A Boating Lifestyle Site for Kids

Whether you are an avid boater bringing kids on board for the first time… or you are entirely new to boating with your kids… Boater Kids offers real, practical advice and tips to make it smooth sailing (or cruising – depending on your choice of boat style!)

From choosing the right life jacket for kids of all ages and finding essential kid’s boating gear… to fun ideas to keep kids entertained and happy on the water… Boater Kids seeks to enhance the boating experience and lifestyle for families with kids on boats.

Looking for more boating lifestyle information? Visit our companion site My Boat Life for boating gear and lifestyle resources.

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We are currently accepting new regular contributors to the site. You must be willing to be a regular contributor that submits articles at least every 4-6 weeks. Contributors can be representatives of a business in the boating industry, or other bloggers/writers looking to grow their readership and exposure through regular contributions on this site.  In exchange, your posts will feature an author bio box with company link, be promoted throughout the site and shared generously on social media. Please note that we do not accept single article placements or one-time guest posts. If you are representing a company, we suggest you contact us about advertising and/or sponsorship opportunities.
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About the Editor

Diane Seltzer-boatMy name is Diane Seltzer, and I started because I have a definite passion for boating… with my kids! My husband and I have been boaters on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland for over 15 years now and enjoy family time with our kids on board our 41 foot Sea Ray boat Seltzer Water. 

Boating started out as a hobby we enjoyed together as a couple… cruising with friends to weekend getaways on the Chesapeake Bay. And it has only gotten more fun since our kids came along (well, fun in a different way of course!).

family boatingAs a mother of two young girls (who have both been on board boats since they were about 2 weeks old – born and raised on the water), I have a lot of first-hand experience to share about making boating with kids easier, more fun… and safe. I am somewhat fanatical about boat safety for kids, an important thing to stress when you have kids on board.

We spend nearly every weekend on our boat from May to November and both girls love the boat. They enjoy being close to nature, walking on the dock, swimming in the river and simply bonding together as a family. Our boating time is family time… and its a lifestyle that we love.

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With I hope to show you how spending time together on boats can be a great bonding experience for the entire family. With a focus on kids’ safety, gear… and of course fun!

My two young girls also inspired me to write the children’s book The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl – a story about how a young girl learned to love boating. See a preview with links to buy the book on Amazon.

In addition to, I also run, a site that focuses on the boating lifestyle from the best gear to basic boating tips. If you connect to us on Twitter or Google+ you’ll get updates from both My Boat Life and Boater Kids.

Trade Only PR ToolsBoating industry professionals can also visit my B2B boating venture, Marine Marketing Tools, which is a collaborative site to share marine marketing best practices. I also keep busy as the marketing director for SureShade, makers of a retractable boat shade system that is quickly becoming the new standard for shade in the boating.

I also authored a small business PR book that was featured in Soundings Trade Only, a leading boating industry publication, which also showcased my work in the marine industry and personal passion for boating.
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