• Meet The Millers

    Heading to the Orlando Boat Show in early 2016, Steve and Linda Miller came prepared with a game plan and were determined to find their next boat...

  • Let There Be Lights

    From attracting fish to creating the perfect dockside mood, TecNiq’s new M50 and M51 Water Dragon Underwater Lighting illuminates the world aquatic.

  • Airhead Lifejacket Lineup: PDB TESTED No. 224

    We love to promote boating safety. This includes basics like not drinking while captaining a boat, but also promoting the use of life jackets.

  • Nine Classic Hand Signals You Need To Know

    Here are nine classic hand signals you need to know next time your family hits the lake for some water sports.

  • From The Forums: A Dashing Option

    Recently one forum member queried about different depth finder options for their dash:

  • Boating Electronics

    For those with entry-level models or older boats, it’s great to upgrade with the latest fishfinder, GPS, marine stereo or electronic gadget with all the bells and whistles.

  • Restoring For A Fraction

    Ah, the pontooning lifestyle. For some boaters it takes years before they finally figure out the versatility of a pontoon boat is unbeatable, while for others it becomes clearer much sooner in their boating life.

  • News

    Here Comes The 2018 Miami International Boat Show!

    We’re headed to the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show – are you?

  • News

    No More Tedious Tying!

    With quick release hardware from Accon Marine, you can do away with forever tying and retying fenders to cleats and rails on your pontoon.

  • News

    Guess This Price

    The new Crownline Eclipse E23 XS doesn’t just come with enriching options – it counts most of them as standards. Let’s check these out.

  • News

    West Marine CEO Matt Hyde To Depart

    West Marine, Inc., recently announced the departure of Chief Executive Officer Matt Hyde after five years of service.

  • News

    MRAA Welcomes Forest River Marine

    Forest River Marine, proud maker of Berkshire, South Bay, and Trifecta pontoons, has joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) at the highest level as a Platinum Party Member.

  • News

    Mocha Salt Is Releasing New Swim Line

    One nice gift option for the pontoon-lovers in your life could be new swimshorts by premium swimwear and casual wear menswear brand Mocha Salt.

  • News

    MRAA Welcomes Start-up Pontoon Builder Barletta

    Barletta Boat Co. LLC, manufacturer of Barletta Pontoon Boats, just joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) as a platinum partner member.

  • News

    Air-Dryr Keeps Away Moisture-Induced Rust, Mold & Mildew

    Moisture is the bane of winterizing pontoon owners everywhere. Inducing everything from rust to corrosion, mold, mildew and wood rot, enough prolonged wetness can cause irreparable damage...

  • News

    Man Overboard!

    Here’s an intriguing advancement in man-overboard (MOB) protection: the release of Emerald Marine Products’ ALERT418 Man-Overboard Receiver.

  • News

    New LED Accent Lights Open A World Of Possibilities

    Adding some aftermarket LEDs to your pontoon is an instant way to revolutionize its look. One option is TecNiq.

  • News

    Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, Inc., Celebrates MFG Day

    October 6th was a big day for 100 students in particular when they were given the chance to join Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, Inc., in celebrating National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day)!

  • News

    SkipperBud's Plans Big Changes For Island Cove Marina

    Island Cove Marina, situated on Cass Lake in Michigan, is now facing a brighter future at the hands of SkipperBud’s.

  • News

    MasterCraft Acquires NauticStar

    MasterCraft just acquired NauticStar LLC. The going price? About $79.8 million.

  • News

    PDB Magazine Prays For Las Vegas

    On behalf of Pontoon & Deck Boat Magazine publisher, staff, advertisers and community partners, we send our condolences and heart-felt prayers to the wonderful city of Las Vegas.

  • News

    New Syntec Flooring Line Revealed At IBEX

    Syntec Industries is calling it the industry’s first textured PVC textile products.

  • News

    Simrad Partners With Sea Ray

    Simrad and Sea Ray have officially partnered together and are going to start pairing cutting-edge electronics with next year’s Sea Ray boats.

  • Multimedia

    Avalon Excalibur Is Back!

    With the rebirth of Avalon's Excalibur series comes some exciting new features you might have started to notice around the showrooms.

  • Multimedia

    Find Fish Like Never Before

    Lowrance has introduced a new way to fishfind, with its new, easy-to-use hook series of fishfinders/chartplotters that are affordable and easy to use.

  • Multimedia

    Near-Tragedy Inspiration

    A harrowing experience inspired Smiles to develop Life Cell, a completely new approach to safety equipment storage.

  • Multimedia

    Hello, Color!

    Bright white light is great when you're working or performing a specific task onboard, but often a softer tone or secondary color is desired.


    Here's a fun video from the folks over at BoatUS that reminds us of some safety tips for the season!

  • Multimedia

    Celebrating A Golden Anniversary

    This holding tank deodorant works to control odor in all weather conditions and features a 100% biodegradable formula...

  • Multimedia

    New “On The PONTOON” TV Series

    If you’re looking for something good to catch on TV, don’t miss out on the new series “On The PONTOON.”

  • Multimedia

    Why The Easy Cover Is Perfect For Boaters Everywhere

    If you could uncover your boat with no more effort than pushing a button for under a minute, would it increase the number of your outings?

  • Multimedia

    Manitou Welcomes Manufacturing Day Student Tour

    Manitou is celebrating National Manufacturing Day by sponsoring Capital Area Manufacturing Council initiative to give local students an inside look at Michigan’s largest job-creating industry.