Boating Tips

Ideas for Boat Warming Gifts June 8, 2021

The spirit behind a boat-warming gift is that you are happy that your friend or family member has joined the fraternity of boat owners and you want to acknowledge [...] READ MORE

National Safe Boating Week May 19, 2021

National Safe Boating Week—which is scheduled for May 22-28 this year—encourages boaters to maintain reliable vessels and follow responsible boating practices. After all, lacking proper boating precautions can increase [...] READ MORE

Green Boating: Best Practices April 13, 2021

Green boating practices protects our waterways, keeps our passengers safe, maintains the value of our boats and ensures that our children and grandchildren will be able to enjoy boating [...] READ MORE

Planning an Efficient and Organized Galley March 8, 2021

If you’re planning an extensive trip that involves an overnight or two onboard, then the galley and cabin area will be used. And that means a little forethought and [...] READ MORE

The Boating Pre-Season February 18, 2021

It's the pre-season for boaters. And that means it’s time to run down the check list of things to do before the ice melts and the warm weather sets [...] READ MORE

Dress for success when the weather turns cold October 14, 2020

For you hardcore cold weather boaters, here are some tips and recommendations for boating gear and clothing that will help you endure the chill and boat in relative comfort [...] READ MORE

Fido on Board August 5, 2020

Packing Fido on board, along with a cooler of drinks, extra towels and sunblock for all should be fairly easy and safe for all involved. But responsible dog and [...] READ MORE

The Souped Up Kayak June 17, 2020

We’ve found many of our customers love to take their Hobie kayaks out fishing. With the ease of maneuverability and speed, anglers can get in close to rock formations [...] READ MORE

How to Change Your Boat’s Name June 8, 2020

Changing the name of a sea-going vessel awakens one of the oldest and most persistent superstitions of mankind’s marine tradition: it’s bad luck to change the name of a [...] READ MORE

Podcasts for Boaters February 3, 2020

Many people listen to podcasts when jogging, in the car, or doing other things that don’t require much more attention than just listening. And while there are podcasts for [...] READ MORE

Buying a Boat–What does it REALLY Cost? November 12, 2019

Fay’s Boat Yard is in the business of selling boats, new and used. When a customer comes in and asks “So what does that boat cost?” we always have [...] READ MORE

Boating with Kids: Five Things to Remember July 29, 2019

A boat filled with kids is a happy boat. Their unbridled joy at being out on the water, speeding along with the wind in their hair and the sun [...] READ MORE