A lot of people believe that bodies of water near towns, counties, cities, and states separate people when in reality these bodies of water actually connect populations and places together. At the very least, boat owners and enthusiasts think that people are more connected by waterways than by roads and bridges. This view might actually be closer to the truth now that mobile technology is enabling people to safely and successfully navigate bodies of water as NAVIONICS reported recently:
“US boaters, cruisers, sailors, fishermen or any person who gravitates to the water will be excited to learn that in addition to a free download, the new Navionics Boating app and – app will be the first to offer free ready-to-navigate US Government Charts which are unaltered nautical charts published by official government sources. They include NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts for US coastal and navigable waterways, plus additional shorelines of major lakes and rivers from other public sources. NOAA ENC® are vector data sets that conform to the International Hydrographic Office (IHO) S-57 standard. The free download and free charts provide an economical solution to get you started in making your boating plans right away!”
With the prevalence of smartphones and tablets along with the continuous evolution of Internet connectivity protocols for these devices, more new technologies like the Navionics Boating app are bound to be developed which will enable easier navigation and safer travel in many of the country’s waterways. These programs and apps have the potential to turn boats for sale in Arkansas into people’s daily mode of transportation, or a ride option for days when they just want to enjoy trekking rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water.
More than just a mode of transportation, vessels bought from reputable boat dealers in Arkansas like White’s Marine Center also offer multiple benefits. Some of the known health benefits of boating include becoming physically fit and having better overall health, having a moment of peace that removes worries and manages stress effectively, and providing an avenue to relieve headaches and sleeping problems.
Aside from health benefits, boaters point out that they can hone their leadership skills when steering their boats. Children who frequently or regularly ride boats have also shown improvement in their academic performance. Boat riding can give riders an ultimately beneficial feeling of thrill and excitement, as well as provide an enjoyable time that no other physical activity can. Such experiences can be improved with the simple addition of a navigation tool to aid with the voyage.
(Source: US Government Charts for Free on Navionics Boating App!, NAVIONICS, May 29, 2014)