5 Fun Ways To Celebrate The 4th Of July On Your Boat
There are very few things more classically "American" than celebrating America's Independence on your own boat. Being with family and friends, on the water, in the summer is already pretty great - but combine it with holiday festivities and you've got yourself memories in the making. This 4th of July, plan ahead and make your Independence Day on the water extra special!
1. Invite Friends and Family
If you're used to keeping your passenger list pretty small, consider filling up the seats this 4th. There is a lot of joy in boating and sharing that with people is one of the best parts of owning a boat. Unless you're the "all-out host" type, lighten your to-do list by having everyone bring some snacks and refreshments to share.
Be sure to have a variety of life vests available, especially if you're going to be doing any watersports. If you're adding kids to your passenger list - make sure they have appropriately fitting life jackets as this is often a requirement of state and local laws.
Keep an eye on your boat's capacity though. If you've over-invited, take shifts on boat cruises or watersports runs. If you don't have a waterfront cottage, find a nice bit of shoreline where the folks that aren't on the boat can still enjoy the water and wait for their turn on the boat!
2. Buy A New Toy or Two
A new towable tube that's shaped like a unicorn? Why not?
That sweet HO Sports floating dock and swim platform with enough room for chairs and coolers? You can never have to many places to relax!
That brand new Hyperlite Riot Wakeboard with System boots? You totally deserve it.
What a better occasion to buy (or upgrade to) new water toys than July 4th? But there are even more items you can treat yourself to like:
- Cool underdeck lighting
- Boat Grill and Boat Grill mount
- Lounge tubes and floats
- Water guns
- Get creative!
Stop into Premier's Proshop this week and grab the perfect toy for 4th of July! Disclaimer: Just a head’s up, It’s been busy around here, and the toys are moving out the door fast. We may be out of stock in some mentioned items.
We also carry cleaning products, life vests, Yeti coolers, Costa sunglasses and all the accessories you'll need to have your best 4th!
3. Plan a BBQ or Picnic
Who doesn't love to grill out on 4th of July? If you're boat isn't already equipped with one, get yourself a new grill designed for use on boats. They even have mounts to mount the grill to the back or side and keep the smoke away from passengers. If grilling on your boat isn't a possibility, bring a grill with you or find a park with stationary grills and eat along the shore of your favorite lake.
Plan fun foods including things like red, white, and blue cookies, burgers, and hot dogs to make your bbq a classic 4th of July celebration!
4. Decorate Your Boat!
Attach an American Flag, lights, and streamers onto your boat when you cruise! Maybe even join a local boat parade and show off your decor. Have fun with it and get creative!
5. Watch A Fireworks Show From The Water
Michigan has some amazing fireworks displays, to be sure, but there are some really great opportunities to see the show from the water as well! Consider towing your boat to Holland or Ludington to watch the fireworks along Lake Michigan aboard your boat! We promise, you wont be disappointed. More Info Below:
There is no doubt 4th of July is one of the funnest times to be a boater. It's also one of the busiest. Take care to boat and have your on-water fun safely. Keep your distance from other boaters, and practice good boater etiquette. And always designate a sober boat operator!
Don't forget to stop into Premier Boating this week for all your 4th of July needs! We'll see you out on the water!