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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When and Where to Fish

Little Things Mean a Lot When you fish is just as important as where you fish. One early truth we all learn as anglers is that nearly every aspect of our fishing approach can be improved. I’ve been at this over five decades now, and I still learn something different or come up with a […]

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Michel Sells Cloud IX MTI Catamaran

I almost didn’t believe it myself when Louisiana performance boater Nate Michel informed me in confidentiality a few weeks ago that he was selling his beloved Cloud IX, the “movie star” 40-foot MTI catamaran he had completely redone several years ago. It’s hard to believe, but Nate Michel of Louisiana sold Cloud IX, his incredible 40-foot MTI […]

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Making the switch: How we become a liveaboards

A gentle introduction to the cruising life set Kate Ashe-Leonard on course for a full transocean liveaboard adventure We’re sailing by the Gulf of Venezuela as we approach the Colombian coastline, a notoriously difficult stretch of water with frequent high winds, big swell and current. This night is no exception. It’s 0100 and Jim and […]

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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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Wellcraft Announces the New 435 Model

The Wellcraft 435 responds to the toughest demands and meets every challenge. Courtesy Wellcraft Boats 2023: Bigger, bolder. Outlasting trends and extending its Performance Cruiser series, Wellcraft continues to enable boaters to conquer new adventures with the announcement of the all-new, Wellcraft 435. Built for all adventures and types of weather, the Wellcraft 435 was […]

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How to Install a Wireless Phone-Charging Nest on Your Boat

Keep your phone protected and charged with a wireless phone-charging nest. Tim Barker 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. Like it or not, mobile phones have become indispensable appendages in our lives, even while boating. More than just a way […]

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Shelby Mattingly Joining The Speedonthewater.com Team

Among the most joyful, gracious and generous members of the high-performance powerboating community, Shelby Mattingly is joining speedonthewater.com as its new sales and marketing manager. The 31-year-old, passionate go-fast boating enthusiast officially starts February 1. She will handle advertising sales for all of the daily news site’s editorial products, from online display advertisements to print […]

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2022 Editor’s Choice: Boaters Exchange

By Jamie Stafford Boaters Exchange kept ahead of tumultuous times with their commitment to customer service and enthusiasm for the boating lifestyle. The dealership’s main location is in Rockledge, Fla. 30 miles east of Orlando on US Highway 1, known as “Boat Dealership Alley” due to the number of dealers along this road. Boaters Exchange […]

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2022 Editor’s Choice: Harborside Marina & Yachts

By Adam Quandt Boaters Exchange kept ahead of tumultuous times with their commitment to customer service and enthusiasm for the boating lifestyle. The dealership’s main location is in Rockledge, Fla. 30 miles east of Orlando on US Highway 1, known as “Boat Dealership Alley” due to the number of dealers along this road. Boaters Exchange […]

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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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Formula 387 Center Console

Fish and Play Formula’s 387 center console comes in two styles, but they share the love of fishing and the need for playtime. Formula has re-entered the center console market with vim and vigor, meaning its enthusiasm and positivity with the introduction of the 387 CCF and 387 CCS has fishermen and their families realizing they […]

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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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5 Tips for a New Boater

If you’ve recently decided to become a boater, congratulations! Boating can be a great way to explore the outdoors and bond with family and friends. However, before you can head out on the water, there are some important steps to take to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here are some tips for becoming a […]

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Ocean Reef Club Vintage Weekend

Classic Conveyances Ocean Reef Club’s 26th Annual Vintage Weekend A transportation trifecta took over the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, as a wide array of extraordinary classic cars, yachts, and aircraft were on display for guests to admire at the 26th Annual Vintage Weekend, December 1-4, 2022. With blue skies above, the festivities began […]

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Winnebago reports Q1 2023 results

Winnebago Industries, Inc. recently reported financial results for the Company’s Fiscal 2023 first quarter. Revenues for the Fiscal 2023 first quarter ended November 26, 2022, were $952.2 million, a decrease of 17.6% compared to $1.2 billion for the Fiscal 2022 period, driven by unit volume decreases versus record year-ago comparisons, partially offset by Marine segment […]

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2023 Fishing Boat Buyer’s Guide

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Mark Zona joins AFTCO Fishing Team

Mark Zona joins AFTCO Fishing Team AFTCO’s Pro Team is expanding in 2023 with the addition of one of the most dynamic media personalities in the fishing industry, Mark Zona. The co-host of Bassmaster and host of Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show is a household name in the fishing and outdoors industry. Widely renowned and revered […]

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HOBIE: Divvying Up $100,000

Nelli takes TOC title with first Hobie B.O.S. victory. Storrs second, Patrick third in $100,000 event. Milton claims AOY crown. OCEANSIDE, Calif. (December 5, 2022) – There’s a new king on the Hobie Bass Open Series (BOS) Anchored by Power-Pole® trail and his name is Brian Nelli. The 39-year-old from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, conquered an extremely talented field on Lake […]

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