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Best Upgrades that Add Value to Your Boat

If you are thinking of buying a new or used boat or already have a boat that you are thinking of adding new features to, there are a lot of really valuable options, accessories, and equipment that can make your boating more safe, easy, and fun. As long as you can stay within your budget constraints, the following list of options are worth considering for your boat.
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Pros and Cons of a Stepped Hull

As you look for you next boat, you have probably noticed the growing popularity of stepped hull boats. Originally these were only on race or “Go Fast” boats. But as time has gone by, they have been showing up more and more in the larger market space. So, is a stepped hull right for you? To answer this question, you need to know the pros and cons and how they relate to your boating needs.
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How To Shop For A Boat During COVID-19 with North Point Yacht Sales

Steps We Are Taking To Keep Customers And Staff Safe: As per the county executive order, we can officially reopen our Annapolis and Virginia offices as marine businesses are part of Phase 1. In order to keep everyone safe, we are going to make modifications to only have the minimum number of people in the office at one time. Here are the guidelines and changes we are making:
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J/99 vs. Dehler 30 OD: Unbiased Comparison

30’ to 33’ Performance Sailboats – So many cool new offerings J Boats, Dehler, Grand Soleil, Italia and Jeanneau – Over the last 2 years all have introduced interesting products in this narrow segment. With some variance on either side of comfort and performance, each manufacturer has put forth a boat that should put ...
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Qualities to Consider in a Great Loop Boat

The Great Loop Cruise, a circumnavigation if the eastern third of the United States with an optional foray into Canada, was made more friendly to pleasure boats with the completion of the Tennessee Tombigbee waterway, which provided a path to Gulf of Mexico from the Great Lakes without running the Lower Mississippi. It has become so po...
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Boating Reopens in Maryland: Guidelines for Staying Safe Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Boating is officially open in Maryland according to Governor Hogan as of _ today. With this boating restriction lifted there are still precautions for boaters as their hulls start to hit the water. Here best practices for staying safe this spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic:
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Best Center Console Boats Under $500K

The center console is a platform that has been around for a long time and is probably the most popular type of powerboat on the water. Originally designed as a fishing platform, new models now offer luxury and layouts for all sorts of options to enjoy the water. In recent years the sizes have increased dramatically. Not that long ago a 30 footer was considered a large center console. Now they are pushing 65 feet with accommodations that used to only be found in cabin cruisers or a high-end New York City apartment. Along with that size, the prices have also increased. So, here are some of what I think, are the best center consoles under $500,000 on the market today in alphabetical order and described in their own words.
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Boat Financing During COVID-19: Everything You Need To Know

At North Point Yacht Sales we have been getting a lot of questions about the lending market in this unique environment. We interviewed Jane Tayman of Trident Funding to give you an update on obtaining a boat loan during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Seakeepers: Are They Worth The Money?

Boating stabilizers may seem new to much of the boating public, but the reality is that long range or blue water powerboats have utilized stabilizer fins for a long time. Only in the past few years have the newer Gyro style stabilizers become available to recreational boaters of all types. The gyro stabilization that most of us know about, Seakeeper, was formed in 2001 in a small basement in Maryland, with its first prototype not hitting the water until 2006. In 2013 Seakeeper shipped its 1000th unit, which shows you just how small the niche was before they revolutionized the market. Through its growth and industry takeover, Seakeeper now produces thousands of units a year, with 14 different sizes of stabilizers to fit nearly any boat.
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Introducing the New 43 LE Sport — An Impressive New Design from Tiara Sport

The new 43 LE is the first in class to offer a fully enclosed “Luxury Express” Sport product. This new offering adds to the already successful launch of the LS series of Luxury Center Consoles, and the LX series offering the Best in Class for Luxury Crossover Bow Riders. The new 43 LE blends the best of the entire lineup: a cockpit t...
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