Bring in the jets

By Adam Quandt While the entire recreational marine industry has been extremely hot over the last few years, there’s one segment in particular that has been absolutely on fire; Personal watercraft (PWC). Despite facing similar and near-constant supply chain challenges as the rest of the industry, the PWC market has been a driving force to […]

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NMMA names 2022 Hall of Fame inductees

The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry veterans into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Joe Miller, Former CEO & Principal at William F. Miller & Associates, and Doug Smoker, President & CEO of Smoker Craft, Inc., will be presented with the 2022 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ […]

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Three Iconic Boating Cities

For entertainment, check out the Chicago Riverwalk. It has three downtown docks, including this one at City Winery, a restaurant and live-music venue. Cate Brown 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. Chicago This city of 2.7 million doesn’t become an […]

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Lowe Boats Launches 2023 Lineup

PHOTO COURTESY OF LOWE BOATS Lowe Boats has announced the launch of its new 2023 SF pontoon series, boasting bold new styling and a host of premium features for enjoying the water. “For over half a century, Lowe has been building quality boats with a reputation for performance and versatility,” says Greg Falkner, general manager […]

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Pure Watercraft to Open Manufacturing Plant in West Virginia

PHOTO COURTESY OF PURE WATERCRAFT Pure Watercraft, manufacturer of high-performance electric boats, announced plans to open a manufacturing plant for its electric pontoons in Beech Bottom, West Virginia. The direct-to-consumer brand will move production into an 80,000-square-foot production facility at Beech Bottom Industrial Park that is a revitalized former steel plant on the banks of […]

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Day One Highlights From The 34th Annual Lake Of The Ozarks Shootout

With relatively cool weather, as in not 100-plus degrees, welcoming the participants to the 34th annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Central Missouri on Saturday, the first day of the world-famous top-speed competition presented by Performance Boat Center went off safely, smoothly and successfully this year with 143 runs recorded on the three-quarter-mile course […]

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Quit your job and live on a yacht? 8 ways to make it happen

Erin Carey talks to a variety of liveaboard yacht cruisers about how they make a living on a yacht and what their days look like When my family and I set off on what we thought would be a two-year sailing sabbatical in 2018, we didn’t have any plans of working along the way. We […]

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BRP Announces All-New Manitou Pontoons

PHOTO COURTESY OF MANITOU Manitou’s 2023 lineup features eye-catching, sleek modern design and a quieter, more efficient ride with the new Rotax Outboard Engine. The new sleek aesthetic is courtesy of an aluminum transformation process exclusive to Manitou, and a redesigned bow offers a distinctive new lighting signature for navigation and docking lights. Equipped with […]

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Vanderbilt Pontoons delivers first model from new facility

Vanderbilt Luxury Pontoons LLC has delivered its very first model – the Vanderbilt 700T Series – from its new production facility to The Marina, one of its newest dealers. The Marina is located on Lake Gage in Angola, Ind. The dealership recently signed on with Vanderbilt Luxury Pontoons, adding Vanderbilt to their roster which currently […]

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Barletta Pontoon’s Bill Fenech to Retire

PHOTO COURTESY OF BARLETTA Winnebago Industries announced the retirement of Barletta Pontoon Boats’ President Bill Fenech, effective August 26. Fenech founded Barletta in 2017 and served as president once the company was acquired by Winnebago in August of 2021. Under his leadership, the company has pursued its focus on innovative, superior quality products, continuing to […]

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