Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023

Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023  Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023 as Americans Continue Prioritizing Outdoor Recreation in Record Numbers according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2023 – The start of a new year brings the beginning of boat show season for the $170 billion U.S. recreational boating industry and […]

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Sea-Doo Spark Trixx vs. Yamaha JetBlaster

The Sea-Doo Spark Trixx (left) and Yamaha JetBlaster (right) both offer lightweight, economical, freestyle PWC fun. Courtesy Sea-Doo, Yamaha Sea-Doo’s Spark Trixx and Yamaha’s JetBlaster are two of the most fun, playful models in the PWC market. Though each follows a similar formula—advantageous horsepower-to-weight ratio and near-identical trio of freestyle-oriented add-ons—they retain distinct personalities on […]

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Cigarette To Display 515 Sportboat And More In Miami

With South Florida as its home turf, Cigarette Racing Team always dresses its Miami International Boat Show exhibit to impress—and this year will be no exception. The Opa-Locka-based, custom high-performance powerboat company will showcase a 515 sportboat and two center consoles—a 42 Auroris and a 42 Nighthawk—in the Miami Convention Center during the February 14-19 […]

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NMMA reports momentum heading into 2023

The start of a new year brings the beginning of boat show season for the $170 billion U.S. recreational boating industry and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which represents 85 percent of the country’s recreational boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers. The recreational boating industry is preparing to welcome an estimated two million Americans to dozens […]

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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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2023 Scarab 165 ID

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2023 Scarab 165 ID

The 165 ID packs a lot of excitement. Courtesy Scarab Jet Boats Looking for a little excitement? Consider the Scarab 165 ID. Though small in size, we think you’ll find it big on fun. This 15-foot-9-inch runabout can be ordered with up to 300 jet-drive horsepower, and it weighs about only 1,700 pounds with a […]

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2023 Sea-Doo Explorer Pro 170

The Explorer Pro 170 excels in the rougher conditions explorers may encounter . Bill Doster Personal watercraft buyers increasingly put their craft to more uses, riding longer and longer distances, planning and completing multiday rides, exploring new waterways, and even using their PWC to camp along shorelines en route. The Sea-Doo Explorer Pro targets those […]

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2022 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310

The Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310 lineup is packed full of power. Courtesy Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA Kawasaki’s new flagship Jet Ski Ultra 310 series personal watercraft are the most powerful ever, featuring a supercharged, 1,498 cc marine engine. The 2022 Ultra 310 line includes the Jet Ski Ultra 310X, Jet Ski Ultra 310LX-S and Jet Ski Ultra 310LX. Across […]

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Yamaha adopts plant-derived materials for PWC parts

Yamaha Marine U.S. Business Unit will soon begin to use plant-derived cellulose nanofiber (CNF) reinforced resin in the production of specific watercraft parts. The CNF reinforced resin, developed through a collaborative agreement between Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. in Japan (“Yamaha Motor”) and Nippon Paper Industries Corporation, Ltd., represents what appears to be one of the […]

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Sea-Doo Introduces Limited Edition RXP-X 300

Sea-Doo’s Limited Edition RXP-X 300 offers one-of-a-kind look and a hydraulic steering damper. Courtesy Sea-Doo Sea-Doo teased a hotrod version of their RXP-X 300 speedster earlier this year, putting F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo in the saddle for a high-speed romp around Miami. As summer waned, we got our own turn at the controls. The scoop? […]

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NMMA team visits Syntec, Yamaha

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) team spent time in Georgia last week visiting two member company facilities, including Syntec Industries in Rome and Dalton, as well as Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America, located in Newnan. Long time members of the NMMA, Syntec Industries offers the most extensive collection of carpets, resilient flooring, LVT, […]

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Sea-Doo Launches Two New 2023 models

Sea-Doo is leading the way with two all-new premium personal watercraft (PWC) for 2023: The Sea-Doo Explorer Pro 170 and the Sea-Doo RXP-X Apex 300. The Explorer Pro 170 is the most adventure-ready, out-of-the-box PWC, fully equipped with uncharted water features and technologies. Adventure seekers can ride as a multi-day, self-contained exploration package with its […]

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NMMA reports new boat sales levels are down through July

The NMMA reports new powerboat sales year-to-date were at 187,000 units through July, down 18% from the same period in 2021. While overall new powerboat sales decreased 11% compared to January through July in  pre-pandemic 2019, several categories continue to outpace pre-pandemic YTD sales levels, including new pontoons, wake sport boats and yachts. “In the […]

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2023 Yamaha FX Limited SVHO

A ­redesigned ride plate helps plant the hull during aggressive cornering. Courtesy Yamaha 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. Overview The FX Limited SVHO, Yamaha’s flagship Wave­Runner, combines a deep-V hull with a supercharged, mega-displacement 1.8-liter Super Vortex High Output […]

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Maritimo M60

Maritimo’s Genesis The new M60 takes the original flybridge motoryacht to a higher level. To say this yacht has wings isn’t far from the truth. The Maritimo M60 can fly along the water with ease at speeds over ground up to 30 knots. But unless you want to use up your fuel just to go […]

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2022 Taiga Orca Carbon

The Orca Carbon is capable of hitting speeds up to 65 mph. Courtesy Taiga Motors Inc. 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. Overview Walking down the dock to test the new Taiga Orca Carbon, at first glance I noted that […]

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