Healthy Boating

Health Benefits Of Owning A Boat

Last updated on January 19th, 2018 at 04:53 pm

As if you didn’t already have enough reasons for wanting to own a boat, there are actually many health benefits to regularly getting out on the water. That’s right, your favourite past time improves your quality of life.

Whether you’re trying to decide if buying a boat is the right move for you or you need help convincing someone else, these are just some of the wonderful health benefits that come with your ticket to the open water.

Less Stress

Put your feet upIf boating is something you enjoy than taking the time out of your busy lifestyle to do this will make you take time away from the stress. Because boating takes you away from the shore there’s a feeling of separation from the things that bother you, allowing you to come back renewed, refreshed, and possibly with a bit more perspective on what’s really important.

Health benefit: There have been plenty of studies proving stress causes a long list of health problems and even shorten your life. Reducing stress by boating once in a while can improve your overall health and help you live longer.

Spend time with family & friends

You may prefer to get out on the water by yourself, but taking someone along with you is a great opportunity to spend quality time with friends, family or loved ones. Doing something fun and interesting together away from the TV will bring you closer together and create some lasting memories.

Health benefit: People with a good network of friends and family are less likely to experience depression and tend to live longer.

kayak in peaceful surroundsSpend time in nature

Another great stress reliever is nature itself – just getting outside and away from air con, smog, fluorescent lights and electronics can help your body recover. So breathe in the fresh air, soak up some sun and maybe even go for a swim.

Health benefit: Exposure to the fresh air and sunlight increases your vitamin D levels, improves your lungs and blood flow and can even boost your immune system.


Whether you’re going wake boarding, speed boating, fishing, sailing or rowing, boating will get you off the couch and moving about. It’s the fun way to exercise.

Health benefit: We all know the benefits of exercise – owning a boat will encourage you to get off the couch, away from the desk and the fridge for a spell. It may not be the same as going for a 5km run, but you’ll be more inclined to take the boat out than go for a 5km run.


explore by seaSatisfy your spirit of adventure. Owning a boat is your ticket to explore, to have adventures, to get out and see new horizons. Working nine to five may feel like you’re crushing this natural urge but owning a boat will keep those horizons in sight.

Health benefit: There are numerous mental health benefits to satisfying your urge to explore, some of which include reducing stress, depression and anxiety.

At Aussie Boat Loans we are all for improving your health and living longer, happier lives. So if you’re thinking of buying a boat we can help with great rates on boat loans. We also offer marine insurance, second chance finance and loan preapproval to help you get out on the water sooner.

Contact us to talk to a consultant today, or fill out an online application form to get the ball rolling.

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