5 New Grady-White
Offshore Boats Tested
Premier builder submits its 5 newest boats to
Capt. Smith’s scrutiny during a cold December week on Pamlico Sound
Whaler Introduces a New
13-footer with a Special Price
Whaler founder Dick Fisher in Life
Fisher's unsinkable concept
changed boating world-wide.
Boston Whaler Boat Tests
New Malibu VLX Wakesetter
is SOTA Rich
V-drive version gives a large, uncluttered cockpit for
more seating, better parties
Wake and bake with a tremendous amount of
sunbathing space on this wakeboat.
Malibu focuses on producing boats that are designed specifically for the sport.
They do not compromise when it comes to the pursuit of fabricating the best wakes
to launch riders. In addition, Malibu will let you customize this boat with exactly
what you want from a long list of options. We like the new vest warmer tray over
the engine, ballast monitoring system and standard tower. See Capt. Ron Svoboda’s complete report…
New Premier Flagship: 310 Boundary
This top-of-the-line long-distance cruising vessel can
be fully customized. Let your imagination go wild
With a galley complete with refrig.
and microwave you can have a moveable feast.
The 310 Boundary Waters PTX rides the top of Premier’s line of Luxury Pontoons.
She offers more room and more comfort than her siblings and many of her competitors.
As the flagship, there are few boundaries to the options and personalization you
can order. This model offers options such as a hardtop with swim slide, LCD TV,
and much more. Let your imagination run wild and customize this boat for your own
See our complete test on this very special boat…
Show Specials Abound as Dealers Kick Off New Year with a Bang
Virtually every brand had super savings at 2008's 1st
boat show. Check them out, you might be surprised.
Chaparral Did Apologize in
Boat Sinking Incident
memo outlines Chaparral’s response to last year’s new boat sinking
A new Chaparral 215 SSi
sank at the dock April 23, 2007 in Indiana and was replaced
in 24 days by the builder.
Five Iranian speedboats discover the fun of jumping the
wakes of 3 US Warships
Out for a day of watersports
at 5:30 AM on Sunday Jan. 6, 2008, these Iranians enjoy playing chicken with 5”
On January 6, 2008 in the Persian Gulf five speedboats,
which appeared to be about 35 feet long, most outboard-powered, seemed to be doing
performance testing around a US destroyer, cruiser and frigate (see video). The
Iranian boaters seemed to enjoy wave jumping, hole shots, racing the naval vessels,
and otherwise playing chicken with the Navy’s 5” guns, missiles, and radar controlled
Gatling guns capable of firing 20 mm rounds of depleted uranium.
To see the video of Iran’s sportboat Navy from both the US Navy and the Iranian
Navy’s point of view, plus that of Al Jazeera…pull the trigger
Outboard Wins NMMA Innovation Award
This 4.0 Liter, 4 OHC V-6 is packed with features and
has more displacement per hp and less weight
Reliability, lower weight
and fly-by-wire make the Suzuki 300 attractive.
Boating Writers International voted the Suzuki's DF300
V6 the outboard innovation of the year. And it is little wonder as the engine is
an engineering masterpiece with a narrow, compact design in 25- and 30-inch shaft
versions (available in counter rotation) for single, twin or triple installations.
This engine has advanced features like digital sequential electronic fuel injection,
dual overhead cams with four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing, a long-track
intake manifold, a newly designed air intake and spherical bore throttle body, a
new free-flowing exhaust system and much more.
Our Capt. Robert Smith takes a close video look at the engine…see details
Boater's Checklist by Clay Kelley A
true seaman’s Bible. Boater’s Checklist addresses what should be
checked and when it should be checked before traveling the waterways with your boat.
This book is a necessity!!! Systems onboard have become so complex and varied that
remembering everything that should be done is nearly impossible! This is a must
have for every boat owner.
List Price: $21.95
Our Price: 17.12
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the Boating Industry is “Changing Fast”
Room Heater- The MUST HAVE accessory for the serious boater who wants to
enjoy their boat year-round! Why spend time and money to wintersize your boat and
miss out on enjoying your boat during the fall and winter months? XTREME Heaters,
are small, highly efficient marine engine compartment heaters that will protect
your boat from the threat of sudden freezes for a never-ending boating season.
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Boat Covers at Discount!!
Taylor Made offers a style of boat cover to fit every boat, and each cover
is made with the finest quality fabrics and craftsmanship. Taylor Made products
offer a variety of different ways to protect your boat from the elements. Purchase your Taylor Made Boat Cover at Discount Prices.