• Video Your Adventures

    April 29, 2014
    Industry
    The Garmin VIRB Elite is attracting a lot of attention and for good reason. The 1080p HD action camera combines enhanced video recording with Wi-Fi capability and advanced GPS functions. Plus, the VIRB Elite uses ANT+ wireless connectivity, allowing the Q
  • On The Rise

    April 24, 2014
    Brady L. Kay
    Ten years ago it was easier to find sushi at a major league baseball stadium than to see a pontoon at the Miami International Boat Show. Don’t get me wrong, this show is still busting at the seams with million-dollar yachts as far as the eye can see, but
  • Our Legacy

    April 24, 2014
    Brady L. Kay
    In historical terms, a legacy is something that is handed down from one period of time to another. For the Nelson family from Minnesota, their legacy means a whole lot more than just having multiple generations share in the memories of having a family cab
  • Put To The Test

    April 24, 2014
    Katie Burke
    JC Manufacturing, Inc. is a smaller pontoon operation, but don’t let that deter you. With less bureaucracy, this company is able to quickly respond to its customers and spend more time building and designing great pontoons. Located in North Webster, Ind.,
  • What Lies Beneath Part 3

    April 24, 2014
    Michael Deulley
    There is a lot of hard work that goes into a pontoon boat that is often times overlooked. In our What Lies Beneath series, Pontoon & Deck Boat magazine has closely examined some of the ingenious innovations that have brought pontoon boat building from its
  • Written In the Stars

    April 24, 2014
    Katie Burke
    There’s nothing like a good wedding story to get me excited. When the wedding takes place with a beautiful pontoon in the background, that’s enough excitement to make my whole week. When I saw Nick and Kendra Pedicini’s wedding photos, I could barely stan
  • A Family Journey

    April 24, 2014
    Katie Burke
    It’s easy to chase the dream of the perfect lake cabin, complete with the covered slip at the end of the dock. But for those without lakefront property there is actually a lot to offer if you’re willing to boat on the lakes less traveled. Sometimes the ad
  • Crystal Killer

    April 24, 2014
    Industry
  • Hustler Prop Benefits Pontoons

    April 22, 2014
    Industry
    A boat's overall performance relies not only on the right motor, but on the right propeller to ensure the engine runs in the ideal rpm range.
  • Starcraft 220 SCX IO Sport

    April 21, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    If you’re looking for the performance of a runabout with the space and comfort of a pontoon boat, look no further than this new cross-over series from Starcraft.
  • Evinrude angler pulls in big win on Beaver Lake

    Web Exclusive April 17, 2014
    Industry
    We love Evinrude outboards here at PDB. The company has an official lineup of pontoon-specific engines which tells us a lot about their commitment to our industry.
  • Clean Your Rope

    April 17, 2014
    Industry
    When dock lines and ropes get grimy and grungy, they're not always so easy to clean. But with Shurhold Industries' new Flexible Rope & Cord Brush, the process just got more convenient.
  • Sanpan: Where did the Name Come From?

    April 16, 2014
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    With some pontoon manufacturers, it doesn't take much to decipher the name on the side of the boat.
  • Sanpan 2500 FE Bar

    April 14, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    Nothing is an afterthought on this model. At first glance we were impressed by the details of this fully-loaded Sanpan that includes a long list of standard features and great amenities.
  • Premium Control Systems Offered by HydroHoist

    Web Exclusive April 13, 2014
    Product
    HydroHoist Marine Group, the leader in the boat lift industry, has launched the latest in technology and expanded its line of control options.
  • Does Your PWC Need A Lift?

    April 12, 2014
    Industry
    Universal Cargo Crane is a new product by Cargo Ease, but it’s been helping personal watercraft owners for years.
  • Nothing Keeps Him Down

    April 11, 2014
    Feature
    Tom Smurthwaite was once a firefighter in Rochester, N.Y. A backdraft explosion blew him down a set of stairs and crushed his back, giving him spinal nerve damage, and leaving him in constant pain.
  • PDB Tested: Insect Repellant Shirt

    April 09, 2014
    PDB Tested
    Bugs are the worst. When we got our hands on a shirt that was designed to keep bugs away, I thought to myself, “This is it. I can go camping in July again.”
  • Qwest Adventure 7516 Cruise Deluxe

    April 07, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    By definition, this Qwest is considered a compact pontoon, but that doesn’t mean it’s not loaded with great features. When you start looking around at the comfortable seating arrangement, rear-entry design as well as the sundeck, you’ll actually be quite
  • Mercury Goes White!

    April 06, 2014
    Industry
    Besides the classic phantom black color on Verado 300hp outboards, Mercury Marine is now offering two shades of white—Cold Fusion and Warm Fusion—which will complement virtually any boat.
  • Shootout Issue

    April 05, 2014
    Industry
    For those of you who are new, every year we compile 25+ boat tests into a single issue. This issue is known as our Shootout Issue and it is on newsstands now.
  • Larson launches Escape pontoon line

    April 04, 2014
    Brady L. Kay
    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.
  • Protomet Corporation Getting Bigger

    Web Exclusive April 02, 2014
    Industry
    Protomet Corporation, makers of PTM Edge pontoon rear-view mirrors is celebrating a $6.25 million expansion of its Oak Ridge headquarters.