Gail Farias

Gail Farias
Marketing & Communications Manager, Cape Yachts
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Why We Love Selling Boats

Posted by Gail Farias on Dec 5, 2019 4:45:10 PM

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.

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Topics: selling a boat, yachting lifestyle, owning a boat, boating life, boat buying, why buy a boat from cape yachts, buying a yacht, why we love selling boats, boat lifestyle, selling boats

Buying a Boat

Posted by Gail Farias on Nov 20, 2019 11:00:21 AM

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.

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Topics: buying a boat, how to buy a boat, buying a new boat, boat buying, when to buy a boat, cost of a boat, boat costs, shopping for a boat, buying a yacht, shopping for a yacht, how to buy a yacht

What is the Right Type of Boat for Me?

Posted by Gail Farias on Nov 11, 2019 3:05:23 PM

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:

  • Fishing
  • Cruising
  • Watersports
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Topics: boating, different types of boats, boat life, boat buying, yacht buying, types of boats, tips for buying a boat, what is the right boat for me, buying a yacht, types of yachts

Join Us at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

Posted by Gail Farias on Oct 29, 2019 1:15:10 PM

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. 

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Topics: boat shows, FLIBS, Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, beneteau boats at FLIBS, Hatteras Boats at FLIBS, Hatteras Yachts at FLIBS, buying a boat from a boat show

Shopping for a Boat - Tips for New Buyers

Posted by Gail Farias on Oct 18, 2019 10:11:36 AM

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.  

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Topics: buying a boat, boat buying, when to buy a boat, yacht buying, shopping for a boat, tips for buying a boat, boat buying tips, where to buy a boat

Winter Storage Options for Your Boat

Posted by Gail Farias on Oct 4, 2019 3:31:06 PM

Your Options for Winter Boat Storage

Whether you are a new boat owner or an old hand, how and where to store your boat for the winter is an important decision. A careful review of your boat storage options can save considerable money and effort.

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Topics: winterizing your boat, winter storage options for your boat, storing your boat for winter, boat winterization, winter boat storage, how to store your boat for winter, boat storage

How Much Does it Cost to Own a Boat?

Posted by Gail Farias on Sep 30, 2019 2:40:19 PM

The cost of owning a boat depends on the type, size, and location of the watercraft you are planning to purchase. Whether you hope to cruise the intercoastal waterways, sail the open seas, or fish in the Great Lakes, the costs may vary substantially.  

Matching your finances with your boating dream requires a thorough investigation.

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Topics: how much does a boat cost, cost of boat ownership, yacht costs, cost to own a boat, cost of a boat, boat costs, cost to own a yacht

What is the Right Size Boat for Me?

Posted by Gail Farias on Aug 12, 2019 11:20:02 AM

As you shop for your first or next powerboat, sailboat, or yacht, the size of the boat should be one of the first factors to consider. To have made your purchase and later realize you should have gone larger or smaller can be very upsetting.

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Topics: boating, buying a boat, how to buy a boat, boat size, owning a boat, boat life, best boat size, what size boat should i buy, boating life

Life Aboard a Sailboat

Posted by Gail Farias on Jul 26, 2019 3:57:45 PM

The Sailing Lifestyle

Very few activities evoke the same sense of escape as sailing upon the open seas. Most weekend sailors dream of cutting their land-bound ties and selling their homes to embrace the sailing lifestyle full time. Some plan for decades to enjoy the boating life when they retire, while others can take the plunge much earlier. Many avid sailors use the summer months, while the kids are out of school, to sail to dream destinations while enjoying their family time together.

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Topics: beneteau oceanis sailboats, oceanis sailboat, sailboats, sailing, life aboard a sailboat, sailing lifestyle

Center Console vs. Dual Console Fishing Boats

Posted by Gail Farias on Jul 17, 2019 9:54:51 AM

Center Console or Dual Console?

Choosing between a center console and a dual console boat should depend entirely on how you plan to use it. Each offers distinct advantages, and both provide plenty of fun and functionality. Cobia Boats, a division of the Maverick Boat Group, is a leader in custom-designed boats for dedicated anglers and avid boaters alike. For over three decades, the craftsmen at Cobia have been producing safe and functional watercraft that meet and exceed the highest standards in the industry. Cobia offers a wide range of beautifully crafted center and dual console boats to match your needs precisely.

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Topics: boating, center console boats, fishing boats, cape yachts, cobia boats, cobia boats for sale, cobia fishing boats, advantages of center console boats, center console fishing boats, advantages of dual console boats, buying a fishing boat

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