Winter Activities for Boaters

January 2014

Winter Activites for Boaters

Does putting away your boat for the winter season give you the blues? Unless you’re a snow and cold lover, you probably dream about getting your boat back out all winter long. Luckily, there are some things boaters can do in the wintertime to enjoy boats, even when yours is in storage. Here are our tips for feeding your love of boating throughout the off-season.

Attend Boat Shows

Even though going to a boat show isn’t quite as glorious as going out on the water, it can still satisfy your boat junkie cravings. Go to a boat show and drool over the shiny new boats and futuristic new technology while hanging out and chatting with other boat lovers. Here’s a pretty comprehensive list of boat shows:
http://www.boatshows.com/calendar.aspx

Get a Magazine Subscription

If you don’t already subscribe to a boating magazine or two, winter is a good time to do so. You can pine over the pretty pictures of new boats, learn about emerging technology, brush up on boating news, read intriguing boating stories and more. Here are some of the most popular ones:
http://www.boatingmag.com/
http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/
http://www.sailingworld.com/

Browse Boats for Sale

A boater can dream, right? Winter is actually a fairly good time to shop for a new boat if you’re in the market for one, as you can take your time shopping and getting boat insurance it before boating season starts. Of course, even if you aren’t in the market for a new boat, it’s still fun to look, right? Head to a local showroom or shop online:
http://www.boattrader.com/browse

Go on a Boating Vacation

This one requires a bit of cash, but if you were already planning on a vacation, you might as well go somewhere where you can go boating! There are many, many possibilities for boating vacations in warmer climates. Try searching for them online in the place you’d most like to go. Here’s an example of a site that suggests boating vacations:
http://www.moorings.com/

Watch Boat Videos

There are thousands of boating videos on YouTube, waiting to be enjoyed. Sit down with your computer and get lost in them:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=boating&sm=3
Or, if you’re the more adventurous type, try watching GoPro videos. No, they’re not all about boating, but they’re awesome:
http://www.youtube.com/user/GoProCamera

Catch Up on Boating News

There’s always news about the boating industry being published online. Find a site and subscribe or visit often. Here’s an example we found:
http://www.tradeonlytoday.com/

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