There is something magical about being out at sea. On a boat that is, pretty sure a wet untimely death doesn’t rank high on anyone’s bucket list…

If you have some extra cash lying around, or you’re looking for a new hobby that completely pays for itself in joy and smiles, then look no further than boating. Besides getting to be called The Captain, owning a boat is a pretty big deal.

As a matter of fact, it is such a big deal that this is an entire article that is dedicated to showing you why. These are the top five reasons to buy a boat, some you might agree with and some not – but it doesn’t matter because you don’t own a boat yet so you’re not cool. Just kidding, maybe…but these are great reasons to change your current status of being boatless.

  1. They’re Cooler Than Bikes

Bikes are cool, but boats are cooler. The way it goes in the hierarchy of cool is:

  • Boats
  • Planes
  • Cars
  • Bikes

Now, there will be die-hard fans of the other three that may disagree – but what do they know? There is just something so next level about being a boat owner. It’s easy to own both cars and bikes – you probably know several people who have both. The real question is, how many boat owners do you know and how much cooler are they compared to literally everyone else?

  1. Great Exercise

Boating releases feel-good chemicals in your brain because boating is good. Stress is bad. Boating gives stress a direct roundhouse kick to the face and makes you feel like a brand-new person. The best about this type of exercise is that it won’t even feel like exercise.

You can take up fishing too, which is a pretty strenuous exercise – but the point is that you can because you own a boat.

  1. Family Bonding

If your family mostly like you now, but they’re not quite sold on you – buy a boat. There is not one single boat owner, in the history of boat owners, that has ever been a lame dad. You can’t possibly be lame with a Volvo Penta 5.7 GXI engine Boats will instantly take you from zero to hero, especially in the eyes of your family and friends.

The opportunities for family bonding are almost endless when you’re out at sea. Just make sure that you bring everyone back safely.

  1. Boating Community

Being part of the boating community will change your life. This privilege gets bestowed on the lucky few, and you’ll soon learn that boaters help boaters. This unique charming community, this Boaterhood, if you will, is something utterly magical and in a league of its own.

  1. Improved Business Image

Boating is for businesspeople. There are some fantastic tax advantages to owning a boat. U.S tax laws allow businesses to write off up to 100% of the purchase price of the boat, provided that it is purchased for business purposes.

If you’re wondering what business purposes could be, think “boat-golf”. That will solidify your status as a business owner or manager – and let’s face it – you’ve worked hard for that impressive status bump.