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

  • Boat Cleaning and Waxing Supplies

Best Place to Buy Boat Cleaning Supplies – 2024

April 11, 2024|

With the boating season upon us, boaters throughout the country are going through that springtime ritual of spiffing up their rigs for the season.  But cleaning your boat is not just about looking nice.  [...]

  • Saltwater boats docked at a marina

Making Boating Cleaner and More Sustainable

April 4, 2024|

I have written previously about the boating industry’s push towards “green energy” solutions in recent years.  For example, Mercury has introduced a line of small electric outboards called Avator, and Yamaha displayed a hydrogen [...]

  • Regulator boat in rough seas

How to Evaluate the Quality of a Saltwater boat

March 26, 2024|

If you are shopping for a Saltwater boat, you already know that it can be difficult to compare options.  The Saltwater segment represents a diverse group of boats ranging from small Skiffs and Flats [...]

  • Yamaha Hydrogen Engine Prototype at the Miami Boat Show

Are Hydrogen Outboards the Wave of the Future?

March 9, 2024|

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., unveiled the world’s first hydrogen-powered outboard prototype at the 2024 Miami International Boat Show.  The company plans on testing and refining the engine and fuel system later this year in an [...]

  • A family on the water having fun on their Bennington QX pontoon boat

What to Look for in a Pontoon Boat

February 16, 2024|

As a long-time boater and someone involved in the marine industry for over 3 decades, I have been to many boat shows.  I specifically remember one show in Minneapolis many years ago when pontoons [...]

  • Best Gifts for Boaters

Best Boater Gifts Under $100

November 30, 2023|

Are you looking for last-minute gift ideas for yourself or that special boater in your life?  Then you have come to the right place.   I’ve put together my top 13 boater gift ideas based [...]