Helpful resources for the boating community 2017-09-05T22:04:08+00:00

All Things Boat provides free nautical resources for the boating community…

Today’s skipper is awash in mis-information. Sometimes, it can be a challenge to get your bearings…

All Things Boat was founded by a long time boater who wanted to share some tips and advice with other mariners.

We hope our boating articles help you get your sea legs … and save you some time and energy.

The most popular articles this year are:

State boating laws

Boating laws by state.

Each state in the U.S. has its own rules for boater education and boat license requirements.

State boating laws are always changing, usually becoming stricter.

Check your state’s laws.

Funny Boat Names

Boat names for every type of boater.

Picking the right boat name is tricky.

What name perfectly describes you and your vessel?

To help with the process, we organized a list of boat names for each type of boater.

Compare Insurance

2017 Boat Insurance Review

In a perfect world, you’ll keep your drink on the rocks and your boat off the rocks.

But life is rarely perfect…which is why we keep our boats insured.

To help you compareĀ boat insurance companies, we provide our annual review.

All Things Boat provides resources and information that benefit the entire boating community.

We’re based in San Diego, California.

Getting out on the water should be fun and easy.

Sometime it is … and sometime it isn’t.

If you’re ill-prepared and unfamiliar with your boat – the odds are – your time on the water will be stressful and unpleasant. We’re here to provide complete and relevant resources that help boaters stay informed and confident.

From our experience, a well informed and well prepared skipper tends to find the most adventure as well as the most relaxation while out at sea.

For example, imagine you’re out for a day sail and you happen to get boarded by the Coast Guard. Let’s say they decide to perform a routine safety inspection and make sure you and your pleasure craft are up to snuff. Now, wouldn’t that be a more pleasant experience if you already knew you were in compliance with the all relevant boating laws? To help you achieve this state of relaxed compliance, we’ve compiled all the boater education and licensing requirements by state. If you’re unsure of your state’s boating laws, then check out the page.

Imagine how relaxed your posture would be as the Coasties stepped on board. You could casually offer them a cup of coffee as you point out your fire extinguishers, PFDs and boating license.

If you’re a liveaboard and looking for some thoughts and ruminations on the challenges inherent with finding a boat insurance company who will ensure you, here’s our 2 cents.

That is the brand of seamanship we’re trying to foster at All Things Boat. We’re here to encourage calm, collected and confident skippers. Because, the more you know…the farther you can go.

Well … that’s the plan anyway.

Be safe – and we hope to see you out on the water!

Nautical lamps

gifts for boaters

Nautical lighting for your home or boat

We get it…You can’t be out on the water all the time. Sometimes you need to dock up and go home.

During these quiet, domestic moments, its nice to bring the coastal, sea-faring element into your home.

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Sometimes it takes a village to captain a boat.