Fun Things to do on the Water if you’re a Central Florida Boat Owner

Fun Things to do on the Water if you’re a Central Florida Boat Owner

So you did it– you took the plunge and finally purchased a boat to call your own! Regardless of why you bought it in the first place, you might not realize all the fun perks available to you now that you have one.Fun Things to do on the Water if you’re a Central Florida Boat Owner

Check out some of these fun things you can do on the water if you own a boat in Central Florida!

Join the Florida Powerboat Club

The Florida Powerboat Club is a membership-driven organization that has been around since 1993 and is dedicated to providing a fun atmosphere to promote safe and responsible powerboating. The club offers events year-round for members to take part in. With upcoming events including the Fort Myers Poker Run, FPC European Poke Run, and Bahamas Poker Run, this club allows you to connect with like-minded individuals who love to boat as much as you do. Membership includes 365 days of full membership from activation date, access to all scheduled events, and more.

Anchor Under the Stars

What could be more romantic than a night at sea with a loved one? Drop your anchor and soak in the night sky while maintaining your safety by following some key rules. First of all, don’t fall asleep. Coast Guard rules state there must always be a lookout and this is especially key if you are in an area which is subject to a lot of boat traffic. Everyone on board should also be able to respond in case of emergency and should be able to start the engine, maneuver the boat and retrieve the anchor line. Following these rules ensures your night under the stars doesn’t turn into a night among the fishes!

Enjoy a Boating Excursion with the Family

Florida is not only surrounded by the ocean on three sides, it’s also home to over 30,000 lakes, meaning it’s a state that’s ripe with opportunity for boating excursions. From New Smyrna which is known as one of the world’s best surf towns, to Kissimmee, the land of 50 lakes, there are tons of options for a fun boating excursion with the family. Spend your vacation on the water!

For more ideas on fun things for boat-owners to do in Central Florida, contact the Triangle Marine Center at (352)343-6146.

Terminology Every Boater Should Know

Terminology Every Boater Should Know

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a veteran boater or fresh out of boating school, you should be fluent in both the navigation and language of the water. Boaters use specific terms for a reason; it’s the easiest way to communicate among people who enjoy the same niche. This special boating terminology allows boaters to communicate…

Must-Have Boating Accessories

Must-Have Boating Accessories

As a navigator of the open water, you bear a huge responsibility to both yourself and your crew. This is why you’ll need to be prepared for any type of situation. Here is a list of boating accessories you should keep on your boat at all times to ensure the safety of your crew. Safety…

Tips for Practicing Proper Boating Etiquette

Tips for Practicing Proper Boating Etiquette

If you’ve just gotten proper licensing and certification to steer a boat, you’re probably pretty eager to set sail. But remember, you’re sharing the open waters with other enthusiastic boaters, some more experienced than you. Stay ahead of the game by practicing these boating etiquette tips that will guarantee a safe and happy trip for…

Cleaning Your Boat in the Aftermath of a Flood

Cleaning Your Boat in the Aftermath of a Flood

Hurricanes have, unfortunately, presented big problems for homeowners throughout the state of Florida this year. They have also caused trouble for boat owners who have been forced to deal with flooded boats and all of the many issues that come along with them. If your boat was flooded by one of the hurricanes that hit…

How to Be a Great Boating Guest

How to Be a Great Boating Guest

When you visit someone’s home, most people are very dedicated to being a good guest. Being a good guest means taking off your shoes, saying ‘please,’ using a coaster, and so forth. Being a good guest is how we show respect to the person hosting us. When you’re a guest on someone’s boat, it is…

Educating Children on Boating

Educating Children on Boating

We know that one of the best ways to spend a Saturday is out on the water with the whole family. If you have young kids that are hitting the open waters with you, there are some important lessons they should learn before they start helping out. Below are some tips on how you can…