Top Holiday Gifts For Your Favorite Boater

Top Holiday Gifts For Your Favorite Boater

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you are struggling for a great gift idea for the boaters in your life, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions that are sure to bring a smile to their faces. And, if you are the water enthusiast, you can always share these ideas with your loved ones to ensure you enjoy your own happy holiday! Summit Insulated Wine Glasses Summer will be here before you know it, and no one likes it when their chardonnay isn’t chilled. Now you can not only keep your wine at the perfect temperature, but with these unbreakable, […]

Why you should sell or trade-in your boat this fall

Why you should sell or trade-in your boat this fall

As the temperatures start to drop, you might be enjoying something pumpkin spice flavored, contemplating your holiday plans or even daydreaming about spring already. But have you thought about selling or trading in your boat? What you may not realize is that fall is a great time to do just that. Maybe you think that the warmer months are the best time to sell your boat, but there are several great reasons you should consider putting your craft on the market in the next few months. We explain why. Skip winterizing One great reason to consider selling your boat at […]

How to Winterize Your Boat

How to Winterize Your Boat

For most people, the winter months are not a prime time for taking their boat out on the water. Just because you aren’t actively using your boat, however, doesn’t mean you are neglecting it. In fact, the colder months are when you should be investing some effort to ensure that your boat is protected from the elements by properly winterizing it. This keeps your boat in good working order, so it’s ready when boat season rolls around once again. Here’s a few things to consider when winterizing your boat. Inboard Engine Maintenance If you have an inboard engine, you will […]

Seasonal Boat Maintenance

Seasonal Boat Maintenance

Like anything of value in your life—your home, your car, even your own health— your boat also requires regular maintenance to keep it performing at its best. Each season of the year presents its own maintenance tasks every boat owner should incorporate into their boating life. What are the tasks that you should be doing now, in the fall, as the leaves begin to turn and your use of your boat is probably winding down? The End of the Boating Season Unless you live in a part of the country where the temperatures never dip below freezing, prepping your boat […]

Winter Boat Projects

Winter Boat Projects

Winter may not be prime boating season, but savvy boat owners know it is a great time to tackle those often overlooked maintenance projects that can keep your boat looking and running at its best. We’ve compiled a few projects that you may want to consider as the temperatures turn cooler to ensure that your boat is ready for the return of life on the water next spring. Check Your Battery A routine check of your battery is something every boat owner should perform once a season. Start by examining the outer case of the battery for bulges or cracks. […]

Fall Fishing in North Carolina

Fall Fishing in North Carolina

Savvy fishermen know—fall is one of the best times of the year to cast a line along North Carolina’s waterways. While surf fishermen may swear by the Outer Banks as the days shorten in length, others are equally excited about the stripers, red drum, sea trout, mackerel and more found in North Carolina’s coastal rivers. There is even good offshore fishing to be had as the leaves start to drop, if you are interested in hiring a guide and going that route. Last, but not least, North Carolina is home to 19 ocean piers, any one of which makes a […]

Top Five Fishing Destinations

Top Five Fishing Destinations

Want to have an interesting, and perhaps lengthy, conversation with a fisherman one day? Ask him about his fishing destination bucket list. No matter if it is fresh or saltwater, odds are strong that if you love fishing you have a list of spots where you are dying to try your luck. We wouldn’t dream of saying these five fishing destinations are the best, but if we had to create our own must visit spots, these would be our top recommendations. 5. Alaska With 3,000 rivers, 3 million lakes and 6,640 miles of coastline, there are a multitude of fishing […]

Tips for Naming Your Boat

Tips for Naming Your Boat

When it comes time to christen your boat, there are a lot of ways you can go to pick a name. If you are a traditionalist, you may opt to name the boat for your sweetheart, wife or mom. Giving your vessel a female identity is something that boat captains have done for centuries. However, if you are interested in telling a bit more of a story with your boat’s name, here are some things to consider during your naming process. How Does It Sound? One way to pick your boat’s name is to simply say it. Does it sound […]

Partner Feature: Boombalatti’s

Partner Feature: Boombalatti’s

Boats Unlimited is proud to partner with small business owners in the communities and locations we serve. From time to time, we like to take a moment to recognize these entrepreneurs who share with us a passion for their communities and the water. Kristen and Wes Bechtel, owners, Boombalatti’s Life in Erie, Pennsylvania, didn’t have quite the sunny, warm vibe the Bechtels were looking for, so they made the decision to pack up their lives and head south to Wilmington. They may have started with only what their moving truck held and $500, but today the couple are the proud […]

Partner Feature: Coastal Urge

Partner Feature: Coastal Urge

Boats Unlimited is proud to partner with small business owners in the communities and locations we serve. From time to time, we like to take a moment to recognize these entrepreneurs who share with us a passion for their communities and the water. Jeoffrey Nathan, founder/owner, Coastal Urge The coast and all it offers has long been a part of life for Jeoffrey Nathan. Not only did he meet his wife, Catherine, at Wrightsville Beach, but also their shared love of the beach was the impetus for their family-owned and -operated business, Coastal Urge. Approaching their 10th anniversary in business, […]

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