Boat Buying Tips: How to Address Common Challenges

Buying a boat has become increasingly challenging in recent years.  The surge in demand due to the pandemic coupled with supply-chain issues put a major strain on new and used boat inventories.  As a result, prices have increased and finding the boat of your dreams has become a difficult and time-consuming task. In this article, […]

Boat buying tips

The Impact of Coronavirus on Boating and Fishing

The emergence of the COVID-19 crisis has clearly impacted nearly every aspect of our society. And, while there are more pressing concerns than boating and fishing, these activities are important to the lifestyle of many. In this article, we discuss the findings from a recent BoaterInput survey on the impact of Coronavirus on boating and […]

Coronavirus Impact on Boating

Where Can I Go Boating in My Area?

The Coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted many aspects of American life and boating is no exception. While getting out on the water may seem like the perfect way to practice “social distancing”, restrictions in certain areas have made this difficult or impossible. For example, in Michigan boating and fishing was prohibited for a while – […]

Covid-19 Impact on Boating

Ten Cool Marine Products that (almost) No One Will Ever Buy

The Miami International Boat Show is the premier event for boaters in the US.  Manufacturers from all over the world attend the show to display their latest boats and other products targeted for boating enthusiasts.  In this article, I identify the ten products that caught my attention while wandering the show.  And, while they might […]

Ten Cool Marine Products

Five Boat Trends from the 2020 Miami Boat Show

The Miami International Boat Show is the premier boat show in the US and is where marine manufacturers often showcase their new products for the first time.  This year, I attended the show as a speaker at a couple of industry board meetings and had the opportunity to walk the show afterward.  Below are some […]

2020 Miami International Boat Show

Boat Buyer’s Guide: Pontoon Boats

Helpful and unbiased advice from current boat owners. Pontoon boats have become wildly popular in recent years because of their versatility, capacity, comfort and value. But, shopping for a pontoon boat can be a confusing process because there are dozens of brands available and many look alike. To help you with your search, we put […]

Pontoon Boat Buyer's Guide

Boat Buyer’s Guide: Cruisers

Helpful and unbiased advice from current boat owners. A Cruiser is a great choice for those who boat on large waterways or enjoy doing extended stays on their vessel. Finding the right Cruiser for you can be a bit complicated because there are so many factors to consider. This Cruiser Buyer’s Guide provides tips on […]

Best Cruisers – Unbiased Review

The market for new Cruisers has been devastated since the “Great Recession” of 2008/2009. Part of the reason is the price but another contributing factor is the growth of the pontoon market. Pontoons can hold as many or more people than a typical cruiser and have many of the same creature comforts – all for […]

Best Cruisers of 2017

Boat Buyer’s Guide: Saltwater Center Console

Helpful and unbiased advice from current boat owners. Thinking of buying a saltwater center console but are not sure what to look for? You’ve come to the right place. BoaterInput surveyed 126 boat owners to find out the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new boat. Though the Saltwater Center Console category […]

Buyer's Guide: Saltwater Center Consoles

Boat Buyer’s Guide: Bowriders and Deckboats

Helpful and unbiased advice from current boat owners. Runabouts and deck boats are good general purpose pleasure boats in that they are great for cruising but also can handle many watersports duties such as skiing, tubing and wakeboarding. However, given the large number of brands to choose from, picking the right boat can be a […]