Poor boat maintenance can only make these damages more expensive and more serious the longer they are left untouched. To help ensure the safety of all those on your boat, get an annual inspection to catch possible mechanical issues as soon as possible. The sooner these issues can be discovered, the easier and cheaper it is to solve the problems and keep the fun going this summer on your boat. If these issues are left unfixed, it can result in a boatless summer, or even worse, your boating shutting down in the middle of the water. Boats shutting down in the water can quickly become a dangerous situation for you and everyone on board.