July 31, 2013
PDB Tested
Roy Sparks

PDB Tested: Swedish FireKnife

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.
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July 29, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Hampton 2685 RFL

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
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July 22, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Aqua Patio 250 Express

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
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July 19, 2013| Published in the August 2013 issue
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Number 42 (Slideshow): What they learned from their first 41 boats

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
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July 19, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
Feature
Dan Armitage

PDB Adventures - Toon Town (Slideshow): Welcome to Alanson

"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
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July 19, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
Boat Test Monday
Michael Deulley

PDB Spotlight - Sylvan Mirage 8524 (Slideshow): Wisconsin family loves their `toon

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
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July 19, 2013| Published in the July 2013 issue
Industry
Brady L. Kay

Power Profile - Mercury (Slideshow): Mercury Goes Cajun

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
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July 18, 2013
Feature

New Pontoon Hits the Market

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
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July 16, 2013
Industry

Chaparral Awards 2013 Scholarships

Chaparral Boats, Inc. and Robalo Boats LLC awarded over $40,000 in college scholarships to four graduating seniors within the Chaparral and Robalo fam
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July 15, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

PlayCraft PowerToon 2500

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
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July 14, 2013
Product

MPT Thrustor Video

This video was presented by Capt. Mike Dunn and Capt. Stacy Dunn, Tour Boats in Crystal River, Florida.
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July 11, 2013
News
PDB Staff Report

Pontoon-Specific Engines?: Evinrude releases new series

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
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July 09, 2013
Industry

Apex Shipping Oversees

Apex Marine is now shipping boats oversees to Germany, Russia, Australia, South Korea, South Africa, The Philippines, China, India and Turkey. The man
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July 08, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Manitou 23 Legacy SHP

Manitou understandably receives a lot of positive attention for its unique performance hulls that are known for razor sharp turns. But the other part
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July 03, 2013
Industry

Nautic Global Group brings back Owner's Club

With a goal of building the strongest boat owner communities in the industry, Nautic Global Group is utilizing the latest technologies, engagement str
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July 01, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

G3 Sun Catcher Elite 326 DLX SS

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
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