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Did you know that eighty-eight million Americans went boating in 2012?! Source: National Marine Manufacturers Association
I have been a huge boating fan since I was a kid. My family didn’t have a boat back then but I had a best friend who had a family boat. I had so much fun going boating with them on the weekends and taking trips to their Lake house in the summer. It was such a fun time and I have so many fond memories from those trips with her family.
When I was in high school my family got a boat and we had a blast taking it out on the Lake all summer. I loved water skiing, knee boarding and my favorite tubing. It is so much fun flying around in the tube with my little brother and sister. We would sing songs and laugh so hard as we rode on the tube behind the boat. One of my favorite trips we took was to Lake Powell as a family. We loaded the boat up with all our camping supplies and camped out on the beach for a couple days. In that environment there is nothing to do except spend quality time together as a family. No technology, no interruptions, just good quality family time. I loved it, and have cherished memories.
Now that I have a family of my own I can’t wait to make those kinds of memories with my kids. I unfortunately don’t have a boat but hope to own one in the near future. I like this boat loan calculator to help plan for that. For now my mom still has a boat, and we have had the chance to go boating with her a few times and are looking forward to boating with her again this summer.
Whether you are a boating pro or just starting to look into boating with your family DiscoverBoating.com has great resources and educational tools. Here are just a few of the great resources over on Discover Boating
“Discover Boating is a nonprofit program supported by the U.S. recreational boating industry to help people get on the water to experience the fun of boating. For those looking to get their feet wet, DiscoverBoating.com is an unbiased online resource to explore the enjoyment and accessibility of the boating lifestyle. Packed with easy, interactive features to familiarize people with all aspects of life on the water, DiscoverBoating.com has a boat selector guide, cost comparison tool, renting options, favorite boating destinations, links to education courses – even nautical lingo and how-to videos. Plus, the website offers tools and information for experienced boaters looking to learn more.”
Do you have any boating plans this summer? DiscoverBoating.com can help! Be sure to check it out.