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Friday, November 1, 2019

Renowned designer Ray Drea, who for 27 years has helped lead the evolution of Harley-Davidson’s brand by designing motorcycles and progressing its iconography is bringing his talents to the boating industry. A multidisciplinary artist who works in a variety of mediums, he possesses an innate artistic genius which goes well

tags: Decorative

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

I own what, in the Florida Keys, we used to refer to as a “white” boat, a generic term for the ever-popular white, outboard-powered center console style of fishing craft that dominates those coastal waters. The designation covered boats from 17 to 27 feet in length and any light colored hue from beige to stark white. Mine

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Decorative, Do It Yourself (DIY)

Monday, October 21, 2019

As boaters, we want our time on the water to be easy and enjoyable, and our boat should feel homey and inviting. Aside from the most recent builds, most boats have been built with either incandescent or halogen bulb lighting. Inevitably, these bulbs burn out and the fixtures start to age and look dated. Sometimes, after a few years

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Decorative, Do It Yourself (DIY), Lighting

Friday, October 18, 2019

Influenced by both shifting tastes and new technology, the design of boat and yacht interiors changes on average every five years and this has repercussions on the sale of new vessels as well as the resale value of pre-owned boats. Here’s what’s new from large yachts to pontoon and towboats that’s made vessels of

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Decorative

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

There was a time when most sailboats were created from the outside in. This meant that naval architects would carefully draw up designs based on how a boat would react to the water and looked at from the dock. They would then stuff whatever they could fit inside for living accommodations. Narrow hulls, sweeping overhangs, and low

by: Ken Quant, Broad Reach Marketing

tags: Decorative, Sailing

Friday, July 5, 2019

Each year, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) tallies the most popular boat names. The tradition dates back a quarter century, with the list derived from adding up requests for boat name designs from BoatUS Boat Graphics. Each reveals something about the personality of the vessel’s owner. The 2019 BoatUS Top

tags: Decorative

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Summer is around the corner, and so is boating season. We all want to get out there and enjoy the warm weather on the water. There are memories to be made, and great times to be had – which is why it is so important to remember to be safe on the water. Many of us know plenty about boater safety, from years of experience and

tags: Decorative, Safety, Accessories

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Chafe-Pro®’s patented Fender Hook is a new and improved method to secure fenders and fender lines to handrails on yachts Installed in a convenient wrap-around manner, the Fender Hook uses Velcro® hook & loops to close and secure itself around the piping or handrails. With an interior liner of our proprietary

tags: Decorative, Gift Ideas, Accessories

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Carved Lake Art is passionate about providing gifts and heirloom quality wood art to boating and nautical lovers. Inspired by the love of the water, Carved Lake Art creates 3D laser cut depth charts of the lakes and oceans of the world. From the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond, Carved Lake Art most likely has

tags: Decorative, Gift Ideas, Coupons & Discounts

Friday, October 5, 2018

Is your boat your favorite summer destination place? Perhaps your boat is your “true” home? There is something special about being on the water, but finding that right boat for you can be a project. And even when you do, most likely she’s going to need some work to make her yours. One of the big advantages of

by: Laura Gills, Owner of Freshwater Gills

tags: Accessories, Decorative