When a storm is bearing down on your town, your boat might not be top of mind. “Understandably, most people worry first about their house and cars,” says Charles Fort, associate editor of BoatUS Magazine. “But your boat is more likely to survive and incur less damage …keep reading
Want to guess how many boats and other watercraft are stolen in a year?
The answer for 2016 was 5,116, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). What did thieves go after? Runabouts, utilities and cruisers made up about a quarter of the total, while personal watercraft …keep reading
You’re out having a fun day in your boat when a thick fog rolls in. Suddenly you’ve lost all visibility, and returning safely to land has become much more complicated.
Beyond the navigational difficulties it causes, fog presents some other challenges when you pilot a boat, says Charles …keep reading
No one wants to get into a boating accident. And to be sure, taking the right precautions can minimize the risk of getting into one. Unfortunately, even for boaters who do everything right—such as carefully monitoring weather conditions and navigational aids, maintaining safe cruising speeds, and keeping a lookout for …keep reading