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My Boats Gear Introduction

Website Helps Boaters Make The Right Purchases
Focuses On Providing Educational Reviews and How-To Articles is a unique website dedicated to supplying a "one-stop" location for impartial and reliable marine equipment reviews and "how-to" articles. With over 2800 articles currently posted, this invaluable free resource is designed to help any boater navigate the extensive array of marine products on the market. The mission of is to educate all marine consumers.

Studies show that over 84% of buyers research products online before purchasing because equipment purchases and installations can be very expensive. was created to provide a comprehensive online location for the unbiased product information these consumers seek. Easy to navigate and written with the average boater in mind, all Technical Articles and Reviews are broken into common categories so consumers can quickly drill down to find the information they need. founder, Mike Hobson, has worked in the marine industry his entire career and understands firsthand how confusing it can be to choose the right equipment. The site is the culmination of both his first-hand experience and thorough research. It identifies the latest and best gear on the market and tracks product trends in items like personal AIS beacons, roller furling, marine refrigeration and boating apps. Almost any topic of interest to a boater is covered somewhere in the site.

Both industry and recreational boaters find useful and educational. According to Mike, “because of the constant evolution in boating products and information, new reviews are continuously uploaded to keep the site current. Zimmerman Mariner Boatyard recently told us they use the site to keep abreast of all the latest developments."

First launched in 2006, gradually built a user base to over 365,000 unique visitors per year. The new site platform was launched in Spring 2013 with more features aimed at helping the purchaser make up their mind on the suitability of a product for their use. With a degree in yacht design and over 30 years of marine industry knowledge, Mike Hobson has experience in building and sea-trialing boats from top to bottom as well as outfitting boats and commissioning boats for numerous clients. He now shares all his experience on
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