July 5, 2022
Stay on Top of Boating Trends!
Boating is one of the best ways to take a break from the stresses of everyday life away from the crowds. If your idea of spending your recreation time involves a boat sailing into the sunset or floating peacefully on the water, you’re probably interested to know more about the latest trends that are changing the face of boating as we know it.
What Are the Latest Boat Trends in 2022?
As more and more water lovers have decided to take up this activity, new boat sales have reached record highs. Whether you’re an experienced boater or new to this popular pastime, the key trends that will hit the boating industry in 2022 are something you’d want to know.
- Electric Power
Electric vessels are undoubtedly the future of boating. Thanks to the skyrocketing growth of lithium batteries, electric power can now provide energy for a vessel’s propulsion needs. Besides being smaller and lighter, lithium batteries have also become cheaper and safer to use. Although electric watercraft is still in its infancy, innovators in this field are offering a wide range of hybrid yachts and boats that recharge power via a generator or solar panels.
- Non-Owner Boating
The rise of peer-to-peer boat rental organizations, boat clubs, fractional, as well as charter and fractional ownership has encouraged non-boat owners to go boating. Peer-to-peer organizations connect boat users to boat owners. For this reason, the non-owners can go boating without making a large investment while the owners get to defray costs.
On the other hand, membership-based boat clubs allow non-owners to rent a vessel for a day or an entire weekend. Moreover, folks who have never set foot on a boat can charter in exotic locations by hiring a professional captain. Lastly, the growth of fractional ownership of large yachts allows up to five owners to share the yacht with its professional captain.
- Boating Apps
Boating enthusiasts can access a wealth of relevant information through boating apps. With just one click, they can rent a boat from a private party via their smartphones, monitor their vessels from their tablets, or operate their onboard systems such as the AC and lights even before they get on the dock. Besides offering tutorials for sailing or tuning an outboard motor, boating apps can also serve up weather updates, safety tips, navigation info, fishing highlights, and more.
Are You Tired of Maintaining an Unwanted Boat?
If your old boat has turned into a money pit with its soaring maintenance and storage costs, consider donating it to us at Veteran Car Donations before it bleeds you dry. We’ll auction it off and use the proceeds to support the veteran-focused programs of our charity partners. Like us, these IRS-approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations are fully committed to helping former U.S. service members who are homeless and unemployed as well as those suffering from disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental disorders.
Our nonprofit partners use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with free medical treatments and health care, psychotherapy services, family support, housing assistance, financial aid, educational scholarships, employment opportunities, and many other benefits.
However, the most meaningful reward you’ll get is the feeling of satisfaction, knowing that your simple act of charity will transform the lives of our hurting heroes.
Since we take almost all vehicle types, feel free to donate not just your old boat but also any unwanted car, truck, van, RV, motorcycle, or any specialty vehicle you have.
For information on our quick and easy donation process, head over to our FAQs page. Should you have any concerns or questions, call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or leave us a message here.
Touch Our Heroes’ Lives Today!
If you’re ready to make a difference in the lives of the men and women who put their lives on the line to defend and protect us from harm, go ahead and donate your unwanted boat or any other vehicle. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!