How-to

  1. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Choosing the Right Personal Watercraft (PWC)

    Brett Becker
    Apr 11, 2018

    If you're thinking about buying a jet ski or PWC, there are a few factors to consider—take a look at our expert tips to ensure you chose the right personal watercraft for your needs. …Read More

  2. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat Prices with NADA Guides

    Doug Logan
    Apr 5, 2018

    Combining the range of boats.com with the depth of NADA Guides will help you pinpoint an ideal selling price for your boat. …Read More

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  4. How-To / Maintenance

    Spring Commissioning for Your Boat

    Gary Reich
    Mar 22, 2018

    Everything you need to know to get your boat ready for the spring season can be found right here. …Read More

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  7. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat Insurance 101

    Zuzana Prochazka
    Mar 8, 2018

    Here's what the experts have to say about boat insurance, including what to know and how to make it cost lost. …Read More

  8. How-To / Maintenance

    How To Paint a Boat

    Doug Logan
    Mar 1, 2018

    Whether you're maintaining the topsides of a wooden classic or covering up old, faded gelcoat, the same prep and painting techniques apply. …Read More

  9. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Buying a New Boat

    Lenny Rudow
    Feb 22, 2018

    Is a new boat in your future? We have the know-how and info you need to make it happen. …Read More

  10. How-To / Buying & Selling

    Boat Loan Basics

    Zuzana Prochazka
    Feb 8, 2018

    Our experts at boats.com share their insights on the ins and outs of boat loans—explaining the basic steps needed to finance a boat purchase. …Read More

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  12. How-To / Seamanship

    Tips for Boating in Heavy Fog

    Lenny Rudow
    Jan 25, 2018

    Nobody wants to be caught on the water in heavy fog, but if you’re a boater it’s bound to happen sooner or later. Here are five tips that will help you get home. …Read More

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  14. How-To / Seamanship

    Tips for Safer Boating

    Zuzana Prochazka
    Jan 18, 2018

    Use these boating safety tips to keep your days on the water fun. …Read More

  15. How-To / Seamanship

    Boat Organization & Storage Tips

    Zuzana Prochazka
    Jan 4, 2018

    A place for everything, and everything in its place—here's 20 of the best onboard organization solutions for your boat. …Read More

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