Saturday, December 28, 2013

Boat Shopping Tips for the Atlanta Boat Show

Are you making plans to see us at the Atlanta Boat Show, January 9-12, 2014? We sure hope you are. And in order to make your boat show experience not only educational but fun, we have some tips to help make finding and buying the boat of your dreams easy.

Choose Your Day Wisely
Thursday and Friday will have lighter crowds and shorter waits for boat displays. Saturday and Sunday typically have “bumper to bumper traffic”. It’s best to arrive at opening time. Pick your favorite few boats to inspect before the rush and then wait until the middle of the afternoon to check out some of the other popular models.

Do Your Homework
There are different styles and sizes of boats to choose from. It’s hard to make a decision if you haven’t already narrowed down your choices. Before attending the boat show, visit our website and start looking at the different models we sell. While browsing, think about what you’ll use your boat for and how many people you’ll take out at a time. That way, when you visit us at the show, you’ll be able to spend more time on the boat or boats that interest you the most.

Come Prepared
When you come to the boat show, bring these with you.

  1. Questions - Bring all your questions. We'll have an expert team on hand to help you understand everything there is to know about the boating lifestyle and the different boats.
  2. Notebook - You may want to take notes about and/or compare different boat models, sizes, how many people can fit or how much fuel the boat can hold. Record your observations about each boat that you are interested in. Write down what you liked or didn't like about each model.
  3. Camera - Bring your camera to take lots of pictures. Yes, we have brochures but they sometimes leave out images of features you may consider important.

Climb Aboard
Don't be shy! Have a seat at the helm, open doors and check for storage room or take a peek at the head. Remember to wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off since shoes are not allowed on boats. We want you to feel comfortable spending time on the boats that will fit your lifestyle.

As always, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

We can’t wait to see you at the Atlanta Boat Show! Which day do you plan on visiting us?

Come See Us at the Atlanta Boat Show!

Sinclair Marina will be at the Atlanta Boat Show, January 9-12, 2014 at Georgia World Congress Center. Georgia’s premier boat show is celebrating its 52nd year as the best place to see and buy boats, gear and accessories.

New boats, engines, marine gear, electronics and accessories fill the Georgia World Congress Center. And there’s no better time to buy! The 4-day event is your once-a-year chance to compare makes and models, secure insurance and financing and gear up with the latest accessories all at one time!

Show Hours

Thursday–Friday, January 9 and 10 - 11am to 9pm
Saturday, January 11 - 10am to 9pm
Sunday, January 12 - 10am to 6pm

Make sure to stop by and say hello. Which boat or pontoon are you looking forward to seeing at the show?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Why Should I Buy a Boat?

Are you thinking about getting on the water for the 2014 boating season? Like many first-time boat buyers, you’re probably wondering if the boating lifestyle is right for you and your family.

Here are a few reasons why you should buy a boat:

Improve Your Quality of Life
In case you did not know, it’s a proven fact that recreational boating improves your quality of life. Leave your troubles and stress at the docks.

Think owning a boat is out of your budget? Boats can be financed for as little as $200 per month. Boating lenders are willing to work with you to make your dream of boat ownership a reality.

Close Water Access
Almost 90% of Americans live less than an hour away from a navigable body of water. Water access is closer than you think.

Bond with Friends and Family
Almost 54% of households listed fishing as their favorite boating activity? Close behind was cruising and relaxing with family and friends. Boating is quality time away from the hectic day-to-day routine of life.

We already mentioned that over 90% of Americans live less than an hour away from a navigable body of water. Enjoy fresh air and water in no time.

Engaging and Rewarding
Recreational boating provides for opportunities of personal growth. You can learn to water ski, teach your child to fish and then enjoy eating fresh fish you caught yourself.

Good Exercise
Boating provides sporting enthusiasts many options to choose from water skiing to wake surfing.

Easy to Learn
Are you new to boating? There are many boating classes and courses available to choose from so you will be out on the water in no time.

Boating is FUN
What can we say? There are many activities you can enjoy while boating. Or simply, just spending a relaxing day on the water is reason enough.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Fish With Jolly Old Saint Nick

Have you ever thought about fishing with Jolly Old Saint Nick? It’s possible. Make plans to visit the Go Fish Education Center in Perry on Saturday, December 14 from 10am to 1pm or Sunday, December 15 from 2pm to 5pm. You must RSVP to attend. Simply call (478) 988-8000 by 5pm on December 10.

The Go Fish Education center will also be open for special holiday hours on December 23, December 30 and January 2 from 9am to 5pm in addition to their regular hours.

Plus, the center is offering another holiday fishing treat. Trout from the Go Fish hatchery have been stocked in their fishing pond - hybrid bass, catfish and bluegill are also available.

All fishing is catch and release, and anglers 16 and older must have a fishing license. Licenses can be purchased online by clicking here or by phone at (800) 266-3661 or at the Go Fish Education Center. Best of all, rods, tackle and bait are provided.

Regular admission applies for all special events. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 65 and older, $3 for children and FREE for ages 2 and younger.

For more information on the Go Fish Education Center, visit