Boating

Skater 388 is Offshore Racer’s Dream Pleasure Boat

A former offshore powerboat racing world champion, Danny DeSantis has owned every catamaran model Skater Powerboats in Douglas, Mich., has ever built—except … [Read more...]

Best Spring Break Destinations for Watersports Junkies

The very words “spring break” conjure images of campy 1980s movies featuring beer-swilling co-eds in board shorts and bikinis. Of course, it might … [Read more...]

Boat Trader’s Inaugural ‘Boating Madness’: Bracket Revealed

We’re proud to announce the bracket for the inaugural Boat Trader Boating Madness, which can be downloaded here. The seeding was straight-forward. We … [Read more...]

Essential Onboard Tools for Boaters

A soft-sided toolbag won't damage gelcoat or woodwork, and side pockets make it easy to grab tools.

If you’ve ever tried to make a repair onboard before—at sea or at the dock—you know it’s sort of like working on the house: you get started only … [Read more...]

Top 10 Valentine’s Day Cards from Your Boat

Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate love, and the love you have for your boat is strong. It’s a bond that requires hard work, trust, dedication, … [Read more...]

What Could You Buy For the Cost of a Super Bowl Ad?

Business Insider is reporting that a 30-second television advertisement during February’s Super Bowl costs about $5 million—the equivalent of spending … [Read more...]

Ice Fishing: Everything You Need To Know

We’ve covered quite a few topics when it comes to fishing on boats.com, but one we’ve never broached is what you need to know to go ice fishing. Considering … [Read more...]

How to Drive a Jet Ski or PWC

Explore any of the narrow canyons on Utah’s Lake Powell, and you’ll likely find them scuffed with pockmarks the color of Easter eggs. The culprit? … [Read more...]

Best Water Toys for 2018

Now that Christmas is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start thinking about summer, and if you’ve got a boat, that means water toys. We’ve put … [Read more...]

Inboard Boat Engines Are Not Car Engines

Ilmor's MV10 engine is based on the powerplant of the Dodge Viper, but has been completely reengineered for harsh marine use.

I've talked a lot in this blog about the differences between boats and cars—how they're built and serviced differently, and how their wiring and other … [Read more...]