• History of the pontoon

    August 30, 2013
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    A little over 50 years ago, a small town Minnesota farmer had a thought that would completely change the history of boating. His idea of building a fa
  • PDB Tested: Rapid Ice

    August 29, 2013
    PDB Tested
    Roy Sparks
    If you don't own a drink koozie then you've probably never been to a boat show or a dealership because it seems like someone is always handing one out
  • Lakebum

    August 27, 2013
    Forum Member Spotlight
    We are excited to bring you Lakebum as our newest forum member spotlight.
  • Misty Harbor Skye 2385SR

    August 26, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    At nearly 24 feet long, we were pleasantly surprised by just how much Misty Harbor was able to pack into this boat including a cozy bow seating area,
  • Nautic Global Group Re-launches Owner's Club

    August 22, 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 Tested: Delta Dueler II

    August 22, 2013
    PDB Tested
    Brady L. Kay
    During most boating trips, especially on those hot summer days, you tend to find the sandbar sooner rather than later. Floating around in the shallow
  • PDB Tests New Larson Pontoon

    August 22, 2013
    Industry
    When rumors started flying around about a brand new pontoon being launched, we of course were all over it. We quickly hopped a plane bound for Minneso
  • Pushing for Summer Crappie

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    One of America’s most popular gamefish is a species that often goes overlooked following the flurry of attention they receive each spring.
  • Squid Pontoon Paddle

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    PDB Tested
    Katie Burke
    One of the best things about your pontoon boat is the awesome outboard you have on the back.
  • 10 Years Ago

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
    Right as I sat down to write this, Steve Smede walked into my office.
  • Boating With Dogs

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    Feature
    PDB Staff Report
    Heading out this weekend for a little fun in the sun with your pet?
  • Forum Member Spotlight

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    Forum Member Spotlight
    Robert Dye, aka OldePharte, is a senior member on the forum who has been with us since 2008.
  • Go Wireless With Your Trolling Motor

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    MotorGuide, a trusted fishing brand with more than 50 years of experience engineering and manufacturing trolling motors, announces the worldwide delivery this fall of its innovative Xi5 wireless electric-steer trolling motor to customers.
  • JC Rep Heads Into Retirement In Style

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    After a long and successful career, most people would be happy with a traditional gold watch as a retirement gift.
  • PDB Poll Results

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    Many people just assume that if you own a boat you fish.
  • Power Profile

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    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?
  • Smash Your Personal-Best Catches

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    Ready for a smashing good time?
  • Sylvan Mirage 8524

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    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.
  • Take Amazing Underwater Photos

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    The dive season is here and SeaLife, a leader in underwater cameras, has created a lineup of new cameras and accessories that will enrich your next dive with brilliant images and videos of the underwater world beneath the surface.
  • The New Look of Conrad Marine

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    Well it took some time, but it was well worth it for Malcolm Sohm who owns and operates Conrad Marine.
  • Time To Retire?

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    Feature
    PDB Staff Report
    Do you dream of moving to a boating paradise once you're free of the daily grind?
  • Towing Made Easy

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    The newly redesigned Lock ‘N’ Roll is safer, easier to use and more versatile than standard trailer hitches.
  • Travel Without Being Sick

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    The unpleasant effects of a rough day on the water or even the winding roads getting to the lake can ruin an otherwise great adventure.
  • Waterproof Pocket Shorts

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    It’s been called a piece of wearable technology, and a must-have item in every outdoor adventurer’s wardrobe: the Stash Waterproof Pocket Shorts.
  • Where's the Paddle?

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    News
    In the June issue, the paddle is hidden on page 46, lying on the seat of the G3 pontoon boat.
  • Wireless Steering

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    Feature
    Having to constantly steer a kicker or a wheel for course adjustments while trolling prevents boaters from fully enjoying time on the water.
  • You Named Your Boat What?

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    Feature
    Every boat needs a good name or a good back story.
  • Brunswick Investing in Pontoons

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    Feature
    Brunswick-owned Harris FloteBote and Cypress Cay Pontoons are spending $1.2 million to move manufacturing operations to a facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., that is nearly triple the size of its old one, which also was in Fort Wayne.
  • Let's Do Some Boatgating!

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    Brady L. Kay
    Heading into fall, it’s natural for boaters to be concerned that the season is quickly coming to an end.
  • Make Sure You're Covered

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    Katie Burke
    I’m going to wrap this intro story up quickly just because I’m sure my co-workers are over hearing me complain about it.
  • Number 42

    August 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.
  • Toon Town

    August 19, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    “I’d say that 80 percent of the boats I’ve locked through this season are pontoons,” offered the lock tender. “
  • Bennington 2375 GCW

    August 19, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    For some it would seem like an impossible task to try and improve the popular 2275 GCW, but Bennington was up for the challenge. New for 2013, the 237
  • Greatness On The Water (Slideshow)

    August 13, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    Boat Test Monday
    If you find yourself taking off from a slip at Smith's Marina in Crownsville, Md., you might run into Eric Anderson and his wife, Roberta, and their S
  • One With The Manatees (Slideshow)

    August 13, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    Boat Test Monday
    You could tell a `tee was in the vicinity by the muffled shrieks coming from a dozen colorful snorkel tubes sprouting from the water's surface. After
  • Swamp People (Slideshow)

    August 13, 2013 Published in the August 2013 issue
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    Just to clarify, on our gator tour we were only trying to look for alligators, not "choot `em" as Troy Landry from the History Channel show Swamp Peop
  • Harris FloteBote Grand Mariner SL 250

    August 12, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    Centered on convenience, this manufacturer goes the extra mile to make this `toon extremely user-friendly with great standard features and amenities.
  • PDB Tested: Chaco Sandals

    August 07, 2013
    PDB Tested
    Before escaping the office for a summer boat show, I went in search for a pair of flip flops that would be both professional looking as well as comfy.
  • Is craigslist a Good Idea?

    August 06, 2013 Published in the August 2011 issue
    Brady L. Kay
    I've sold a car, truck, camera, playground and an extremely heavy floor safe through craigslist, just to name a few transactions.
  • Berkshire 250 Sport BP3-13

    August 05, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    It's the new full-featured hard top that will first grab your attention when you see this boat, but really that's just the start of the unique feature
  • Papa Smurf

    August 01, 2013
    Forum Member Spotlight
    It's our honor to celebrate Papa Smurf a.k.a. Bob. He's such a blessing to our pontoon community because of his willingness to help out and his decade