Gail Farias

Gail Farias
Marketing & Communications Manager, Cape Yachts
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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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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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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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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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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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Life Aboard a Yacht: Living Your Dream Life

Posted by Gail Farias on Jul 1, 2019 12:41:18 PM

Living aboard a beautifully outfitted yacht is a reality for some and a longstanding dream for many. Cruise the ocean and intercoastal waterways, fish when you choose, and fall asleep in a comfortable berth rocked gently by the waves.

Creating a life aboard a yacht, comfortable, safe, and ocean-ready, is easier than you may think. Many people find their ideal ocean-going home, sell their house, and begin life as full-time liveaboards. The boat becomes both their principal residence and a vacation home.

So, why not pursue the dream?

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Welcome Aboard the All-New CABO 41 Sportfishing Yacht

Posted by Gail Farias on Jun 11, 2019 2:05:01 PM

Cabo is back!

For the first time in nearly six years, the creators of the prestigious CABO Sportfishing Yacht present an all-new version, the CABO 41. Officially introduced in February, this beautifully designed, state-of-the-art watercraft is now touring the nation in grand style and will be available for showing and sea trials at Cape Yachts at South Wharf Yacht Yard Marina in Dartmouth, MA on July 3-12, 2019.

Spend a bit of your 4th of July weekend at the Cape Yachts Welcome Party and climb aboard the sleek and powerful CABO 41 Sportfishing Yacht for a closer look. Be sure to register for a sea trial or join us on one of several trips around Buzzard’s Bay and New England aboard the CABO 41. Experience the style, handling and versatility of CABO’s latest entry into the sportfishing market. We also welcome other CABO owners to join us as part of our welcome to the all new CABO.

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Financing Your New Boat

Posted by Gail Farias on May 22, 2019 4:02:01 PM

Buying a boat is exciting and there are times that buyers are so wrapped up in finding their dream boat, they don’t consider what actually goes into the process of purchasing it. Financing is probably the best way to get you into the driver’s seat of your dream boat and for considerably less than you might think.

How Much Boat Can I Afford?

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), an organization that represents more than 80 percent of today’s boat and marine engine makers, recommends that new boat owners consider more than the asking price of the water craft they are purchasing. Consider costs for insurance, care and storage as well.

A good way to begin assessing the affordability of the boat you are considering is to use the free NMMA Boat Loan Calculator. Enter the loan amount (minus the down payment), the interest rate and the length of the loan. The calculator will crunch the numbers and estimate the monthly payment.

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Best US Harbor - Padanaram

Posted by Gail Farias on Apr 30, 2019 3:35:48 PM

Experience New England's Best Kept Secret

It’s official. Padanaram has been voted Best US Harbor in a recent contest held by USHarbors.comThe Best Harbor contest kicked off in January with 1,278 harbors across 23 states participating with Padanaram winning the title, "Best Harbor in the US." If you've never been to our little corner of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, you don't know what you're missing. Padanaram can feel like another world entirely. Walking or cycling the quiet streets of our village, you could almost forget you’re not in a small seaside village in Europe or on a Hallmark movie set.

Why Padanaram is the Best US Harbor

If you’re looking for hustle and bustle, this is the wrong place. With its old-country charm, this harbor village is where you might bicycle from art gallery to high-end clothing shop, drink coffee and eat fresh pastries, have a leisurely lunch or share a bottle of wine.

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