• State of the Union Touches on Key Initiatives for Recreational Boating

    January 31, 2018
    Feature
    National Marine Manufacturers Association
    President Trump addressed the nation last night in his first State of the Union, calling attention to a number of issues on the minds of Americans, many of which impact the recreational boating community.
  • Rapala Celebrates The Big Game

    January 30, 2018
    Feature
    This week, as pro football fans flock to Minneapolis for the Super Bowl, Minnesota-based Rapala USA and WCCO-TV have joined forces to celebrate the Big Game with the MinneCentric Rooftop Experience.
  • RBFF Sponsors Miami Boat Show

    January 30, 2018
    News
    In February, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) will sponsor the Progressive Miami International Boat Show with its Take Me Fishing™ brand, where an estimated 100,000 boating enthusiasts will gather.
  • Sneak Peek At New Pontoon Manufacturer

    Web Exclusive January 30, 2018
    Feature
    At the Minneapolis Boat Show earlier this month, we got our first look at the all-new Barletta pontoon that was on display.
  • Freedom Boat Club Video Generating Laughs

    January 25, 2018
    Feature
    A video created by Lisa Almeida, who owns Freedom Boat Club locations in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Fla., has generated more than 72,000 views and has been promoted by more than 50 of the company’s franchises.
  • Boat Show Season 2018

    Web Exclusive January 24, 2018
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    As a staff we’ve been out hitting the convention floors this month and while counting the number of pontoons on display is interesting (238 in Minneapolis and 109 in Toronto for example), what consumers want to really know is what is catching our eye.
  • Princecraft Awarded Employer of Choice

    January 23, 2018
    Feature
    During a special ceremony at the Toronto's Enercare Centre as part of the 60th Toronto International Boat Show, Princecraft Boats Inc. was awarded a 2018 Employer of Choice – Marine Business category, by the Boating Industry Canada Employer of Choice (BI
  • West Marine Hires New CEO

    January 22, 2018
    News
    Marine, Inc., a leading omni-channel retailer exclusively offering boating gear, apparel, footwear and other waterlife-related products, announced today the arrival of their new Chief Executive Officer, Doug Robinson, who joins with three decades of speci
  • Lippert Components agrees to acquire Taylor Made Group

    January 22, 2018
    News
    Lippert Components Inc., a subsidiary of LCI Industries, has agreed to buy Taylor Made Group LLC. Terms of the agreement, which the companies expect to close in two weeks, were not disclosed.
  • Reader Submission

    Web Exclusive January 19, 2018
    Feature
  • Staying In ’Toon: Pontooning In Saltwater?

    January 17, 2018
    Feature
    Scott “Sky” Smith
    For some of us, this time of year is about daydreaming, sunshine and warm water.
  • Doing Time In A Booth

    January 16, 2018 Published in the March 2017 issue
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    “How ya doing?” I must have heard those three words uttered at least a hundred times…and that was only the first three hours on the first day of a five-day stint as I worked a recent boat show. It seems like it has become the preferred opening “line” for
  • Freedom on the Water: Not Living In An Autonomous World

    January 10, 2018
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    “With robotic cars in our future as well as airlines in full control of where and when we fly, where can we go for our freedom to be spontaneous?”
  • Para-Claw Knife

    January 09, 2018
    Feature
    Outdoor Edge has put a sharp new twist on the popular survival paracord bracelet with the introduction of the new Para-Claw.
  • Fighting Your Winter Blues

    January 04, 2018
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    It doesn’t help that companies are constantly reminding us that cruises to Mexico are taking sun-starved passengers weekly to destinations far better than our work commute.
  • New Year, New Upgrades

    January 03, 2018
    Feature
    From now through April 30, 2018, the Lowrance HDS Ultimate Upgrade offers the biggest savings ever, including up to $500 off select HDS Carbon displays.
  • PDB Editor To Help Judge First Innovation Awards At Minneapolis Show Next Week

    January 02, 2018
    Feature
    PDB Staff Report
    Pontoon & Deck Boat magazine Executive Editor Brady Kay will again be on the panel to judge the inaugural Progressive Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards.
  • Happy New Year

    January 01, 2018
    Feature
    We know winter has its benefits. It invites more reasons to get together for family parties, it prompts good behavior reigned by Santa Clause and the Elf on the Shelf, and people turn into treat-making machines.