• PlayCraft PowerToon X-Treme 2700 I/O

    March 31, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    It’s impossible not to smile while driving this boat. Known for fast and sporty pontoons, this PlayCraft doesn’t disappoint. Of course having a huge MerCruiser 8.2L engine as well as the optional Captain’s Choice exhaust with short tips with flaps doesn’t
  • Toon-Up brush keeps tube cleaning easy

    March 28, 2014
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    Tom Ford, from Huntersville, N.C., is a boater who started out like a lot of people with a fiberglass runabout background. He saw a pontoon, realized how cool it looked, knew he had been missing out, and headed down to his local marina to see about purcha
  • PDB Tested: RoboCup

    March 26, 2014
    PDB Tested
    RoboCup is a brand new portable caddy that securely holds two drinks, two fishing poles or any other personal belongings including phone, keys, glasses, flashlight and much more. It’s easy to use and no tools are required.
  • ‘Toon’n On The Bayou

    March 25, 2014
    William E. Hickson is credited for saying, “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.” For the Langsfords, they can relate—although you could argue they succeeded even if the first pontoon they purchased from St. Tammany Marine & Powersports in Mande
  • What Lies Beneath Part 2

    March 25, 2014
    In part one of “What Lies Beneath”, we took a look at how the process and materials for making strong, durable and long-lasting pontoon logs and cross members came together.
  • Silver Wave 250 Play

    March 24, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    You’d never guess the Silver Wave line was just recently created back in 2010 based on how these boats look and perform
  • Making Waves

    March 21, 2014
    Feature
    Considering the humble beginnings of the modern pontoon boat, it's no surprise that sound systems onboard were an afterthought for decades.
  • PDB Days

    March 18, 2014
    News
    Each year PDB magazine hosts our Shootout Boat Test where all the pontoon and deck boat manufacturers come together at one location so the new models can be reviewed, tested and evaluated by our staff. As we celebrate the 20th PDB Shootout this year, we’r
  • Captain’s Chair: Neglect

    March 18, 2014
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    I wouldn’t say that I’m one of those people, but I like to whisper sarcastic comments to my wife as we walk around the neighborhood. Don’t get me wrong, I get along great with my neighbors, but I can’t help but make comments that come to my mind as we pas
  • Overton's

    March 18, 2014
    Product
    With summer just around the corner, now is the time to get your pontoon ready. For those looking to put a little shine to your logs, check out Overton's Heavy-Duty Aluminum Pontoon Cleaner. It removes water lines, oxidation and more with its easy wipe on/
  • Tackle Box

    March 18, 2014
    Feature
    It matters not the gear you’ve got, the boat you drive nor your skills at finding and faking fish out: if your hooks don’t hold you won’t catch any more fish than your landlubber buddy back at home on the couch. And to hold, a hook first has to bite—d
  • Hurricane SunDeck 2400 OB

    March 17, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    Hurricane goes all out with this SunDeck to ensure that every detail is covered and every need is met. You truly have everything you’d ever hope to find on a deck boat included on this model as tested.
  • 5 Common Boating Mistakes

    March 14, 2014
    Feature
    If you're new to boating—or even if you’re not—it’s easy to make simple mistakes that may have serious consequences on the water.
  • PDB Tested: Bungee Dock Line

    March 12, 2014
    PDB Tested
    Brady L. Kay
    Over the years we’ve been fortunate to test a lot of great and unique products to help make docking easier. There’s just no way around it: if you use your boat, at some point you’re going to need to dock it.
  • Pontoon Arch

    Web Exclusive March 11, 2014
    Product
    If you didn't opt for a wake tower when you bought your boat, it's not too late. The Pontoon Arch is a new aftermarket product that will attach to most any pontoon.
  • Premier 275 Intrigue

    March 10, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    With the extra width, this 10-foot wide pontoon looks huge as well as inviting from the dock. Bigger can be better, especially when you’re referring to the Intrigue from Premier that takes comfort and added amenities to the next level.
  • Mercury Goes Cajun

    March 07, 2014
    Feature
    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 unforgettable Cajun party thanks to Mercury Marine!
  • PDB Tested: Seidio OBEX iPhone 5 Case

    March 05, 2014
    PDB Tested
    Katie Burke
    I can’t tell a lie. When the Seidio OBEX iPhone case showed up in the office, people’s phones started disappearing off their desks. I later found out that our marketing director sent out a warning email to our staff, letting them know I would be on the hu
  • It Takes A Little Elbow Grease (Slideshow)

    March 03, 2014
    To quote the latest James Bond 007 movie, my hobby was resurrection. I'm in Dadeville, a small town in east central Alabama, near Lake Martin.
  • PDB Install: Pontoon Water Glide (Slideshow)

    March 03, 2014
    The Pontoon Water Glide acts as a hydrofoil to lift pontoon boats and offer better planing and handling, is constructed of composite material and filled with marine-grade polyurethane foam to give the boat an additional 684 pounds of flotation.
  • What Lies Beneath: Part 1 (Slideshow)

    March 03, 2014
    When you spend a lot of time on the water, you start to notice some of the things that the new guys never see.
  • All About Pets (Slideshow)

    March 03, 2014
    Katie Burke
    We love seeing pets on boats and we love it even more when you share your photos with us.
  • Living Up To Its Reputation (Slideshow)

    March 03, 2014
    Lowe makes a great pontoon. But one of the things this manufacturer does best is create great fishing models.
  • The Next Big Thing (Slideshow)

    March 03, 2014
    Brady L. Kay
    Some news is just too big to keep quiet. For example, when a deck boat manufacturer decides to create an extra-wide masterpiece like nothing our industry has ever seen before.
  • Manitou 23 Legacy SHP

    March 03, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    With couch-like furniture and an unbelievable sound system, this ‘toon was made to entertain. With too many luxurious features to even mention, we didn’t know where to start.