Keep Making Waves
Discover Defender's boating guides, whether you're old salt brushing up on your knowledge or a boating beginner just getting off the dock.
More Than A Chartplotter - Sailing Edition
Integrated network instruments and smart software enable you to turn your display into a sailing supercomputer!
Battery Selection Guide
There are many options when selecting a battery for your boat, be sure you choose what is best for your boating usage and needs.
Mooring Tackle - A Primer
Review this guide to learn about the materials required for building mooring tackle that will keep your boat safe in all conditions.
Onboard Flag Etiquette
Learn how to properly dress your boat.
Determining Rope Strength
Not all ropes are created equal when it comes to breaking strength and not all ropes on a boat require the same breaking strength to perform as required.
Hull Prep DIY Guide
This guide will help you keep your boat looking new and protected from the elements all year long.
Have You Checked Your Wiring Lately?
Keep your boat safe and your electrical systems performing smoothly with marine-grade electrical equipment.
Safety Guide & Resources
Stay safe on the water with these helpful tips, suggestions and links.
Winterizing Your Boat
Even if your area doesn’t suffer the bitter winters of the Northern states, properly winterizing your boat is essential.
Check out our guide to anchors for first-time boaters and seasoned sailors who want to drop the hook in new harbors with peace of mind.
More Than A Chartplotter - Fishing Edition
Turn your multifunction display into a fishing powerhouse by integrating sonar modules.
Windlass Selection Guide
With the correct windlass you will sleep well at anchor knowing if conditions deteriorate you can quickly and safely retrieve your anchor and reset it out of harm's way.
Bottom Paint Explained
Bottom paint will deter the growth of marine organisms on your boat's underside by using copper compounds or other biocides.
What is AIS
Automated Identification System or AIS, automatically transmits information between vessels and base stations, allowing you to see and be seen by other mariners and facilitates search and rescue operations.
Why Do I Need Anodes?
Anodes on your boat's engine and other underwater metals, like running gear, protect against galvanic corrosion which causes metal parts to decompose.