First Time Boat Owners

Ready to join the fun on the water? Buying a boat, whether new or pre-owned, is the first step. But there are a few details to consider before you turn the key. For all you first-time boat owners out there, follow these simple steps to help ease into ownership.

~~ Secure boat insurance.
~~ Learn how to trailer your boat.
~~ Learn how to launch and retrieve your boat.
~~ Determine where you will store your boat.
~~ Understand basic maintenance requirements.
~~ Stock your boat with the proper equipment.
~~ Follow a pre-departure checklist.
~~ Master basic on-the-water operating skills.
~~ Always practice safe and responsible boating.
~~ Enjoy your new boat!

Learn more at and take the time to visit our boating professionals at Smithville Marine.