U.S. Boat Sales Strong and Poised for Another Year of Growth in 2018

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), representing the nation’s recreational boat, engine and marine accessory manufacturers, announced today it expects unit sales of new powerboats to be up six percent in 2017, marking an estimated 260,000 new powerboats sold last year. As consumer confidence continues to rise and boat manufacturers introduce products and experiences to attract younger boaters, the outlook for 2018

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Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner Sweeps Inaugural P1 AquaX World Championships

Pro watercraft racer Brian Baldwin and the Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner made history this past weekend, becoming the first-ever AquaX World Champion at the inaugural International event held in Key West, Fla. Joining Baldwin on the podium were fellow GP1800 racers Eric Francis and Nicolas Rius who completed the sweep for the GP1800. The world championship title ends a storybook first

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Veteran Water Skier Still Making Waves and Promoting the Sport

If anybody ever deserved the title of ‘Mr. Water Ski,’ it would be Palm Beach County resident Zenon Bilas. The 55-year-old, who works on his craft at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach, not only displays his skills on a regular basis but also teaches, promotes, lectures and writes about the sport. He also takes photographs of other water skiers during their

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Sonic Kayak Makes Music as You Paddle

If you’ve ever dreamt of turning your kayak into a musical-cum-scientific instrument, now you can — thanks to a how-to-manual published this week. For the low cost of $1133 (boat not included), your Sonic Kayak can record underwater goings-on with submerged sensors, and broadcast a soothing tune from speakers attached to its prow. The only problem? There’s no headphone jack.

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Prep the Boat Trailer for Winter

Most times during the season, if boat trailers are lucky, they may get rinsed off, the bearing buddy gets a shot of grease now and then, and the tires are checked for air. This year, before putting your boat into hibernation, give the trailer some love. The best way to tackle this project is to drop the boat in the

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