Big Cat Delivery Of ‘Blowin’ Minds’ DCB M33R Widebody Excites New Owners

<!– New Products: Big Cat Delivery Of ‘Blowin’ Minds’ DCB M33R Widebody Excites New Owners –> When your new 33-foot, outboard-powered boat is being delivered at an event like the Big Cat Poker Run, with eye-popping high-performance hardware from the likes of Skater Powerboats, DCB Performance Boats, Eliminator Boats, Marine Technology Inc., and more, it […]

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New Boat Building Company, Reward Boats

Reward Boats out of New England is a new name in the boat building world, offering an up-to-date design that incorporates the beauty and elegance of a 1930s runabout. First introduced at the Newport International Boat Show in September 2021 with rave reviews, the graceful 17-foot Reward Sport Runabout offers 170 hp with jet drive, […]

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Antique Boat Museum Receives Grant

The Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, received a Partnership Grant for Capacity Building from the Museum Association of New York and the New York State Council on the Arts, which awarded $497,114 to 102 grantees. “These types of grant funds are incredibly helpful to museums of our size. We often are unable to […]

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Sound Advice: Accentuating Sound with Tower Speakers

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Making the most of your online dealership profile

By Matt Sellhorst What is one of the first things people do when they are shopping for a new boat? What do they do after talking to your salesperson or seeing a boat listing from your dealership? The answer: they google “Boat Dealers Near Me” or the name of your dealership. What will your potential […]

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The SkillsUSA Reveille

By Margaret Podlich Thousands of polite, pulled-together, 16-22 year olds descended on Atlanta during a sweltering week in June. They hailed from high schools, post-secondary technical schools, and community colleges from around the country. All students were required to dress appropriately for their trade, so some were in white double-breasted chef coats, others in pressed […]

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Q&A: Taiga CEO Sam Bruneau

By Adam Quandt Canadian-based Taiga Motors Corporation launched into a journey to bring electric vehicles (EVs) to the outdoor recreational world at the end of 2015. In early July 2022, Taiga began deliveries for its Orca electric personal watercraft. Shortly after, Boating Industry was invited to Vermont to get some seat time on the all-new […]

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ELEVATE 2022: Powering the future of boating

  By David Gee The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.” Leonard I. Sweet What kind of future is the recreational boating industry working to create? What will power the boats of the future? And what will be at the heart of these next generation propulsion systems? High energy-density […]

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Education must be the culture

  By Matt Edmundson We all know of the skills gap, but is it different for us in the marine industry? What trade other than a marine technician must have such a versatile skill set to be successful? How do we find and train new techs? Compared to similar industries such as automotive or aerospace, […]

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Can Prohibiting Fishing Save Florida’s Coral Reefs?

Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Coral reefs are home to gag grouper, like this one. Alex Suescun Fishing isn’t destroying Florida’s coral reefs. However, prohibiting fishing is one idea that has been floated in the […]

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Conservation on the water

By Jamie Stafford According to a Pews Research Center report, 67% of Gen Z and 71% of millennials cite climate change as a top concern for the future, and around 57% of baby boomers say the same. Baby boomers currently represent the majority of the boating industry, but increasingly, younger generations are aging into this […]

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Profiles in Leadership: Dave Marlow

By Wanda Kenton Smith One of Dave Marlow’s most memorable childhood boating experiences involved a sinking boat and rescue mission.  He and his brother were enjoying a fun sightseeing adventure in Norfolk Harbor with their grandfather aboard his small 14-foot aluminum jon boat with a Mercury 9.8 outboard to view the big ships. On the […]

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At the Helm: Protecting our playground

By Adam Quandt It’s no secret that nature is our playground. Not just to the marine industry alone, but to our larger outdoor recreation ecosystem. Thus, it should be a no-brainer for all of us across the industry to play a role in protecting and preserving that playground for generations to come. According to data […]

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DCB Delivers Walkthrough M33R Widebody to Brett Baur

DCB Performance Boats of El Cajon, CA, has delivered a walkthrough/open bow version of its M33R Widebody to Brett and Sheila Baur of Ogden, UT. The boat was delivered during this August’s Big Cat Poker Run. “It was a fun trip,” Baur tells Speedboat. “I’d never been there before, and got to run on the California […]

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Embracing sustainability

Manufacturers By Adam Quandt Sustainability is certainly not a new notion to our world; however, the idea of sustainability and operating business sustainably has gained more and more momentum over the last few years, especially as we look at the recreational boating industry of both today and the future. “Innovation is alive and well in […]

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Can Prohibiting Fishing Save Florida’s Coral Reefs?

Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Coral reefs are home to gag grouper, like this one. Alex Suescun Fishing isn’t destroying Florida’s coral reefs. However, prohibiting fishing is one idea that has been floated in the […]

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Seakeeper Ride Sea Trial and Review

In an exclusive first test, Dan Harding reveals how the Seakeeper Ride will usher in a new era of stabilization—for the masses. Changing The Game. Again.  Seakeeper Ride is the first-of-its-kind Vessel Attitude Control System (VACS) that eliminates up to 70% of pitch and roll underway. “Nothing I can say will convince you. You’ve got […]

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A new era of power

By Adam Quandt Peanut butter and jelly, Mike & Ike, yin and yang, all things we’ve known to go together. But water and electricity? Not so much. However, with the help of new technologies, new partnerships and much more, marine manufacturers are changing that mindset. With an emphasis on creating more environmentally-friendly products to meet […]

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Florida representative tours Correct Craft, Ingenity

Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) this week toured Correct Craft and Ingenity Electric facilities in Orlando, Florida alongside Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin, Ingenity President Sean Marrero, and NMMA Director of Federal Relations Callie Hoyt. During the visit Representative Soto spoke with industry leaders on the economic impact the recreational boating industry contributes to Florida, as […]

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