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7 Amazing Things You Can Look Forward To After Buying Your First Boat

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When you wake up early to launch your boat and spend a beautiful sunny day out on the lake, you experience an undeniable sense of freedom. There are endless opportunities for boating fun, and that's true whether you go boating with your family, your friends, or by yourself. If you are worried about buying a boat and not having a chance to use it, don't worry; 95% of Americans live only an hour drive away from a body of water.

Of course, Michigan residents have their pick when it comes to boating opportunities. In addition to more than 11,000 inland lakes, the Great Lake State also borders Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie, and Lake Superior. For anyone looking for used boats for sale in Michigan, here are some amazing activities you can look forward to after you purchase your first boat.

  1. Fishing
    As far as pastimes go, fishing is quite possibly the most serene. Relaxing with your line in the water and the rod in your hand, feeling the calm rocking waves washing over the side of your boat, that is exactly the break you need. Get away from the stressors of everyday life and escape to the lake for world-class Michigan fishing. You can even take your son or daughter to teach them a great skill-set.
  2. Private Parties
    If you get a pontoon boat, you can have about 10 of your close friends out with you on the lake. Food, music, good conversation, and drinks (non-alcoholic for those operating the boat, of course), will carry the day and become a memory you'll never forget. Even better, if you have friends who have also purchased used boats for sale in Michigan, you can tie your crafts together and throw a floating party.
  3. Swimming
    Bring the family out to a quiet spot on your favorite lake and you can all swim together. This is a great way to stay fit and happy as a family.
  4. Diving
    If you want to take swimming a step further, get snorkels and masks. Diving for treasure can be an activity for the whole family.
  5. Tubing
    This is the family-friendly version of wakeboarding or water skiing. Pulling your kids in an inflatable rubber tube at 15 miles per hour is exciting for them and will create lasting memories.
  6. Traveling
    If you get a large enough boat on a big enough body of water, you can take trips to foreign countries. Remember: only experienced boaters with vessels designed for long range trips should even attempt the passage to Canada.
  7. Bonding
    Perhaps the most amazing thing about boats is their ability to bring friends and family together. Nothing will ever be able to replace the memories and relationships you form out on the water, where all your problems and anxiety seem to disappear.

Even the native word for Michigan, mishigamaa, means large lake. And if you live in Michigan but don't own a boat, then you're missing out on a lifetime of opportunities for fun and adventure. And contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be a gold card carrying member of the One Percent to find great boats for sale. When you are browsing your options for used boats for sale in Michigan, think about all the fun you're about to have. Get ready for a wild and wonderful ride. Stop by our boat dealership when you're ready to take the plunge. We look forward to seeing you!