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Boating Strengthens Family Relationships

In this digital age, it’s not unusual for families to be in the same room yet worlds away. As children become adolescents and teens, it can be especially tough for parents to engage them with activities that the entire family can enjoy. As a San Diego used boat brokerage, we always talk to families who tell us there’s no better way to spend time with the family than out on the open water. It’s a great way to unplug from the fast paced world around you and is fun activity that helps to build family relationships. Here are a few…

Trending Interior Design for Boats & Yachts

No matter how large or luxurious a boat or yacht may be, interiors are always restricted by low ceilings and small spaces. By using the right design elements, you can create a feeling of spaciousness on the open seas. Take a look at some of the latest interior design trends for boats and luxury yachts, presented by Ballast Point Yachts, Inc., your trusted source for used boats in San Diego. Soft Colors Flamboyant color schemes of past years are gone. Today’s boat owners want light, comfortable colors that create a relaxing atmosphere. With low ceilings less than eight feet, boats…

Tips for Naming Your Boat

If you are the new owner of a boat or yacht, there are a few things that are likely on your list of things to do. For instance, you’ll need to obtain affordable San Diego boat insurance, your Certificate of Number and Certificate of Ownership and you’ll need to register your stickers. After you take care of all the legalities, you can move on to the fun stuff – picking a great time for your boat! Picking a name for your new boat or yacht is an important decision, not only because it’s a fun way to finalize ownership, but…

At What Point Do I Need a Captain’s License?

If you own a boat or spend a lot of time out on the ocean, you’ve probably come across the term captain’s license. You may even be wondering if you need one to operate your own personal vessel. If you’re taking your boat out leisurely on the weekends with family and friends, then you don’t need a captain’s license, however if you are carrying passengers for hire (passengers that pay for your boating services), you’ll definitely need to attain one. A captain’s license is similar to a driver’s license, only for boats. There are a number of licenses available, based…

Boating Technology You May Want to Consider

Boaters have always been torn between tradition and technology – and as new advancements are being made, it is becoming more apparent that the world of boating is changing at a starting pace. From basic smartphone apps to advanced GPS and navigation products, there are countless technological devices that can promote the safety of boaters, while enhancing the overall boating experience. Although there will always be a few skeptics, more and more boaters are getting onboard with some of the hottest gadgets on the market. Technology not your thing? For those who may not know where to start, Ballast Point…