Alternative boating options

I found this article in Sun-Sentinel.com. It talks about new ways people are enjoying boating without the hassle of actually owning a boat and the cost of maintanence. With the way the economy is, Boating as well as boat financing has gone down tremendously. It will most likely be a very slow season. However, there are still alternatives to get in that boat of your dreams. Read below and enjoy. ———————————– Alternative boating options American Yacht Share: Members lease and use the same yacht and get 45 boating days...

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Two NFL Players may have died in overturned boat

Scenario bleak for NFL players in overturned boat By AP updated 5:31 a.m. ET, Tues., March. 17, 2009 roanoke,va – 7:10 p.m. By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press Writer     TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Two NFL players may have died just a few hours after the fishing boat they were in overturned in rough water, possibly before rescuers were even alerted that they and two others were lost off the west coast of Florida, according to Coast Guard records of the boating accident.     In a 23-page report provided to The Associated Press Monday under a Freedom of Information Act request, the...

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Top 10 Places To Live and Boat

I found this cool article looking for the best cities for boating. Some are obvious, while others surprised me, to say the least. FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA Popularly called the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale has the Venetian feel of a floating city. Its 165 miles of canals and waterways weave all around and through the city. And combined with Florida’s year-round boating weather, that means boaters of all types can easily spend entire days without setting foot on land. “We even have our own bus system on the water,” says Mike Driver, dockmaster of Lauderdale...

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A Title Nightmare: Two Titles and Two Owners for One Yacht

A Title Nightmare: Two Titles and Two Owners for One Yacht The story in the link above is true and horrifying. A complete nightmare for people who did their homework before purchasing the boat of their dreams… or the boat they thought was their dream. The purchasers who are referred to as the Smiths did their due dilligence when researching the boat before putting down $300,000.00 for this boat. When they were about to take it back home, everything was halted because a law suit had come up on the boat they had purchased. Even though the boat that was referred to on the law suit had a...

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President Bush Signs Clean Boating Act of 2008!

 President Bush Signs Clean Boating Act Into Law Wed Jul 30, 9:47 AM ET To: OUTDOORS EDITORS Contact: Ellen Hopkins of National Marine Manufacturers Association, +1-312-946-6249, ehopkins@nmma.org NMMA applauds important relief measure for recreational boating WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a significant victory for the recreational marine industry and the American boating and angling public, President Bush late yesterday signed into law S. 2766, the Clean Boating Act of 2008, protecting the more than 17 million recreational boats throughout the U.S. from...

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