Effects of Weather Swings on Your Boat

After the nation’s cold snap, boat owners should check their boats for damage and prepare for the next temperature drop…

As it warmed up this weekend across much of the nation, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says that now may be a good time to check on your boat in winter storage. In fact, BoatUS has offered […]

By |January 20th, 2014|News Blog|Comments Off

Up 5% In 2013, Boating Industry Continues Rebound

CHICAGO – December 26, 2013 – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announces that as 2013 comes to a close, the U.S. recreational boating industry will continue its post-recession climb with an estimated 5 percent increase in new powerboat retail sales. The increase comes on the heels of the industry’s 2012 rebound when new powerboat retail sales […]

By |January 13th, 2014|News Blog|Comments Off

10 Simple Rules for Better Docking

Approaching the dock — particularly in front of a crowded marina — can be one of the most nerve-racking experiences on the water. But it really shouldn’t be. I’ve got 10 simple rules that, if followed to the letter, will not only make you better at close-quarters maneuvering and docking, but will also make you a better all-around boater.

Rule […]

By |January 6th, 2014|News Blog|Comments Off

Holiday Season Boating Safety

U.S. Coast Guard
December 27, 2013

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard advises the public to exercise safe boating practices this holiday season as changing weather presents hazards on the Gulf Coast and inland rivers.

All mariners, rivermen and water enthusiasts are advised to increase their awareness to the dangers of hypothermia, as freezing temperatures are forecasted on the northern parts of the Mississippi, Ohio and […]

By |December 30th, 2013|News Blog|Comments Off

New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Blackwater Sound

Key Largo’s fireworks shows have been Fourth of July and New Year’s spectacles for many years, shot off Blackwater Sound in the bayside in the Upper Keys. The bayside near the mile marker 104 area is where the action will be happening.

The back bay is the setting for the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza hosted by Sundowners, Senor […]

By |December 23rd, 2013|News Blog|Comments Off