November 29, 2013
Feature

Griffith's Wawasee Marina

Terry Griffith says he has clients who have been with the marina ever since his dad first bought the marina in 1946 and even some who have been associ
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November 27, 2013
PDB Tested

PDB Tested: Easy Fender

If you're constantly tying up to the same dock it's probably not a big deal, but when you tend to visit places with varying dock heights it can be a
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November 26, 2013
Product

Deluxe Neo Watersports Vest

Ergonomically designed for flexibility and comfort, this vest features soft, lightweight foam flotation; thin, flexible side panels; large armholes and thin shoulders so you have full mobility while participating in your favorite water sport activities.
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November 26, 2013
Barry Berhoff

Deadly Sins of Boat Maintenance

A boat is like a home away from home, but that doesn't mean it should be cleaned the same way.
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November 25, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Tahoe TAC 2485 RL

A better name for this boat might just be Transformer, based on its versatility. There is a lot to love on this boat which left a solid first impressi
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November 22, 2013
News
Web Exclusive

Pontoon Sales Climbing

Two of the industry's sales-leading categories - aluminum pontoons and 11- to 40-foot fiberglass outboards - posted gains of more than 20 percent.
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November 22, 2013
Feature

Hard work pays off on this fixer-upper

There's something about buying a fixer-upper that Clint Weidert enjoys and he's able to work on all of his projects from his home in Urbana, Ill. As a
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November 20, 2013
PDB Tested
Roy Sparks

PDB Tested: Motorola

We've become so dependent on our cell phones these days that despite our attempts to "leave it all behind" when we go boating, we tend to stress over
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November 19, 2013
Product
Web Exclusive

Aqua Flor

If you feel like its time to get rid of the carpet in your boat, Aqua Flor has some options for you. The company makes an entire line of marine floor coverings, all of which are recyclable to their virgin state.
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November 18, 2013
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 SL

We were told this was a price-point boat, but we kept finding unique features that seemed to contradict that idea. Sweetwater proves you can have a qu
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November 15, 2013
Product
Web Exclusive

Bimini Clip

Wet towels can be a pain. So this product caught our attention.
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November 15, 2013
Feature
Katie Burke

JL Audio teams up with JC

What's the point of owning a boat that could host a party if you don't use it for such? More importantly, what's a party without great-sounding music?
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November 13, 2013
Industry
Web Exclusive

2014 Blue Water Power Top : Apex Marine thinks out of the box

With the touch of a button, the Blue Water Power Top comes up and down. The creative twist on a bimini provides plenty of shade and can act like your mooring cover when down.
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November 13, 2013
PDB Tested
Brady L. Kay

PDB Tested: Shore Land Outdoors

I couldn't wait to try out the "first ever vertical fish measuring tool" when I stumbled upon the Shore Land Outdoors website last fall. Just catch, c
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November 11, 2013| Published in the November 2013 issue
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Starcraft Limited 256 Starlounger

Starcraft, who also builds a fiberglass line of deck boats, takes full advantage of its resources by incorporating a fiberglass rear-lounger section i
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November 08, 2013
Product

Drink Dinghy

Tired of constantly holding your drink up in the air while swimming or floating? Try the new Drink Dinghy! It's convenient and fun! Set your drink in the cup holder, attach the tether to your wrist or lifejacket and relax!
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November 08, 2013
News

Taylor Made expand for pontoon industry

Taylor Made Systems and Ameritex Fabric Systems have expanded their Rome City, Ind., facility in an effort to be closer to the growing pontoon industry.
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November 08, 2013
Brady L. Kay

A Look At The Future (Slideshow): Larson launches Escape pontoon line

In this industry it's hard to keep a secret. As journalists we're always trying to get the scoop on our competition before big news is officially released.
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November 08, 2013
PDB Staff Report

Industry Game Changers (Slideshow): What's New For 2014

It's that time of year again when manufacturers are eager to get the word out on the new model pontoons and deck boats, as well as significant changes being launched in 2014.
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November 08, 2013
Katie Burke

Playing The Odds (Slideshow): South Carolina couple win a pontoon

Anyone out there want a free pontoon? Not an old junker, but a brand new Qwest LS Splash Pad? Any takers?
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November 08, 2013
Brady L. Kay

TurboSwing Install (Slideshow): What your boat is missing!

Tubing and pontoon boats go together like peanut butter and jelly. For decades, these family-style vessels have been putting smiles on the faces of tubers and with the increased performance capabilities offered today, those smiles have never been bigger.
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November 08, 2013| Published in the November 2013 issue
Feature
Michael Deulley

Six value-driven deck boats

Deck boats can be the perfect way to spend a summer. Whether you're drifting lazily on the swells with your line in the water, towing your friend on h
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November 06, 2013| Published in the November 2013 issue
PDB Tested
Chris Searle

PDB Tested: Rugged Shirt

Rugged Shark, known for quality boat shoes for serious anglers and regular boaters, recently debuted its men's high-performance apparel line and with
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November 04, 2013| Published in the November 2013 issue
Boat Test Monday
Brady L. Kay

Sanpan 2500 DL

Designed for entertaining, this boat was hard to give back after our test. We could have relaxed all day on this model. The "DL" stands for dual loung
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November 01, 2013| Published in the November 2013 issue
Feature
Roy Sparks

Battery Tips

The days are getting longer. The snow is finally giving away to warmer temperatures. And that unquenchable desire to go boating has reached its off-se
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