Top Ten Reasons to Rent or Buy A Boat
With so many opportunities for boating fun available today, thereís no
reason why anyone canít take advantage of the benefits that recreational
boating has to offer. Read our personal list of Top Reasons for Boating
Boating Improves Quality of Life
Recreational boating goes a long ways towards improving your quality
of life. Move forward on a boat and watch your troubles fade in the
instance. Recreational boating fun provides a constructive outlet
for entertainment that reduces stress and provides enriching opportunities
for self discovery, whether itís learning how to water ski or simply
enjoying the warm glow of an evening sunset.
Boating is an Affordable Recreation Alternative
Are you under the impression that recreational boating is too expensive
for your current budget? Think again. Gas prices may be high but the
Massachusetts coastline is 1200 miles long and non-coastal waterways
in Central and Western MA are plentiful. You neednít motor that
far to enjoy new sites or stick with your favorites.
Water Access is Closer Than You May Think
Do you know that about 90% of Americans live less than an hour from
a navigable body of water? This means that water access is a lot closer
and more convenient than you might think. To find a recreation boating
marina near you, visit our marinas and ramps page.
Boating Equals Bonding
40% of all households, in a 2005 study by the National Marine Manufacturers
Association, listed relaxing with family and friends as their favorite
boating activity (followed by fishing, cruising, and waterskiing). In
other words, to many people the best part about boating doesnít revolve
around the latest waterskiing tricks or the number of fish caught- the
best part of boating is simply the opportunities it provides for boating
fun with friends and family. Recreational boating is quality time
spent away from the television set and the video games, creating an
atmosphere that brings people together and creates fond memories to
last a lifetime.
Boating Helps Reduce Stress
A little boating fun goes a long way towards reducing stress.
In fact, a 2005 National Marina Manufacturers Association survey of
over 1,000 American households listed boating in the top-three of
all stress-relieving activities.
Boating is Convenient
Because over 90% of Americans live less than an hour's drive from
an accessible body of water, you can be enjoying the fresh air and
water in no time!
Boating is an Engaging and Rewarding Activity
Whether youíre instilling your child with extra confidence as they
learn how to properly secure a line, or youíre enjoying the delicate
taste of fresh fish that you caught yourself, boating recreation provides
many different rewards for all ages.
Boating is Good Exercise
From a rigorous sailing excursion to an invigorating run on waterskis,
boating provides sporting enthusiasts with many active endeavors to
choose from. In fact, weíd argue that simply breathing in the
brisk wind coming off the water in itself can go a long ways towards
strengthening oneís constitution.
Recreational Boating is Easy to Learn
If youíre new to boating, take heart. With so many available boating
classes and courses to choose from, youíll be out on the water before
you know it. Whether youíve always wanted to learn how to sail, or
youíre just interested in new ways to spend quality time with your
family, a wealth of available boater education courses make boating
easier to learn than ever.
Boating is FUN!
Last but definitely not least, one of the top reasons for boating
is simply because itís so much fun. There are so many activities to
explore when it comes to boating, whether you like to fish, waterski,
snorkel, or simply enjoy relaxing on the water.