Are You Smarter than a Hurricane?

With the height of hurricane season upon us, it's imperative that you know what to do to quickly and safely secure your boat. When Jim Cantore starts broadcasting from your city, you don't have time to research "how to..." articles. Your first priority should always be the safety of your family and self. Once you … Continue reading Are You Smarter than a Hurricane?

Carfax for Boats Law

We were featured in another article on the passing of the Carfax for Boats Law due to our participation on helping get it passed.  We've been called the Carfax for boats for years because #BoatsCantTalk #Carfaxforboats #BoatsCantTalk https://www.jacksonville.com/lifestyle/20190621/carfax-for-boats-law-lowers-chance-of-buying-damaged-vessel Carfax for boats law lowers chance of buying damaged vessel By Palak Patel / ppatel@jacksonville.com Posted Jun 21, 2019 at 2:20 PM … Continue reading Carfax for Boats Law

Not sure what the difference between a recall and advisory is?

You're not alone.  A big thanks to BoatUS for helping to explain the difference and why they are important! Some highlights: A “safety recall” involves a safety problem that relates to a boat or associated equipment that is less than 10 years old. The recall must pertain to a violation of federal safety regulations or … Continue reading Not sure what the difference between a recall and advisory is?

Twas the Night Before Christmas

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS and all through the boat, The bilge pumps were hustling to keep us afloat,  The children were nestled all snug in their berths, (We sleep here most nights to get our money's worth)As Ma read Jackie Collins and I guzzled beer,  She said “You've had enough, now come to bed … Continue reading Twas the Night Before Christmas

What Sandy Means to Boaters

Sandy's Aftermath We all know about superstorm Sandy.  We've seen the pictures.  We've heard the stories.  A lot of us have probably felt the effect and are STILL feeling the effects of the devastation.  It will take years and billions of dollars to restore all that was lost in her aftermath, and even then, some … Continue reading What Sandy Means to Boaters

Are You Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’?

The groundhog missed his shadow- SPRING IS ON THE WAY!  Some people see picnics.  Some people see flowers.  And if you’re like me, you see boats and fish and beer and sunblock and any other number of things to do on the water!  But… lets rewind for a minute before we take off cruisin’- is … Continue reading Are You Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’?

So Many Shows, So Little Time…

Boat Show season means new toys, new gadgets, new boats, and new boaters.  It brings millions of dollars to an industry that people fear is fizzling away due to cutbacks and economic crisis.  It energizes people to spend time on the water as a form of therapy and relaxation.  It stresses those same people when … Continue reading So Many Shows, So Little Time…

Weather Won’t Stop The Dreamer!

Although threatened by Hurricane Sandy, this years Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show was a HUGE success.   How do you know?  By the billions of dollars’ worth of yachts and accessories that arrived and the happy faces of the brokers making the sales.  By the lines of people waiting to board buses to be taken to … Continue reading Weather Won’t Stop The Dreamer!