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Friday, December 6, 2019

Pontoon boats are all about enjoying time on the water with your friends and family. Yet, all too often, they are lacking basic functionalities and amenities you’d expect for entertaining a group of people. Serving space for food and drinks is hard to come by; a convenient trash can or even basic storage space is generally

tags: Accessories, Furniture, Inland Boating, Retrofitting

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A perfect day on the boat can be ruined by lost keys, spilled drinks, or a phone that goes for an unexpected swim. It doesn’t help that, no matter what boat you’re on, it seems like there’s never enough cup holders, especially where you need them most. Terry Graber & Associates has the solution. With room for

tags: Accessories, Gift Ideas

Monday, December 2, 2019

For over 20 years, Chafe-Pro® – a family-owned, second-generation business, has been providing chafe solutions to the commercial and recreational marine industries as well as several other industries. Through their expertise and experience, they have designed many custom units for unique applications around the world,

tags: Accessories, Gift Ideas

Friday, November 29, 2019

Enhance the life of a boater that you love! Here are some perfect ideas for making sure the next gift-giving occasion is smooth sailing. Many have special pricing with Great Lakes Scuttlebutt-specific coupon codes. Make sure to use them before checkout! Scroll to view, or click to jump right to each item. Dry Tote by Bitter End

tags: Gift Ideas, Paddleboards, Water Toys, Accessories, Boat Club, Books & Charts, Cleaners, Clothing & Shoes, Electronics

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Several favorite accessories have earned a place aboard our boat. Some, like the Island Hopper platform and the PowerKnob, are newbies, earning their spot after just this past season of use. Others have been added over the years and continue to withstand the test of time, use, and value to us as we cruise the waters of the Great

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Accessories, Gift Ideas

Thursday, November 7, 2019

For close to 30 years, Armstrong Nautical Products has been bringing innovative products to the marine industry. These include products such as Armstrong CE-certified Deck Plates, which are completely watertight and easy to use and install, as well as fixed and telescopic swim/dive ladders, which are made with a center pole allowing

tags: Accessories, Stabilization

Monday, October 7, 2019

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today the ugo tablet, presented by ugo wear, was named the 2019 Newport International Boat Show Newport For New Products TM (NFNP) award winner for Best New Product for Operations, Safety and Maintenance and Best Product Overall. The NFNP

tags: Accessories, Awards, Boat Show, East Coast

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Yacht Boarding Systems, Inc. recently shipped its thirtieth 12ft Steadi-Plank boarding ramp (the Travel Brow) to the Coast Guard for their 154’ FSC Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter. These vessels perform various Coast Guard missions which include, but are not limited to, PWCS (Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security), Defense

tags: Accessories, Boat Docks, Safety

Friday, July 19, 2019

How to avoid tying a knot - while still being secure! This temporary docking device replaces the need to use a cleat hitch for those who aren’t proficient at tying knots, for those with disabilities, or for those who just love a good “short cut”!

tags: Accessories, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Our revolutionary product, DockEZ, is an important tool in the everyday safety of boating life. Everyone is aware of the fun, unforgettable experiences that can be had on a boat. Whether it’s tooling around in the bay, inviting friends over for drinks, or setting sail to a far-away location; however, many are unaware of the

by: Chase White, Co-Founder of Boat-EZ, LLC

tags: Accessories, Boat Docks

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