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Events June 8, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Potomac Powerboating

My husband and I bought a powerboat and are awaiting delivery. We will be docked in DC and are wondering if anyone has any general advice about boating in the upper Potomac. We mainly want to cruise and do some light fishing (downriver). We had some specific questions too:

The boats that tie up to one another up the river from Georgetown – what is the deal with this? Do they know each other, or is this like in the south where anyone pulls up to a sandbar and just hangs out?

Any advice about marinas? We are attracted to James Creek due to price and the fact that the rest of the waterfront is so tied up with construction, but haven’t rented a slip yet.

Are there any online forums that are popular for boaters in this region? The ones I have found seem like they haven’t been updated recently.

What are some good destinations that can be reached in a day trip from DC, via a small powerboat?

Any advice is appreciated!

Travel and Transportation April 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm

DC Boat Ownership

Hey – Growing up in Florida, my family always had a little boat to take out tubing and skiing on weekends. I see people boating out on the Potomac and Anacostia (not tubing or skiing of course) on the weekends. I’d love to get something reasonably small (6-8 passengers) like a Sea Ray or a Boston Whaler – preferably used. It would be great to wet dock it somewhere on the rivers and dry dock it during off-season. If you’re a local boat owner, I’d love some general info on making this happen.

  • Where would you buy a used boat? In Florida we had large boat dealers with new/used boats. I can’t find that here. Craigslist isn’t great for shopping around.
  • Do you keep your boat wet docked? Where do you dock it and approximately what is the cost?
  • I completed an online boating license course and got my license. What else is required for boating in the area? I assume a permit or registration of some kind for the boat and trailer. What about insurance coverage?

Thanks so much for the help!

– Brandon

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