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Boston Whaler seems unsinkable once more

I've owned several Boston Whalers and I've always been happy with my purchase. Foam-filled hulls with a lot of hype about their ability to stay afloat even when sawed in half. I've seen them swamped from large waves within the Caribbean and resting gently for months while on the dock, and they've al[...]

All About Pontoon Boats

Lots of boaters these days prefer a pontoon boat over a normal ski/fishing boat. So if you are searching for some information on pontoon boats and what they are, then you have came to the right article. See pontoon boats come in many sizes, and a few different varieties.

One type of ponto[...]

Rinker 300 Fiesta Vee - 2nd Time Around

There has been no shortage of 30-foot mid-cabin sport cruisers over the last 10 years. Nearly every production boat manufacturer has offered their version of this popular model, although prices and quality of construction vary considerably. Rinker's 300 Fiesta Vee is a good-looking, well-priced boa[...]

Tiara 2900 - 2nd Time Around In 1968, my roommate bought a new SS170V model Slickcraft runabout. I can still picture it today with its huge 6 cylinder, 100 hp Mercury outboard next to my 14' Sea Sprite with a 40 hp Johnson. I must admit I was envious of my friend's new boat. Assuming the name Slickcraft [...]

Grady-White offshore 24 - 2nd Time Around Grady-White boats was founded in 1958 by partners Glen Grady and Don White, who owned the company until current owner Eddie Smith Jr. bought it in 1968. Firmly rooted in the rugged Carolina tradition of offshore fishing, this company's boats have earned a reputation among coast[...]


Multi-tasking. We ask it of our computers, our telephones, and even ourselves these days. Boats can deliver on the multi-tasking front, too. Just ask the people at last July's Grady-White fishing tournament and rendezvous held at Port of Egypt Marina in Southold, NY, on Long Island's North For[...]

Carver 28' Mariner & Voyager - 2nd Time Around

Among the most popular models Carver has produced in its nearly 50-year history, are two 28-foot models of the 1980s - the Mariner and Voyager. They remain popular today because they are ideally suited to the boater who is looking to buy their first cruiser without breaking the bank. Designed by[...]


Talk about laid back boaters. Was it the blustery, cold weather that had everyone lazy as lizards on a cold rock? Or was it Commodore Len Hair, attending to every detail so club members could just kick back and relax? Maybe it was just the dog days of winter boating in Florida. Dog days! I've nev[...]

Silverton, Our Boat US BoatU.S. member Nyla Deputy can tell you more about America's waters than the best boating guide on the market. That's because she has traveled many of the nation's lakes, rivers and inlets behind the helm of her 34-foot Silverton, Buy the Hour. In January, Deputy and her[...]

Sea Ray 290 Sundancer

The price of used Sea Ray 290s may be 15% or more than other manufacturers' models offering similar size and accommodations but price alone may not be a fair comparison. Most Sea Ray 290 owners are likely to tell you that solid construction, well above average fit and finish and excellent resale val[...]

The Benefits of Inflatable Fishing Boats

Inflatable fishing boats are great yacht tenders/camping boats that are light enough to be carried in a backpack. Some 8-foot inflatable fishing boats are good for two and gear, and are large enough to float in moderate whitewater rivers. Inflatable fishing boats are great yacht tenders/camping b[...]

Rigid Infatable Boats

A rigid inflatable boat is defined as a hard-hulled boat with air inflatable collars. RIB hulls are made of fiberglass, aluminum or composite materials. A rigid inflatable boat is defined as a hard-hulled boat with air inflatable collars. RIB hulls are made of fiberglass, aluminum or composite ma[...]

The Fun of Pontoon Boating

There is nothing better on a summer afternoon than spending time with the family lazily cruising along the lake in your own pontoon boat. The relaxation and fun that a pontoon boat provides is unparalleled. If you have yet to experience pontoon boating…let me tell you that you are in for a tre[...]

Offshore Saltwater Boats

Offshore fishing is the stuff of legend, and brings about daydreams of hours-long battles with huge sailfish ala Hemingway. To realize those dreams, one must first own the right equipment, including an offshore fishing boat. Offshore fishing boats are not your everyday boat. They are much heavier an[...]

Inflatable Pontoon Boats

Bryce Whitmore designed the modern whitewater inflatable pontoon boat, and in fact designed several models. The one that has been produced the most is a three-tube model of unparalleled maneuverability and load bearing capacity. This boat which is fourteen feet overall, can carry 6 passengers, their[...]

Houseboat Manufacturers

Since the discovery that an entire house can be put on top of a boat and made to float up and down the river in leisure, boatyards have never been the same. Day in and day out, these yards have been trying as much as possible to surpass each other with elegant, sporty or royal designs to appeal to a[...]

Houseboats Types

A houseboat is a recreational boat that is built in the form of a house. This boat is fitted with all the necessities and luxuries of a home and can serve as living quarters for a group on holiday. There are several types of houseboats notably Pontoon, cruiser or luxury cruisers. The pontoon typ[...]

Buying a Used Sunfish Sailboat: Know The Ins and Outs Before Sailing Away

As anyone who's ever bought a used car knows, you have to approach the project armed with your own knowledge before you even set foot on the lot. In this situation, being uninformed is tantamount to being taken to the cleaners. The same goes for buying a sailboat. And, like automobiles, no sailbo[...]

The Best Boats for Water Skiing

Boats and skiing go hand in hand. Can you even dream about skiing without first dreaming about a boat? So this forms one of the foremost accessories for your perfect ski adventure. There are different types of boats around and each and ever machine is different. Like a car, even a boat is used fo[...]

The Joy Of Owning A Boat

Have you considered investing in a boat merely for the joy of being able to take it out on the water whenever you feel like it and not having to worry about costs when it comes to renting one? If this is the way you have been able to enjoy your love for being on the water you know that renting a boa[...]

Buying Your First Kayak

A couple of decades ago there were two to three models of Kayaks available. Don't be surprised if today you go in the market to find 50 different ultra specialized Kayaks. The obvious first question is what type of kayaking will you do? Basically there is river, lake, and sea kayaking. River kaya[...]

Aluminum Fishing Boats: From Compact Jon Boat To Custom Design

You'll soon enough find out there are a number of different ways to go, depending on your needs and budget. Are you looking for something very straightforward and uncomplicated you can quickly fit on your pickup? Or maybe you want something more sophisticated you can use for both tournament fishing [...]

The Bass Fishing Tracker Boat – Still a Leader in its Field

Bass fishing is okay from the shore, but if you want to feel and enjoy the challenge of catching real large bass, then you have to move to open waters. The shore limits this fun to a great extent. However unless you have the right type of boat, fishing for bass can be a daunting task even for the ex[...]

Think About The Right Boat Before Buying It

The first thing you should know when choosing a boat is that no single boat will do everything. If your looking for a boat that inspires confidence, don't expect it to shine in light air. Boats that are exciting to sail on the weekends aren't the ideal boats for a passage through the ocean. You s[...]

Boats, A List Of Do's And Dont's

Doesn't the idea of a lovely three day sail in wonderful old boat sound nice? Here are a few things to think about before you sail away. 1. Do check the price. It may be possible to take an actual, fairly luxurious cruise instead of sailing on one of the oldest boats in America. 2. Do make sur[...]

Buying Your First Boat

If you're thinking of buying a boat, don't rush into your decision without taking some important things into consideration. Most of the time people purchase a boat for fun activities, so your first decision is to decide exactly how and where you will use it. You'll need to decide what type of a b[...]

Shopping For Inflatable Boats

As many people are already aware, inflatable boats are becoming very popular today. Inflatable boats come in several distinct groups designed for specific uses and are therefore equipped with different components and equipment. When shopping for a small boat to ferry people and stores from the sh[...]

Different Types Of Inflatable Boats

There are different types of inflatable boats made of different materials in the market today. One of the types of inflatable boats are the light boats made of sides and bow of flexible tubes, and a flexible, flat floor. You find a rigid transom on the inflatable boat to fasten an outboard motor. Th[...]

Budgeting Boat Ownership

Even though the price of a new boat can vary widely with size and make, it comes as a surprise to many that dealers and manufacturers are willing to finance them--often for less than the cost of a new car payment. Financing A Boat Financing a boat works exactly like financing a new car. As wit[...]

Southport Dockage

By definition, a marina is a port within a well-sheltered harbor, where boats and yachts are kept in the water. In these ports basic services and facilities which are needed for recreational boating are a sine qua non. A marina rents, leases, or sells slips, usually in a boat basin with piers and st[...]

Choosing A Boat Cover

Owning a boat is a matter of pride. For many, buying a boat is a lifetime achievement and something that you and your family will enjoy thoroughly during holidays and family get-togethers. A boat is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion too with friends and loved ones. It's a fantastic w[...]


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