Godfrey Launches Brand New Luxury Series for 2024

PHOTO COURTESY OF GODFREY PONTOONS Godfrey Pontoons announced the launch of a new family for the 2024 model season. The new Godfrey XP Series delivers a high level of comfort combined with the most advanced technology available, all packaged in a sleek, modern design. The fully digital helm features an intuitive custom user interface that […]

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Suzuki Marine Makes Run to the Capitol Using New EcoFuel

The 26-foot Sea Pro center console covered 940 miles on a new sustainable fuel offered by VP Racing. Courtesy Suzuki/Ron Ballanti Editor’s Note: Boating Contributing Editor, Capt. John Page Williams joined Team Suzuki for a leg of this trip, running right into Washington, DC. A naturalist, licensed captain and award-winning journalist, Williams is working on […]

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Boating – A big industry with a big impact

By Bill Yeargin Boating is important not only to those of us who enjoy being on the water but also to those who depend on it for their livelihood. Boating has a huge economic impact, a 230-billion-dollar annual impact. The boating industry includes 36,000 businesses – most of them small and family-operated – providing 813,000 […]

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MTI At 25—Spooled Up Twice

Arguably the coolest matched-theme pair of MTIs ever created, Spooled Up, a 52-foot catamaran, and Spooled Up Support, an MTI-V 42 center console, were commissioned by Craig and Kim Hargreaves of Washington. Their unforgettable painted graphics were created by the ferociously talented Mark Morris of Visual Imagination in Peculiar, Mo. It is some of his […]

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How MasterCraft Builds Boats

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } MasterCraft has come a long way since Rob Shirley founded the company in 1968. They quickly made a mark in the watersports industry due […]

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MTI Celebrates 25th Anniversary In First-Class Fashion

Starting with an enjoyable check-in at the docks owned by company founders Randy and Cherell Scism on Thursday afternoon, followed by two days of fun runs and dinners at Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri, Marine Technology Inc. hosted an incredible 25th anniversary celebration last week that culminated with an enjoyable, first-class gathering at […]

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Godfrey launches 2024 XP Series

Godfrey Pontoons announced today the launch of a new family for model year 2024, the Godfrey XP Series. The latest addition to the Godfrey line, the XP boasts a suite of high-tech features, combining a sleek, modern look with performance. These include a fully-digital helm with an intuitive custom user interface and accent backlighting. The […]

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OKUMA RELEASES INSPIRA ISX “A” SPINNING REELS FOR 2024

OKUMA RELEASES INSPIRA ISX A SPINNING REELS FOR 2024 Okuma, a prominent leader in the spinning reel market, has once again raised the bar with the introduction of their latest addition, the Inspira ISX “A” Spinning Reel. Delivering exceptional stability, smoothness, and power, the Inspira ISX utilizes cutting-edge spinning reel technology with promises to be […]

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Cocoa Beach Wrap Up: The Last Lap Is The One That Matters

In the highly anticipated, season-opening Class 1 World Championships Series competition at the Thunder On Cocoa Beach offshore powerboat race Sunday, owner/driver Darren Nicholson and throttleman Giovanni Carpitella looked to have everything in control in their 47-foot Victory catamaran, 222 Offshore Australia. They had qualified on the pole and took the lead as soon as […]

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Living Up To Their Name In Cocoa Beach

When the green flag flew for the final race of the day at Thunder on Cocoa Beach in Cocoa Beach, Fla., at a little before 4 p.m., the 11 outboard-powered catamarans in the Super Stock class looked to be attached at the deck. The 11 boats in the Super Stock class lived up to its […]

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ABYC announces Standards Week 2024

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the dates for its annual Standards Week, Jan. 7-11, 2024, in Annapolis, Md. Standards Week is a gathering for the marine industry and Project Technical Committees (PTCs), with daily meetings scheduled to discuss updates to Supplement 64 of the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft, […]

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