How to Know if You Are a Boater

Identifying as a Water Lover

About the Welcoming Boating Community

Whether you purchase or rent a boat, you instantly become part of a community when you step on board. It is this sense of community that draws many to keep lakes, rivers and the ocean as part of their lives. Although bonds may form over trivial things like types of boats, swimming spots or watersports, as a part of the boating community, we know that the bond runs deeper: it’s about a love for the natural environment. (Plus, it’s a great hobby for your health!)

If you’re a newbie you’ll be welcomed into the club. If you’re a veteran you’ll do the welcoming. There is always something to learn and no one is ever above sharing the knowledge with a fellow skipper. You’ll find a community when on the water; and you’ll be glad to stay a member. We’re proud to be part of the boating community throughout the country and we welcome you with open arms to the club.

You Might Be a Boater If …

The members of this community have some traits and characteristics that allow you to quickly pick them out of a crowd. See that guy? Over there. He’s a boater for sure. You can tell by his sunglass tanline. We’ve identified a few (humourous) ways to spot a boater.

You might be a boater if …

  • …boat hair is a regular style for you.
  • …people don’t recognize you without a hat and sunglasses.
  • …your feet have tan lines.
  • …smelling like fish is a regular part of life.
  • …a Jimmy Buffet song is your favorite tune.
  • …Labor Day, Memorial Day and the 4th of July are your favorite days of the year.
  • …you’re on a first name basis with the local game wardens.
  • …you can park a trailer on the first try.
  • …you can tie more than three kinds of knots.
  • …the first thing you do in the morning is check the weather.
  • …swimsuits are restaurant, church and grocery shopping attire.
  • …you eat more than three Publix subs a week.
  • …you have a favorite launch site, secluded beach and boat ramp.
  • …you point and say to a friend, “on the starboard side.”
  • …you wear Sperry’s six days a week.
  • …the employees at Bass Pro Shops greet you by name.
  • ….you’ve got raccoon eyes from your sunglass tan.
  • …you own more long sleeves than short sleeves.
  • …purchasing sunglasses is a big deal.
  • …you knew how to tie a bowline before you could tie your shoes.
  • …you buy all stainless steel appliances because you get that rust is a real problem.
  • …you use the word “helm” in the car.
  • …you use birds as an identifier for good fishing.
  • …you refuse to bring bananas on a trip.
  • …you own multiple coolers; one for fish and one for food and drinks.
  • …you have more filet knives than butter knives.
  • …you had to purchase a separate freezer to store your catch.
  • …you’ve been stopped by the United States Coast Guard more than the local police.
  • …you use non-ethanol fuel.
  • …not by choice, you go blonde in the summer.
  • …you plan your vacations around large bodies of water.
  • …fishing season is more exciting than the holidays.
  • …there are more than three fishing poles in your garage.

Join the Friendly Boat Rental and Owner Community

You don’t need to own a boat to become “part of the club.” Boatsetter is a company that connects those seeking a boat with those looking to rent theirs. For a day or half day you can reserve a boat in your area. You can choose from our database of thousands of boats and even make your reservation online. Boatsetter allows you to take charge of your own boating experience. You pick the time, date, and type of boat. You spend the day where and how you want. You just need to return the boat at the scheduled time with the same fuel provisions as when you received the boat – it really is that easy! Learn more about the Boatsetter process.

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