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 reasons why we think boating is a great option for families:
Boating isn’t a one-size-fits-all activity. Those who thrive on adrenaline and adventure will enjoy water skiing, tubing, and wake boarding. Sportsmen and women may be inclined to while away the hours fishing. And those who simply want to enjoy fresh air and beautiful scenery can lounge on the bow or curl up in a cozy chair and enjoy the gentle lapping of the waves.
Unlike going for a ride in a car, an air of adventure always exists when going boating. Anything can happen out on the water, and no one ever knows exactly what lurks beneath the water’s surface. Especially in unfamiliar areas, boating requires cooperation from everyone on board to look for landmarks, navigate, and steer clear of treacherous shallows or dangerous debris. The boat’s driver relies on his passengers to point out fast-approaching jet skis or boats and to tie up when it’s time to dock. When a family goes boating, they become part of a team whose members work together.
While some of the industry’s top boating brands such as Bayliner often equip their vessels with technological gadgets, you can make your trip one that is free of personal devices such as phones, tablets, and laptops. You can enjoy time with your family and remember what it was like to live in a more simplistic world. Pack a lunch or bring along a BBQ for grilling and talk, laugh and share stories with your family over a delicious meal.
Families who play together stay together, and boating is a wonderful way to strengthen family bonds and ensure that everyone comes away with a positive memory. Time on the water with family is time spent enjoying nature and enjoying each other’s company.
If you’re interested in purchasing a boat so that you can enjoy more time with your family, contact Ballast Point Yachts, Inc. We have a wide selection of used boats for sale and we also buy used boats in San Diego if you’re looking to upgrade your current vessel. Call us at 619-222-3620 and schedule a consultation with one of our expert boat brokers.