• G3 Sun Catcher X322 RC

    June 30, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    We love getting our hands on brand new models that are just being released, especially when the pontoon is built by a solid company like G3 Boats that prides itself on safety and quality.
  • Fun Chaser Fiberglass ‘Toons

    June 27, 2014
    Industry
    The Carolina Skiff Fun Chaser is not like any other pontoon boat you’ve seen before. Why is that, you may wonder? It comes with all of the standard features including stainless steel hardware, rails, hinges, latches, etc.
  • Bennington: 40 Times Better than Yesterday

    June 26, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
    Considering there is 40 times the amount of saltwater to freshwater, owning a boat which can cruise around the ocean is a huge plus.
  • Where’s The Paddle?

    June 26, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue
    News
    The paddle in our April issue was hidden along the sandy beach on page 60.
  • Never Easier

    June 24, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue
    News
    Meguiar’s has recently released its Marine and RV Rinse Free Wash-N-Wax, making it the newest cleaning and spray wax product on the market.
  • JC Americana

    June 24, 2014
    Slideshow
  • Lake Norman

    June 24, 2014
    Slideshow
  • Tooning Over Seas

    June 24, 2014
    Slideshow
  • Reflective Tracers

    June 24, 2014
    Industry
    Finding dock lines in a boat, on the dock or tied to a cleat needn't be a guessing game during late night or early morning hours. Highly visible—even on a moonless night—the reflective marine dock lines from Shakespeare deliver security and peace of mind.
  • Avalon Ambassador 2785 RL

    June 23, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    Known in this industry for building a wide selection of great pontoon boats, with this Ambassador it appears Avalon took the best of what it has to offer and merged it all together to create the ultimate boat.
  • From The Forums: Excerpts from PDB forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

    June 22, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue
    News
  • PDB Forum Member Spotlight

    June 20, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue
    Forum Member Spotlight, News
    We love our forum members. Here’s an interview with Razorbackfan74, aka John Melin.
  • Caravelle Razor E-toon

    Web Exclusive June 19, 2014
    Industry
    We saw the Razor E-toon on the water in Miami and had to get a closer looks. With a fiber glass hull, a new era of pontoons is coming about.
  • Power Up With LED Marine Lights

    June 19, 2014
    Industry
    J.W. Speaker has released a whole new series of LED marine lights, dubbed the X2O Series. The line includes three brand new LED marine lights: the Models 670 X2O, 840 X2O and 880 X2O. The X2O Series LED marine lights feature a signature proprietary housin
  • Backyard Testing

    June 18, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue
    Shootout
    Brady L. Kay
    For years the manufacturers in northern Indiana have been strongly hinting that they’d like to see our annual Shootout Boat Test relocated to Lake Wawasee, a lake that is practically in the backyard for a lot of the pontoon and deck boat builders.
  • It’s “All Good”

    June 17, 2014
    Industry
    As summer approaches, help protect your skin from everything under the sun—as well as hazardous chemicals—with Elemental Herbs’ “All Good” rebranded line of natural sunscreens, featuring non-nano zinc oxide, antioxidant rich herbs and natural moisturizers
  • Experience Oakwood Resort

    June 16, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
    Residing on 27 acres off Lake Wawasee—Indiana’s largest natural lake—you’ll find Oakwood Resort, an 88-room inn that is perfect for weddings, receptions or a quick weekend getaway.
  • Prolonging The Life Of Your ‘Toon

    June 14, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue
    News
    When you’re out on the water, it can be easy to forget that your boat requires constant care and attention if you plan to keep it around.
  • Looking Back

    June 12, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
    The first thing that caught my attention about the issue we published 10 years ago was the fact that Dan Armitage teaches, “Kids Fishing Fun!” classes across the nation.
  • LED Bowlights Equal Safer Boating

    June 12, 2014
    Industry
    Proper lighting is a key component of boating safety. Accon Marine's pop-up LED Bowlights provide illumination whether boaters are cruising at night or in the early pre-sunrise hours. Both the 210-M and 211-M models are USCG-approved for two nautical mile
  • What’s In A Name?

    June 10, 2014 Published in the June 2013 issue
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    Picking a name for anything is an important task because it establishes the initial identity.
  • Protect Your Little Ones

    June 10, 2014
    Industry
    Kids like fun designs and the Stearns Kids Puddle Jumper Deluxe life jacket offers a lot to enjoy. As a parent, you’ll appreciate the security and confidence of high-quality construction and safety. The Puddle Jumper fits children weighing 30 to 50 pounds
  • Aqua Patio 240 OB Elite

    June 09, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    Aqua Patio’s Elite pontoon is eye-catching, but what exactly does it mean to be elite? The dictionary will tell you that it means to be the best of anything considered collectively, as a group or a class.
  • Quick Getaway

    June 08, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue
    Feature, News
    Brady L. Kay
    Nestled on the shores of Round Lake in Minnesota, you’ll find the Davidge hideout.
  • Pirate Cove Resort

    June 06, 2014
    Feature
    The 16th century was a good time to be a pirate. During the war the English had with the Spanish, pirates were “encouraged” by Queen Elizabeth to plunder the Spanish fleets whenever and however they pleased.
  • Behind The Scenes

    June 06, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    At times, the annual PDB Shootout feels more like an industry reunion than a boat test as manufacturers, dealers and engine representatives all come together to support our testing event.
  • New Yamaha Talon Prop Released

    June 05, 2014
    Industry
    Yamaha Marine Group has launched a new series of high-performance aluminum propellers for its mid-range outboards that are standard-equipped with the exclusive Shift Dampener System (SDS), bringing no-clunk, quiet operation to a broader range of boats. Na
  • PDB Tested: Gerber Black Crucial

    June 04, 2014
    PDB Tested
    They told us this beast was rugged but that almost seemed like an undersell after we got our hands on it. Even wet hands easily clench onto the curved handles, which are more comfortable than typical straight grips and provide much more torque.
  • Captain’s Chair

    June 04, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue
    News
    Brady L. Kay
    There was a time not so long ago that I actually felt like less of an editor because our national publication wasn’t based out of a big city office.
  • Maintenance Tips For Summer

    June 03, 2014
    Industry
    This year, before you get your boat on the water, be sure to give it the “once over” and check your boat to ensure that everything is in proper working order. Falcon Safety Products Inc. encourages boaters to look over the boating checklist and make sure
  • Weeres 200 Angler

    June 02, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    When Ambrose Weeres founded Weeres Pontoons in 1952, the farmer couldn’t have envisioned just how far his original and simple idea would advance over the years.
  • Evinrude brings forth a new era of outboards

    June 02, 2014
    Industry
    On Friday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., BRP executives together with the Evinrude management, will change the way you look at the outboard engine industry.
  • PDB Adventures: Ontario's Outpost Lodge

    June 02, 2014 Published in the June 2014 issue
    News
    “We’re you missing this?” asked our host rhetorically as he walked into camp carrying one of our rod and reel rigs.