Blogs, News and Events

November 11, 2022

Debunking Myths About Winterization

We want to debunk some common myths about winterization based on our research. This needs to become a regular part of your winter boating routine, just like your summer boating routine.

October 28, 2022

Best Family Boats

Many boaters consider boating to be a family tradition—a way of life that includes memorable moments like the first time you took the wheel, your first fish, or your first time cruising on open waters. Let’s take a look at some of the great options for boats that best cater to families.‍

October 11, 2022

2022 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

It is the best time of the year… for boat enthusiasts. The annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will take place from October 26-30.

June 1, 2022

Regular Boat Engine Maintenance Tips

Do you inspect your boat engine on a regular basis to see whether it requires any repairs? If you said yes to that question, here's what we'd like to ask you...

May 11, 2022

Essential Summer Boating Tips

Summer is an excellent season to create memories, particularly on the water. We've compiled a list of boating ideas to help you make the most of your summer.

April 18, 2022

2022 Suncoast Boat Show

The Suncoast Boat Show will return to the opulent waterfront in 2022 with an incredible array of sport-fishing, powerboats, and motor yachts. This event will take place on land as well as in the sea.

March 23, 2022

Choosing the Right Dock Line

When purchasing a boat, finding the correct dock line to permanently or temporarily tie your boat to a dock or another boat is critical.

March 3, 2022

All About Center Consoles

Boats come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate diverse activities. The center console is the most popular of them all! Let's talk about the advantages, disadvantages, and why to choose this type of boat.

February 17, 2022

2022 Atlantic City Boat Show

On the list of boat shows to hit this season is the 2022 Atlantic City Boat Show in New Jersey debuting on March 2nd through the 6th. There will be activities for the entire family all weekend long!

February 4, 2022

Choosing the Right Center Console Helm Seats

Are you looking to buy a center console boat in the near future? The helm chairs are an often-overlooked yet crucial element. To ensure that you have the best option for seats aboard, you'll need all of these components.

January 19, 2022

Top 5 Center Consoles

In the market for a center console, but not sure which ones are will fit your budget and needs? We got you covered. Here is a list of the top 5 center consoles on the market.

December 27, 2021

All About North Carolina Fishing Licenses

Have you considered purchasing a fishing license in the wonderful state of North Carolina? If yes, that's exactly why we're here.

December 6, 2021

Best Boating Locations in the Bahamas

The Bahamas look even better in the winter season, according to our sources.... We have the best boating locations to see when in the Bahamas with breathtaking views and blue waters beyond what the eye can see!

November 18, 2021

Common Reasons Why Your Boat Is Not Selling

Is your boat still on the market longer than you anticipated? We have developed some common reasons as to why your vessel may not be selling.

November 1, 2021

Staying Warm On The Boat In The Winter

As the seasons change dressing for the elements becomes more important, especially when it comes to boating. Read all about our tips on staying warm aboard the boat this winter season.

October 22, 2021

Ideas for Boating in the Fall

As the seasons change you may wonder how you can enjoy taking your boat out in the cooler weather. Off The Hook has complied some ideas for boating activities you can do this fall season which are perfect for everyone!

October 12, 2021

2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Sunshine State is calling for you to make a visit to the annual 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. It's the largest in-water boat show in the entire world, every type of boat enthusiast is sure to enjoy it!

September 23, 2021

Outboard vs. Inboard Motors

Learn what the key differences between an outboard vs an inboard motor are.

September 9, 2021

Newport International Boat Show 

Come out and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Newport International Boat Show taking place in Rhode, Island this week.

August 30, 2021

Sea Tow Launches New Life Jacket Loaner Stations

In an effort to encourage the practice of safe boating, The Sea Tow Foundation receives funding to establish more life jacket loaner stations.

August 20, 2021

Boston Whaler Showcases The 420 Outrage Anniversary Edition

Boston Whaler launches the Anniversary Edition to their flagship model the 420 Outrage.

August 5, 2021

The Orlando Boat Show

The Orlando Boat Show is coming up towards the end of August and we have got all the information for you right here!

July 22, 2021

Simple Upgrades For Your Boat

Have you ever thought about simple easy upgrades for your boat that won't break the bank and are DIY certified projects? Look no further as we have compiled a small list of upgrades that can be done at any time.

July 13, 2021

How to Prepare a Boat To Sell

Important steps when preparing your boat to sell that will increase the value of your vessel and maximize your profits.

July 4, 2021

Used vs. New Boats: Why You Should Buy Used

Here are a few advantages of buying a used boat compared to a new one.

June 27, 2021

Social Media Designed for Boaters

The app called Aflote is set to launch in July 2021 marketed directly towards powerboaters, sailors, jet skiers, and paddleboarders. Aflote is the only social and lifestyle app meant for those who enjoy the water.

June 11, 2021

The 63rd Annual Big Rock Tournament

An exciting time in the season when the annual Big Rock Fishing tournament is held just along the NC coastline in Morehead City.

June 3, 2021

Should You Get Trim Tabs On Your Boat?

If you have never heard about trim tabs and the benefits they can have for your boat then be sure to keep reading!

May 27, 2021

How To Hire A Boat Surveyor

Looking at purchasing a used boat and want to see what the value of the vessel is? We have a quick run-down of how to go about hiring one, what to expect, and finally the importance of an inspection.

May 18, 2021

Two Knots Every Boater Should Know

Grab a dock line and learn how to do the two most important boat knots that will ensure your boat is tied to the dock securely.

May 5, 2021

Kids On The Water: Top 5 Safety Tips

Here are our top tips and pointers on how to ensure the safety of any children on your boat, so they can enjoy boat days just as much as you do!

April 25, 2021

Boat Hulls: Learning What Hull Shape is Best for Your Needs

The hull on a boat is more important than you think when purchasing a vessel. Read all about the different types of hulls and the purposes they serve on a boat.

April 18, 2021

Boating Checklist: Essentials for a Day on the Water

As the summer season approaches fast, here are a list of items you will need on your boat for this season!

April 11, 2021

How to Clean Your Boat Seats

How to effectively remove mildew from vinyl seats and maintain a clean look to your boating interior all year long!

March 30, 2021

The Bay Bridge Boat Show is back!

The Bay Bridge Boat Show is back and better than ever!

March 9, 2021

Bennington Plans To Expand Operations

Bennington Expansion Plans

March 1, 2021

The Eight Best East Coast Boating Destinations To Hit This Season

Here is you guide to the eight best east coast boating destinations on the east coast.

February 23, 2021

Recast and Recycle Contest: The Perfect Opportunity for Forward-Thinking Anglers

The Recast and Recycle contest will be taking entries until May 14th, 2021 in an attempt to increase the amount of line and soft baits recycled.

October 26, 2017

The Best Personalized Gifts for Boaters

One of the best parts of owning a boat is adding decor and accessories that make it your personal space.

September 28, 2017

How To Save Boat Fuel

Follow these simple tips to keep your fuel usage as low as possible while still enjoying your time out on the boat.

October 6, 2017

Why Trading Your Boat is Better Than Selling

If you are thinking about selling your current boat, this list will remind you why you should trade instead.

Simple Rules for Marina Etiquette

Being considerate at a marina is what keeps the flow going and keeps every boater happy.

September 19, 2017

Annapolis Boat Show USPS | October 12-15, 2017

The United States Powerboat Show will take place on October 12-15, 2017 located at the City Dock in Annapolis, MD.

September 14, 2017

Finding The Right Boating Sunglasses

Every time you go outdoors, people will remind you to bring sunscreen to protect your skin. The thing is, your eyes also need protection from those harmful UV rays!

July 27, 2017

What You Should Know About Inflatable Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs)

The typical personal flotation device (PFD) most people think of to bring on their boat is a simple life jacket.

July 5, 2017

Clean, Green Boating

While boating is one of the best activities for you and your family, it is important to know how to do it in the cleanest and most environmentally friendly way you can.

May 26, 2017

5 Best Fishing Apps

Get hooked on these top 5 fishing apps for boaters!

March 2, 2017

Why Wholesaling Your Boat Makes Sense: The Truth Behind Carrying Costs

Consider wholesaling your boat today instead of waiting until spring, you will see that cash in hand is a much better option.

March 2, 2017

Savannah Boat Show | March 3-5, 2017

The Savannah Boat Show will be hosted in Savannah, Georgia this weekend, March 3-5, 2017.

May 16, 2017

Tips For Safe Boating

Whether you’re new to the world of boating, or you have been doing it for years, learning or refreshing yourself on how to be safe while boating is a must!

March 16, 2017

Palm Beach International Boat Show | March 23-26, 2017

Everything you need to know about the 2017 Palm Beach International Boat Show!

June 23, 2017

6 Boat Gadgets From Amazon That You Need Right Now

From speakers to waterproof bags, here are six gadgets that you need to buy for your boat, and they can all be found easily on Amazon!

June 2, 2017

Bradenton Boat Show | June 9-11, 2017

The Bradenton Boat Show is coming up next weekend! People will gather in Bradenton, Florida to shop for boats, get fishing tips, and look at boat accessories, fishing gear/apparel, and much more.

January 21, 2017

How to Sell My Boat Fast

When you decide to sell your boat, you want a quick and easy transaction to leave you with cash in your pocket.