Big Cat Poker Run At 80 Registered Boats

<!– In the News: Big Cat Poker Run At 80 Registered Boats –> In what was a challenging transitional year at the organizing level, the 2021 Big Cat Poker Run in Northern California still attracted 70 boats and raised more than $100,000, which netted $50,000 for the Discovery Bay Lion’s Club to donate to various […]

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5 Best Air and Sea Shows in the United States

Air and sea shows have been loved by Americans since their debut for more than a century. Today, air and sea shows are held all across America, showcasing planes and boats with cutting-edge tech. If you’re looking for air and sea shows worth your while, consider our list of the five top shows across the […]

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Dock and Dine Basics: Seven Tips for Success

Dock and dine experiences are a must-do for any boater. Not only is it great fun to arrive at a restaurant by the water, but it’s also usually an afternoon or evening of fantastic dining, with some of the freshest-catch seafood anywhere. Here are seven tips for a successful dock and dine experience: Research dock […]

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Countdown to Cannes 2022: Sealine S390

The Hanse Group is to launch a new Sealine S390 model at Cannes 2022 to plug an obvious gap in the former British brand’s Sports line-up. The open sportscruiser design fits neatly into the slot between Sealine’s existing S335 and S430 Bill Dixon’s latest design for Sealine is all about making the most of the […]

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Commentary: Boat Ride With A Fan

<!– Commentary: Commentary: Boat Ride With A Fan –> Since the first time I spoke with Dave Burgess of St. Clair, Mich., years ago, I have been a big fan. He’s just one of those instantly likable guys. Getting older being what it is, meaning hell on the memory now and then, I cannot remember […]

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Fantastic At 40: Sunsation Sun Run Hits All The Feels

<!– Event Coverage: Fantastic At 40: Sunsation Sun Run Hits All The Feels –> Asked why he traveled from Osage Beach, Mo., Wednesday for yesterday’s Sunsation 40th Anniversary Sun Run on Lake St. Clair in Michigan, Performance Boat Center’s Brett Manire offered an answer that would become a recurring theme during the celebration of the […]

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Boating Sportswear With UV Protection

Ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) is a measurement of how much ultraviolet light is blocked by a fabric. UPF 50, the most common rating on clothing tags, means the fabric will cut out all but 1/50th of the sun’s cancer-causing UV rays. Basically, 98 percent of the UV rays do not penetrate a UPF 50 fabric. […]

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Unleashed Poker Run Hits Stride In Year No. 3

<!– Event Coverage: Unleashed Poker Run Hits Stride In Year No. 3 –> Given all the well-established go-fast boating events each summer, it can take a few years for a new one to catch on. Word of mouth goes a long way and moves quickly in the community of performance-boating enthusiasts, but building momentum for […]

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Summer Blast To Round Out West Michigan Offshore Event Schedule

<!– In the News: Summer Blast To Round Out West Michigan Offshore Event Schedule –> Though West Michigan Offshore’s signature summer events—Muskegon Powerboat Week and Rock The Coast—for 2022 are in the books, the club has one more event on tap. Dubbed the Gold Coast Summer Blast, the season-ending happening is set for August 12-13. […]

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Best Lakes in Texas for Boating

With 7,000 lakes in Texas, visitors (and locals) here have a water world to explore by boat. With so many lakes to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one has the best views, cleanest waters, and fun activities to do. To help narrow your search, we’ve compiled a list of the best […]

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Fun Things to Do Around Lake Austin

Lake Austin is a 1,600-acre manmade lake that sits on the Colorado River. This gargantuan lake gives visitors and locals a whirlwind of adventure, exploration, and fun. No matter what brings you to Austin, Texas, exploring lake Austin is a must. Let’s dive into all the fun things to do around Lake Austin: Best fishing […]

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Ready For Launch

  Versatile, lightweight, easy to maneuver, towable without a truck: the Sea-Doo Spark is pure entertainment in a fun, flexible package. To showcase just how easy and low-maintenance the Spark is, we set up a road trip around Miami, and spent the day navigating the trailered Spark around, over and through the Magic City, and launched it […]

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Burling and Co finally pick up a win in SailGP

Peter Burling and his Kiwi crew delivered an impressive win at the British SailGP Regatta in Plymouth beating the all-dominant Aussies for the first time this season Peter Burling and Blair Tuke alongside their kiwi crew, including new tactician, Jo Aleh have taken victory in the British SailGP regatta in Plymouth in impressive style finishing […]

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Iguana X100 White Edition

Problem solved. by Chuck Warren There have been some amazing innovations in the marine industry recently. Some new products are the evolution of tried-and-true solutions, while others represent leaps forward to solve a problem or find a better answer. Photos Courtesy of Iguana The new Iguana Yachts X100 is a perfect example of both. If […]

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Summer in the “The Snows”

Photo Courtesy of Les Cheneaux Islands Chamber of Commerce Those who have explored Michigan’s 36-island Les Cheneaux archipelago realize what a hidden treasure this area is. Tucked into the northern coastline of Lake Huron, the communities of Hessel and Cedarville remain anchored to their history while cruising toward their future. By Dianna Stampfler The narrow […]

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Best Beaches Near Washington, D.C.

We may not think of them this way, but Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia are all coastal states. This means they have beaches! If you’re in landlocked Washington, D.C., yearning for a beach to lounge on, we have some near you! Some offer pristine natural scenery, and others are a relaxing getaway. Here are the best […]

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Romantic Boat Rides in Washington, D.C.

Spend an evening as magical as Mermaid Ariel and Prince Eric’s boat ride by setting up your next date on the water! We’ll help you prepare for a most romantic boat ride in Washington, D.C. Here’s a list of: Spots for your romantic cruise in the DC area What to bring aboard for a lovely […]

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Night Boating: 10 Tips for Staying Safe After Dark

Boating at night can be exhilarating! An after-dark cruise or night fishing is exciting and magical, but it doesn’t come without some challenges. Visibility is reduced, it’s hard to judge distances, and it gets colder at night, which may increase disorientation and seasickness. Preparation for your night boating trip is essential to provide a safe […]

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Waypoint: Portland, Maine

Lighthouses, fine eateries, art are among the many things that make this Down East destination hard to walk away from. Photos by Dori Arrington Portland, Maine Lighthouses, fine eateries, art are among the many things that make this Down East destination hard to walk away from. Our first visit to Portland, Maine, was a one-night […]

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3 Local Marketing Strategies to Advertise Your Boatsetter Rentals

You have your boat spiffed up and running great. You have a top-notch Boatsetter listing (see 5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Boat Listing on Boatsetter) that’s packed with information and photos. You’re ready to book rentals just as soon as more leads come in. Now, how do you get more people in your local […]

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