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Welcome to Discover Boating, where you'll learn everything you need to know about getting started in boating.

From choosing activities and watercraft to buying safety gear and accessories, from jet skiing to superyachts and everything in between, you'll find it all here.

We aim to make it easy to begin boating, and we offer guidelines for each stage of boat ownership. Boating isn't just a pastime, it's a way of life - so learn, explore, get involved and get out on the water!

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The boating map

Use this map to find boat ramps, marinas, yacht clubs, fishing and diving spots, weather reports... everything you need to plan your time on the water! Click anywhere on the map to get started.

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