Featured Boat: 2015 MTI 48 Catamaran

Offered by Performance Boat Center of Osage Beach, Mo., this 2015 model-year MTI 48 catamaran  is powered by Mercury Racing 1350 engines with M8 drives. According to the listing, the engines have 140 operating hours. The driver and copilot seats in the 48-footer are mounted on shock-mitigating supports, and the cockpit sole is finished with […]

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Guide Spotlight: Jason Sullivan of Rising Tide Charters

NAME: Capt. Jason Sullivan LOCATION: Everglades National Park SPECIALTY: Light tackle and fly fishing for tarpon, snook and redfish. BOAT SPECS: 17.8-foot Hell’s Bay Boatworks Professional 15-foot Glades jon boat SPONSORS & AFFILIATIONS: Orvis, Simms, Hell’s Bay Boatworks, Daiwa, G Loomis HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? I have always wanted to be a fishing guide, […]

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Elegance Defines DCB M37R Catamaran No. 18

Asked how he felt about the predominantly silver gelcoat-dressed DCB Performance Boats M37R catamaran he delivered yesterday in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., with colleague Tony Chiaramonte, Jeff Johnston responded instantly. With the famed London Bridge in the background, the latest DCB M37R catamaran turned heads yesterday on Lake Havasu. “It’s timeless,” said Johnston, the president […]

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Inside Angle: The Last Bayliner Meme

Boaters like to poke fun at Bayliners, but the company’s founder got the last laugh. Bayliner. Everyone on the docks has heard a Bayliner joke over the years. And in the age of social media the jokes about these entry-level boats from the 1970s, 80s and beyond have morphed into seemingly endless memes mocking the […]

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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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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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MYCO Cuts Trailer-Build Lead Time To Pre-Pandemic Levels

It’s no secret that delivery times for products from MYCO Trailers, a leading custom trailer manufacturer based in Bradenton, Fla., ballooned during the past two years. High demand and pandemic-spurred supply chain issues were the culprits, but understandable as those issues were they didn’t mitigate frustration from boatbuilders and their clients in need of custom […]

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DCB M33R No. 15 Catamaran Is A Warm Break From Winter

Bold gelcoat colors have long been a staple of high-performance powerboats builds out West, so a molten-orange catamaran with a color-matched interior isn’t unusual. But the latest DCB Performance Boats M33R catamaran, hull No. 15 going to a buyer in the Tacoma, Wash., area, is proof positive that warm colors are alive and very, very […]

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Do I Really Need a Boat Security System?

Unfortunately for boaters, these signs aren’t much of a deterrent against thieves. Jim Hendricks Do anglers really need electronic security systems for their boats? I mean, c’mon— anglers have done without them for decades, haven’t they? So why get a security system now? Many anglers fail to see a need, and some anglers have outright […]

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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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2022 Boat of the Year: Sea-Doo Switch

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Featured Boat: 2021 MTI 390X Catamaran

Offered by Performance Boat Center at its Hollywood, Fla., location, this 2021 MTI 390X catamaran is powered by two Mercury Racing 450R outboard engines with 100 operating hours. According the listing, the engine warranties are good until June 1, 2024, and also can be extended. Electronics in the eight-seat, carbon-fiber 39-footer include Garmin 8617 and […]

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2023 Scarab 165 ID

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Veer: A New Affordable Boat Brand is Launched

The Veer X13, shown here with an Avator electric outboard. Courtesy Veer What’s bigger than a kayak, smaller than a technical skiff, and fits in the bed of your pick-up truck? Why it’s the new Veer X13, the first model from a new boat brand just revealed by Brunswick Boat Group. The boat debuted today […]

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Longboat Key Run Delivers Fun Minus Much Sun

By Southwest Florida standards, today’s weather for the casual fun run around Longboat Key was nothing special. The sun stayed mostly hidden in the overcast sky and the temperatures barely scraped the mid 70s. Ohio’s Justin and Johanna Beischel came all the way to Southwest Florida to catch some air on the final day of […]

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