Boater's Basics

Boat/RV Show 101

Make the most of your day!
NOT SURE WHERE TO START?
Discover Boating Boat Finder

What types of boats, accessories or gear are you looking for? Use the brands list to find dealers. No idea what you want? Try the boat finder to match you with boat types that fit your needs.

LEARN FROM EXPERTS & PROS
Progressive Boat Club

Want to expand your knowledge? Or hone your skills? Take advantage of onsite seminars and educational exhibits. Most are free—and a fun, entertaining way to learn.

MAKE A DEAL
you can buy a boat

Unlike auto shows, you can buy a boat, at the best prices of the year! Compare brands and models side by side. Ask about special financing, options packages and other incentives, too.

Do's and Don'ts of a show

Show Shopping Tip

 

 

Shopping for a New Boat, Trailer or RV?

NMMA Certified boat and trailer manufacturers have been independently inspected to ensure they meet strict industry standards for safety and construction, as well as all federal regulations. Watch this VIDEO to learn more about the NMMA certification program. Click HERE to view a full list of NMMA certified brands on DiscoverBoating.com.

NMMA certification sticker

Boater's Basics Tools

Tools to make finding, and buying, the boat of your dreams easier

Shopping the Show

Outboard Motor Care

Semi-Annual Checklist

Boating Safety

Boat Loan Calculator