• Aqua Patio 220

    December 30, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    This is one of those attractive-looking pontoon boats with overstuffed seating that are becoming more and more popular.
  • Positive Reaction To Nautic Global Group CEO's Fireside Chat

    December 28, 2013
    News
    Surrounded by key members of Nautic Global Group's national dealer network, CEO Jim Malone laid out a comprehensive new vision for the company and answered questions on a wide range of topics during a "fireside chat" December 13 in South Bend, Indiana.
  • Harnessing the SouthWind

    December 27, 2013
    Feature
    Michael Deulley
    Don't let the confusion of choosing between a deck boat and pontoon get in your way this boating season. With the SouthWind 229LC Hybrid deck, the bes
  • Cabela's Fisherman's Handbook set to Premier on Destination America

    Web Exclusive December 26, 2013
    News
    The 2014 Season of Cabela's Fisherman's Handbook will air on Discovery Channel's Destination America - premiering next Thursday, January 2, 2014.
  • PDB Tested: SmartMonkey 200

    December 25, 2013
    PDB Tested
    The StartMonkey 200 is billed as the world's smallest dead battery jump start system and while its lack of size is appealing, it's what the charger is
  • Veranda V22RFL

    December 23, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    First impressions are important and we really like how this Veranda makes a statement the first time you see it. It all starts with the bright and att
  • Captain's Chair

    Web Exclusive December 20, 2013
    Feature
    Splashing a boat is a term that I like to throw around, which basically is just another way of saying that we've launched a pontoon or deck boat into the water. I'm not really sure where it's started, or if the term has really caught on yet. At a boat tes
  • Milennia MiliDock

    December 20, 2013
    Product
    Keeping portable media devices dry and safe while boating is accomplished with a key product from Prospec Electronics. The company's docking station enables users to connect portable media devices, when used with the appropriate adapters, and house them i
  • My Marina

    December 20, 2013 Published in the February 2013 issue
    Feature
    Midway Bait & Tackle is one of the best local bait shops. It is located on the St. Joe River near Elkhart, Ind. Mike McNulty has owned the business for ten years now. McNulty was looking for something challenging like this to do, because he had just retir
  • Fish Finders

    Web Exclusive December 20, 2013
    Feature
    Like many anglers, the depth finder aboard my first boat was a fishing rod, my fish finders were gulls and my earliest "GPS" coordinates were trees, docks and other prominent shore features.
  • Trolling Bracket

    December 20, 2013
    Feature
    Sometimes, finding ways to push the limits of what is possible comes unexpectedly. This statement couldn't be more true than for Wade Gagnier's trolli
  • PDB Tested: Never Miss Hitch

    December 18, 2013
    PDB Tested
    Never miss huh? When the name of the product seems to almost throw out a challenge, I couldn't help myself; I had to try it out. But when I was told t
  • Sylvan 8525 Mandalay LZ Port

    December 16, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    You don't need a critical eye to appreciate the extra effort that went into this Sylvan, but of course it doesn't hurt either. Little added touches ma
  • Nautic Global Group CEO shares his vision

    Web Exclusive December 13, 2013
    News
    Back in October, we shared with you that Nautic Global Group had brought on James Malone as their new CEO. Now that he's started, key media and dealers were brought out to the plant to hear his vision for the company. Our own Brady Kay was invited to att
  • Fishing at night

    December 13, 2013
    Feature
    Fishermen have been using light to help them catch fish after dark for eons. Carrying torches by hand or fitting them to the bow to allow the open fla
  • What's Next For Our Industry?

    December 12, 2013
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    The pontoon industry has become an unstoppable force in the boating world. Pontoon lovers are helping produce numbers that other boating segments could only dream about.
  • Holiday pontoon ride in Texas

    Web Exclusive December 11, 2013
    News
    For 30 magical minutes, Houstonians can drift down Buffalo Bayou at night on a pontoon boat, thanks to the Buffalo Bayou Partnership's Holiday Boat Cruise.
  • PDB Tested: Wrangler

    December 11, 2013
    PDB Tested
    First of all, if you name your clothing line "rugged wear," it better be tough enough to withstand the use and abuse that most outdoorsman tend to dis
  • Champagne Metals opens in Middlebury

    Web Exclusive December 10, 2013
    News
    Champagne Metals, an aluminum service center and processor headquartered in Glenpool, Okla. is pleased to announce the completion of a new processing and distribution center in Middlebury, Ind.
  • SunChaser 8524 LR

    December 09, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    A lot of consumers fear they have to spend a lot of money to find a high-quality boat just to get out on the water. But SunChaser proves you can have
  • Evinrude expands pontoon series with new 65hp

    Web Exclusive December 06, 2013
    Industry
    BRP expands its innovative Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series line-up with a new Evinrude E-TEC 65 HP model. The Evinrude E-TEC 65 HP Pontoon Series is the ideal choice for any smaller-to-midsize pontoon application.
  • Safety

    December 06, 2013
    Feature
    Safety is paramount. In the world of maritime recreation, there was never a more true statement. Sometimes, we like to think our lightweight and sleek
  • 13 years in the making

    December 05, 2013
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    It may have taken over a dozen years to complete, but Dan Williams is not complaining. It's true that a good portion of his free time has been spent meticulously going over the fine details while constructing the ultimate pontoon, but this project has bee
  • Christmas Boat Parades in Florida

    Web Exclusive December 05, 2013
    There is nothing better than a parade during the holiday season. Wait!...maybe there is. It's a boat parade!
  • PDB Tested: SeaSucker

    December 04, 2013
    PDB Tested
    The list of products this company offers will blow your mind. SeaSucker was on our radar, but it wasn't until I stopped by their booth at the Miami Bo
  • Industry mourns Four Winns co-founder

    Web Exclusive December 03, 2013
    News
    Four Winns Boat Co. co-founder Charles "Charlie" Winn of Cadillac, Mich., died Nov. 18 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was 70.
  • Outboards are changing the world

    Web Exclusive December 02, 2013
    Industry
    Katie Burke
    Who wants to hear some breaking news? Outboard motors were named number 58 on the list of 101 gadgets that changed the world by Popular Mechanics.
  • South Bay 925 Sport TT

    December 02, 2013
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    We're not sure if a challenge was offered to the South Bay engineers to see how much they could pack into a performance pontoon, but based on our firs