Pick the Right Boat

17 Sailboat Types Explained: How To Recognize Them

Ever wondered what type of sailboat you're looking at? Identifying sailboats isn't hard, you just have to know what to look for. In this article, I'll help you.

By Shawn Buckles Beginner Info
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How to Calculate Outboard Motor Size for Sailboats
12 Surprising Advantages of a Gaff Rig (and Some Cons)
15 Surprising Benefits of a Ketch Rig (and 7 Cons)
OVNI aluminum sailboat at anchor in calm bay
The Pros and Cons of an Aluminum Sailboat

Things You'll Need

How Much Does It Cost To Get a Captain's License?

So you've decided to make your sailing official! This article will tell you all about how much getting a captain's license will cost you.

By Matej Stepan Beginner Info
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Boat Insurance Should Cover These 10 Basic Things
Sailboat motoring at dawn
How To Get Your ICC Certification (in 8 Countries)
A sailboat at anchor from above in clear blue waters
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Buying Tips

10 Crucial Checks When Buying a Private Seller's Boat

If you're buying a boat from a private seller, there are a few things you should check. Without a broker, no one is there to get disclosures or ask questions

By William Porter Sailing Guides
Buying Etiquette: How To Make an Offer on a Boat
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Everything There is to Know About Boat Ownership

Buying Etiquette: How To Make an Offer on a Boat

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15 Surprising Benefits of a Ketch Rig (and 7 Cons)

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12 Surprising Advantages of a Gaff Rig (and Some Cons)

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Boat Insurance Should Cover These 10 Basic Things

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Sailboat with tender in rocky bay

Can I Moor & Anchor My Boat Anywhere?

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OVNI aluminum sailboat at anchor in calm bay

The Pros and Cons of an Aluminum Sailboat

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Sailboat in coastal waters with desert hill in the background

The Difference Between Freshwater and Saltwater Boats

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What’s the Largest Boat One Person Can Operate?

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How To Get Your ICC Certification (in 8 Countries)

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How To Live On a Boat For Free: How I'd Do It

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Sunset in calm waters from a boat with small outboard motor

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Lean sailboat in blue, protected waters with just the mainsail up

Average Cost of Buying & Owning a Sailboat (With 4 Examples)

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