Many people dream of owning a boat. Days spent relaxing on the water, fishing with friends, or taking the kids out to the lake. Who wouldn't love one of these idyllic scenarios? A boat represents a financial investment, so you’ll want to pick the boat that’s right for your budget. Also, boats require regular upkeep, maintenance and a time commitment. It's important to be sure the boat you purchase is the right one for your finances and your long-term goals before diving in. (more…)
Most new boats do not come equipped with an anchor, but every boat should have one on board. You may want to drop the anchor to hold the boat in a secluded cove for an afternoon of relaxation, or just to hold your boat over fishing structure. (more…)
When you find the fishing technique you prefer over all other styles, it’s quite easy to forget that other styles of fishing even exist! But at Riviera, we believe it’s never too late to try something new. If you’re new to the world of fishing, or just looking for another type of fishing style to master, check out our overview of the different types of fishing out there. (more…)
Your Brain on a Boat: Research Says Boating Improves Creativity, Emotional Health Relaxation. Boating can trigger a restful state. It provides the means to get outside of daily routines, allowing our brains to reset, think beyond current circumstances, and connect to something bigger than ourselves. Being on a boat promotes physiological and psychological changes spanning health, wellness, awe, wonder, creativity, play, happiness and relaxation. (more…)
YACHTS AND OUR PERSONALITY – SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Your yacht, much like your automobile, home, or even your favorite clothing, reveals a lot about your personality. We all know, the perfect boat makes a statement about who we are, or even who we want to be. (more…)
Everything you need to level up your boating skills If there’s one thing the year 2020 has taught us all, it’s that we should take nothing for granted. The COVID-19 pandemic, at its brutal core, has been a relentless reminder that we should make the most of every day that we are alive—and living the fullest possible lives includes taking real steps toward fulfilling our biggest dreams. So, with 2021 now on the horizon, it’s a great time to think about actually doing something on your boating bucket list. No matter how long the pandemic continues, boating will remain a fun, outdoors, socially distanced activity—because hey, boating is the perfect vacation on demand. And lucky for us boaters, boating will always be something to look forward to—so get excited for the next year of boat...
First-Time Boat Owners: How to Get Started Ready to join the fun on the water? Buying a boat, whether new or pre-owned, is the first step. But there are a few details to consider before you turn the key. For all you first time boat owners out there, follow these simple steps to help ease into ownership. Insuring Your Boat You need to insure your boat, both for liability and for damage to the boat, and in that regard boat insurance is similar to a policy that covers your automobile. But there are some types of coverage that are specific to boats. For example, a policy with specific fuel-spill liability protects you from clean-up claims or third-party damage caused by the accidental discharge of oil or fuel, if you boat were to sink in a marina. If you have an accident while towing,...