Boater's Academy Blog

Connecting with Other Boaters in Your Region

Sep 18, 2019

In an economy where real estate prices are skyrocketing, living on a boat has become a viable option for people who don’t want to break the bank. The comparatively low costs of buying a boat and docking fees are just two of the factors that make this such an enticing alternative. But living on a boat comes with challenges. However, one thing that can substantially help cruisers and regular travelers survive on water is having a tight-knit community. So if your life all abou... read more

Safety Tips While Jet Skiing

Sep 17, 2019

Probably nothing in the world sounds cooler than a person riding the waves on a jet ski, their hair trailing behind in the wind, water whooshing around in a salty spray left in their wake. In reality, though, while jet skiing might be as exciting as it seems on screen, it also needs you to be more careful. How do I have fun but stay safe on my jet ski? A jet ski is a powerful and expensive vessel. Improper usage could lead to accidents and mishaps that nobody wants. You’ll not only be p... read more

Co-Ownership: An Affordable Way to Own Your Own Boat

Sep 16, 2019

Owning a boat is a lifelong dream of many people; one that’s unfortunately not actualized as often as people would hope. People wait until they have enough saved up to make a down payment on their dream boat, or wait until they hit retirement and no longer have to pay for other responsibilities. It’s not about a one-time purchase either; boat ownership is a long-term cost. Once you acquire the boat, you have to pay for maintenance, upkeep, storage, docking, fuel, licensing and so mu... read more

Combating Sea Sickness When You’re Out on Your Boat or PWC

Sep 17, 2019

You can love the water all you like, but if you’re prone to motion or sea sickness, you’re likely to experience it. Sea sickness is caused by a sense of confusion in your senses; simply put, when your senses feel overwhelmed, your brain can’t process all the mixed signals being hurled at it. On a boat or jet ski, your body is experiencing a range of sights, sounds, smells and tactile sensations such as wind, sunshine, motion and riding the waves up and down. It’s a fai... read more

Sunburn Aftercare: A Guide

Sep 12, 2019

So you’ve taken our online boater safety courses, you’re all geared up for your excursion on the water, ready to take the sea by storm and off you go! However, in all your excitement and being caught up in having fun on your boat or jet ski, you forgot to apply or reapply sunblock. And now you’re turning into a tomato, your skin itches and feels sensitive, and everything hurts. What causes sunburn? I wore sunblock and/or sunscreen. Sunburn occurs due to prolonged exposure to... read more

Hosting a Safe and Fun Boat Party

Sep 07, 2019

Boat and party. Two words that go together like peanut butter and jelly. What sounds more exciting than attending a party on a boat? Hosting one! Imagine: you’ll be the coolest person among your friends and family for pulling this off. Before you get excited and send out RSVPs, hold up. You have a lot of planning to do before hosting a party on your new—or old—boat. What do I need to do before hosting a boat party? First and foremost, figure out when you plan to throw this b... read more