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We all have moments where we dream of a life on the ocean waves. Spending weekends bobbing around on a peaceful lake or out in the open sea certainly is the dream for many of us. If you have been thinking about buying yourself a boat for some time now, but are still undecided, here are some things that you need to consider to finally determine whether it is something that you can afford to do and if so how to go about it.

What Do You Want Your Boat For Before biting the bullet and purchasing a boat you are going to need to consider what you will want to use your boat for. Maybe you want to use your boat for fishing in fresh or saltwater environments. Or perhaps you want to use your boat for family excursions where you can take the whole family out to explore different coastlines. Do you want to learn how to sail with a sailing boat or are you more interested in a smaller boat with an easy to use electrical motor? Perhaps you just want a vessel that will give you some quality time for you where you can relax, disconnect and enjoy the more simple pleasure in life.

Whatever your boating dreams you will need to determine the type of boat that will best serve them and what restrictions will exist in terms of hull length, water and air draft. Look online for a website like,, that will be able to provide indepth information on the different types of boats out there, that fulfill your requirements. You will need to consider any restrictions in your area, for the type of boat you are considering, such as narrow rivers or bridge clearance requirements. You will then also want to consider the functionality of the boat you are considering such as number of cabins, any preferences regarding the layout, specific equipment you are looking for and the different options available for your dream boat.

Storage & Rent You are going to need to consider where you are going to store your boat and how much you are going to need to fork out on yearly rent. If you have a property that is directly on the water then you can get some ideas from regarding how you can set up your own pier where you can dock your boat for the ultimate convenience and ease. If you don’t have your own private area to dock your boat then you are certainly going to need to look into how much rent you will need to pay to keep your boat in your local marina or port of choice.

Find a Trusted Supplier There is a lot of information online and a lot of boat providers out there that all offer to provide the highest quality boats and servicing options. Therefore you are going to need to put in a lot of research time to establish the most reputable and trustworthy company in your local area. You will also want to look at the most revered manufacturers for the type of boat you are considering and from there make a calculated decision on the best local provider available that deals with your preferred manufacturer.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.