Eight Steps to Owning Your First Boat

Taking the plunge and purchasing a boat for the first time can be an exciting and rewarding experience, and there’s no better time to do this than in the heart of boat show season. However, it’s essential to take the time to research and choose the right boat for your lifestyle needs and budget. Below […]

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BoatTEST partners with Elite Direct Finance

BoatTEST announced that it has partnered with Elite Direct Finance to offer financing directly from its web platform. “Elite Direct Finance brings the kind of customer service that our readers are looking for when making a buying decision. While researching on BoatTEST they can see the boat’s price, calculate monthly payments, and immediately fill out […]

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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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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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49th Annual Stuart Boat Show

49th Annual Stuart Boat Show The 49th Annual Stuart Boat Show, named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast, kicks off the 2023 boat show season Friday, January 13th to Sunday, January 15th in the Sailfish Capital of the World. The largest boat show on Florida’s Treasure Coast features more than 200 exhibitors […]

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Cruisers Yachts 50 GLS

Trust in your builder. by Capt. Tom Serio When buying a new boat, many factors have to be considered: The type of boating, locations, destinations and, of course, financing. Photos Courtesy of Cruisers Yachts But there’s one more thing that should be counted, almost by default, and that’s trust. There needs to be an intrinsic […]

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2023 Boat Buyers Guide: Center-Consoles

Offshore center-console ­fishing boats ride atop a variety of hulls. Courtesy Regulator The center-console is unbeatable when it comes to effective big-water fishing. The basic concept emerged decades ago, providing 360 degrees of access to the rail, making the timeless design a natural for fishing. Today’s models are more advanced in construction and utility, representing […]

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Uncharted Waters: Advice on Advice

Tips on what to do when a boat-shopping friend asks, “Whataya think about this one?” Tips on what to do when a boat-shopping friend asks, “Whataya think about this one?” Illustration: Kent Barton Boat buyers come in many shapes, sizes and types, but here, on this particular page—as a public service—I’m going to deal exclusively […]

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Limestone Boat Company releases Q3 results

The Limestone Boat Company Limited has announced its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 (“Q3 FY 2022″). All dollar amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. Limestone has started to see the effects of management decisions taken in Q2 2022 concerning wholesale pricing and labor realignment with improvements in […]

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Get to the Adventure Faster

Relax onboard your new yacht with friends and embrace your next adventure. Newcoast Owning a boat or yacht is exciting and fun. You get to cruise in sunny, warm places. You can hang out with family and friends in new destinations. And you can enjoy everything from wakeboarding to sightseeing in destinations that other people […]

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Mastercraft releases Q1 results

MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCFT) announced financial results for its fiscal 2023 first quarter ended October 2, 2022. Highlights: Eighth consecutive period-over-period record-setting quarter for both net sales and earnings Record net sales for the first quarter increased to $169.5 million, up 29.7% from the prior-year period Record net income from continuing operations was $24.6 million, or $1.37 per diluted […]

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Featured Boat: 2012 Cigarette 39 Top Gun Unlimited

<!– Featured Boat: Featured Boat: 2012 Cigarette 39 Top Gun Unlimited –> Offered by Performance Boat Center, which has locations in Osage Beach, Mo., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this 2012 Cigarette 39 Top Gun Unlimited is powered by twin Mercury Racing HP700SCi with NXT drives. According to listing, the power package 211 operating hours. Hardware […]

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Getting the win with financing

By Jeff Backus So you’re working with a customer, and they have decided on the perfect boat. They are ready to buy, you submit to the banks, and boom: decline, decline, decline. Dead deal and everyone goes home unhappy. So what happened? Let’s talk about everything you can do to get more deals bought and […]

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2022 Boating Industry Bold Moves

By Jamie Stafford Boating Industry’s Movers & Shakers program brings a wealth of talented nominations to the fore. Though we’ve shone a spotlight on this year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year as well as the finalists, there are still more industry leaders worthy of recognition for 2022. This six leaders have been making Bold […]

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Featured Boat: 2023 Statement Marine 360 Catamaran

Offered through Seabound Yachts of Clayton, N.Y., this 2023 Statement Marine 360 catamaran is powered by a pair of Mercury Racing 400R outboard engines. According to the listing, the engines have 12 hours of operating time. The 36-footer boasts a custom paintjob by Mark Morris of Visual Imagination. Additional highlights include a custom Waves And […]

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Savannah Boat Works

A new boat series from Savannah offers quality boating at affordable prices. by Kevin Koenig North Carolina’s Savannah Boat Works has a new four-model lineup with a plethora of features and details to like, especially in a smaller and economical package. Photos Courtesy of Savannah Boat Works The series includes an SS19, SS21, 190 IS, […]

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Rollick announces integration with eBay Motors

Rollick has announced its integration with eBay Motors, an ecommerce platform that connects buyers and sellers around the world. The integration gives Rollick dealers a new and efficient way to list powersports, RV, and boat inventory on the marketplace. The two companies agreed to a long-term contract following the 6-month pilot program where eBay Motors […]

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New license for St Julian’s Maritime Finance welcomed by Malta’s professional maritime community

St Julian’s Maritime Finance’s freshly granted license to provide non-banking financial services has been welcomed by key stakeholders who see this new development as a clear sign that Malta’s flourishing maritime centre has been further strengthened. As is well known in maritime circles, and less well known outside them, Malta has become the flag of […]

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