• Why Make New Year’s Resolutions?

    December 31, 2018
    Feature
    New Year reminders for the US Power Squadron.
  • What Lies Beneath Part 3

    December 30, 2018 Published in the May 2014 issue
    Feature
    Michael Deulley
    In our What Lies Beneath series, we have closely examined some of the ingenious innovations that have brought pontoon boat building from its humble infancy to the titan of ingenuity and first-class seafaring found today.
  • What Lies Beneath Part 2

    December 29, 2018 Published in the April 2014 issue
    Feature
    Michael Deulley
    For the second portion of “What Lies Beneath”, we'll explore some of the construction methods of the hull, seating, bulkheads and other aspects of manufacturing that go into making the pontoon boat.
  • What Lies Beneath: Part 1

    December 28, 2018 Published in the March 2015 issue
    Feature
    Michael Deulley
    When you spend a lot of time on the water, you start to notice some of the things that the new guys never see.
  • Top 10 Most-Watched BoatUS Videos of 2018

    December 27, 2018
    Feature, Multimedia
    If you judged boaters by what they like to watch, you may think they prefer sitting on anchor all day.
  • Thinking About Buying?

    December 27, 2018
    Feature
    Scott “Sky” Smith
  • Staying In ’Toon: Insurance 101

    December 26, 2018
    Feature
    Scott “Sky” Smith
    With Christmas behind us and boat show season straight ahead, there is something to consider once the shopping, drooling and deal making slows down and you pick out your new boat for the new season.
  • Four Generations, One Bimini Top

    December 24, 2018
    Feature
    Austa Cook
    Who’s that peacefully chartering along at a pace that unfurls the beautiful scenery like a painted Asian scroll? No, who’s that twisting figure eights around the swell heads?
  • Staying In ’Toon: Blue Light Special

    December 23, 2018
    Feature
    Scott “Sky” Smith
    Are underwater and under-deck lights still a fad? I guess I might be late on this, but I finally added a couple of blue LED lights to the engine pod of my ‘toon.
  • Boat Trader Launches New Consumer Mobile App

    December 22, 2018
    News
    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.
  • 2019 Shootout Videos Released!

    December 21, 2018
    Feature
    Our 2019 Shootout Boat Test issue will start hitting newsstands and mailboxes the first week in January, but for a sneak peek check out the videos of these new models.
  • First Year, First 1000 Pontoons

    December 21, 2018
    Feature
    Barletta Pontoon Boats, located in Bristol, Ind., has met and exceeded their company goal of building and shipping one-thousand pontoon boats in their inaugural year of production.
  • Solar Scroll Mobile Charger Is Ideal For Boaters

    December 20, 2018
    Feature
    The new personal solar charging mobile device from SOUL Inventions is sure to be the next hot accessory for boaters this spring.
  • Looking Ahead: Make a Plan For Your Boating Day

    December 19, 2018
    Feature
    Austa Cook
    We put together these solid tips on how to make the most out of your day on the water by planning ahead.
  • NMMA Celebrates U.S. Senate Approval of the Modern Fish Act

    December 18, 2018
    News
    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.
  • Berkshire 25 Sport RFX9 3.0+

    December 17, 2018
    Feature
    PDB Staff
    You can’t help but be drawn to this boat. From the use of fiberglass and sport arch to the inviting plush interior and added key features, this Berkshire has a lot going for it.
  • Top 10 Boat Names Released

    December 16, 2018
    Feature
    BoatUS
    BoatUS has decoded the most popular boat names, revealing a list of the Top 10 Boat Names of 2018.
  • Still need an idea for a Christmas gift?

    December 15, 2018
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    If you haven’t checked out radio-controlled boats and vehicles in awhile, you need to see what you’re missing.
  • VIDEO: Sea Ray to celebrate 60 years of building boats

    December 14, 2018
    Feature, Multimedia
    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.
  • Boating Industry announced its 2018 Top 100 dealers

    December 13, 2018
    News
    BoatingIndustry.com
    The list recognizes dealerships that are unsurpassed in business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more
  • Looking For Clean & Powerful?

    December 13, 2018
    Feature
    Pure Watercraft announced today the launch of the most energy dense battery pack available in marine propulsion.
  • Hurricane Australia Adds Pontoons

    December 12, 2018
    Feature
    Hurricane Australia, importer of the US-built Hurricane fiberglass pontoons, has expanded its local offering with the addition of the Sweetwater, Sanpan and Aqua Patio ranges from the same builder, Godfrey Marine.
  • Crest Savannah 250 NX SLR2

    December 10, 2018
    Feature
    This beautiful boat is eye-catching to say the least.
  • West Marine Names New CEO

    December 09, 2018
    News
    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.
  • Mercury's NVH Technical Center

    December 08, 2018
    Feature
    Only eight months after breaking ground, Mercury Marine has officially opened a new state-of-the-art expansion at its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wis.
  • Montara Launches The Surf Boss

    December 07, 2018
    News
    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.
  • Facebook Group Rallies Boaters Against Thieves

    December 05, 2018
    Feature
    www.soundingsonline.com
    Theft of helm electronics and outboard engines is skyrocketing so the South Florida Marina & Boat Watch Group page on Facebook was created to help fellow boaters.
  • Larson Brand to be Sold

    Web Exclusive December 04, 2018
    News, Ask The Expert
    Trade Only News
    The Larson brand is up for sale as Marquis Yachts plans to focus on its larger Carver, Lexus and Marquis brands. According to a story on wearegreenbay.com, the company plans to lay off 30 office and production workers as it prepares to sell Larson. The we
  • JL Audio Names Seawide its 2019 Domestic Distributor of Clarion Marine Audio Products

    December 04, 2018
    News
    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.
  • Following the Fitzgerald

    Web Exclusive December 03, 2018
    Multimedia, Feature
    Watch this Avalon/Tahoe crew trace the Fitzgerald's course by pontoon boat in anticipation of an upcoming article about their journey!
  • Lowe Retreat 230 RFL

    December 03, 2018
    Feature
    We found a lot of added value in this Lowe Retreat that is going to appeal to a lot of families—as well as a lot of budgets.
  • The Gift of a Safe Trip Home

    December 02, 2018
    Feature
    What do you get a boater for the holidays? How about providing some much needed on-water and on-road help – including free tows back to his or her home dock – in case of a breakdown?
  • West Marine Kicks Off Annual “Month of Giving” Today

    December 01, 2018
    Feature
    Today West Marine kicks off its annual “Month of Giving” to support its nonprofit, BlueFuture. During this month-long fundraiser, customers can make donations to BlueFuture by purchasing “Give Joy” gift tags in-store which will be on display throughout th