• Polish Your Tubes: How To Bring New Life To Your ‘Toon

    May 29, 2015
    Feature
    I recently became a proud owner of a gently used Premier Sunsation triple ‘toon, but the aluminum pontoons were turning brown due to oxidation. I wanted to do something to bring the three logs to their original finish.
  • Carefree Boat Club continues its growth in Georgia

    Web Exclusive May 28, 2015
    News
    Carefree Boat Club continues to add locations to its ever-growing business.
  • FUSION Teams Up With Humminbird

    May 27, 2015
    The FUSION-Link entertainment protocol from FUSION is now supported by the Humminbird ION and ONIX series.
  • West Marine launches BlueFuture Fund program

    Web Exclusive May 26, 2015
    News
    West Marine, one of the world’s largest waterlife outfitters, is launching a program called BlueFuture® Fund to benefit youth boating, marine conservation and healthy fish stocks.
  • Crest 250 Continental

    May 25, 2015
    Boat Test Monday
    For those who think pontoon boats have to be boxy and aren’t allowed to be stylish, you’re going to want to take a closer look at this Continental.
  • Tackle Box: Shades Of UV

    May 22, 2015
    Feature
    You’ll find that florescent-colored lures, dyed natural baits, colorful dips and powders make them more attractive—or at least more visible—to a wide variety of fish species we seek to fool and catch with the offerings.
  • Vinnebago By Corkcicle: PDB TESTED No. 171

    May 20, 2015
    PDB Tested
    Roy Sparks
    Geared around bringing cold or hot drinks out on the boat, the Vinnebago was pitched to us as a handy new bottle that will keep your drinks ice cold for 25 hours and hot for 12.
  • Country Star Jake Owen Reunites with Discover Boating

    Web Exclusive May 19, 2015
    News
    Discover Boating is once again teaming up with country music recording artist Jake Owen as he joins Kenny Chesney’s THE BIG REVIVAL Tour.
  • JC 24 SportToon

    May 18, 2015
    Boat Test Monday
    When it comes to innovation, it seems like JC Manufacturing is always looking for ways to make the pontoon experience even better.
  • Alcohol-Related Boating Deaths Decrease

    May 18, 2015
    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.
  • How to maintain your boat's lower unit

    Web Exclusive May 15, 2015
    Scott “Sky” Smith
    Good preventative maintenance isn’t just for safety, it’s also for maintaining the value of my watercraft and reducing my overall cost of ownership.
  • Get Prepped for Hurricane Season

    Web Exclusive May 14, 2015
    Industry
    We all know what kind of devastation a hurricane can cause. As boat owners, it's an especially good idea to know what to do to protect your boat from the ravages of nature.
  • Beat The Heat - Slideshow

    May 13, 2015
    The sun beats down on your head with such insistent heat that even hiding under the Bimini top on your pontoon doesn’t help you escape it.
  • Beauty & Beast - Slideshow

    May 13, 2015
    JC TriToon Marine’s new 25-foot NepToon Sun Lounger is a fresh experience compared to the models of years past
  • Everything But Gas - Slideshow

    May 13, 2015
    Environmentalism is a growing concern among boaters
  • Get Ready To Be Indulged - Slideshow

    May 13, 2015
    A lot of obvious features break the pattern with Bennington’s 2575 QCW I/O, starting with the smoke-tinted wraparound windscreen.
  • Party Hardy - Slideshow

    May 13, 2015
    Sun Tracker calls it the Party Barge for a reason
  • The Boats of Summer - Slideshow

    May 13, 2015
    Summer is once again upon us, and you know what that means: sunburns and mosquito bites! But it also means it’s time to showcase the best deck boats from around the industry.
  • Bowfishing - Slideshow

    May 13, 2015
    Broad, high and open at the bow and stable as can be, it’s no wonder pontoon boats are among the most popular platforms found underfoot of folks engaged in bowfishing.
  • Reader Submission Photo - Slideshow

    May 13, 2015
    This scene epitomizes the laid-back beauty you can soak in during a day of fishing
  • Ram Mounts X-Grip: PDB TESTED No. 170

    May 13, 2015
    PDB Tested
    Roy Sparks
    The RAM Universal X-Grip Phone Holder has a clean and clever four-leg design that sports great holding power without hiding your phone behind foam pads and plastic.
  • Are we getting a national fish?

    Web Exclusive May 12, 2015
    News
    Congressman Tom MacArthur recently introduced a bill to the House of Representatives to designate the atlantic striped bass as the national fish of the United States.
  • Aqua-Vu Underwater Viewing System

    May 11, 2015
    Aqua-Vu has re-invented the 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.
  • NauticStar 231 Angler

    May 11, 2015
    Boat Test Monday
    Center console fishing boats are not a new concept to the boating industry; however, it is unique when the layout is merged into a deck boat platform with actual seating for the entire family.
  • Mercury Marine app wins excellence award

    Web Exclusive May 08, 2015
    News
  • Engine Oil Analysis for everyone

    Web Exclusive May 07, 2015
    Industry
    Everybody knows that engine oil is an essential component to keeping your boat running as smoothly as possible.
  • Aqua Zooka: PDB TESTED No. 169

    May 06, 2015
    PDB Tested
    Brady L. Kay
    You would think I collected busted squirt guns if you ever came across my collection in my garage.
  • CMT launching "Pontoon Payday" game show

    Web Exclusive May 05, 2015
    News
  • G3 Sun Catcher V 322 GT

    May 04, 2015
    Boat Test Monday
    If you feel like the Sun Catcher line seems to always be expanding, you’d be correct. The V 322 GT is one of the newest models from G3 Boats and offers a unique floor plan and a “boat load” of standard features.
  • 50 Years for HydroHoist

    May 04, 2015
    HydroHoist Marine Group celebrated its 50th anniversary this past August as the market originator of the hydro-pneumatic boat lift.
  • Better Boater - Pay Today, Save Tomorrow

    May 01, 2015 Published in the May 2015 issue
    I can’t tell you the number of times I do this routine: hum along in contentment, suddenly gasp in wild shock, sigh with relief, repeat. Nine times out of 10, this happens when I accidentally back into something while driving (the other 10 percent during
  • Looking Back

    May 01, 2015 Published in the May 2015 issue
    Because I’ve been watching too many bad action movies lately, I flipped over the May 2005 cover and wildly thought, “Wow, is this okay for kids to look at?” When I opened the issue, I have to admit I didn’t know who Editor Brady Kay was talking about in
  • Make No Mistake

    May 01, 2015 Published in the May 2015 issue
    Across much of North America, if you can’t catch a fish in May, you’re just not trying. May is the month when most of our popular gamefish species, across much of the nation, are either spawning or just completing their annual mating ritual. Either way, t
  • Tennessee Anglers

    May 01, 2015 Published in the May 2015 issue
    Like a lot of other hard-working Americans, Mike and Lucinda Clark lead very busy lives. When they’re not working, a lot of their focus is geared toward their three boys and making sure they get to team practices and school activities. With such a demandi
  • Walking On Sunshine

    May 01, 2015 Published in the May 2015 issue
    Infinity Fabrics is making a name for itself in the boating industry. The first words you see upon visiting their website may as well be a mantra: transform your floors. As company president Steve Couch states, “Everything we do, we try to be as perfect a
  • IceMule

    May 01, 2015 Published in the May 2015 issue
    PDB Tested
    Soft coolers have been an ideal match for boaters over the years, especially with pontoon owners who don’t like having a hard cooler banging around under the helm console or sliding across the floor. But to say the IceMule is just another great soft co
  • Spring Engine Preparation

    May 01, 2015 Published in the May 2015 issue
    Getting your deck boat or pontoon ready for the season is a lot like getting it ready to sell. You want it to look good and operate without any problems. That means you need to do a little preparation before you take it out for the first time. The last th
  • 50 Years of Suzuki Marine

    May 01, 2015 Published in the May 2015 issue
    zuki Marine is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and its marine engine lineup defines them now more than ever before. Suzuki has grown from producing the D55 back in 1965 to offering the largest lineup of fuel-injected four-stroke outboards in t
  • As Seen At The Expo

    May 01, 2015 Published in the May 2015 issue
    Each June houseboat enthusiasts from all over the world converge to tour dozens of houseboats and catch up with friends at Houseboat magazine’s annual National Houseboat Expo. This event has become a staple for the industry since it’s the only show that b
  • O Canada

    May 01, 2015 Published in the May 2015 issue
    Canada is known for more than just its love of hockey, especially in the world of pontoon boating. This great country to the north is also known for Princecraft Boats as it’s just one of the few Canadian-based pontoon manufacturers. Worth noting, Princecr
  • Tackle Box: Working The Weeds

    May 01, 2015
    Feature
    “Come summer, you’ve got to work the weeds to find fish.”