Nor-Tech 460 Flyer Open Bow Bound For Boyne Thunder

<!– In the News: Nor-Tech 460 Flyer Open Bow Bound For Boyne Thunder –> As beautiful as it photographs—and you can find proof of that in your copy of the 2021 Speed On The Water Year In Review print magazine—you haven’t really seen the Nor-Tech 460 Flyer Open Bow sportboat until you’ve seen it in […]

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Tips for Planning a Group Fishing Charter or Tournament

Planning A Group Fishing Trip? Coordinating group activities can be a daunting task. Unfortunately, humans don’t quite behave like schooling fish, and getting everyone aligned on the same course can be difficult. There are many different people to make happy and goals to achieve. Key considerations include: Will it be fun for everyone? Will it […]

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Summer Beckons on the Chain O’Lakes

Photo Courtesy of Mike Missack/Neilson Enterprises The Chain O’Lakes in northeastern Illinois is your ticket to solid relaxation or adventure. Spend some time boating, skiing, tubing, kayaking and swimming, kick back at any number of lakeside resorts, or find a quiet channel leading to an inlet bay for some lazy afternoon fishing. The options are […]

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Lake Conroe Water Activities

Lake Conroe is one of the prime summertime hot spots for avid boaters and anglers in the Houston and College Station areas of Texas. This picture-perfect lake is 21 miles long, 22,000 acres large, and boasts 157 miles of shoreline to explore and enjoy.  Explore Lake Conroe Boat Rentals Fishing in Lake Conroe Lake Conroe […]

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Through the Panama Canal in a yacht

  Transiting through the Panama Canal in a yacht is a once in a lifetime experience. We get advice on planning this unique passage from skippers who’ve crossed recently Romeo hops over the guardrail at sunset. Our young Panamanian advisor, here to guide us through the first three ascending locks of the Panama Canal, politely […]

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Around the world in a 24m boat: Part five – Tahiti to Australia

Iain Macneil’s round-the-world record attempt continues as the 24m MV Astra leaves the comfort of Tahiti for the notoriously ferocious Southern Ocean… Astra sailed non-stop from Tahiti all the way to Australia. All photos: Iain Macneil This is Part Three of Iain’s round-the-world expedition. Make sure to read Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part […]

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Boating in Lake Havasu

You can find Lake Havasu on the Arizona and California border, right in the center of the triangle that the cities of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix create. It sits in the transition zone where the lower Sonoran Desert meets the high country Mojave Desert. Lake Havasu is a manufactured reservoir dammed up by […]

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Diving from a boat – advice from the experts

Joshua Shankle and his wife, Rachel offer their thoughts on diving from a boat. Both are experienced divers and sailors. They are currently mid-pacific on a world cruise As cruisers, we can find ourselves in some of the most beautiful places this world has to offer. But more often than not, the real magic lies […]

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Best snorkel kit for exploring beneath the waves

  It’s one of the great pleasures of cruising to explore the elements below you and for those of us not wanting to shell out on full-blown diving kit, picking up the best snorkel kit is the easy and cheap way to take a look below the surface. When cruising in the tropics – or […]

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Snorkeling in Fort Myers

Fort Myers is conveniently located between Miami and Tampa, on the western coast of Florida. Fort Myers offers many warm, tropical islands of multiple sizes, creating seemingly endless exploration opportunities for snorkelers and scuba divers. Fort Myers Beach is consistently warm year-round because it sits on the Gulf of Mexico. It has soft and white sandy […]

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Lakes in Arizona for Boating

Many people make the mistake of assuming that the beautiful American Southwest doesn’t offer many boating opportunities, but this is completely wrong. There are hundreds of rivers and lakes here, especially in Arizona. Arguably, one of the best and most comfortable ways to enjoy the dry and hot desert is on a boat in the […]

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Things to Do at Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe sits 50 miles to the north of the beautiful city of Houston in eastern Texas. The artificial lake was created in 1973 when the west fork of the San Jacinto River was dammed by the San Jacinto River Authority, the City of Houston, and the Texas Water Development Board. By October of that year, […]

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Lake Havasu Restaurants on the Water

Lake Havasu is a popular destination in Arizona set along the Colorado River, offering boaters many opportunities to explore the area. Many enjoy grabbing a bite to eat in town before heading out on the water, while others like to get out early and dock their boat for lunch, dinner, or a quick snack and […]

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The Best Canyon Lake Water Activities

Canyon Lake is located in the mountains an hour east of Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. The construction made this artificial 900-acre reservoir of the Mormon Flat Dam on the Salt River. It’s tucked away in Tonto National Forest and is a hotspot amongst local Arizonians and tourists alike. Explore Canyon Lake Boat Rentals Canyon Lake […]

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2022 Women Making Waves

By Boating Industry Staff Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the multitude of women in the industry who have made and continue to make great contributions to its success, propel its growth and lead their organizations and peers into the future. Now in its fifth year and becoming a part of Boating […]

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Women at work – and making waves

By David Gee How great is it to celebrate the considerable accomplishments of women in the recreational boating industry in this unique issue?! Of course, Boating Industry, and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration, support and lift up women in the workplace in general, and specifically in the boating industry, the entire year. That happens not […]

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Best Boating Destinations in Florida

1. The Florida Keys With more than 1,700 islands, the Florida Keys is a boater’s paradise. The area is known for its crystal clear turquoise waters and dramatic sunsets. It is a big area to explore, extending from Biscayne National Park to more than 125 miles to Key West. Every island has its own story. […]

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Pre-Departure Boating Checklist: 20 Things to Do Before Leaving the Dock

Ever have that feeling you’ve forgotten something? Take a cue from airplane pilots and make a pre-departure boating checklist for your boat and it could prevent a significant inconvenience or safety issue. We’ve created this sample boating checklist you can use prior to launching or leaving the dock. Our boating pros also recommend that you […]

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Bahamas National Parks by Boat

The Bahamas’ National Parks by Boat Each marine park offers visitors a unique experience. What brings visitors to the shores of the Bahamas is different for everyone. But you’re sure to gain a one-of-a-kind experience when you visit one of our marine parks. At The Bahamas National Trust (BNT), our mandate is to protect national […]

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Emerald Gulf Coast

Follow the Emerald Gulf Coast Head west along the sparkling green water from Destin to Orange Beach for great fishing and fantastic seafood. There are stretches along the Gulf of Mexico coastline where time seems to run on the whims of an eccentric generator. Along Florida’s Emerald Coast from Destin to Orange Beach, Alabama, the […]

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