Ahhh the boating life! Why do people become so obsessed with boating? Even living in New England where there are only a few months of the year where you can truly enjoy boating, people still flock to marinas to have time on the water with loved ones. Why do you think that is? Is it the adventure of sailing the seas, or the need for some speed? I think every boater has a different reason for enjoying their life on the water and the Cape Yachts team loves to help fulfill those dreams.
Things to Consider When Buying a Boat
Whether you are an active angler, a veteran sailor, or one who has only dreamed of sailing from port to port, you may be planning to buy a new boat. A new craft might be a replacement for your current one, an upgrade, or the yacht of your dreams.
Recreational, cruising and fishing boats come in many sizes and shapes, each designed for specific use and level of comfort. To make sure you select the right one, you should consider the intended use, style, configuration, size, and price range. Where your boat will be used and how it will be stored should be critical considerations, as well.
The types of boats and yachts tend to fall into three general categories, although more than one activity can be enjoyed on many.
The principal reasons buyers purchase boats are for:
Every once in a while a boat comes along that blurs the lines between sport and luxury. We’ve seen it before with Hatteras Sportfishing Yachts and the Cabo 41. This time Cobia is bringing their A game to the table with a new 35-foot center console. The Cobia 350 CC debuted this year and instantly caught our eye. Cobia has always provided high-quality center and dual console boats, successfully packaging together hours of fun on the water in a powerful yet easy to handle, mid-sized package. The 350 CC brings all of this to the table... and then some.
Every year boaters from around the globe flock to Florida to attend the largest in-water boat show in the world. The Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show is open October 30 to November 3 and will take place at Bahia Mar showcasing six miles of floating docks with more than 1500 boats on display. This year the show is celebrating its 60th year hosting the event in Ft. Lauderdale, considered the Yachting Capital of the World, and is sure to be celebrating this milestone in style.
There are plenty of places out there to purchase a boat, and there are thousands of people who make selling you that boat their lifelong career. So why choose us? What's so special about Cape Yachts? We interviewed two of our professional yacht brokers to see what sets them apart.
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Whether an experienced owner or a first-time buyer, shopping for a boat is a major undertaking. Sometimes first-time buyers react to their initial excitement without fully considering what they need, how big the boat should be, the age and condition, ease of operation, maintenance, and where it will be kept.
Also, you need to first determine how much you plan to pay and how you expect to finance the boat. Impulsive buyers frequently bear that nagging concern that they overpaid after buying the first boat they inspected.
Happy October! It's officially "spooky season" and in the spirit of all things creepy, weird, and surprising we are bringing you a list of the world's strangest boats.
We've all seen an interesting boat or two, maybe she had a funny name, eccentric hull color, or resembled a surprisingly still intact pirate ship. Whatever you may have seen, I guarantee you have never seen anything like these.
Hatteras Yachts have long been the gold-standard manufacturer known of high-quality sport and cruising yachts known worldwide for craftsmanship, functionality, performance, and style. As the company celebrates its 60th year, a review of its history and unique approach to boat building is timely.
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It's not often that a yacht successfully blends sheer speed with immaculate detail and design, while still beating its competitors in the price department. The all-new First Yacht 53 by Beneteau might just be the one to accomplish this... and then some.