Sailing Key West

Sailing Key WestIf you need a break from some of Florida’s milder weather in the winter, why not finally take that sailing trip you’ve always wanted down to key West? The weather is nice, and since it’s so close you can take your time getting there, and enjoy the keys along the way!

In Key West we recommend going to A&B Marina, not only do they offer electrical services at every dock, but they can also accommodate ships up to 190 ft. in length but with a maximum beam of 24 ft. It’s located close to downtown, but make sure to book your slip in advance because spots fill up quickly. You’ll be close to the action, beaches, and other fun things that happen in the town!

Once you have your docking slip, it’s time to go down town! Make sure to check out the Cuban Coffee queen, stop and get an iced coffee. Trust us, it’s a local favorite and they use coffee ice cubes in your iced coffee!

Fun times in Sailing Key West!

From there you should check out other great attractions like the snorkeling tours, the golf courses, the restaurants and all the fun events going on! Every weekend something fun is going on, so why not check them out?

Our personal recommendation for a fun time in  Key West in the Fall, go check out Key West’s Fantasy Fest in October! It’s a crazy time, with costumes, bar hopping, non stop entertainment, and enthusiastic locals to boot!

But can your boat handle this kind of trip? Have you been meaning to upgrade your sailboat to a bigger model? If you’ve needed to upgrade your sail boat, we can help! We’ll get you the cash you need to purchase your new vessel with funds from the last one! Also, we’ll buy your old sailboat off you for cold hard cash with little to hassle! Simply fill out our free online form here and tell us about your sailboat. Have you replaced the motor recently? Any structural repairs you’ve made recently? Tell us about them and we’ll account for that in our quote we send you. NO commitments, no requirements, no supplying any credit card information. We even make pick up easy as well. We’ll help get your boat ready for travel, and take care of all the details associated with shipping your boat.

Click here for more details, and remember if you need an easy way to get your (or a friends) boat out of your life, we can help!

 


Boating and Bad Weather

Boating and Bad Weather

What to watch out for before bad weather strikes

Bad Weather can change quickly and when you’re on a boat this matters. Thunderstorms, strong winter cold fronts, and large waves should cause any experienced sailor to be on alert. You have to keep your head up and pay attention to your surroundings and make sure that any changes in the weather won’t turn deadly. In Florida you need to pay extra attention because weather can change so rapidly. The best way to avoid potentially deadly weather conditions is to follow the following helpful suggestions:

  1. Always check weather conditions before going out. We recommend checking the weather reports the same week, the night before, then the day of. Weather can change at the drop of a hat and there is no sense in not being prepared
  2. Alert someone to your travel plans. This can be as simple as telling someone when you expect to be back, and where you’re planning on going.
  3. Make sure you stay on top of changing conditions. If you feel the wind pick up or change direction, you may need to check in. NOAA broadcasts weather reports via the “weather band” on channels 1-5 check these frequently if needed.
  4. Keep an eye on the horizon. If all else fails just keep your eyes peeled. If you see dark clouds starting to form, you can probably figure that there may be a weather change in sight. Keep your eye’s peeled and on the horizon.
  5. Have enough life jackets on board. Not only is it required for safety checks, but it’s also good to know where your life jackets are in case of emergency. Practice with your crew if you must.
  6. Have an escape plan. If the worst were to happen, make sure you’re prepared for it. Always have a plan b and know how you’re going to execute it.
  7. Know what your craft can handle. If your boat was made for inland lakes and bayous, or was made for pleasure cruises know what your boat can handle. Don’t push your boat to it’s limits and always know when to call it.

If the last one on the list stuck a cord, we can help. Why hold onto a boat that can’t hack it anymore? We know that the ocean is it’s own beast, and you need a boat that can handle it. So if you’re ready to hang up your captains hat or upgrade your fleet, we can help. We buy used boats from all over Florida and can buy your boat from you today!

Simply fill out our free online quote from here and tell us all about your boat. We will then return with a price, no commitment required. We won’t ask you to put down any kind of personal information or credit card info for a quote. Simply fill out your information, and let us do the rest. These quotes also include pick up costs for your boat. You don’t have to worry about getting your boat ready for the open road, we’ll take care of that. Our professionally trained team will come to you ( or meet you at the closest meet up spot) and take care of all the travel concerns. So why wait to get that old boat out of your hair, let us help! Contact us today for your no commitment free quote today! Stay safe on the open sea!


The Perfect Gift

Cash for Used Boat The Perfect Gift

Happy Holidays! Are you in need of the perfect gift for the avid boat lover in your life? Or do you need some last minute cash for the holidays? Then you’re in the right spot for giving the perfect gift of cash to yourself!

Giving The Perfect Gift This Holiday

We here at SellUsYourBoat.net will buy that old boat off you for cash and help you have a more spending money this year. We can help you get that last minute cash that you need for the holidays so you can make this year one of the best years. Want to pay for the gift of a new boat? Or perhaps you want the cash to pay down those credit cards afterwards? We can help with that too! We can help you turn that asset into cash. But if you’ve owned a boat and live on or near the the water, then what could be better than getting out on a newer, bigger, and better boat? Not much (in our opinion).

We know that this time of year is one of the most stressful, so we’ve made this process as stress free as possible. The first way we did this was with our free online quote form. It’s quick and easy to fill out and requires zero commitment. You tell us all about your boat, fill in all the information fields and we come back with a price for you. Quick easy and painless.

Secondly we take care of all the shipping, travel, and other details with selling a boat. We come to you (or as close as we can to you) and we pack up everything. Our professionally trained team will make sure that everything is ready for shipping and make sure all lines are properly disconnected that need to be disconnected. 

So make your holiday season easier by using SellUSYourBoat.net. We’ve made it easy, so you can focus on other things. Click here for our free online quote form. 

 


Fishing Tarpon in the Florida Panhandle

Fishing Tarpon

Fishing Tarpon Around Florida

People say if there’s any fish worth fishing in Florida, it’s a Tarpon. Also, these fish are fast, they put up a good fight, and have said to be “Everything you could want in a fish”. Any avid fisherman will tell you, these are majestic fish that are as fun as they are unpredictable.

These fish require lead line that will hold up against how big these guys can get, we recommend any kind of line that is tested for over 30lbs. Live bait is recommended, but Tarpon have been known to bite large baitfish as well. If you’re on your fishing boat trolling we recommend using large spoons (spoon color will vary with sun conditions), large jiggs, and lipped plugs. Fly fishing (recommended) should utilize  streamers with scissor-action, and castors have had success with surface plugs and jerk plugs.  

These fish are known for jumping out of the water as you battle to get them to the boat, and have been seen jumping as high as 10 ft out of the water. It’s not uncommon for these fish to get over 7 ft. and over 100 lbs. Also, they mostly stick to shallow shores and close to land. Tarpon are one of the biggest fish that can be caught without the use of a boat. Although having a boat on the Gulf Coast in the Florida panhandle can be quite rewarding. Speaking of boats, if you have a fishing boat that you want to sell we are interested!

Selling Your Fishing Boat?

You many be wanting to get off the shore and onto a better fishing boat. If you want to either upgrade your fishing game. Also if you want to move over to a more “Sport ready” boat or watercraft, we are interested in buying your used watercraft. In addition, if you fish for Tarpon then you know the best time is in spring from around March to July.  Now maybe the time of year to sell your fishing boat anyway.  All you have to do is fill out our free online form here. Simply tell us all about the boat you’re trying to sell and we’ll give you a quote for it. Simple easy and quick.
So when you want to get into a better fishing league, look no further.