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How to Tow Your Boat Safely

For many, towing their boat to the water is one of the most stressful times of the entire boat-owning experience. But, with a little practice, preparation, and a lot of patience, trailering your boat safely and effectively can be simple. Learn some tips on how to tow your boat safely,...

Boating Etiquette Guide: Rules and Guidelines for the Water

Boating is a pursuit that requires strict adherence to proper etiquette. Boating etiquette not only keeps everyone happy on the water, but it keeps everyone safe, as well. When you’re ready to go out for a ride, refer to this boating etiquette guide which includes the rules and guidelines for...

Saltwater vs Freshwater Boats: What’s the Difference?

There’s a lot to consider when buying a boat. Perhaps the most important question is where and how you will use your vessel. Will you boat on rivers or bays? Maybe you live near lakes or the open ocean. Whatever the case, this is an essential topic, as you need...

How to Choose an Outboard Motor

To have the best boating performance, you need to select the proper engine. By understanding four-stroke vs two-stroke, horsepower needs, and prop selection, you’ll be on the right track to picking the best option for your needs. Learn how to choose an outboard motor, below. If you’d like to purchase...

How to Staff a Yacht for a Wonderful On-Boat Experience

When purchasing a yacht or having one built, buyers seek the perfect features and amenities for their specific needs. They look for one that’s the right size, has luxury features, and the perfect design. Although the boat itself often gets all the attention, the onboard staff of the yacht is...

Living on a Boat in a Marina

It might seem like a crazy, fantastic idea, but using your boat as a home is more common than you think. For many people, living on a boat in a marina is the best approach to this lifestyle. Keeping your craft docked in this area provides a variety of benefits!...

How to Get Your Boat Ready for Spring

The weather is warming and spring is right around the corner. Across the country, countless boats are being pulled from winter storage and getting towed, hauled, and shipped to the water. You may be anxious to take your craft for a ride, but before you do, take some time to...

What to Include in Your Boat Emergency Kit

A boating emergency kit should be well-stocked with a variety of items. The following tools will help ensure you’re prepared for almost any situation. Read on to discover what to include in your boat emergency kit. If you’d like to purchase a new craft, design one to fit your exact...

Fun Activities for Kids on a Boat

You want your boat to be enjoyed by the whole family. But sometimes, it’s hard to convince the kids to go along on a boat ride. They may get bored, hungry, or plain grumpy after a few hours without entertainment. However, these fun activities for kids on a boat are...

Best Recreational Boats from Scout

Different boats are used for different purposes. Whether you like fishing, skiing, or scuba diving, there’s a boat from Scout to fit your specific needs! Regardless of the model you choose, you’ll find comfort, refinement, and an outstanding design on every craft. Read on to learn more about the best...

Boat Buying Checklist

Buying a boat is exciting, but you should take your time and choose a craft that’s right for your needs. You should also have a plan in place for your boat and purchase all of the equipment it requires in advance. Use this boat buying checklist to help you prepare...

Boat Safety Gear Checklist

Nothing is more important on a boat than safety. Complete safety involves many precautions, such as safe boating practices and informing all passengers about proper behavior on the vessel. It also includes having the right safety equipment. With that in mind, we have prepared a simple boat safety gear checklist...

Overnight Boating Checklist

Getting ready to spend the night on your boat? Use this overnight boating checklist to make sure you have everything you need for a safe, enjoyable experience! If you’d like to purchase a new craft, design one to fit your exact needs with our Build Your Scout tool. You can...

First Time Boat Owner Checklist

If you’re a first-time boat owner, there’s a lot to keep track of regarding this recent purchase. However, this first-time boat owner checklist will ensure you’re thoroughly prepared to safely take your new craft out on the water. If you’d like to purchase a new craft, design one to fit...

Boating Pre-Departure Checklist

Getting ready to head out on the water? Before you leave the dock, make sure you have everything you need for a safe, fun, and enjoyable ride. This convenient boating pre-departure checklist will help ensure you’re prepared! If you’d like to purchase a new craft, design one to fit your...
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