Leave No Trace While Winter Camping

The Leave No Trace focus is a salient topic if we want to keep our woods, our fields, and our world in the same condition that it is currently in. The numbers of campers and hikers out in the wild during the winter months are much smaller than the rest of the year, but that […]

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MarineMax reports 2023 Q1 fiscal results

MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) has announced results for its first quarter ended December 31, 2022. Revenue increased 7% to $507.9 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2022, from $472.7 million in the comparable period last year. The growth was primarily driven by contributions from strategic acquisitions, including IGY Marinas which closed in October 2022. […]

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SPECIES SPOTLIGHT: Peacock Bass

Peacock bass have become the quintessential Florida gamefish. Since their introduction in 1984, they have gone from invasive species to respected adversary, and their popularity is showing no signs of abating. While relegated to South Florida, as waters warm, peacocks have been on a northward trajectory. If they aren’t in your local waterways yet, it’s […]

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Shifting marketing strategies for the year ahead

By Wanda Kenton Smith While some industries took a beating during COVID, many in the outdoor power and marine space were clobbered by unprecedented product demand. While sales and profits spiked, retailers grappled with the challenge of inventory limitations, associated supply chain and manufacturing production slowdowns.    As we venture into 2023, the cycle has […]

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The Ocean Race: All set for leg two

The fleet of 5 IMOCA 60s are all set for the second leg of The Ocean Race to Cape Town, with light winds expected to frustrate the fleet over the first few days With the first leg of the much-delayed The Ocean Race now concluded, teams are readying themselves to set off on the second […]

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The Fish Painter

Skin mounts kill. Replicas don’t. But turning raw fiberglass blanks into lifelike reproductions takes an artist who knows his fish. Jon Whittle Chris Murrah is really into African pompano right now. Surfer, angler, jazz musician, and now lead painter at King Sailfish Mounts, he grew up in East Fort Lauderdale fishing on the Tarpon River. […]

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Ten Useful Suggestions For Taking Children Fishing

Taking Children Fishing Introducing your children to fishing and taking your children fishing for the first time is an exciting but potentially dangerous endeavor. You are already aware of the difficulties that lie ahead, and the thought of the younger ones hunting on the waters makes you feel a little uneasy. Spending time in nature […]

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Best Boat-Loan Options

The boat dealer is motivated to find a financing plan that works for you, but its options might be limited. Tim Bower So, you’re going to do it: Take the plunge and buy the new boat of your dreams. You’ve cruised boat shows, visited dealerships and scoured the internet to find the perfect rig for […]

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Great Lakes Ice Coverage is Down

Lake Huron, January 13, 2023 PHOTO COURTESY OF NOAA COASTWATCH GREAT LAKES Mild temperatures this year have impacted ice coverage and thickness on all the Great Lakes, reports CBC, a trend that is consistent with years over the past decade. According to Jay Austin, who studies Lake Superior at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Large […]

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YANMAR reveals new energy transition

Formalizing the company’s ongoing strategy and planning towards decarbonization and the development of sustainable solutions, YANMAR Marine International (YMI) has revealed an Energy Transition Strategy Statement specific to the marine leisure sector at this year’s boot Düsseldorf. Key areas of commitment include the development, evaluation and commercialization of systems using low-carbon fuels, electrification and hybridization, […]

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Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023

Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023  Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023 as Americans Continue Prioritizing Outdoor Recreation in Record Numbers according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2023 – The start of a new year brings the beginning of boat show season for the $170 billion U.S. recreational boating industry and […]

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What To Take Kayaking With Children And Why

Kayaking With Children Spending time in the great outdoors and having fun as a family can be easily accomplished by going kayaking together. So what to take kayaking with children and why. As the young people gain an experience of a lifetime, you have the opportunity to instill in them valuable life skills as well […]

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E1 Electric Racebird

An electrifying chat with Mercury Racing’s Stuart Halley. Born to Fly Mercury’s radical electric outboard will shake up boat racing. We’ve seen a slew of radical electric boating technology over the last few years. From X-Shore’s daycruisers to Evoy-driven Axopars to hyper-efficient hydrofoils from Candela and America’s Cup Emirates Team New Zealand, it’s a fascinating […]

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California Sea Grant Releases 2024-2027 Strategic Plan

Image: California Sea Grant. California Sea Grant, administered through the University of California San Diego, has released its 2024-2027 strategic plan, with a goal of better preparing the state’s coastal communities for extreme weather and coastal hazards, economic disruptions and other threats to communities’ well-being. The report notes the intimate connection between all California residents […]

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The inaugural Western Bass Shootout (WBS) set for Sacramento

The inaugural Western Bass Shootout (WBS) The inaugural Western Bass Shootout (WBS) has been finalized and is scheduled for April 14-16, 2023, on the Famed California/Sacramento River Delta. The unified championship event invites the top-performing anglers from the four major professional tours in the Western United States. APEX Pro Tour, Major League Fishing Toyota Series, […]

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Navico Fathom e-Power

Fathom serves as an integrated auxiliary power system that includes monitoring and control via a mobile app. Courtesy Navico Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Fossil-fuel marine generators have long served the AC electrical needs of boaters while away from […]

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