• Tackle Box

    August 30, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    News
    “Come summer, you’ve got to work the weeds to find fish,” said my host, who was chaperoning me around a lake known for holding a sizeable population of muskellunge.
  • Black Widow

    August 28, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    News
    Brady L. Kay
    When it comes to current trends, Suzuki Marine knows very well the popularity of the pontoon segment.
  • PDB Forum Member Spotlight: Tooner

    Web Exclusive August 28, 2014
    Forum Member Spotlight
    We love our forum members and we enjoy getting to know them better. This issue, we are highlighting Tooner, aka Bob Sokoly.
  • Bennington Paves the Way for More 'Tooning Possibilites

    Web Exclusive August 27, 2014
    News
    PDB magazine wants to share the news that Torqeedo, maker of electric marine engines, will now have its Cruise 4.0 motor and lithium-ion batteries powering Bennington's new Electric Series of pontoon boats.
  • Easy Boating With Volvo

    August 26, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    News
    Jeffrey V. Shirts
    Volvo Penta is a mainstay in marine engine technology throughout the world with a history spanning over 100 years of innovations.
  • Smoker Craft Inc Embraces More Pontoons

    Web Exclusive August 26, 2014
    News
    If you’re a fan of Starcraft, Sylvan, and SunChaser pontoons, you are gonna love this bit of news: Smoker Craft Inc. has announced plans to build a 95,000 square-foot addition to its pontoon manufacturing facility in Indiana.
  • Let Lowrance Be Your Pilot

    Web Exclusive August 26, 2014
    Industry
    Lowrance has released a new Outboard Pilot. This easy-to-use autopilot system allows fingertip steering of the outboard engine.
  • Add an upper deck to your pontoon

    Web Exclusive August 25, 2014
    Product
    J's Upper Decks is now manufacturing and selling sun deck kits and upper deck kits for pontoon boats.
  • Crest 250 Savannah NX SLR2

    August 25, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    A few years back Crest encountered a major facelift across the board in an attempt to break away from the boxy mold that past pontoon boats were known for. It’s safe to say this Savannah is like nothing else and it really impressed us with its looks as we
  • Premier's New President

    Web Exclusive August 25, 2014
    News
    We at Pontoon and Deck Boat magazine would like to extend congratulations to Lori Melbostad, former Vice President of Operations at luxury pontoon builder Premier Marine Inc.—now President.
  • Give Your Boat A Break

    August 22, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    News
    Why trust your boat to anything less than the best to protect it? We’ve seen how harmful UV rays can destroy ordinary boat covers in no time flat.
  • EnerSys Introduces New Marine Batteries

    Web Exclusive August 21, 2014
    Product
    Engineered with Thin Plate Pure Lead technology and an Absorbed Glass Mat construction, Odyssey Performance Series marine batteries feature more power and longer service life than conventional batteries.
  • Pontoon GIVEAWAY at PDB Days

    Web Exclusive August 20, 2014
    Industry
    We’ve told you we’re giving away a brand-new pontoon boat at our upcoming PDB Days event. We meant it.
  • Montana Sucks

    August 20, 2014
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    Montana sucks. As the popular website www.montana-sucks.com puts it, “The locals are crazy, in-breeding militia types who think that tourists are fair game
  • Where’s The Paddle?

    August 20, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    News
    The paddle in our June issue of PDB was cleverly hidden along the edge of the table on page 29.
  • Sniki Tiki

    August 19, 2014
    Feature
  • Spotlight Sylvan

    August 19, 2014
  • Adventure Ouachita

    August 19, 2014
  • Avalon Chicago Bears

    August 19, 2014
    Feature
  • Destination Yachts

    August 19, 2014
    Feature
  • Hampton Spotlight

    August 19, 2014
  • Discounted Boat Rentals During PDB Days

    Web Exclusive August 19, 2014
    Industry
    Coming to PDB Days? We certainly hope so. If you aren’t bringing your own pontoon, we strongly recommend that you rent one for three strong reasons.
  • FUSION Teams Up With Humminbird

    Web Exclusive August 19, 2014
    Product
    The FUSION-Link entertainment protocol from FUSION is now supported by the Humminbird ION and ONIX series for better audio control capabilities and functions.
  • Not Just For Show

    August 18, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    News
    Increasing boaters' options and price points for a trumpet-style horn, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products has relaunched two of its most popular and practical models.
  • Tahoe Vista 2285 Cruise

    August 18, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    Tahoe found a way to pack a lot of great features into this 23-footer with just the right balance of standard features and options. In fact, as tested, it really has everything that you need including plenty of horsepower.
  • New Hybrid Lighting & Motion Activated Boat Security System

    August 16, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    News
    Liberated Energy, Inc. has recently released Guard Lite, a revolutionary hybrid lighting and security system.
  • Top 10 Reasons to Own a Pontoon

    Web Exclusive August 15, 2014
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    Owning a pontoon will give you a key to enjoying the outdoors with people you love.
  • From The Forums: Excerpts from recent PDB forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com

    August 14, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    News
    Excerpts from recent PDB forum exchanges at www.pdbmagazine.com
  • New Underwater Viewing System

    Web Exclusive August 14, 2014
    Product
    Aqua-Vu re-invented their underwater viewing system with the new Micro 5c, a self-contained underwater video viewer with a spacious 5-inch LCD, compact, covert optics plus a minimalist price tag.
  • PDB Forum Member Spotlight

    August 12, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    Forum Member Spotlight
    We are excited to introduce you to Tony Vaccaro, aka Captain Tony on our forum.
  • School Of The Year Standings

    August 12, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    News
    With only one event left in the season, the University of North Alabama is dominating the Cabela's School of the Year points race with a commanding lead over the rest of the field.
  • Mercury Marine launches new global website

    Web Exclusive August 12, 2014
    Industry
    Mercury Marine, the world leader in commercial and recreational marine propulsion and technology, launched on Tuesday its new global website, www. mercurymarine.com, designed to enhance the consumer experience and provide a single online point of referenc
  • Swimmers Be Safe This Summer

    Web Exclusive August 12, 2014
    Industry
    Safety precautions need to be taken around all water environments. According to the Center for Disease Control, about half of all drowning incidents occur in natural water settings.
  • Looking Back

    August 10, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
    Ten years ago, the cover of Pontoon & Deck Boat magazine was an amazing portrait of what pontooning represents.
  • Pontoon Paradise

    August 08, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    Feature
    Jeffrey V. Shirts
    Jeremy—Jer to his close friends—and Erica Mulinare live in Southwick, part of the Springfield Metropolitan area located in Western Massachusetts near the Connecticut border.
  • HydroHoist Celebrates 50 Years

    Web Exclusive August 07, 2014
    Industry
    HydroHoist Marine Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the market originator of the hydro-pneumatic boat lift.
  • New Mercury Marine video showcases 75 years of global success

    Web Exclusive August 06, 2014
    Industry
    Here's a video that was recently produced by the Wisconsin Manufacturers Commerce.
  • Let’s Go Camping!

    August 06, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    Federal law mandates that each summer every American family must take at least one camping trip to experience the great outdoors.
  • IBEX Judges Announced

    August 05, 2014
    Industry
    The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) Innovation Awards acknowledge the importance of technological advancement in the marine industry.
  • Pacific Blue Marlin: Tag and Release Tournament

    Web Exclusive August 05, 2014
    News
    One of the best reasons to own a pontoon is for the fishing. Boats and fishing go together like peanut butter and jelly.
  • Frequent Flyers

    August 04, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    News
    Brady L. Kay
    Ironically I find myself writing my monthly column on an airplane bound for home as I make my way back from the fourth engine media press event in 25 days.
  • Bennington 2575 QCWB

    August 04, 2014
    Boat Test Monday
    The Q Series is the top of the line when it comes to Bennington so you can expect the best in aesthetics and fine detail.
  • PDB Adventures: An Epic Boating Adventure

    August 02, 2014 Published in the August 2014 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
    Every childhood should be marked with a great boating adventure. The North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America agrees.
  • Be Prepared

    August 01, 2014
    Feature
    Katie Burke
    I love being on the water, but do you know what ruins it for me? Realizing I forgot something right when the engine starts.