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    Essential Boating Safety Equipment

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Whenever you head out on the water, you are legally required to carry essential boat safety equipment. Each passenger must have access to a personal flotation device, or PFD. In addition to PFDs, you boat must be equipped with a life ring or cushion that can be tossed to retrieve passengers who fall overboard. You must also have three handheld signal flares that meet coastguard requirements for distress signals. For onboard safety, you required to carry the correct number of fire extinguishers as determined by the size of your vessel. Other required safety equipment includes a sound making device and working running lights. Without this essential safety equipment, you will not be able to legally operate your boat.

    To learn more about the required boat safety equipment, and to fully equip your boat for safety, contact Moose Landing Marina. Call our Naples location at (207) 693-6264 to learn more about boat safety and regulations. 

     

    Boating Mistakes You Can Avoid

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Whether you are a seasoned mariner or you are looking to improve your boating skills, you will benefit from watching this video from Bennett Marine, which covers 100 boating mistakes that can be easily avoided.

    You will learn about subjects including proper navigation, how to use your boat’s electronic systems, and what to do if you run out of fuel. Other topics in this video include what to do in bad weather, and how to perform emergency repairs. For a complete look of common boating mistakes and how to avoid them, check out this video.

    The expert staff here at Moose Landing Marina in Naples, Maine can assist you with service and parts for your boat, and answer any of your boating questions. Call us at (207) 693-6264 or visit our marina to learn more about our outstanding service and facilities. 

    Moose Landing Marina Demo Day | Saturday June, 1

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Come take a ride on the boat of your dreams at our Moose Landing Marine Demo Day this June! Event specifics are as follows: 

    • When: Saturday June 1 from 8AM-5PM -  One day only
    • What: Biggest in-water boat show event of the year for our fellow boat lovers! Event also includes a free BBQ and unbeatable manufacturer incentive programs!!
    • Featured Brands: Moomba, Regal, Glastron, Sampan, Aqua Patio, Silverton, Sweetwater, Hurricane, Kawasaki, Pursuit, Eastern, Parker, Rosborough

    Call us today at 888.379.8265 to inquire about any questions. We look forward to seeing you all there!

    What Are the Biggest Advantages of Renting a Marina Slip for Your Boat?

    Last updated 4 years ago

    When you are looking for a place to dock your boat, choosing a marina slip provides a convenient and secure location for your vessel. At Moose Landing Marina, we feature one of the finest marinas in the area, and we would love to provide moorage for your boat. Here are some of the biggest advantages of renting a marina slip for your boat:

    • Convenient Service

    Storing your boat at a marina slip will provide you with convenient access to your vessel. When you rent a marina slip, you can simply load your boat, cast off your lines, and you will be on your way on your next boating excursion. At a marina, you will also have conveniences such as a store for supplies if you need to purchase any last minute items or make repairs. If you have a busy lifestyle, the convenience of a marina can help you take your boat out more often.

    • Increased Security

    When you choose to rent a slip at a marina, you will benefit from the peace of mind that your investment has the best possible protection and security. Marinas feature a gated entrance to prevent unauthorized people from accessing the docks and boats. In addition, there will an employee on duty who will guard the boats in the marina and prevent any unlawful behavior. 

    • Full Amenities

    At a marina, you will have access to a full range of amenities that include showers, bathrooms, and laundry facilities. Additionally, marinas provide fresh water, fueling stations, electrical outlets, and internet connections. If you are coming back from a long voyage or staying overnight on your boat, these amenities are essential components of comfort and convenience.

    If you are looking for a marina slip for your boat, Moose Landing Marina provides quality moorage for your vessel. Call us at (207) 693-6264 or visit us on the web to learn more about our stellar marina in Naples, Maine.

    How Renting a Boat First, Helps Ensure You Make an Informed Boat Purchase

    Last updated 4 years ago

    With the summer boating season quickly approaching, now is a great time to consider purchasing a new boat. Renting a boat before you buy will give you the experience and information necessary to make an informed purchase. Here are some of the advantages of renting before you buy:

    • Get an Impression

    If you are new to the boating lifestyle, renting a boat before you buy will give you an impression of whether boat ownership is a good fit for you. Take your friends and family out on the boat and see how they react. If you have a wonderful experience and can’t get enough time out on the water, chances are you are ready to purchase a boat.

    • Try Out Different Models

    Renting gives you the option of trying out several different types of boats to determine which is best for you and your family. Try switching up your experience by renting a relaxing pontoon boat one day and a racy speed boat the next. By trying out different models and styles you will be able to determine what type of boat you enjoy best. 

    • Think It Over

    Purchasing a boat is a serious investment. When you rent a boat before you buy, you will have the opportunity to think over your purchase while still enjoying time out on the water. If, by the end of the rental period, you can’t wait to get back out on the water, you are probably ready to purchase a new boat. Renting a boat provides you with valuable experience out on the water before you commit to buying.

    At Moose Landing Marina in Naples, Maine, we offer boat rentals and a great inventory of new and used boats available for purchase. Call us at (207) 693-6264 to speak with our friendly sales staff about your boat buying decision.

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