Lakeland Boating Magazine

February 2014

February 2014 Issue

Shopping the Shows

The lure of "one-stop shopping" for boats, motors, accessories and services at winter boat shows is definitely in recovery in the marine finance sector. In the depths of the economic troubles late in the last decade, a core group of marine lenders held on serving well-heeled borrowers. Now, with credit requirements becoming a bit less stringent, boat loans are flowing more freely. And with historically low borrowing rates, it's time to shop the shows (and online) for those considering buying or refinancing new and existing boats... Read more

Also In This Issue...

  • Boat Test: Carver C40
  • Boat Spotlights: Avalon, Grand Banks, Regal
  • Best... Trip... Ever: A 10-year-old recounts her favorite summertime journey aboard a Ranger Tug 27
  • A Slice of Island Life: Nestled off the tip of Wisconsin's Door Peninsula, Washington Island is a cruising boater's paradise, rich in history, natural wonders and myriad family-friendly activities
  • Ask the Expert: Volvo Penta vice president Marcia Kull discusses the advantages of Volvo's revolutionary new Glass Cockpit
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