• Nothing Keeps Him Down

    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.

  • Well Beyond The Wave

    On my boat we like to wave to all boaters, but especially when we see another pontoon.

  • Memory Makers Video

    Tune in for a new series showcasing the many businesses and people that make recreational boating possible for millions of Americans.

  • Kings For A Day

    Obviously pontoons geared toward fishing is not a new concept, but the way Apex Marine is able to lure hardcore anglers with its Angler Qwest offerings is truly amazing.

  • Manitou

    Discover why the PDB staff loves the Manitou 27 X-Plode RFX SHP.

  • Lure vs. Worm

    It hasn’t quite reached the Ford versus Chevy level, yet the artificial lure versus live bait is a heated debate among anglers.

  • Cell Phone In The Lake?

    Ting Mobile released its survey data and announced a new social campaign and promotion.

  • News

    Recreational Boaters Urged to Send Message to EPA

    The EPA needs to stop the summertime sale of E15 fuel and the time to speak up as boaters is now!

  • News

    Can Boats Be Recycled?

    Rhode Island pilot project aims to make recreational boats more earth-friendly,

  • News

    Mercury Names New President

    Brunswick Corporation today promoted Christopher Drees, president – marine parts and accessories, to president – Mercury Marine.

  • News

    Attention Active Duty Boaters

    BoatUS in partnership with GEICO Military is offering active-duty U.S. Armed Forces members a complimentary one-year BoatUS membership to say thanks for serving.

  • News

    SUN TRACKER Boats Recognized for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

    For the seventh consecutive year, SUN TRACKER Boats has been recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

  • News

    Barletta Now A Top 10 Builder

    The February retail registrations report distributed by Statistical Surveys, Inc., places Barletta Pontoon Boats squarely in the top 10 manufacturers.

  • News

    Jay Povlin Promoted to NauticStar President

    MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has promoted Jay Povlin, MasterCraft’s Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing, to President of NauticStar, effective immediately.

  • News

    Larson Sold to Polaris

    According to a letter to Larson dealers from Rob Parmentier, CEO of Larson-Marquis, assets of the Larson brand have been sold to Polaris Industries. Parmentier said in the letter that “we signed the papers to close on the sale” to Polaris. Trade Only Toda

  • News

    Mercury celebrates 80th anniversary in 2019

    Mercury Marine will celebrate its 80th anniversary throughout 2019, reflecting on its strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry.

  • News

    Yamaha Announces 2019 Sales Event

    Yamaha Marine’s “Say Yes to Reliability” sales event gives customers two incentives to build in additional value with the purchase of eligible new Yamaha four-stroke outboards during the first quarter of 2019.

  • News

    Boat Trader Launches New Consumer Mobile App

    Boat Trader, the largest boating marketplace in the U.S., announced this week the launch of its new app for iOS and Android mobile devices.

  • News

    NMMA Celebrates U.S. Senate Approval of the Modern Fish Act

    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act of 2017 (S. 1520) – commonly referred to as the Modern Fish Act.

  • News

    Boating Industry announced its 2018 Top 100 dealers

    The list recognizes dealerships that are unsurpassed in business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more

  • News

    West Marine Names New CEO

    West Marine has hired retail executive Ken Seipel as CEO. Seipel is an experienced leader with a strong track record helping grow privately held retail companies, as well as Fortune 500 brands.

  • News

    Montara Launches The Surf Boss

    Since announcing its Surf Boss surfing pontoon in mid October, Montara has welcomed 27 dealers to its retail network and has more than 23 additional dealerships pending.

  • News

    JL Audio Names Seawide its 2019 Domestic Distributor of Clarion Marine Audio Products

    JL Audio, an innovator in high-end audio solutions, recently announced that it has entered into a contract with Seawide Distribution as its sole distributor for Clarion Marine audio products in the United States for the 2019 calendar year.

  • Top 10 Most-Watched BoatUS Videos of 2018

    If you judged boaters by what they like to watch, you may think they prefer sitting on anchor all day.

  • VIDEO: Sea Ray to celebrate 60 years of building boats

    For 59 years, Sea Ray has set the standard and pushed the limits of performance and craftsmanship to elevate the boating experience. 2019 will mark the 60th anniversary of Sea Ray at the helm of defining the boating lifestyle.

  • Following the Fitzgerald

    Watch this Avalon/Tahoe crew trace the Fitzgerald's course by pontoon boat in anticipation of an upcoming article about their journey!

  • NMMA Certification Explained

    NMMA's Robert Newsome discusses how NMMA Certification goes above and beyond standards set by the U.S. Coast Guard.

  • Multimedia

    Meet This Enchanting 2018 Crest Model

    Fun colors, classic amenities, what's not to love about Crest's 2018 Calypso?

  • Mercury Introduces New V8 Vid

    New teaser video from Mercury Marine released

  • Life Of A Hook

    Behind the scenes with VMC

  • The Next Big Thing For Pontoon Ladders

    Dan Kincaid from northern Indiana has developed a system that, when attached to a rear-entry ladder, will raise and lower the bottom half with a simple press of a button.

  • Mercury Recaps Miami

    Mercury Marine has released a video of the introduction of and reaction to its new 3.4-liter V6 outboard and two other engines at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show.