How to Make the Most of a New Vessel
A boat is a significant investment of both your money and your time. So, when you purchase that new vessel, making sure you know how to make the most of it is crucial. The last thing you want is for that investment to sit in the backyard gathering dust. If you’ve just bought a new vessel and you are interested in finding out how to make the most of it, then use these simple tips to help you enjoy your new purchase.
Ready to go
One of the key ways to making sure you can always enjoy your new vessel is to make sure it is ready to go when you are. Check out the local berths for sale. That way, your vessel is stored on the water where it is supposed to be. Storing your vessel in a marina berth will mean you can always have easy access to the open water and the joys that come with it. Whether you are heading out for a day of sailing, a spot of fishing or even just a swim, having a berth that is easily accessible is key. Make sure you look for options which make it easy to enjoy that vessel, for example choosing a location that is close to home, or has open water access quite easily.
Depending on what type of vessel you have chosen to purchase, there are likely to be a range of accessories which can help you make the most of your choice. From water sport accessories like ski ropes, boards or ski’s, right through to fishing rod holders, filleting boards and more. Accessories are a great way to equip your boat with the essentials you need for a good time. Speak to your local boating store, or the manufacturer you purchased from to see if they can add any custom accessories. Simple additions can really change the way you use your vessel and add a lot to any day on the water.
Like any new purchase, there will be a complete regime of maintenance expected. The best way to make the most of a new vessel, is to make sure you can continue to use it. The best way to do that is proper care. Speak with your local boating specialists to understand the best maintenance routine for your particular vessel. Always focus on washing your hull off with fresh water after a day out, give your vessel a proper clean every month and a wax and polish annually to keep it looking fresh.
Know the way
When you’ve purchased a new vessel the first thing you want to do is hit the water and have some fun. But before you do, it can be a great idea to do some research on local conditions, markers and the general geography of the water you’ll be playing in. Learn currents, tides and the best routes in and out of your berth. Knowing where you are going and what to expect can help make sure you don’t find yourself in any sticky situations. Not to mention, it will certainly help make sure you get the most of your days on the water.
A new vessel is an extremely exciting purchase, but if you have children you’ll understand how quickly something new can gather dust. To make the most of your purchase you need to do your research and set yourself up for success. If you have just made your first purchase and want to get the most out of that new vessel, then use these simple tips.