Choosing The Right Boat

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The first thing you should know when choosing a boat

is that no single boat will do everything. If your

looking for a boat that inspires confidence, don’t

expect it to shine in light air. Boats that are

exciting to sail on the weekends aren’t the ideal boats

for a passage through the ocean.

You shouldn’t expect to find quick acceleration and

load carrying capacity together with the same boat.

You can buy a boat now to race or fish, then sail

around later – as you can only do one or the other

with a specific type of boat.

The logic to choosing the right boat is determining

how you plan to use the boat. Think about why you

want to own a boat, what you plan to do with it, and

how you plan on using it.

For some, beauty is the first consideration. For

sail boats beauty is very important, as you’ll

spend a majority of time floating and sailing around,

with many people looking at your sail boat. With

people looking at your vessel, you want to make sure

that it looks nothing short of amazing.

If you are planning to race instead of cruise, then

speed is your primary consideration. There are

many cruising sailors out there who simply can’t be

happy unless their boats are moving very fast. The

ideal boat for speed demons are those that can cut

through the water, creating plenty of waves.

Fishermen on the other hand, want to look towards

fishing boats. Trackers and other boats that are

designed for fishing are ideal here. Fishing is one

of the most popular boat activities, meaning that

you’ll have plenty of boats to select from.

When it comes down to it, selecting the right boat

is up to you and what you plan to do with it. Take

your time, weigh your options, and you’ll have the

right boat before you know it.

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