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Islandside Yacht Sales and the Community Boating Center Team Up for the Kids

In addition to helping their clients find the perfect boat, part of Islandside Yacht Sales’ mission has been to give back to the local boating community. In pursuit of this goal, Islandside Yacht Sales owner and founder Joe Sciuto looked to his close friendship with Andy Herlihy, Director of the Community Boating Center of New Bedford.

Proud to be the only partnership of this nature in the local yacht brokerage industry, Islandside donates a portion of all sales to the Community Boating Center. The funds help fuel the Center’s efforts to create and foster a safe environment for kids to learn socially, emotionally, and physically through fun and engaging marine-related activities.

The History of the Community Boating Center of New Bedford

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How to Prepare Boats to Sell (Tips From an Experienced Yacht Broker)

Has the time come for you to prepare your boat to sell? Maybe you’ve outgrown your current model and have your eye on a newer power or sailboat yacht for sale. Or maybe you’re just looking for something different. No matter the reason, there are key points you should keep in mind when selling your boat.

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Boating with Dogs or Cats Aboard: Safety Tips & Precautions

Are you thinking about inviting your pets onto the boat to come along for the ride? Having your furry friends by your side on your fishing trip or a relaxing day out on the water can be a lot of fun, but boating with dogs or cats on board requires a little extra prep. With some pre-planning and safety precautions, you can keep your cat or dog safe while making the whole family happy!

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Why You Should Work With A Certified Professional Yacht Broker

While many yacht sales professionals do their best to put their clients first and ensure they’re operating at the highest service level…Read More→

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Winterize a Boat: 5 Important Tips All Boat Owners Should Know

While New England weather is never predictable, many boats make their way out of the water in the fall for storage. Which leaves many boat owners in New England and beyond wondering: What’s the best way to winterize a boat?

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How to Choose the Best Marina for Your Boat

What makes a good marina? Like boats themselves, different marinas have different characteristics – and they can be much more than just a place to park your boat. Choosing the marina that is best for you and your boat is a matter of personal preferences. Different marinas offer different service levels, amenities, and convenience. And, of course, different levels of pricing. So, how will you pick? Keep these five critical considerations in mind:

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Women at the Helm: Tips from Captain Jana

Being a female captain is still a novelty. Recently, I went into a marina restroom. Unfortunately, I walked into the men’s room because it was marked, Captain. Oops! I hadn’t noticed that they only had two choices, “Ladies” or “Captains.” I am a female captain, and I love operating boats. It’s probably time we change the perception about women and boating. I work with many female boaters seeking a little extra training and a lot more confidence on the water.

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Packing the Perfect Boat Bag

There’s nothing like a boat outing: the sun on your face, a warm breeze, waves gently rocking the boat and…oh, wait. Did you forget to pack sunscreen? Once you’re out on the water, the last thing you want to do is head back to shore for a forgotten item. Here’s how to pack the perfect boat bag so that you can enjoy your boat day to the fullest! 

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Finding Internet Access on a Boat

Connectivity on the water is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity for everyone who works remotely, needs to check in with family or just wants to surf the net for answers or weather information. So how do you bring the Internet aboard? There are three main options and depending on the size and complexity of your vessel as well as where you boat, one will be right for you. 

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8 Tips for Planning the Perfect Weekend Getaway on Your Boat

After a year of being cooped up, everyone is looking for some sort of getaway or mini-vacation. If you have a boat, you’re in luck because you can skip crowded highways, packed national parks and crazy airports and instead, plan a multi-day outing on the water. Of course, pulling off a successful long weekend of boating takes more effort than jumping in your car and stopping for fast food on your way to a hotel, so let’s look at some planning you’ll need to do before untying the dock lines. 

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Fueling Your Boat 101

Properly fueling a boat is easy, but there are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind. 

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Top 10 New Boats Under $22K for 2022

You’ve been perusing our Boat Buyer’s Guide, trying to find the perfect pick for a brand-new boat in 2022? When you match the model year up against price tags, you’ll discover that finding affordable boats is not a problem. In fact, these 10 top picks all cost less than the number of the new year showing on the calendar.