• Alcohol-Related Deaths Decrease

    July 29, 2014
    Industry
    The U.S. Coast Guard recently released the 2013 Recreational Boating Statistics, and the new figures show the largest decrease in the number of alcohol-related recreational boater deaths in the past five years.
  • Lowe Victory 220

    July 28, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    For those used to seeing all-aluminum boats from this manufacturer, this new Victory 220 may catch you off guard. Is it aluminum or is it fiberglass?
  • Teaching the next generation how to do it safely

    July 25, 2014
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    As I was driving into work this morning, probably in the range of 15-20 minutes late, I had a million things running through my head. Getting my kids taken care of for the day, talking my husband off the ledge after his last football crisis and the weathe
  • Forum Member Spotlight: Captain Tony

    July 24, 2014
    Forum Member Spotlight
    Here's our newest forum member spotlight on Captain Tony. You will see parts of this interview in the Augsut issue of PDB magazine.We are so thankful for his contributions around our forum at www.pdbmagazine.com/forum.
  • Boating in New Engand

    July 22, 2014
    Slideshow
  • Boy Scout Slideshow

    July 22, 2014
    Slideshow
  • Manitou keeps getting bigger

    July 22, 2014
    Industry
    Manitou has acquired a new, larger facility in Lansing, Mich., where manufacturing, sales and marketing, and all corporate employees will be relocating.
  • PDB Days UPDATE

    Web Exclusive July 22, 2014
    Industry
    When you’re buying a boat, a dealership will give you a test drive on the water. But what if you want to test out multiple boats?
  • NauticStar 243DC Sport Deck

    July 21, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    Brady L. Kay
    The 100 percent wood-free construction, Infinity sound system and the leather touch upholstery are just some of the features that make this a popular choice with experienced boaters. But when we dug a little deeper, we found even more reasons to like this
  • Lake Norman Celebration

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    Gini McKain
    The skies were full of white puffy clouds in the shape of smurfs one minute, and then dark grey ominous clouds threatening boaters with high winds and rain the next.
  • Pontoon Retractable Ladder

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    Are you tired of pulling yourself up on a factory vertical ladder?
  • Stay Organized With UT Wire

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    Q Knots, D-Wings and Flexi-Ties help organize messy cables, wires or any other nautical/camping gear.
  • Comfy Flip-Flops At A Comfy Price

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    Okabashi takes pride in being a brand that creates products that are not only fashionable, but eco-friendly and practical as well.
  • Cool as Ice Cap & Flaps

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Cool As Ice Caps are specially designed caps with detachable pouches to hold a cool pack or ice.
  • Cover Your 'Toon in 45 Seconds

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    Covering and uncovering a pontoon boat is no longer a necessary hassle.
  • Excerpts from recent PDB forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    Don’t worry, this isn’t a trick or a way for us to disclose where we’ve hidden our paddle this month.
  • Fire It Up

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    One lucky person attending our PDB Days event is going to be given the key that fires up a brand new boat!
  • Have A Safe Fourth of July

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says this July 4th holiday week will be a doozie for America's recreational boaters.
  • Mercury Marine Introduces Oil Change Kits

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Changing oil in a Mercury outboard is one of the most important steps to keep an engine running at its peak.
  • PDB Install: Dual Backup Camera

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Brady L. Kay
    Anyone who has ever tried to hitch a tow vehicle to a boat trailer or tried backing down a narrow ramp using only rear-view mirrors knows that it can be a frustrating endeavor.
  • PDB July Pet Pic

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    We love it when our fans share their pet photos with us on our Facebook page.
  • What's A Quadratoon?

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    Like a lot of great ideas, inspiration can strike when you least expect it.
  • Where's The Paddle?

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    The paddle in our May issue was hidden on the table beside a box of cookies on page 49.
  • 'Tooning Abroad

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Feature
    Jeffrey V. Shirts
    Pontooning. There is something indelible about the feel of the wind across your skin and the smell of the water, be it freshwater lake or the salty smell of the open sea.
  • 10 Years Ago

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
    So the first face palm incident of the July 2004 issue was a fun story with the headline “What Downturn?” which covered how the thriving boating industry was untouchable.
  • America On Display

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    Most manufacturers offer a variety of different color combinations for customers to choose from when it comes to designing the perfect pontoon.
  • Boat Blunders

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Feature
    PDB Staff Report
    Everyone has a moment when their plans go awry and blunders happen.
  • Challenge Outdoors

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Feature
    Jeffrey V. Shirts
    Boating saved Loyd Sawyer’s life.
  • I'm Your Life Jacket, But You Don't Know Me

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Feature
    I’m your life jacket, but you don’t know me.
  • Must-Have Gear

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Feature
    There's a lot to be said for owning trailerable boats.
  • The Cost of Boating

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    Brady L. Kay
    Can recreational boating become more affordable?
  • What A Pontoon Did For This Family

    July 19, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
  • Women at the Helm

    July 18, 2014
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    I recently read an article that said only 23 percent of women ever put themselves in the captain position on their own boat and only 12 percent of watercraft are registered to females. Can that be right?
  • Find an Evinrude dealer close to you

    July 16, 2014
    Industry
    BRP has added more than 50 new Evinrude dealers to its rapidly expanding dealer network in recent months. These new dealers from Florida to Alberta, Canada will offer the complete line-up of BRP’s Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines as well as provide top-of-
  • Forum Member Spotlight: wish2fish

    July 15, 2014
    Forum Member Spotlight
    We love our forum members and are so grateful for their valuable input. We love to spotlight our forum members. Here's an interview we did with forum member wish2fish.
  • JC SportToon 26TT

    July 14, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    Not only does JC successfully break away from the traditional-looking square pontoon boat, but it’s clear the engineers who design these boats actually spend a lot of time on the water too. Each year JC finds a way to improve its boats and the proof can b
  • PDB Days Info Now Available

    July 10, 2014
    We are so excited to give you all the details on our upcoming PDB Days event. Click on this link to read everything you need to know!
  • Tips on how to get through a day of fishing without hurting your back

    July 09, 2014
    Industry
    Fishing is commonly thought of as the ultimate stress reliever, but it can also lead to back pain or serious back injuries if proper measurements aren’t followed.
  • It Takes A Little Elbow Grease

    July 08, 2014
    Feature
    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. I resurrected a 1985 Sundancer 24-foot pontoon boat with a mysterious 90hp outboard motor.
  • Hot Tub Pontoon Rental

    July 05, 2014
    Industry
    Planning a trip to sunny San Diego? You will find a lot of different options for pontoon rentals. But there is a fun new one out there called Hot Tub Cruisin.
  • A look inside the Mercury Marine Museum

    July 03, 2014
    News
    Chainsaws, motorized bicycles, lawnmowers, snowmobiles and Corvette engines. What do these machines have in common? Carl Kiekhaefer’s Mercury Marine manufactured them.
  • Four Winns Under New Ownership

    July 02, 2014
    News
    Platinum Equity announced the sale of Rec Boat Holdings, the manufacturer of Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab brand boats, to the Bénéteau Group.
  • Premier Promotes Boat Safety Course for Employees

    July 02, 2014
    Industry
    We were excited to hear Premier Marine, makers of Premier pontoons, has announced the launch of a program that will reimburse employees and their families who participate in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s Boat Operator Safety Course.
  • Not Just A Cooler

    July 01, 2014
    News
    Getting an armful of rods and reels to a favorite fishing spot can be a challenging task, while cluttering the deck of your boat. Now, thanks to Engel USA’s new Cooler/Dry Box with Rod Holders, that trip will be a little easier.