• Dive N Dog partners with V-Lock

    August 29, 2009
    News
    Dive N Dog announced a partnership with V-Lock, a universal mounting system that solves the problem of multiple, diverse and permanent accessory mount
  • Grow Boating reports Web success

    August 28, 2009
    News
    Grow Boating reports that nearly 500,000 people who visited DiscoverBoating.com have clicked on a manufacturer or certified dealer link and clicked th
  • Kid's Life Jacket Program Photo Calendar Contest Ends Soon

    August 27, 2009
    News
    Boaters heading out on the water this Labor Day weekend may need a properly-fitted kid's life jacket for a young boating guest - and they are in luck.
  • Concealed Carry At National Parks?

    August 26, 2009 Published in the August 2008 issue
    Washington, D.C.-U.S. Department of Interior has opened a 60-day period for public comment to its proposed change in the rules to allow persons with permits to carry concealed weapons inside national parks and wildlife refuges. (U.S. Department of Interio
  • Boat wakes make people angry - and can injure

    August 26, 2009
    News
    Boat wakes -- those long, frothy, V-shaped waves trailing from the stern of a powerboat as it slices through the water -- have a sinister side. When o
  • A Tribute to Kevin Mouton

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    I don't think I'm wrong to suggest that the older we get, the more we find ourselves saying goodbye to things that had importance in our lives.
  • The BIT DR. Multiple-use Screwdriver

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    I'm not the handy one in my family.
  • ThermaCELL Patio Lantern

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    A few months ago we reviewed the ThermaCELL Mini Lantern and it earned high marks, especially since it kept the mosquitoes off of us during our Shootout Boat Test when we stayed past dark one night to finish up.
  • Buying Online

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Buying a boat can be a difficult and time-consuming experience.
  • Crestliner Grand Cayman 2685 RFL

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Grand Cayman pontoons by Crestliner balance comfort with style, and spaciousness with elegance.
  • Cypress Cay Cozumel LE

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    With a unique seating configuration, rear lounger and unique styling, the Cozumel LE from Cypress Cay offers a great option in pontoon luxury.
  • Harris FloteBote Grand Mariner SEL

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    For 2009, Harris FloteBote has introduced the Grand Mariner SEL.
  • JC Sunlounger 25

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    The JC Sunlounger 25 is based on the builder's NepToon series, and features lifting fins for improved handling.
  • No Snaps, No Hassle, No Kidding

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Who absolutely hates snapping their mooring cover on their pontoon boat?
  • Sanpan 2500 RE

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    The 2500 RE features excellent seating, sound and amenities that deliver an entertainment-driven pontoon.
  • South Bay 925 SLTT Trifecta Outboard

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    The 925 SLTT from South Bay is immediately noticeable due to the two lounge seats at the back of the boat.
  • Voyager Extreme Cruise Express SL

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    The Extreme Cruise Express SL is the latest triple toon model from Voyager.
  • Avalon Sandbar

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    For 2009, Avalon introduces the all-new, revolutionary 26-foot Sandbar model.
  • Bennington 2550 RCW O/B

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Bennington prototyped the very first boat with rear-facing lounge seats during the winter of 2006, then launched it as a concept boat at the Miami Boat Show in February 2007.
  • Industry Changer

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    The rear lounge seat has been a popular feature in pontoon boats since 2007, when Bennington Marine introduced the concept at the Miami Boat Show that year.
  • Just Stow It

    August 25, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    I have been using the Thule Ascent 1600 now for over a year, and it has been used constantly for different items, depending on where I'm going and what I may need.
  • Luke Martin Classrooms

    August 21, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Small, compact, lightweight pontoon boats have proven to be the ideal shallow draft exploratory craft.
  • PDB Exclusive Sneak Peek

    August 21, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    For 2010, PlayCraft Pontoons is releasing the Hampton line, its newest model of elegant luxury pontoons.
  • OEM Partnership

    August 21, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Sea-Legs, Inc., inventor of the patented Sea-Legs built-in pontoon lift system, reached an agreement with Godfrey Marine this summer to offer its product direct from the manufacturer beginning in the new model year.
  • Hurricane Bill heads north; swells could affect East Coast

    August 21, 2009
    News
    A tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch are in effect for Bermuda as Hurricane Bill continues its northwestern course. Meanwhile, interests alo
  • Encore Boat Builders to host boat show

    August 20, 2009
    News
    Encore Boat Builders, manufacturer of the Bentley Encore pontoon, announced today that due to the positive response from dealers, they will be having
  • Find Your Way

    August 19, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    No one likes getting lost.
  • Suzuki Introduces Multi Function Gauges

    August 19, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    The latest modular instrument system from Suzuki Marine is quickly becoming a hot topic in the boating industry.
  • From the Forums- Family Boating at its Best

    August 19, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    The PDB Forum is a place where fellow pontoon and deck boat owners can become like family.
  • 50 States In 50 Days

    August 18, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Warrenton, Va.-On June 13, Jeff Turner and his son Taylor, 17, began their embark on a nationwide expedition to fish 50 trophy waters in 50 states in 50 days.
  • Anglers vs. Skiers

    August 18, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    According to 2007 U.S. Coast Guard recreational accident data, those who fish and those who waterski have similar numbers of recreational boating accidents.
  • Launch Ramp

    August 18, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Some boating accidents occur while transiting to and from the water and quite frequently on the launch ramp.
  • Manatee Population Increasing

    August 18, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    St. Petersburg, Fla. -Florida's manatee population is higher now than at any time since aerial surveys began, according to Florida's Fish and Wildlife Institute (FWRI).
  • Behind the Byline

    August 18, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Dan Armitage is a popular freelance boating writer and photographer whose articles and boat reviews have appeared in several national publications.
  • Dan Is Our Man

    August 18, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    We wanted to know if Dan Marino was a good choice as the new spokesperson for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and those who voted think he's a good fit.
  • Driving Without a Licence

    August 18, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Brady L. Kay
    I was lucky. Parallel parking didn't trip me up on my driver's license test when I was 16 like it did my friends.
  • Hooked

    August 18, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Like many great ideas that go south, mine sounded like a good one at the time.
  • in-house spotlight

    August 18, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Since 2001, graphic artist Roy Dean Dye has been designing the covers and layouts for PDB magazine.
  • Where's The Paddle?

    August 18, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    When you see someone elegantly holding a paddle on their lap, you might want to question why it's there.
  • You Really Are In Good Hands

    August 18, 2009 Published in the August 2009 issue
    Allstate Insurance Company's Safety Weekends and life jacket giveaways have been recognized by the National Water Safety Congress as this year's national award recipient.
  • Taylor Made buys Ameriitex Technologies

    August 18, 2009
    News
    The Taylor Made Group purchased the assets of Ameritex Technologies.
  • Seattle Boat Show returns to Shilshole Bay

    August 14, 2009
    News
    The Seattle Boat Show at Shilshole Bay Marina was relaunched last week by the Northwest Marine Trade Association after a four-year hiatus.
  • Take Me Fishing site receives communications award

    August 12, 2009
    News
    The Take Me Fishing campaign Web site received a 2009 Gold Circle Award from the American Society of Association Executives & The Center for Associati
  • Just Stow It Thule Ascent 1600 Roof Carrier

    August 08, 2009
    Feature
    Gini McKain
    I have been using the Thule Ascent 1600 now for over a year, and it has been used constantly for different items, depending on where I'm going and wha
  • West Marine grand opening this weekend in Turkey

    August 07, 2009
    News
    West Marine will celebrate the grand opening of its second international franchise store this weekend in Bodrum, Turkey.
  • Introducing the new Hampton pontoon line from PlayCraft

    August 06, 2009
    Feature
    For 2010, PlayCraft Pontoons is releasing the Hampton line, its newest model of elegant luxury pontoons. For the last 35 years, PlayCraft boats have b
  • MRAA requests changes to SBA floorplan program

    August 06, 2009
    News
    The Marine Retailers Association of America sent a letter to the Small Business Administration last week regarding concerns over the agency's new floo
  • Mohawk wins environmental award

    August 03, 2009
    News
    Mohawk Finishing Products of Hickory, N.C., received an award for its line of Greenguard certified waterborne finishing products.
  • Suzuki Introduces Multi-Function Gauges

    August 03, 2009
    Feature
    The latest modular instrument system from Suzuki Marine is quickly becoming a hot topic in the boating industry. Compatible with 15 Suzuki four-stro
  • Alarming Bites

    August 02, 2009
    Feature
    Like many great ideas that go south, mine sounded like a good one at the time. My wife Maria and I had anchored the pontoon boat for the night, inte
  • Driving Without A License

    August 01, 2009
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    I was lucky. Parallel parking didn't trip me up on my driver's license test when I was 16 like it did my friends. However, it was the ticket for "negl