Boating season is near. Many enthusiasts will be taking their boats out of their dry docks once again to set on another open water adventure.
Tampa Bay, Florida
Located on the west coast of the state of Florida, Tampa Bay faces the Gulf of Mexico. Tampa is a bustling metropolis overlooking a huge body of water. If you’re into fishing, the area is dotted with many prime fishing spots. This is something you should not miss when going to Tampa Bay.
This picturesque city sits in the heart of Knox County. The beautiful Tennessee River breaks through the downtown area. Upstream, activities like camping and fishing are popular. Nearing the city, there are more recreational water activities to try out. The Tennessee River is the life of Knoxville.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Florida is blessed with many exquisite boating sites. This metropolitan city boasts its 100 marinas housing over 45,000 yachts. Truly, this is a haven for tourists and boat enthusiasts alike! Fort Lauderdale is facing the Atlantic Ocean and has a wide stretch of beach over 11 kilometers long.
Otter Tail County, Minnesota
This county has over 1000 lakes. Fergus Falls the county seat of Otter Tail. It was not named after a water-loving mammal for no reason at all. With all its lakes, you will find your inner otter. Your amphibious adventure plans can come true when you visit this lake country in the state of Minnesota.
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Choosing Your Boat and Affording it
When you are shopping for your boat, you also have to look at the cost. Boats don’t come very cheap so make sure you can make the most out of your money from the one you choose. Your dream boat may not always be the boat you can afford, but there will always be a good boat that can fit your budget.
There many ways to finance a boat without breaking the bank. A boat loan can help you get the funding and can make payments more economical. The borrowed money will be divided into monthly payments over a specified period of time, with interest.
There are different boats for different bodies of water and for different water activities. Identify where and what the boat is for.