Getting Started is Easy

If you’re new to the fun and excitement of boating, we’ll make it easy to get started. You’ve got a few hundred questions, right? We created this section just for you, with loads of information and tips to get your boating lifestyle started. We’re ready to help guide your journey.

A Boat for Every Lifestyle? Oh Yeah!

Finding the perfect boat starts with how you want to have fun. Is fishing your top priority, or is it wake surfing and tubing? This handy guide makes it easy to figure out which boat types will best meet your needs.

Educational and (Sometimes) Entertaining Boating Resources

Classes to Keep You on Course

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Kids in Boating

Boating is a great way to spend time with kids.  This mix of classroom and hands-on training helps your honorary first mates get comfortable with boating.
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Women on Water®

Exclusive classes especially for women ready to take the helm while gaining more confidence in the operation and care of their boats.
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Learning the Ropes

Whether you’re new to boating or need a refresher, learn the basics of boating and the rules of the water from our Coast Guard-certified captains.
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A Neighborhood of Boaters Who Love to Share

One of the many joys in boating is meeting new friends and sharing experiences. The MarineMax community of boaters are as friendly as you'll ever find. So enjoy some of their videos and social media conversations.


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Find Your Perfect Boat

Start searching for your dream boat. MarineMax carries a large selection of premium brands, perfect for every lifestyle.
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Yachts for Sale

You’ve worked hard, it’s time to enjoy all life offers. We’ll help you through the process of finding the perfect yacht. 
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Top Brands

What could be more fun than picking out your new boat or yacht? Our fleet of boat brands represent the highest quality and strongest reputations found anywhere. We take great pride in matching consumers with the boat brand best meeting their needs. It’s one of the reasons we get up smiling every morning.
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Easy Financing

We’ve sold a lot of boats the past 20 years, so our experts know how to finance and protect your boating dreams. Our partnerships with the industry’s leading lenders brings you the most competitive financing and insurance solutions available.
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