Top 10 Reasons to Go for Boating

Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 00:00

Are you sick of your friends and family crowing about how great recreational boating can be? Maybe they pointed you toward this blog post – and they’re right to! Boating is a great way to relax and have fun. Here are the top 10 reasons to go boating. Who knows – maybe we’ll convince you!

1. Develop new skills and confidence

This doesn’t sound like fun, but it will help you in many ways! Whether you’re putting up sails on a cruiser or learning to navigate in a powerboat, you’ll discover newfound skills in rigging, knots, navigation, safety, seamanship; you’ll even learn an entirely new language.

2. Health and exercise

This is especially true if you’re using sea or manpower to get yourself around. Rowing and rigging takes a lot out of you and can tone the muscles if you do it often enough! As always, exercise releases feel-good hormones such as endorphins.

3. Friends and family time

No phone signal, no internet, no distractions! Rediscover the fellowship of family and friends on a boat. Take part in great adventures whether it’s to new places or helping a little on catch their first fish. You can’t download those moments as an app!

4. Improve craftsmanship

If you’ve never paid attention in woodworking or metal shop, boats will inspire a newfound love of craftsmanship. There’s always something to add, improve or repair on a boat and your nous for keeping things shipshape will grow.

5. Investing in a sense of adventure

Boats are the ultimate thrill seeker’s expense. Cars travel on roads, but a boat will take you to places out of the ordinary. You’ll meet fellow boating enthusiasts, too. No two boat rides are the same, guaranteed!

6. It’s affordable

Boating isn’t just for “toffs” and “rich people.” Boating can be for everyone. There are affordable dinghies and inflatables out there, if you want to get your toes wet. You can hire at first, or find boat loans with low interest rates if you want to buy.

7. It’s convenient

We live in Australia – there’s no shortage of oceans out there! Chances are you live near some type of waterway, be it a lake or a river. Boating in this country is a dream. Take advantage of it!

8. Reconnect with nature

There’s something to be said about getting away from the hustle and bustle and just finding inner peace with the water and the earth. It’s not hippie nonsense – try it for yourself!

9. Boating is different to the same old holiday

If you have a favourite holiday spot near the ocean, imagine seeing it in a completely different light on a boat. So many adventures and pleasures await!

10. Boating is great FUN!

If this doesn’t convince you, nothing will – boating is a whole lot of fun. Get out there, relax, get your blood pumping and enjoy yourself! That’s what it’s all about!

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