• PDB Tested: Swedish FireKnife

    July 31, 2013
    PDB Tested
    Roy Sparks
    One question: where was this knife when I was a Boy Scout!? I would have been the talk of camp had I got my hands on the Swedish FireKnife back them.
  • Tackle Box

    July 30, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    News
    I have fished with professional guides who claim to be able to smell fish, and use the sense to locate productive places for their clients to wet a line.
  • Americans Do It Best

    July 29, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    After boating, fishing is the next greatest American past time.
  • Celebrating the Fourth

    July 29, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    For recreational boaters, being on the water for the Fourth of July holiday is akin to driving to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving.
  • Cook Onboard Onshore

    July 29, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    The CanCooker lets you cook with no messy cleanup.
  • Hampton 2685 RFL

    July 29, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    There is just something about this Hampton with the plush seating, as well as the colors and textures used, that helps make it feel like home. Some mi
  • How To: 5 Steps to Setting your Anchor

    July 29, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    The best thing about a pontoon is there is a lot of room.
  • Ice Cream Boat

    July 29, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Down near Ponce Inlet, Fla., a sandbar magically appears when the tide of the Intracoastal Waterway recedes. Called Disappearing Island, the locals know they are going to have deal with pirate activity if they dare make their way down.
  • Product Test: Alegrai Men's Boating Shoe

    July 29, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Roy Sparks
    If you look up Alegria in a dictionary you’ll discover it means happiness.
  • Product Test: Boat Organizing App

    July 29, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Katie Burke
    Keeping the boat organized can be a challenge, but it’s necessary to get the most out of your space.
  • Product Test: Elite Kevin Vandam Signature Series Bag

    July 29, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Brady L. Kay
    I’m just guessing, but I would think Kevin VanDam has companies throwing money at him on a daily basis and begging the four-time Bassmaster Classic champion and seven-time B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year, to endorse their products.
  • Steer Through the Swells with Tohatsu

    July 29, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Michael Deulley
    Like other great outboard manufacturers, Tohatsu has worked ceaselessly to engineer a wide range of engines that perform under the most strenuous of conditions and fit any lifestyle.
  • What's Next for Our Industry?

    July 29, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Katie Burke
    The pontoon industry has become an unstoppable force in the boating world.
  • 10 Years Ago - July 2003

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Katie Burke
  • Carolina Skiff Ranks First

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Carolina Skiff, LLC is the nation’s number-one fiberglass boat builder, based on new boat state registrations compiled by Statistical Surveys, Inc. for 2012.
  • Forum Member Spotlight: Funtooner

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Malcolm Sohm, a.k.a. Funtooner, has been around our forum for several years.
  • From the Forums: Repairing an Outboard

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
  • Going the Distance

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    A 27-day voyage on a pontoon?
  • How Can the Five Brothers Do It?

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Brady L. Kay
    I wouldn’t necessarily call it a trend because it’s too common to be considered a new thing, but have you ever noticed that most boat dealerships are family-owned?
  • Improving the Pontoon

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Katie Burke
    This subject of improving pontoons came up when as a staff we were planning last year’s Shootout Boat Test.
  • Marine Deaths Hit Record Low

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    The Coast Guard recently released its 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing that boating fatalities last year totaled 651, the lowest number of boating fatalities on record.
  • Nonscents!

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    I have fished with professional guides who claim to be able to smell fish, and use the sense to locate productive places for their clients to wet a line.
  • Only on Lake Powell

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Family memories are created on Lake Powell every day.
  • PDB Poll Results Wish List

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
  • Sea Tow Receives Donation For Life Jackets

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Sea Tow Foundation’s Life Jacket Loaner Station program, in existence nationwide since 2007, recently received a $20,000 donation.
  • SeaRay Releases Two Decks

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Sea Ray Boats has released its new 220 Sundeck and 240 Sundeck, which are available with either sterndrive or outboard power, allowing consumers to equip their boat based on how and where they intend to use it.
  • Simple Yet Powerful

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Adding to its range of all-environment multimedia stereo receivers, Prospec Electronics recently released the JBLPRV170.
  • Thinking Outside of the Box

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Michael Deulley
    The world of pontoon boating has changed drastically over the years.
  • Waterproof Battery Charger

    July 28, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Safety, speed and ease of use make Powermania’s Turbo M208E the ideal battery charger for pontoon and deck boat enthusiasts.
  • PDB Roundup: Cook Onboard Or Onshore

    July 26, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
    Cold sandwiches and chips work for a day out on the water, but those who spend a good part of their summer in the great outdoors tend to demand a little more.
  • Power Profile

    July 24, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    News
    Michael Deulley
    Like other great outboard manufacturers, Tohatsu has worked ceaselessly to engineer a wide range of engines that perform under the most strenuous of conditions and fit any lifestyle.
  • PDB History

    July 22, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
    I have a scary thought for all of you. It’s been 10 years since July of 2003.
  • Aqua Patio 250 Express

    July 22, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    It didn't take long for word to spread about this new Aqua Patio. It seems like the industry was buzzing about this `toon last fall, and rightfully so
  • Sea Ray Releases Two Decks

    July 20, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    News
    Sea Ray Boats has released its new 220 Sundeck and 240 Sundeck, which are available with either sterndrive or outboard power, allowing consumers to equip their boat based on how and where they intend to use it.
  • Number 42 (Slideshow)

    July 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    Some families think they've owned "a lot" of boats over the years, but the Brenneman family is in a league of their own. When Tom and Kasey Brenneman
  • PDB Adventures - Toon Town (Slideshow)

    July 19, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Feature
    "I'd say that 80 percent of the boats I've locked through this season are pontoons," offered the lock tender. "This has to be the `tooning capital of
  • PDB Spotlight - Sylvan Mirage 8524 (Slideshow)

    July 19, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Boat Test Monday
    Michael Deulley
    Sometimes, all it takes is a first encounter with a boat owner to realize how impressed and excited they are about their boat. That's exactly what I s
  • Power Profile - Mercury (Slideshow)

    July 19, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Industry
    Brady L. Kay
    What do you get when you send marine journalists to Louisiana with a dozen or so boats to test and throw in a TV celebrity and a seafood boil? One unf
  • Why Boaters Don’t Like Ethanol

    July 18, 2013 Published in the June 2014 issue
    News
    If you own a boat, you may have heard by now that a government mandate has been increasing the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply, which not only damages boat engine and fuel systems, but can present very real safety concerns.
  • New Pontoon Hits the Market

    July 18, 2013
    Feature
    We love pontoons. So we get excited when we hear about a new one. Larson Boat Group announced the launch of the Escape, the company's new line of pont
  • Where’s The Paddle?

    July 16, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    News
    In the May issue, the woman aboard the Hurricane deck boat on page 52 was holding the paddle.
  • Chaparral Awards 2013 Scholarships

    July 16, 2013
    Industry
    Chaparral Boats, Inc. and Robalo Boats LLC awarded over $40,000 in college scholarships to four graduating seniors within the Chaparral and Robalo fam
  • PlayCraft PowerToon 2500

    July 15, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    For years PlayCraft has been known in the industry for its solid, well-built, go-fast pontoons and that's something that is never going to change. But
  • HDS Gen2 Touch Update Released

    July 14, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    News
    Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics since 1957 and GPS navigational systems since 1992, has released innovative new software enhancements for its powerful HDS Gen2 Touch touchscreen and HDS Gen2 multifunction displays.
  • MPT Thrustor Video

    July 14, 2013
    Product
    This video was presented by Capt. Mike Dunn and Capt. Stacy Dunn, Tour Boats in Crystal River, Florida.
  • Forum Member Spotlight

    July 12, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Forum Member Spotlight
    Malcolm Sohm, a.k.a. Funtooner, has been around our forum for several years. Never one to shy away from controversy, you can count on him to throw up a different opinion.
  • Pontoon-Specific Engines?

    July 11, 2013
    News
    PDB Staff Report
    BRP today unveiled four new Evinrude E-TEC engines-three of which are part of a new line specifically targeting the pontoon market-and updated the loo
  • Thinking Outside The Box

    July 10, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Feature
    Michael Deulley
    The world of pontoon boating has changed drastically over the years. In the beginning, pontoons were often referred to as "floating barges," and in most cases, it's true.
  • Apex Shipping Oversees

    July 09, 2013
    Industry
    Apex Marine is now shipping boats oversees to Germany, Russia, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, The Philippines, China, India and Turkey. The man
  • Manitou 23 Legacy SHP

    July 08, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    Manitou understandably receives a lot of positive attention for its unique performance hulls that are known for razor sharp turns. But the other part
  • The Ice Cream Boat

    July 06, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    Down near Ponce Inlet, Fla., a sandbar magically appears when the tide of the Intracoastal Waterway recedes.
  • PDB TESTED No. 145: Elite Kevin VanDam Signature Series Bag

    July 05, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    PDB Tested
    Brady L. Kay
    I’m just guessing, but I would think Kevin VanDam has companies throwing money at him on a daily basis and begging the four-time Bassmaster Classic champion and seven-time B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year, to endorse their products.
  • PDB TESTED No. 143: Alegria Men’s Boating Shoe

    July 03, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    News
    Roy Sparks
    If you look up Alegria in a dictionary you’ll discover it means happiness.
  • Nautic Global Group brings back Owner's Club

    July 03, 2013
    Industry
    With a goal of building the strongest boat owner communities in the industry, Nautic Global Group is utilizing the latest technologies, engagement str
  • PDB Adventures: Only On Lake Powell

    July 02, 2013 Published in the July 2013 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
    Family memories are created on Lake Powell every day. No matter what kind of boating you enjoy, Lake Powell creates a boater’s dream vacation.
  • G3 Sun Catcher Elite 326 DLX SS

    July 01, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    Basically this great all-around pontoon can be broken down into three sections: a great living room-type area in the bow, a loaded section for the cap