What is a Pontoon Boat?

The Manitou Xplode 23 SRS SHP is rigged with beefy towing support and easy access to the stern for waterskiing, wakeboarding, and tubing.

People who do their boating on lakes and other inland bodies of water have long known something that coastal boaters have only recently begun to find out: … [Read more...]

#AskBoatTrader: Hurricane Insurance Q&A

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In the aftermath of both Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Boat Trader sat down with Matt Anderson, President of Global Marine Insurance Agency to answer … [Read more...]

A Landlubber’s Guide to Boat Buying

Be patient. Shop the boat shows with a game plan.

Boat Trader's editors were recently asked by InsideHook.com to answer some questions that a first-time boat buyer might ask. The Q/A, with minor adjustments, … [Read more...]

Inside MarineMax, Part 4 — Building the Boating Lifestyle

Getaways that bring boaters together from across different regions are MarineMax stores’ signature events.

Showing people how to have fun with their boats and fall in love with the boating lifestyle is MarineMax’s central tenet. This article originally … [Read more...]

Inside MarineMax, Part 3 — An All-Inclusive Approach

MarineMax Getaways events are hosted by each store and offer opportunities not only for fun but also to learn more from staff and other owners along for the trip.

The boats.com team toured a variety MarineMax stores to speak with staff members in sales, business, service, training, and marketing to learn how the … [Read more...]

Inside MarineMax, Part 2 — A Simpler Process is the Priority

The MarineMax staff at Lakes of the Ozarks is one of several MarineMax teams focused on simplifying everything possible for customers.

Due to its scale, MarineMax aims to create a one-stop shopping experience for customers. This article originally appeared on boats.com. Reprinted … [Read more...]

Inside MarineMax, Part 1 — It’s Not About Buying the Boat

MarineMax stages Getaways events from every one of their stores, including trips to the Bahamas.

What does the sales approach look like that helped MarineMax become the biggest boat dealer in the U.S.? This article originally appeared on boats.com. … [Read more...]

Statement 38 SUV OB Miami Ice Lights Up Show

Miami Ice is the latest from Statement Marine. Note the matching color schemes on the boat and its brace of triple outboards.

In a contemporary nod to the television series that brought high-performance powerboats, electronic music and white linen jackets to America’s living … [Read more...]

Honda’s Concept Outboard Takes Wing

For display only, Honda's concept outboard borrows design elements from the company's NSX car.

It's not really going to run (at least in the near future) but the new concept outboard introduced by Honda Marine at the 2017 Miami International Boat … [Read more...]

How to Sell Your Used Boat

A elbow-grease weekend spent restoring and shining your boat's gelcoat can make an outsize difference in the selling price.

So, the time has come to put your boat on the market. Maybe you want to cash out of your investment to finance a bigger boat. Maybe you’re downsizing. … [Read more...]


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