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BOATING BASICS 101

Here’s what you should know

Nothing beats boating - the sun on your face, wind in your hair, and all-around free feeling when you're on the water. Whether you just purchased your first, second, or third boat, or are just beginning your boating research, we want you to feel comfortable and confident behind the helm. Here are some helpful resources we've hand-picked to help get you started.

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SEATING

Before and during operation, make sure everyone on the boat is situated in a designated occupant position with hand or grab rails available.

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LIFE JACKET

Always wear your life jacket while underway! This applies to the captain and all passengers. In most states, life jackets are mandatory for children 13 and under.

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ENGINE

Be aware of the propeller, and shut the engine completely off when anyone is in the water near your boat.

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CAPTAIN

Never drink and drive while boating. Select a designated captain if alcohol will be served onboard.

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READY TO PICK A WHALER?

Still not sure what type of boat is right for you? Or maybe you’re ready to upgrade to a newer Boston Whaler? Let our interactive tool help you identify the perfect boat to unlock your next boating chapter. We’ll walk you through key considerations including:

  • Boat Layout & Amenities
  • Boat Size
  • Desired Activities
  • Performance Capabilities
  • Price Range

Narrow down your choices with a few simple questions. Get started now!

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Check out some of our awesome owners, sharing their favorite boating pictures on their Whalers!