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5 Tips for Docking Your Boat

5 Tips for Docking Your Boat

Docking your boat might seem easy when you have lots of room and there’s no one around. But try it in a crowded area or when you’re maneuvering in a complicated dock setup and things get stressful. Here are a few tips on how to dock your boat like a pro. Practice. As with everything, the more...

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Join Us for Our Grand Re-Opening on August 19

Join Us for Our Grand Re-Opening on August 19

Come to Colorado Boat Center on August 19 to join us in celebrating the grand opening of our new facility. The celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You’ll get to tour our new building, enjoy family activities, giveaways and more. You’ll also get to check out premium boat brands...

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Colorado Boat Center Wins National Award

Colorado Boat Center Wins National Award

We like to think that Colorado Boat Center’s customers are among the most satisfied customers in the boating industry. But, if you think we might be biased, don’t take our word for it. Instead, listen to the leading recreational boating industry association, which recently confirmed it. The...

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Tips for Catching and Releasing Fish

Tips for Catching and Releasing Fish

Knowing proper catch and release techniques are as important for any good fisherman as knowing how to cast your line or bait a hook. Practicing catch and release helps protect fish populations, which helps protect this activity that we all love. Here are a few tips on how to release your catch unharmed. ...

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8 Things Boaters Can Do to Help the Environment

8 Things Boaters Can Do to Help the Environment

A clean environment is as important to boating as open water and sunny skies. Nobody wants to swim, fish or wakeboard in polluted water. So it’s important for boaters to do their part to protect the boating environment. Here’s how you can help. Use biodegradable cleaning products and legal...

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Colorado Boat Center Offers Boating Classes

Colorado Boat Center Offers Boating Classes

In boating, as in any activity, a little practice goes a long way. Boaters will get a chance to practice their boating skills in May when Colorado Boat Center hosts classes on boating skills. The classes – “Women Making Waves” and “Men in the Know” – will be split by...

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Tips for Getting Your Boat Ready for the Season

Tips for Getting Your Boat Ready for the Season

While the weather might still be cold, the calendar is creeping closer to the start of the boating season. Warm days spent on the water will be here before you know it, and soon it will be time to get your boat ready for action. Here are 10 tips to help you get your boat ready for spring. Check your boat’s...

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5 Tips for Boating with Kids

5 Tips for Boating with Kids

Perhaps there’s no better family activity than boating. Through boating, kids get to experience the outdoors, feel a sense of exploration, and enjoy fun activities such as fishing and wakeboarding. But having kids on a boat also presents its share of challenges, such as keeping them safe and holding...

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See Us at the Denver Boat Show

See Us at the Denver Boat Show

While winter is upon us and your vessel is likely stored away for the season, this is still an exciting time of year for boaters. That’s because during the winter boaters get the chance to explore tons of new boats at the upcoming Denver Boat Show. The show will be held at the Colorado Convention...

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Tips for First-Time Boat Buyers

Tips for First-Time Boat Buyers

Your boat may be in winter storage, but this is still an exciting time of year for boaters. The offseason is boat show season, when boaters get to tour a wide selection of gorgeous new boats. If you’ve never owned a boat before, but are thinking of buying one, boat show season is even more exciting...

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Women Making Waves: Nancy Smith

Women Making Waves: Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith Co-Owner/Vice President, Colorado Boat Center Education: Associate’s degree in Marketing Years in the marine industry: 18 What are some of the biggest lessons you have learned working in the marine industry? Almost all businesses have peaks and valleys, but working and living in a rural...

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Women Making Waves

Women Making Waves

By Brianna Liestman Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the numerous women in the boating industry who have made large contributions to its success, propelled its growth and led their organizations into the future. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Darlene Briggs...

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Fall Boating and Preparing Your Boat for Winter

Fall Boating and Preparing Your Boat for Winter

It’s late in the season and for many boaters, it is time to pack it in. But some stubborn boaters continue boating right up until they can’t boat any more. These boaters are rewarded with peaceful, empty waterways and some of the best boating of the year. Fall boating, while rewarding, does...

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A New Day for Colorado Boat Center

A New Day for Colorado Boat Center

Anyone coming by the Colorado Boat Center these days will notice something big is happening here. We’ve undertaken a large construction project that will give us a more efficient facility and allow us to better serve boaters.  The project will move our entire operation into one building. It...

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Colorado Boat Center to Hold Customer Appreciation BBQ

Colorado Boat Center to Hold Customer Appreciation BBQ

The Colorado Boat Center will host its annual Customer Appreciation Barbecue on Sunday, August 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the North Cove at Boyd Lake State Park in Loveland, Colorado. Boaters can enjoy tons of great food plus hourly prize drawings in a wonderful boating location. Boyd Lake is home to...

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Boating on Colorado’s Boyd Lake

Boating on Colorado’s Boyd Lake

Where the western plains meet the mountains of the Continental Divide in northern Colorado lies a place that is beloved among boaters. Boyd Lake in Loveland has all the ingredients boaters look for in a great boating destination. The 1,700-acre lake is home to fantastic fishing, wide-open stretches of...

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