Dept. of Interior Announces Grants to Promote Fishing and Boating

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently announced a $60 million cooperative agreement with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) to help retain and recruit recreational anglers and boaters of all ages. Zinke is also announcing $14 million in Boating Infrastructure Grants (BIG), which support water-related outdoor recreation and tourism by improving facilities for large transient recreational boats

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Yamaha Wins Customer Satisfaction Awards for WaveRunners and Boats

Yamaha Watercraft was the recipient of two 2017 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction, presented at the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show. The Marine Industry CSI Awards honor boat and engine manufacturers who actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve their customers. Award recipients achieved

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2018 Miami Boat Show Innovation Award Winners Announced

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored the boating industry’s best innovations at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, recognizing exceptionally groundbreaking new consumer marine products. The 2018 Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award winners are: Cabin Cruisers: 350 Realm, Boston Whaler, Inc. Center Console/ Walkaround Fishing Boats: DC 365, Pursuit Boats Safety Equipment: Search

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Boat Anchoring and Assessing Bottom Conditions

Boat Anchoring

Anchors work by developing enough resistance in the seabed to withstand the environmental forces such as wind and waves. So it makes sense that before you choose the right anchor for your boat, you must first take into account the expected bottom conditions where you boat. Sand: Fine-grained sand is relatively easy for anchors to penetrate and offers consistently high

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A Look at the Skeeter WX2060 Fishing Boat

Skeeter WX2060

Skeeter Boats was honored at the recent Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards for the redesign of its deep-V fishing boat, the WX2060. Let’s take a closer look at what makes the Skeeter WX2060 a winner. To begin with, the 20-foot, fiberglass Skeeter WX2060 is designed for deep water and big waves.  This fish hunting machine tracks regardless of the water

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How to Tow a Tuber on Your Boat

Yamaha SX 240

Towing a tube is easy, and as long as boat drivers use common sense, they can create an exhilarating ride for tubers. Start off by towing the tube inside of the boat wake. Once the riders are comfortable, and you get a feel for the correct speed to keep the tube from submerging, you can try some gentle S turns

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