5 Dreamy Places to Be #OnABoat

‘Boat Buyers’ live their best lives.
Show: Boat Buyers

Lonely Island’s “I’m on a Boat” debuted as a Saturday Night Live Digital Short (and was eventually nominated for a Grammy) back in 2009, resurfaced on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last year, and even found its way into an Elon Musk tweet about the SpaceX rocket landing—but the sentiment behind it has been part of our collective imagination forever. As the prospective sailors on the new Travel Channel show Boat Buyers demonstrate, there is no better place to be than on a boat. Following, some of the great berths for primo boat-living:

Wilmington, North Carolina 

This gorgeous old port city nestled between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic boasts coastal waterways, oceanfront beaches and endless aquatic activities. 

Lake Champlain, Vermont 

Boaters near the city of Colchester, Vt., can skip back and forth to New York whenever they like—and all the way up to Quebec if they’re feeling adventurous.

Seattle, Washington 

Three words: Hot tub boat.

Lake Erie, Ohio 

Historical monuments, dog-friendly beaches, proximity to an amusement park ... it’s the perfect spot for a family to take to the water. 

Lake Union, Washington 

Fourth of July fireworks are shot over it each year, pleasure-boaters have access to Puget Sound and the Space Needle is visible from the water. It’s the perfect urban oasis. 

Live the dream, boat buyers. Live the dream. 

Tune in for the premiere of Boat Buyers this Sunday, March 5, at 10/9c.

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