Online Extras

December 2015

  • Smiling boaters Thinking Of Renting Out Your Boat?

    The happiest days in the life of a boat owner might be the day you buy it and ... the day you rent it out? See if Peer-To-Peer Boating Is For You.

  • Mare CulnaneNautical Treasure Collector Mare Culnane

    Mare Culnane visualized the dream home she'd build, a nautical treasure trove packed with decades of collector items she'd picked up during a career in the Merchant Marines.

  • Nautical pillowsNautical Style Interior Designing

    You can bring the nautical look home with some simple decorating ideas and few wonderful accent pieces, which will keep the boating season alive all year round.

  • Sand DollarThe Boat House

    This couple couldn't let go of their liveaboard lives or their cruising boat. See photos the boat's hair-raising mountain trip.

  • Microbiology internGuide to Marine Education Programs

    This companion database to the colleges magazine article includes the top marine programs and related extracurricular boating activities in America.

  • Chartering a catamaranTravel Services

    Save on Star Clippers cruises, charters with the Moorings and Le Boat, hotel stays with the Wyndham Hotel Group and car rentals.

  • Cruising the French CanalsA Family Vacation In France

    This crew of six piles en famile onto a 55-foot barge and takes on the French canals — tips on chartering a barge in France with children aboard.

  • Jeff and Marty RichardsonBecoming A Full-Time Cruiser

    Annual cruising expenses vary wildly depending on where you travel, and what sort of spender you are. See for table for guidelines on how much to budget.

  • Top ten marine insurance claimsTop Ten Marine Insurance Claims

    Where boaters can go wrong, and for each type of loss, and numerous resources from our website to help you avoid becoming a statistic.

  • Navigating channel markersUSCG Navigation Rules

    Rules 1-38 are an amalgamation of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea and the Inland Navigation Rules.

  • VHF/DSC radioOnline VHF/DSC Radio Tutorial

    Watch a helpful video from the BoatUS Foundation on setting up and using a DSC radio.

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