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Travel Advice: Four Easy Ways to Plan for Summer Fun This Winter

More than 89 million Americans go boating each year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, proving it’s easier than ever to join the fun and climb aboard. Whether you’re interested in fishing, sailing, wakesurfing, personal watercraft or cruising, start planning now so you don’t get left on land this spring.

(BPT) - Picture this: warm wind blowing across your face, the sound of waves crashing, and all your worries left behind on land. This is you on a boat and now is the perfect time to make this dream a reality. Winter may be frigid for many, but it’s the best time to start planning for warmer days ahead. 

More than 89 million Americans go boating each year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, proving it’s easier than ever to join the fun and climb aboard. Whether you’re interested in fishing, sailing, wakesurfing, personal watercraft or cruising, start planning now so you don’t get left on land this spring.

Warm up this winter with these four tips:

Explore boats under one roof. Throughout the winter, hundreds of boat shows take place around the country, providing deals on boats for every budget, plus a chance to browse a variety of options in one location versus visiting multiple boat dealerships. Boat shows are an opportunity for the whole family to learn and have some fun, with educational seminars and workshops, hands-on trainings, fishing demonstrations and more. Check outboatshows.com to find a boat show in your neck of the woods.

Test the waters. No boat yet? No problem. There are ways to test the waters near your home or on a warm weather vacation, from hourly or daily rentals to charters and more. Another popular option is fractional ownership, similar to lodging timeshares, where members can pre-schedule use of the boat online and often receive the added benefits of lessons, flotillas and additional crew, if needed. Week-long charters are an additional option for those looking to escape to warmer weather, wake up on the water and fully experience the boating lifestyle this winter.

Do your homework. Prep for summer now by doing your online research on how to get started, where to boat and what to consider before buying. Get inspired by other boaters by checking out Stories of Discovery documentaries on discoverboating.com. Your own story of discovery can start with the right boat, so take the next step towards making your daydream a reality by using a boat selector tool to match your budget, lifestyle and interests with the best boat for your needs.

Learn the ropes. Education is a great way to prepare now for boating season later. Boating schools and courses are a great way to learn the rules of the water – online, in a classroom or on the water. Perfect your powerboating, sailing, fishing or watersports skills by learning the basics and having fun in the process. Check out a list of courses and find one that floats your boat close to home.

This winter find ways to get out of the cold weather doldrums. DiscoverBoating.com is a resource to satisfy all your boating curiosities with a boat loan calculator to do the math, tips and how-to’s for the latest boating activities and how to get your feet wet with (or without) owning a boat.

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