with Your Dog – How to Keep it Fun & Safe

Safety and comfort tips to keep in mind before bringing your water-loving boat dog out on your boat [Infographic] Power or sail, you’ll find dogs on board boats everywhere you go. Ensuring your dog is safe and comfortable with your boat – and life on board – will do wonders for making boating with dogs as smooth and stress-free…

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New Pandora Radio Boating Station: West Marine Waterlife Radio

West Marine Relaunches Waterlife Station on Pandora Radio with New Playlist of Music for Life on the Water West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, has announced the relaunch of its signature Waterlife station on Pandora Radio. Water enthusiasts everywhere are invited to tune in and spend time listening to a selection of music that speaks to good…

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Best Holiday Boating Posts and Images on Instagram

16 Instagram posts and images that capture the Christmas holiday spirit in a very nautical way Scrolling through your Instagram feed over the holidays, you can’t help but notice a boat-load of really creative holiday posts and images for boating. Boating businesses – ranging from marinas to boat accessory suppliers – always seem to have fun with…

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5 Hot New Boat Trends from 2016 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Boat Design Trends that Boat Builders are Choosing for New Boats Each year boat builders choose the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to debut their latest boat models to the public. The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (also known as FLIBS) runs the first week of November, making it the ideal time to launch the next…

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West Marine Summer Super Sale on Boat Gear

  West Marine Summer Sales on Boat Gear and Boating Accessories Bookmark for sale info updated throughout the summer! Summer is a great time to pick up new boat gear at big savings. All summer long, starting with 4th of July sales, West Marine will be offering some of their best sales on essential boating supplies.…

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West Marine #2016Bucks4Me July 4th Selfie Contest

West Marine Launches “Red, White, Blue & a Selfie Too” Social Media Contest through July 4th West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, is giving America’s love of selfies a patriotic twist with its first “Red, White, Blue & a Selfie Too” social media contest, offering participants the chance to win a $2,016 West Marine gift card. The contest…

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Most Popular Boat Names for 2016

  BoatUS shares their annual list of the most popular boat names chosen by boaters – compare top boat names from 2016, 2015 and 2014 So you just bought a boat and now you have the big decision of what to name it (and you thought shopping for the ideal boat size and model was…

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Top Boating Products for 2016

Boating Industry Magazine selects products as best new innovations introduced in boating throughout 2015 Each year, Boating Industry magazine (the trade magazine for businesses in boating) releases a list of the top new products in the boating industry as part of their annual quest for new products and innovations. Selected by Boating Industry magazine editors, the…

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Spring Boat Commissioning: 8 Mistakes for Boaters to Avoid

Commissioning your boat at the start of boating season requires a lot more than removing your boat cover and slapping on some bottom paint. In fact, proper spring boat commissioning can make a big difference in the safety and longevity of your boat. From minor nuisance mistakes that can cause you a lot of aggravation, to…

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Tips for Buying a Used Boat Trailer

If you are buying a smaller boat, then you are likely looking at buying a trailer as well. Used boat trailers can be a good deal if they are in good shape. Many used boats are also for sale with the trailer included. But how do you know if that used trailer is actually a…

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Holiday Gift Guides & Ideas for Boaters

Each year we try to put together a collection of the best boating gift ideas to help with your holiday shopping. To help you select the perfect boating or nautical gift you can browse our hand-picked gift selections in the Boat Gift Guide using easy to shop gift-giving categories, or you can browse through a catalog of popular…

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Winterizing Boats and Motorcycles with Ethanol Blended Gas

Winterization tips for your boat or motorcycle to avoid ethanol blended fuel issues If you trailer your boat then you most likely fill it up with fuel at gas stations on the road. Let’s face it – it is often cheaper and more convenient than fueling up at the gas dock in the water. The problem for…