Three Amenities Each Family Friendly Boat Should Have

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Are you tired of spending family vacation time in hot, crowded tourist traps and find yourself longing for nature-based leisure experiences? If so, you may be considering various ways to make spending time in the great outdoors safe and fun for the entire family -- and you may even be dreaming of owning your own boat and spending idyllic days on the water fishing and evenings around the campfire enjoying pan-fried fish and bonding with the family -- and your children will probably cherish these memories for the rest of their lives. Before you buy a boat, however, there are several things you should take into consideration to ensure that you're getting a boat that best serves the individual needs and preferences of your family. Here's what to look for in a family friendly watercraft. 

Lots of Cabin Space

You may be envisioning spending your time on your new boat at the wheel while maneuvering around a gorgeous mountain lake on a sunny summer day, or fishing off the side when the boat is anchored -- cabin space may simply not seem important to you because you don't intend to spend much time in the cabin. However, ample cabin space provides children with a place to nap, and in the event that you somehow get stranded overnight, with a comfortable place to sleep. It also gives you a safe place to put the children if you happen to encounter a sudden summer storm. Cabins also provide you with the extra storage space you'll need to make boating with children as easy and as comfortable as possible. You can use it to store snacks, diapers, changes of clothing, games, and other necessary items, especially if you'll be having babies or toddlers on board. 

A Bathroom

If you're going to take children out on the water on a boat, the boat needs to be equipped with a small bathroom at the very least. Even if you are only planning on being on the water for a few hours at a time, a bathroom will make all the difference because children frequently can't wait as long as adults when 

A Small Galley

Having access to a place where you can prepare even rudimentary meals will increase the quality of your boating experience as well as give you some storage space for basics such as sandwich ingredients and snacks. Having a galley will also make it more comfortable for everyone in the event that you somehow get weathered in during an unexpected storm.

Your local boat retailer can provide you with more information on how to choose the boat that's best for you and your family.  


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