The Benefits Of Family Boating
This post is in partnership with the Atlanta Boat Show. All opinions are my own. Photos: ©AtlantaBoatShow
There’s nothing better than long summer days spent on the water. Family boating is an exciting venture that bonds you together. Boating offers entertainment, a place to relax, a budget-friendly way to travel the world and it’s a gateway to awesome outdoor sports. Did you that over 90 percent of people in the US live less than an hour from a navigable body of water? Don’t think you need to live along the coastal region of the United States to enjoy having a boat. I’m sharing my top reasons why family boating is an adventure that creates years of memories.
Plus, southeast Savvy Mama Lifestyle readers can enter to win tickets to the 2019 Atlanta Boat Show! It’s happening January 10-13th at the Georgia World Congress Center. See why it’s a great place for someone who is interested in the hobby to experienced boating experts.
7 Reasons Family Boating Brings You Together
Connect With Nature
For many, one of life’s great goals is to own a boat. Being in tune with nature, while at the same time voyaging in relaxation under the sun – it’s a dream combination. Boating is a wonderfully beneficial hobby and lifelong opportunity that offers so much more than just the boat itself.
You can connect with nature, which is great for your health. Spending time on the water is relaxing because it engages your senses. You can hear the water, feel the sunshine, smell the outdoors, see the reflection of the water and even taste what you fish.
Escape Your Daily Routine
Owning a boat gives you the opportunity to escape a mundane routine. Many owners spend their weekends on the water, forgetting the cares of their weekly lives. It’s no wonder that the popularity of boating is corresponds with the happiness it produces. For families, it can be a weekend getaway that doesn’t come with the stress of booking hotels, highway traffic or flying. It’s far less stressful to just have everything you need in the boat and ready to go. The kids can appreciate how saving time means more fun.
Offers An Abundance Of Recreational Activities
Owning a boat is an investment worth making and can even save you money over time. It allows you access to water skiing, fishing, having the perfect view of 4th of July fireworks, traveling up and down the coastline, snorkeling and a host of other fun activities that are extremely expensive without having a boat.
Create Memories With Your Kids
Most boat owners can agree that creating memories with kids is one of their top reasons for purchasing. Your family relationship will strengthen as you spend more time together – without screens or technology that consumes us at home. Boating is a canvas for creating endless memories that are unique and powerful, and can assure you that the decision to invest in a boat was the right one. It truly provides your family with genuine time together. To me, that’s priceless!
Become More Active
As a boat owner, you’ll be more active as a person. From waterskiing, deep sea fishing, swimming, snorkeling, a rigorous sailing voyage and cleaning, upkeep and routine maintenance—boating is sure to get your blood circulating. It’s an awesome excuse to skip the gym and hit the water.
You Don’t Pay Real Estate Taxes
If ever considered owning a timeshare or buying a vacation property, real estate taxes can be a big burden. However, owning a boat eliminates that issue. You can travel to warmer climates whenever you want and not pay real estate taxes.
Stay Within Your Travel Budget
If family boating is something you’re interested in, then doing your research is important. There are price points that match everyone’s budget. Owning a boat doesn’t have to be an unreachable dream – there’s definitely a boat that fits your budget.
The 2019 Atlanta Boat Show
The 2019 Progressive® Insurance Atlanta Boat Show is coming ashore to the Georgia World Congress Center Jan. 10-13, 2019, showcasing 600 of the newest boats along with the latest in marine accessories and products. This year’s Show will move to Hall A at the Georgia World Congress Center. Now in its 57th year, the Atlanta Boat Show features thousands of products for every budget level and includes a variety of activities for show-goers. Kids will enjoy the new Touch-a-Boat Tour! There will be more than 100 sailing and fishing seminars and special Boats & Brews Happy Hours with Red Hare Brewing Company. CBS46 Cares Books to Kids will be at the Show on Saturday for special Nautical Storytimes read by on-air personalities. Guests will receive $3 off their ticket online and get a $5 food voucher to enjoy during the Show when they bring in a new or gently used children’s book to the Show ticket office.
From fishing vessels and kayaks to luxury yachts, powerboats and houseboats, the latest models will be available for the lowest prices. Here’s a preview of just some of the 2019 products:
- New: Salute to Service Limited Edition Centurion Boats (Ri237 and Ri257 towboats) are available in three 2019 designs to honor police, fire and military service men and women. From each boat sold, $2,500 will be donated to a charity assisting those in that line of service.
- New: Chaparral 297 SSX Surf provides enough space (29 ft.) for the entire crew to make the most of wake surfing. Equipped with advance technology, including a touchscreen “Glass Dash” and hydraulically operated Malibu Surf Gate™, this boat transforms watersport wakes into the most surfable and customizable waves possible.
- New: Premier Pontoons 310 Accolade is 31-ft. long and 10-ft. wide, but handles like a 22-ft. sporting boat for maximum amenities and fun. The boat also has a full bar with sink, refrigerator, real wood tables and barstools to kick back on the water.
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