Below you will find articles and research reports written by the BoaterInput team.

  • Boat Clubs

Is a Boat Club Right for You?

April 22, 2023|

Boat Clubs have become an extremely popular alternative to boat ownership in recent years.  So much so that industry giant, Brunswick, acquired Freedom Boat Club - the oldest and largest boat club back in [...]

Where can I get a boater license online?

January 31, 2023|

Are you a beginner boater or have a teenage son or daughter who is interested in captaining your "ship"?  Many states now have Boater Safety certification requirements in order to legally operate a motorboat or [...]

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Boat Buying Tips: How to Address Common Challenges

September 8, 2022|

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, I discuss some of the key challenges associated with the shopping process and provide some boat buying tips based on the learning from our recent industry study.

Where To Buy Boat Supplies – Survey Findings

September 8, 2022|

Determining where the buy boat supplies such as oil, lubes and cleaning supplies can be a bit of a challenge. On the one hand, you want to be sure to get the right product for your boat and motor without paying an exorbitant amount. On the other hand, if it is Wednesday and you have guests coming for the weekend, then timeliness is suddenly a critical factor.

  • KVD at 2016 Bassmasters Classic

Should Real-time Imaging be Banned from Tournaments?

March 26, 2021|

Real-time imaging sonar (e.g., Garmin Livescope, Lowrance LiveTarget) is a game changing technology that has been instrumental in tournament fishing recently. Anglers who have taken the time to "master" the technology have often scored huge [...]