Tired of watching other people enjoy their boats while you’re stuck on shore? Longing to feel the wind on your face as you cruise along the coast or over the shimmering surface of a lake? Then it sounds like you need to invest in a boat of your own! A boat offers you the freedom to explore waterways, enjoy recreational time with family and friends, fish in deep waters and learn new skills. But it’s also a major purchase that you don’t want to undertake lightly, so we understand your reticence to take the plunge, so to speak.

Norfolk Marine is your Virginia boat dealer, so here are some of our top reasons why buying a boat is a practical and fulfilling choice. Don’t hesitate to bring us any questions you have when you’re ready to check out some models!

Meet New People

Boating can be a solo activity if that’s what you truly want, but it’s also a very good social activity. You’re going to make a lot of new friends when you own a boat, whether it’s your neighbors at the marina who rent the slip next to you or a meet-up group that you attend to get to know the boaters in your area.

Make Memories With Loved Ones

If you’ve got children, then owning a boat is an excellent way to spend more quality time with them. You can take kids out for an afternoon of cruising, inner-tubing or fishing, and teach them about the marine world and about your boat. You can also take friends out for a memorable boating trip with cold drinks and flowing conversation. Either way, you’ll create picture-perfect memories with the people you love.

Reduce Stress

Our modern world is filled with stressors from the moment you wake up until when you go to sleep at night. Buzzing cellphones, email alerts, upsetting news programs, looming deadlines, scheduling conflicts and traffic jams can all cause your heart to race and your anxiety to skyrocket.

Boating is a great way to step back from all of this stress, get out into nature and enjoy some peace and quiet as you gaze upon the horizon and feel the gentle rocking of waves beneath you. Take a relaxing weekend trip in your boat and you’ll be more than ready to handle whatever the upcoming work week throws at you.

Explore The World

Many Americans live within an hour of a large body of water, and this proximity is wasted if you don’t have a boat to enjoy it with. Lakes and rivers are beautiful natural environments full of unique flora and fauna, and you can explore them thoroughly aboard your boat. Broaden your knowledge of the world around you with a boat!

Develop New Skills

Boating requires you to learn and to teach yourself several different skills in order to stay safe and be successful. From learning how to tie sailor’s knots in rope to figuring out how to navigate with a paper chart, you’ll be enriching your mind and broadening your horizons at every turn. You can partake in new hobbies, like watersports or deep-sea fishing, and you can also learn how to master every aspect of your boat’s operation. If you’re already a lifelong learner, then a boat has a great many things to teach you!

Convinced? Great! Come on down to see us at our Norfolk dealership location to investigate our available inventory of new and used boats for sale. Our staff will be more than happy to help you find the perfect vessel. Norfolk Marine proudly serves the cities of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, Virginia.