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Which statement best describes you? "I'm trying to decide about a boat. Is it a good idea, or a bad idea?"

Welcome First-Time Boaters & a Special Hello to Boat Deciders!

At BASCO, the community comes together as one to help each other achieve their wildest dreams about life at sea!

If you're a boat decider and want to get engaged with the experience of boating and want to know more about what boating is all about and whether it is suitable for you, we have some valuable content and Free Events for you.

BASCO Connect is dedicated to bringing people in the Boating Community together.
Our Community hosts a range of Free Events to network, connect and expand the Boating Community and to share the joys and pleasures of the Boating Lifestyle.

Or you might be new to boating, or you're an expatriate who's new to the area or market and wants access to on-water boating so you can learn, experience and see different boats for yourself first-hand.

If you want exclusive access, experience and knowledge to help you make the right decision, you're in the right place.

BASCO Advise is dedicated to imparting knowledge about boating and boats.
We advise First-Time Boaters about the risks and costs of owning and operating a boat.
We advise Boat Bosses who want to upgrade, maintain, or sell their boats. We consult on new boats for Boat Gurus.

First-time boat buyers often need guidance to avoid confusion and bad experiences in their boat purchase*. BASCO ensures that trust is built in the community by showing first-time boat buyers through their purchase journey from learning the ropes to finally sealing the perfect deal.

* First-Time Boat Buyer Research 2017 by Grow Boating.

Here's Your Action Steps Boat Deciders:

1. Learn more HERE about the Free 2-Day Boat Buyer Expo

2. Follow BASCO Boating on Social Media for all the cool stuff that's going on!

3. Get on our mailing list for info especially for Boat Deciders.


Q: I've already signed up for the 2-Day Boat Buyer Expo. What's next for me?

A: If you've already attended the Expo, contact us for your next free program. We'd be delighted to share that with you, so message us and we'll happily arrange.

Q: I don't think I'm a boat decider any more. I want to move forward. I think I'd like to search for a boat. What is my next step?

A: If you've now decided that boating is a good idea your family, congratulations! You've moved from a Boat Decider to a Boat Searcher (even if you don't know which boat is best!). Click on the "Boat Searcher" category in the BASCO Community for your next steps to the boating lifestyle.

About BASCO Boating

BASCO provides the most comprehensive education and online training for boat dreamers to help you learn more and get engaged with boating and the boating lifestyle.

BASCO provides free online courses, education and events for those dreaming about the boating lifestyle.

Click here to Learn More about the 2-Day Boat Buyer Extravaganza for First-Time Boaters

Join BASCO as a Preferred Service Provider to those Deciding About a Boat

Are you a service provider to those deciding about the boating lifestyle? Or a Boat Guru who wants to give back to the boating community?

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from boating firms or individuals who offer services for boat deciders (people who are trying to decide if a boat is a good idea for themselves and their families) and wish to join our community.

Contact us to find out more and how to participate to share the joys of the boating lifestyle with our Community.

Come On Board!

Your Trusted Boat Advisor


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