• 40/50/60 HP BigFoot

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    Also last summer, Mercury introduced the new 40/50/60 HP BigFoot EFI Four-Stroke, designed with improved shifting, more thrust and greater durability for pontoon boats.
  • AE Xenide

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    The new AE Xenide "Personal Searchlights" usher in a new class of flashlight that delivers 10 times the lumen output of a standard incandescent flashlight, making them a must-have for boating, or as an emergency light anywhere.
  • Coastal Alert/Locate Signal Kit from Orion

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    If you can see land from your favorite fishing spot on your favorite inland lake, the Coastal Alert/Locate Signal Kit would be a smart thing to have.
  • Firefly Plus Flashlight

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    This handy little light named after a popular bug combines a dazzlingly bright strobe and a focused-beam flashlight for working on deck at night.
  • First Aid in a Bottle From Lifeline

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    For being a 32-ounce water bottle, it sure packs a lot.
  • For Those Who Need Their Space

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    You can have your space and still bring the whole family out for the day with Vectra.
  • Gearing up for safety

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    When you have small children, purchasing safety equipment such as stair gates, cabinet locks and car seats are a given.
  • HemiLight

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    This cost-effective personal emergency locator provides a steady white light for more than eight hours that is visible 180 degrees at distances to one nautical mile.
  • Historic Fishing Expertise Reflected in the Suncruiser LS224

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    Suncruiser models are designed to deliver more value for your investment.
  • I See The Light

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    The last thing that most boaters think about when they load up first thing on a sunny summer morning to head out for a day on the lake is what safety lighting they may need.
  • Kids' Character Life Vests

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    Kids love being on the water with their favorite characters.
  • Life Jacket Organizer Bag

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    With all the life jackets you have-because you DO have more than enough life jackets, right?
  • Loaded Fishing Pontoons

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
  • Lowe's

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    While many boaters immediately associate the brand name Lowe with hard-core aluminum fishing boats, did you know that its sister brand, Suncruiser, also offers all the experience of the Lowe brand in a family-friendly pontoon boat?
  • Making the Most of Fishing in the Dark

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    If you've been fishing in the dark before, you're likely a fan.
  • manufacturer spotlight

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    You've likely made a sizable investment in your boat, and in all of the accessories and aftermarket items as well.
  • NaviLED

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    Hella Marine offers a new, compact, power-saving NaviLED navigation lamps that can be seen for miles.
  • Notes From the Stern

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    I'm Sugar, we've met before.
  • pdb adventures

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    The recent environmental cleanup and restoration of a major section of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts is nothing short of astounding.
  • Personal Strobe Light from Leland

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    This USCG-approved, manually operated, single D-cell strobe offers as much as three miles of visibility.
  • ProPolymer LED Flashlight

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    A matrix of seven ultra-bright LEDs provides a focused beam of white light for deckwork or emergency situations.
  • Rescue Stick by Mustang Survivor

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    Who knew all those stick-throwing games with Fido would come in handy?
  • Shake a Light Flashlight

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    With no batteries to replace, it's always ready to glow.
  • SkyBlazer Red Aerial Flares

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    A basic four-pack of distress signal flares is a handy item to keep aboard your pontoon or deck boat at all times.
  • Storm Safety Whistle

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    The loudest whistle you can buy, even if it's drenched.
  • Taylor Made

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    For a low-maintenance warning light, check out Taylor Made's new solar-powered version designed specifically for the marine market.
  • Women's Coastal Automatic Inflatable Life Vest

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    A lifejacket shaped for women, championing a serious cause.
  • Boaters For M.S.

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    Palisades Yacht Club in St. Charles, Mo., is having the first-ever Boaters for M.S. event on September 27.
  • From The Forums- Speaker System

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    A couple of issues ago, we spotlighted a thread where a forum member wanted to upgrade the speaker system on his pontoon.
  • Need A Lift?

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    Just like boats, personal watercrafts need lifts too.
  • PBD Adventures

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    There are a multitude of reasons I don't hesitate to head out on the water for a late season boating excursion
  • PDB Poll

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    You might be happy to learn that those who voted on our latest poll survey at www.pdbmagazine.com are more concerned about safety, at least when it comes to camp fires.
  • Rock'n A Premier

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    Kid Rock just produced a new music video for the summer and worked the Premier Sky Dek into it.
  • Target Locked

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    Washington, D. C.-Intelligence assessments say that al-Qaeda's weapon of choice in coastal areas is a small boat loaded with explosives.
  • These Boots Have Holes In the Bottom

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    OTB ODHIN Boots were designed and engineered at the request of the U.S. Navy SEALS.
  • Tips To Make Boating Less "Fuelish"

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    At $4 per gallon, many boaters are finding it much too costly to enjoy a day on the water.
  • Walk The Plank!

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    Beaching a pontoon so you can party onshore is a great way to spend your time out on the lake-letting the kids play in the sand while you kick back and enjoy the surroundings-but the fun can quickly come to an end when it's time to get back into the boat.
  • Whale Watch

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    Boston, Mass.-Whale watching is a $30 million tourist industry in New England with some 40 whale watching boats out on the water on summer weekends looking for humpback, minke, fin and right whales.
  • Why Pick One or the Other?

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    The title of our magazine says it all.
  • A Good Man Lost

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    We'd all like to think that when our time on this earth comes to an end that we'll be given a chance to die with our boots on, or at least that's what the ol' saying would have us hoping for.
  • Forum Party Around The Corner

    August 26, 2008 Published in the August 2008 issue
    Where did the summer go?
  • Brunswick announces $250 million debt offering

    August 25, 2008
    News
    Brunswick Corp. announced the offering of a $250 million aggregate principal amount of 9.75-percent Senior Notes due 2013 under a shelf registration s
  • NMEA Convention & Expo to be held in October

    August 23, 2008
    News
    More training opportunities, more networking events, and new product rollouts for 2009, are all part of the 2008 National Marine Electronics Associati
  • Yamaha signs supplier deal with Robalo

    August 21, 2008
    News
    Yamaha Marine Group of Kennesaw, Ga., signed an agreement to become the exclusive supplier of outboard power to Robalo Boats, a subsidiary of Atlanta-
  • Torqeedo expands manufacturing plant in Illinois

    August 19, 2008
    News
    Torqeedo, the U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based Torqeedo GmbH, expanded into a larger plant to meet increasing demands.
  • Sea Ray says '08 AquaPalooza is a big hit

    August 17, 2008
    News
    Sea Ray is calling its third annual AquaPalooza a "stunning success," with more parties, more boats and 54 percent more guests than last year.
  • BoatU.S. offers mid-summer maintenance tips

    August 15, 2008
    News
    Seaworthy, the newsletter from BoatU.S. that helps boaters and anglers prevent damage to their vessels, recently looked into some of the more common r
  • Sea Ray, Marinalife forge partnership

    August 13, 2008
    News
    Sea Ray Boats anounced a partnership with Marinalife in which Marinalife will be the exclusive provider for boating concierge services to the Sea Ray
  • Glastron has three models on "Best Buy" list

    August 11, 2008
    News
    The August 2008 issue of Consumers Digest magazine has recognized three models from Glastron as "Best Buys in Powerboats."
  • Lowrance offering rebate on GPS device

    August 09, 2008
    News
    Lowrance, a leader in GPS navigational systems, is offering a limited-time, rebate promotion on its AirMap 600C Aviation GPS.
  • Gelcoat, resin prices go up again

    August 07, 2008
    News
    Cook Composites and Polymers announced an 8 cent per pound price increase for all gel coats, unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins. All materia
  • Lake Martin Classrooms

    August 07, 2008
    Feature
    Small, compact, lightweight pontoon boats have proven to be the ideal shallow draft exploratory craft. They are comfortable, safe and convenient and t
  • West Marine outlines growth plans in soft market

    August 05, 2008
    News
    West Marine this morning announced several major changes planned for the company to help ensure its growth despite a soft market. The announcements we
  • Regal Marine rates highly in Quality magazine

    August 03, 2008
    News
    Regal Marine of Orlando, Fla., was recognized recently by Quality magazine, an independent, third-party organization that rates manufacturing companie
  • President signs Clean Boating Act

    August 01, 2008
    News
    Aboard Air Force One on July 29, President Bush signed S. 2766, "The Clean Boating Act of 2008," which permanently restores a long-standing exemption