Yamaha WaveRunner Racers Rule the World

Yamaha GP1800 dominates on the world’s stage in first year at IJSBA World Finals; wins premier Pro Runabout Stock and Pro Runabout Limited classes LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – Yamaha racers riding the new Yamaha GP1800 WaveRunner won the premier racing classes and more, leaving little doubt that the new GP1800 WaveRunner is ushering in a new era of Yamaha dominance

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Float Plan

By John Hawthorne Few things are better than a day on the water, right? The sun, the wind in your face, the water lapping calmly against the boat. It’s peaceful. Relaxing. Calm. If you’re more of the adventurous type, maybe you’ll strap on some water skis and go flying around a lake. Or maybe you’re headed to deep water to

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Hurricane Irma Unearths Ancient Canoe in Indian River in Brevard

Hurricane Irma uncovered a piece of history from the bottom of Florida’s Indian River when a dugout canoe was brought to the surface. Officials from the Florida Department of State’s Bureau of Archeological Research in the Division of Historical Resources said they are working to preserve the the canoe, estimated to weigh 600 to 700 pounds. Randy Lathrop, of Cocoa, shared the

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Journalist Wins Barefooting Silver Medal After 18-Year Hiatus

Zenon Bilas’ varied career as competitor, coach and journalist has come full-circle, with the 55-year-old athlete securing a silver medal at the recent barefoot water skiing national championship. It’s been 18 years since Bilas competed at this level; a sport he first learned 40 years ago and in which he earned national champion status seven times. Bilas is also known

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Tampa Boat Show Postponed Due to Hurricane Irma

In an abundance of caution as Hurricane Irma potentially threatens the Tampa area, the 2017 Tampa Boat Show, originally scheduled for September 8-10, has announced it will postpone the event to October 13-15. “While we are disappointed to postpone the event, our main concern is for the safety of the boaters, manufacturers and dealers that attend our show,” said Kevin

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1.5 Million More Americans Lured by Fishing, New Study Reveals

With 1.5 million more participants than the previous year, fishing now has more than 47 million Americans hooked. That’s the key finding of the 2017 Special Report on Fishing, now available from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF). “There’s a reason fishing is the second most popular outdoor activity for adults in the nation,” said RBFF President and CEO Frank

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