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Did you know that Boating helps reduce stress and improves quality of life?

Did you know that Boating helps reduce stress and improves quality of life?

Beginners, Luxury yachts
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…)
Boating Bucket List in 2021

Boating Bucket List in 2021

Beginners
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...
What should a first time boat owner know?

What should a first time boat owner know?

Beginners
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,...
What To Do If Your Outboard Won’t Start

What To Do If Your Outboard Won’t Start

Accessories, Beginners, Yacht maintenance
Step-by-step we will help you pinpoint problems. While outboards have become more and more complex, they still operate on much the same principles as they did before the current wave of EFI/DFI and four-stroke technology. 1. Lights And Gauges If you turn the key to crank the engine and nothing happens, keep the key in the "on" (not all the way over to start) position and check to see if other components (such as lights and gauges) operate. 2. Battery Switch If your boat has a battery switch, ensure that it's switched to "on" or "both." 3. Gear-Shift Position If you turn the key and the engine won't start but other components are working, check the gear shift to ensure it's solidly in neutral, as most outboards will not crank with the engine in gear. 4. Emergency Shutoff Check ...
How to spend Christmas and New Year in my own boat

How to spend Christmas and New Year in my own boat

Beginners, Boat charter company and charter stories, Fishing stories
Take-Out Dockside Dinner with a View One of the greatest pleasures of boating is pulling up to a waterfront dock-and-dine restaurant, collecting your phoned-in order of fresh catch of the day or peel-and-eat shrimp, and then taking it back to the boat to eat with a 360-degree view of the sunset over the water. This experience has long been a favorite among boaters, even without social-distancing requirements. Dinner with a waterfront view from the boat is even more of a treat now, with the option of cracking open a favorite beverage and sleeping at anchor for the night in the fresh air. 2. Cook Onboard Some might think what is so exciting about cooking. However, cooking while cruising on a yacht is something which is seldom tried. As the yacht trip package doesn’t include food, it...
Best Gifts for Boat Owners This Holiday Season

Best Gifts for Boat Owners This Holiday Season

Accessories, Beginners
Find the best boating gifts in our Holiday Gift Guide. Riviera Boat’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide delivers a list of boating gifts from the expensive to the affordable (cheap, even!) and in a variety of categories from DIY, to clothing, to marine electronics, accessories, and more. It is a gift list curated by the world’s foremost powerboating experts, the editors of Boating, to help you choose the best gift for the boat owner in your life. Even if that boater is you! Whether you need a gift for a new boat owner or someone that seems to always have everything onboard, you’ll find something on this list. If you need more gift idea. Quatix 6 Solar Garmin’s Quatix 6 marine smartwatch will make a great gift for the boater on your list, thanks to a solar-charging face that extends t...
A family tradition

A family tradition

Beginners
Boating is a way of life, a rich and storied tradition handed down from generation to generation, from parent to child. You probably have fond memories of sitting on your mother’s or father’s lap the first time you took the helm. It’s almost a given you captained your first solo voyage long before you could legally drive a car. And like all great family traditions, odds are good that you’ll pass this one down to your children as well. (more…)
6 Ways Boating Benefits our Health

6 Ways Boating Benefits our Health

Beginners, Luxury yachts
So, this is not a reason to get your wife’s permission to spend yet another weekend fishing with the guys or the perfect excuse to tell your boss you have the flu while you go snorkeling..err, well maybe those ideas are not too bad, considering the health benefits that are associated with boating! We have to look out for our own good health, don’t we? Check out this list of reasons boating is great for your health. Us, boaters, we already knew. (more…)