Monthly Archives: February 2015

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Creating Amazing Family Boating Memories

Author: Guest Author

diane 1This is a guest post by Diane Seltzer. Diane is an avid boater, marketing director for SureShade sunshade systems, founder of and author of the children’s book The Amazing Adventures of Boat Girl.

These days busy families are always looking for ways to connect more… to slow things down and share those special moments together as a family. And that’s one of the reasons why our boat has become such an important part of our lives. Continue reading

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17 Innovative Products from the Miami Boat Show

Author: Kelly Kaylor

The 2015 Miami International Boat Show wrapped up Monday and honored at this year’s show were 17 new products presented with 2015 Innovation Awards.

Drumroll, please. And, the winners are …

Alternate Drive Technology: Forward Drive (Volvo Penta) Volvo PentaDeck Equipment & Hardware: Rub Rail Mounted LED Light (Taco Metals)
Docking & Fendering Equipment: StormFender (StormFender LLC)
Mechanical & Electrical Systems: Connext Helm Control System (Yamaha Watercraft)
Inboard EnginesIndmar Products, ROUSH Charged Raptor
Outboard Engines: Evinrude E-TEC G2 (BRP U.S. Inc.)
Consumer Safety Equipment: ForwardScan (Simrad-Navico) Simrad Navico_NSO with ForwardScanWatersports EquipmentLilliPad Diving Board (LilliPad Diving Boards)
Consumer Electronics, Apps & SoftwareSonarCharts and SonarCharts Live (Navionics)
Center Console & Walkaround Fishing Boats: 53’ Suenos (Hydra-Sport)
Cuddy Cabin and Bowrider Boats: Horizon 440 Bow Cruiser (Four Winns) Four WinnsDeck Boats: 320 Vantage (Boston Whaler)
Jet Boats: Aerial Surf Platform (Chaparral Boats)
Personal Watercrafts (PWCs): Yamaha RiDE System (Yamaha Watercraft)
Pontoon Boats: Angler Qwest (Apex Marine, Inc.)
Tow Boats: X23 (MasterCraft Boat Company) MasterCraft_X23_Environmental Award: Mussel Mast’R Aquatic Invasive Species Filter System (Wake Worx, LLC)

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A Love Letter to My Boat This Valentine’s Day

Author: Discover Boating



Dear Betsy,

This Valentine’s Day, I wanted to take some time to let you know just how much you mean to me. We’ve shared some great moments together and there are still so many great moments to come. Sure, we’ve had our ups and downs (remember that time with the 10 foot swells?) but we’ve always persevered and we are stronger because of it.

Every day, you cross my mind and I think about you constantly. When I’m at work and times are stressful, knowing that you will be waiting for me is so comforting. I often find myself gazing out the window, daydreaming about being with you when we aren’t together. Continue reading

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Celebrities Who Boat

Author: Colleen Richardson


We’ve all flipped through a celebrity magazine with pictures of stars on yachts, but boating can be more accessible than you may realize.

These stars are ‘just like us’ when it comes to boating – they love life on the water and many did before they made it big.

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