OneWater Marine releases Q1 fiscal results

OneWater Marine Inc. has announced results for its fiscal first quarter ended December 31, 2022. “Our first quarter results came in largely as we anticipated as the industry experienced a return to more normalized seasonality, with revenue growing high-single digits, on top of a 57% increase in the prior year. Notably, our high margin service, […]

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Guide Spotlight: Jason Sullivan of Rising Tide Charters

NAME: Capt. Jason Sullivan LOCATION: Everglades National Park SPECIALTY: Light tackle and fly fishing for tarpon, snook and redfish. BOAT SPECS: 17.8-foot Hell’s Bay Boatworks Professional 15-foot Glades jon boat SPONSORS & AFFILIATIONS: Orvis, Simms, Hell’s Bay Boatworks, Daiwa, G Loomis HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? I have always wanted to be a fishing guide, […]

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Tiara EX 60 Sea Trial and Review

Part express cruiser, part motoryacht, the EX 60 doesn’t fit any one category precisely, which explains why Tiara adopted the Adventure Series moniker. Great Expectations A late-fall shakedown proves that Tiara’s flagship—the EX 60—has substance to go along with her style. Tiara EX 60 Photo: Alex Slikkers The October winds off Lake Michigan deliver a […]

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Cayman Islands

Bank on the Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands offer SCUBA diving, sportfishing, sailing, and more. The banks off the Cayman Islands, located in the Western Caribbean and part of the Greater Antilles, are a big draw. There’s the Cayman Bank 12 miles to the west of Grand Cayman, plus Pickle Bank, Lawfords Banks, the 60 Mile […]

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MTI At 25—Looking Back At Speed Racer

Of all the high-performance “theme boats” that were built in the 2000s, precious few stood the test of time, much less commanded top dollar at resale. That’s because no matter how well-executed—and no builder has been better at creating them than MTI in Wentzville, Mo,—theme boats are hyper-personal expressions of a given owner’s tastes, sensibilities […]

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Seven Top Tips for Landing Large Seatrout

Texas trout fishing is on fire, but most records are still held by Florida gators like this one. David McCleaf Many cold Januarys ago, between Houston and Corpus Christi, I used my suitcase-size cellphone to call Capt. Cliff Webb, who’d invited me to fish Baffin Bay with him on a cold, wet afternoon.  “I’m around […]

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Five Mercury Marine facilities achieve ‘zero waste to landfill’ designation

Mercury Marine announced the addition of five facilities to its list of zero-waste-to-landfill (ZWTL) operations. Starting in December 2022, sustainability teams at these locations across the U.S. began reporting that their months-long initiatives aimed at reducing, reusing and recycling waste materials have brought their facilities into compliance with widely accepted ZWTL standards.  The newly designated […]

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Dockmate appoints new national sales manager

Dockmate announced it has hired Bill Karmis as national sales manager to better service its customers throughout the United States. In his new role, Karmis is tasked with directing the Dockmate team of inside and outside sales representatives across the United States, as well as growing and supporting Dockmate’s dealer network. With a diverse background […]

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2023 JANUARY FT. MYERS BOAT SHOW AND BEYOND

I am excited to report that the 2023 Boat Show had record attendance during at least one of the 4 days at the Ft. Myers ‘Downtown Location’. Full of vendors and people excited about getting out during the beautiful weekend to enjoy the boats and products that are representative and reflected of SW Florida lifestyle. […]

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TNT Marine Center Sold, TNT Marine Still Thriving

Though TNT Marine Center customers officially were informed this week that the Miami facility has been sold to ACME Marinas, clients of TNT Custom Marine can breathe a sigh of relief. The longstanding, legendary South Florida powerboat service, rigging, brokerage and storage business founded by Mike Thomas and John Tomlinson is very much alive. Though […]

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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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Wintertime Tuna Fishing off Venice, Louisiana

Yellowfin tuna are a main attraction at Venice Marina. And the biggest fish don’t always get caught at the rigs. Courtesy Relentless Sportfishing The most reliable place on the planet to catch yellowfin and blackfin tunas is offshore Venice, Louisiana. Venice is located advantageously at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi River. And as fall […]

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