Sound Advice: Accentuating Sound with Tower Speakers

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } https://dailymotion.com/video/x8d0dsaautoplay=1&mute=1 In this new video series presented by KICKER Marine Audio, Randy Vance offers sound advice on what to look for when upgrading the […]

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BRP Unveils Rotax Outboard Engine

The 2023 Manitou Explore 22 with Rotax outboard power and optional aft MAX Deck. Courtesy BRP BRP used its August 7 dealer meeting to reveal the new Rotax Outboard Engine, an all-new propulsion unit that will be exclusive to BRP boat brands Alumacraft, Manitou and, in Australia, Quintrex. The low-profile outboard uses a horizontal powerhead […]

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Why The Biggest Names in Boating Are Talking About Safety

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } If you follow some of the biggest names in boating, fishing and wake sports on social media, you may have noticed that a lot […]

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ECOXGEAR Journey Speaker

  Bring your tunes out on the water. Courtesy ECOXGEAR BUY NOW This portable Bluetooth speaker not only brings 65 watts of big, high-fidelity sound to the water, it also boasts a 20-amp lithium battery to power it for 50 hours and can charge smart devices. The 7-pound unit is IP67-watertight and floats. Unlatch the […]

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How to Choose the Right Marine LED Lights for Your Boat

LEDs offer several benefits to boaters. Imtra The editors at Boating have teamed up with the experts at Imtra to bring you advice on how to keep your boat in Bristol condition and get the most from your hours spent out on the water. For more great tips, see Better Boating with Imtra » Throughout the […]

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Boating Sportswear With UV Protection

Ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) is a measurement of how much ultraviolet light is blocked by a fabric. UPF 50, the most common rating on clothing tags, means the fabric will cut out all but 1/50th of the sun’s cancer-causing UV rays. Basically, 98 percent of the UV rays do not penetrate a UPF 50 fabric. […]

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Learn How Maverick Boat Group Builds Resin-Infused Boats

The mold is first encased in a plastic bag, and then a vacuum is attached to compress it all. Courtesy Maverick Boat Group When I first stepped into the Maverick Boat Group’s P2 factory in Fort Pierce, Florida, the first thing I noticed was what was missing. In most other boatbuilding facilities I have visited, […]

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Boating Roundtable: Sleipner SX Stern Thrusters

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } The editors at Boating have teamed up with the experts at Imtra to bring you advice on how to keep your boat in Bristol […]

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Tip Top Teak Care

  Tip Top Teak Care Courtesy Sudbury Boat Care Tip Top Teak makes it easy to restore and protect teak trim on any boat. The system includes a two-part cleaner that removes stains and grayness, and brings out natural color and grain. The kit comes with two sturdy scrub brushes. For large deck areas, Crystal […]

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Ready For Launch

  Versatile, lightweight, easy to maneuver, towable without a truck: the Sea-Doo Spark is pure entertainment in a fun, flexible package. To showcase just how easy and low-maintenance the Spark is, we set up a road trip around Miami, and spent the day navigating the trailered Spark around, over and through the Magic City, and launched it […]

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The Captain Test

  With DNA that includes boat, pontoon, and PWC, what exactly has Sea-Doo created with the Switch? The answer: something that appeals to all people across the marine space and beyond, and we’re here to prove it. We invite captains, drivers, and pros from across the marine universe – and beyond – to test out […]

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Beckson Deck Plate Key

Beckson Deck Plate Key Courtesy Beckson The DPA-4 Deck Plate Key from Beckson Marine fits a wide range of screw-out and pry-out plates, as well as garboard drain plugs. For robust leverage, it’s manufactured from durable high-strength, bright- yellow acetal resin that resists deformation. The 7-by-1-inch tool is ideal for hanging on a key ring. […]

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How to Protect Your Boat Trailer from Corrosion

This project is best undertaken in low-humidity conditions with air temperatures in the 55- to 82- degree F range. Avoid rainy or high-humidity days. Tim Barker Rust never sleeps, and nowhere is this more apparent than on a steel boat trailer. Be it painted or galvanized, dunked in fresh water or the briny, steel trailers eventually […]

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Fulton Bolt-On 2,000-Pound Jack

Fulton Bolt-On 2,000-Pound Jack Courtesy Fulton Fulton’s 2,000-pound-capacity F2 aluminum tongue jack features a heavy-duty, articulating foot plate for storing the growing number of large, heavy trailer boats. The jack’s 7-inch-diameter cast foot plate has a unique ball-and-socket joint that accommodates uneven surfaces. The hand-crank jack provides 13 inches of height adjustment and swings up […]

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JBL PRV-275 Stereo Receiver

The PRV-275 is easy to install. Courtesy JBL JBL’s PRV-275 is the right shape and size to fit holes left in your dash from a tachometer or speedometer if and when you switch to a multifunction display for engine instrumentation. The weatherproof, Bluetooth-enabled stereo receiver fits a standard 3 1/2-inch-diameter gauge hole for simple installation. […]

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XTRATUF Sport Deck Boots

XTRATUF Sport Deck Boots Courtesy XTRATUF The new Ankle Sport Deck Boot features a 6-inch low-profile silhouette for waterproof comfort. The Pro Lite outsole is super-durable, slip-resistant, nonmarking and ultralight. Mesh uppers are breathable, and front and back bootstraps make for easy on and off. Available in men’s sizes 7 to 14 in blue, gray […]

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Lessons for Boating in Fog

Boating in dense fog can be tricky. Tim Bower While exploring the waters near Charleston, South Carolina, the sudden sensation of being lifted while decelerating was the moment I knew I had run onto a barely submerged sandbar in a tidal creek. Watching the creek empty with the outgoing tide, I knew I was stuck […]

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Hubbell Circuit Tester

  Hubbell Circuit Tester Courtesy Hubbell The HBLT26CM11 Twist-Lock Circuit Tester from Hubbell Marine offers an easy and safe means of evaluating a 125-volt AC shore-power receptacle. Plug the device into a 20A or 30A outlet and the colored LEDs will indicate whether the connection is correct or if there’s an unsafe circuit. Attached to […]

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On Board With: Capt. Sergio Davi

Capt. Sergio Davi is a true boating adventurer. Ron Ballanti Capt. Sergio Davi loves to cruise the open ocean aboard Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs)—and we mean open ocean. The 57-year-old Italian native has captained a variety of RIBs powered by his sponsor, Suzuki outboards, traveling from his home base in Palermo to Amsterdam (3,000 nautical […]

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Smith Regal River Pliers

  Smith Regal River Pliers Courtesy Smith Products Smith Products Regal River fishing pliers are machined from 6061 aluminum and feature stainless-steel jaws, a side cutter, and a sharpener for honing hook points and cutlery. There’s also a split-ring opener and crimpers for swaging crimps on heavy line or wire leaders. A diamond hook-sharpening groove […]

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