Assessing Your Boating Needs Rockingham NC

Before you hit the water, take the Nomadik boating needs assessment to find the best way to meet your nautical needs.

Sea Mark Boats
(910) 395-2401
13991 Nc Highway 210
Rockingham, NC
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Heritage Yachts Of North Carolina
(252) 446-7480
1640 N Wesleyan Blvd
Rockingham, NC
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Performance Yamaha of Burlington
(336)584-5200, (336)584-5218
3243 South Church Street
Burlington, GA
 
Parkers Marine & Outdoors Inc
(910) 997-6400
Rockingham, NC
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Kings Point Marina
(704) 892-3223
17939 Kings Point Dr
Cornelius, NC
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Kings Point Marina

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Coastal Performance Marine
(910) 675-9841
545 Nc Highway 133
Rockingham, NC
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Rocky Point Marine
(910) 675-9734
11925 Us Highway 117 S
Rockingham, NC
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Wooten'S Small Engine & Marine
(252) 442-8041
1145 Cokey Rd
Rockingham, NC
Services
Parts, Service, Aftermarket Accessories, Trailers, Supplies, Storage

Starick Boat & Marine
(910) 997-5188
1332 Us Highway 74 W
Rockingham, NC
 
Reliant Marine LLC
(910) 256-0638
108 Sea Oaks Ln
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Services
Reliant Marine LLC

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Assessing Your Boating Needs

Picking the perfect “hole in the water”

Some say the definition of a boat is “a hole in the surface of the water into which money is thrown.” But whether you're dropping pennies or 20-dollar bills will depend on the model you choose and your ability to spot a nautical lemon.

What Floats Your Boat?

Before you decide to go new or used , it's best to do a needs assessment first. Like RVs , boats are not a one-size-fits-all purchase. Most boats are designed for specific purposes, and pushing them beyond their engineered limits can put everyone on board at risk. Unless you're facing gale conditions, you won't be able to water ski behind a sailboat, and you can't rely on the wind to blow your powerboat ashore when you run out of gas.

  • Analyze your activities: Determine the water activities you enjoy most. If you want to spend a quiet summer sailing, renting a JetSki for the odd afternoon may satisfy your adrenaline needs.
  • Lone wolf or pack animal: Who will be boating with you? Will you be fishing with a buddy or taking the whole family? The number of passengers will determine how much space you need for sitting, socializing and sleeping.
  • Day tripper or houseboat: If you plan on using the boat for overnight sleeping, you'll have to take cabin space into consideration. Both the number of beds and how easily they convert will be a factor.
  • Which waterway will you wander: Boats designed for small inland lakes and those engineered to take the big waves of the open ocean aren't interchangeable. Smaller boats aren't safe on large bodies of water, including certain Great Lakes, and larger boats will get run aground in shallow waterways.
  • The tinker factor: Some people love tinkering with high-maintenance boats, while others would rather undergo a root canal without anesthetic than mess with their vessel. Make sure your boat selection keeps pace with your maintenance abilities and desire to get your hands dirty....

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