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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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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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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WaterIQ and SOLitude Lake Management Announce Ultrasonic Technologies Distribution Partnership

WILSON, Wyo. – January 11, 2023 – WaterIQ Technologies, the leader in next-generation ultrasonic solutions to combat harmful algae and biofilm without the use of chemicals, has announced a partnership with SOLitude Lake Management, a nationwide environmental firm that provides sustainable solutions to improve water quality and preserve water resources. The recognized leaders in the water industry […]

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2022 Top Dealers: Best Practices

By the staff of Boating Industry For the last 17 years, Boating Industry’s Top 100 program has become a symbol of the best of the best in retailers across the recreational marine industry. Now in its 18th year in 2022, the program has expanded to award and honor the elite across the entire industry. As […]

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2022 Top Dealers: Best in Class

As part of this year’s Top 100: Top Dealer awards, Boating Industry has recognized seven companies with special “Best in Class” awards, for companies that particularly excelled in one area of their business. Below are the Best in Class award recipients for 2022. Best Industry Advocate Watersports CentralBuford, Georgia WaterSports Central, headquartered in Buford, Ga., has […]

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Techniques for Capturing Five-Star Fishing Photos

It’s undeniable, photography and fishing go hand in hand. In today’s information age, where the internet and social media dominate, capturing a photo of your catch is a critical part of the experience. If you want a truly post-worthy image, it pays to put some thought into how you shoot it. For some photographers, like […]

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Second hand boats: Buying a family yacht

Will Bruton takes a look at the positives and potential pitfalls in buying a family yacht so you can cruise the world with the kids in tow Buying a family yacht with room to accommodate young and old means looking for some very specific characteristics. Having enough space for living, studying and – increasingly commonly […]

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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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Sailing to the Galapagos – a land of wonder

Sailing to the Galapagos Islands requires extensive preparation, but the rewards are other-worldly, as Jessie Zevalkink discovered The first morning of passage sailing to the Galapagos Islands I leapt out of my berth at 0600, seeking an hour alone. I’d hoped to rise earlier for a full two hours of dawn and silence, but one […]

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Techniques for Bass Fishing from a Kayak

Techniques for Bass Fishing from a Kayak By: Chandler Parker Hitting the lake with a fishing kayak simply isn’t enough; to maximize your chances of catching quality largemouth bass, you’ll need to know how to use that kayak properly. You’ll want to understand how to control your fishing platform—as well as cast, present, and retrieve […]

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How to Install a New Anchor Windlass

Whether you are replacing a windlass or installing one for the first time, we recommend taking a good look around the foredeck. 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 […]

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ePropulsion opens new Shanghai facility

ePropulsion has announced that it has opened a new research and development center in Shanghai. The new facility is intended to focus on the research of boat energy systems and electric propulsion systems based on the company’s portfolio of products that are all developed in-house. “The establishment of the new R&D center in Shanghai is […]

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Electric Invaders

On a Norwegian adventure with the crew of Viking-inspired engineers at Evoy, Simon Murray discovers not only the fanatical dedication behind the race to build the fastest electric boats in the world, but the true meaning of “skol!” Evoy’s electric motors are propelling Norwegian boats to some of the fastest speeds achieved by electricity alone. […]

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