Why I enjoy boating
Boating is a passion for many people. There is nothing like the feeling you get when you climb into your own boat and head to your favorite destination whether it's for fishing, relaxing, or tormenting your friends who are hanging on to an innertube for dear life. A common misconception many people have is that boating is only for people with plenty of money. This isn't true at all. People of every class and income can enjoy boating as long as they live near a body of water.
When you first decide to get into boating, you will have many questions. The two most common things to keep in mind are pretty simple. There are new and used boats of various shapes, sizes, and purposes so you should figure out what type of boat you are looking for initially and then decide what you are going to use the boat for.
Boats can basically be broken down into four specific categories. There are powerboats which are built for cruising fast, sailboats which demand certain skills and attention, fishing boats, and personal watercraft which include jet skis, inflatables, and small boats designed for pulling water-skiers. You should buy your first boat based on your interests and what area you live in. If you live near a small lake, a yacht probably isn't a good choice but a small or medium sized skiing boat might be just your thing. A powerboat may work if you have a home on the lake with your own dock but it also might end up being very pricey. You will need to consider the capacity of your boat also. If you plan to have boat parties, make sure your boat is large enough to hold everyone as well as have enough life jackets stowed aboard.
Boating grows in popularity every day as more people want to escape from the everyday hustle and bustle of their jobs and city congestion. There is nowhere more peaceful than out on a lake or ocean. You really have time to relax, spend time with loved ones, and just enjoy yourself.