Owning a boat is becoming more and more common throughout the United States. In fact, more than eighty five million people have now begun to participate in boating as a leisure activity with more than twelve million households across the United States owning at least one boat. Boating has become so incredibly popular for a number of reasons. For one, more than ninety five percent of all people here in the United States live an hour or less away – by car – from a body of water that is considered to be navigable. On top of this, boating has become more widely available from a financial standpoint. In fact, as much as seventy percent of the boating population has a total household income that is at or even below one hundred thousand dollars in just one year. The middle class has become the largest population of the boating world.
Owning a boat can include a wide variety of good things, but it includes a great deal of responsibility and upkeep as well. Boat flooring options are one thing that must be considered and boat flooring options are more vast than many people even realize. Boat flooring options can range from aqua mat flooring to woven boat flooring. Teak flooring is also a viable option, as is boat carpeting. While many people might steer away from boat carpeting for the feat that it might get dirty, this will not happen with the proper maintenance given to it.
Aside from boat flooring options, you must also consider the size of the boat (and the overall boat size might even contribute to the boat flooring options that are available to you). It’s likely that you’ll want a small sized boat, as more than ninety five percent of all boats here in the United States are no greater than twenty six feet across. For one, smaller boats are more likely to be less expensive than the larger boats, making them infinitely more affordable than the larger sized boats that are driven and used more commonly by the very wealthy. Such boats of a smaller size will also be easier to transport by hitching them up to your car or other such motor vehicle.
And aside from all of the things that you must consider when first purchasing and owning a boat, from boat flooring options to the size of your boat, owning a boat is well worth it for many people all throughout the United States. There are many activities that you can partake in on a boat and around your boat, and many different ways to enjoy boating, each as valid as the last. For some people, boating is simply a great chance to sunbathe out on the water, soaking up the warm rays of summer. However, it is still important to take precautions. Sunscreen should always be used, and should be applied at least fifteen minutes before the sun exposure occurs. It should be reapplied at least every two hours, and if you go swimming, it should be reapplied on an even more frequent basis. It is also a good idea to use a sunscreen that has an SPF of thirty or even higher.
Fishing is another popular activity partaken in by those who enjoy boating. Almost ten percent of all people are looking to take up doing. Of these people, as many as thirty eight percent feel that boating and fishing are great ways to reduce their overall stress, getting out on the water and relaxing in – relative – silence for a good period of time. More and more people are becoming interested in fishing as a leisure activity, with up to one third of all people who fish women, a number that is now higher than ever before. Female fisher people have been rising in prominence and now make up a sizable chunk of all those who fish here in the United States.
From fishing to sunbathing to swimming, there are so many things that you can do when you partake in boating. Boating is also a great way to spend time with loved ones.