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Atlanta Boatshow

Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show Coming To Georgia World Congress Center

The greatest selection of boats and watercraft in the Southeast will be featured at the Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show, Georgia’s premier boating event, at the Georgia World Congress Center Jan. 15-18. The entire family can enjoy special attractions such as the new Robo Surfer-Surfing Simulator and Let’s Go Fishing Center, while discovering deals on hundreds of the latest boats and accessories, making the annual event a one-stop-shop for aquatic adventures, from fishing and sailing to powerboats and pontoons.

Bass Pro Acquires Ranger Boats

In a move that made huge waves in the angling and boating industries, Bass Pro Group announced in December an agreement to acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats that include Ranger Boats and the Stratos and Triton boat brands from Platinum Equity.

2015 Bass and Saltwater Fishing Show – Raleigh, N.C.

For three big days the Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo brings together the finest products and services the fishing industry has to offer. Each year more than 100 local, regional and national companies showcase tackle, rods and reels, apparel, maps, charters, sunglasses, boats, motors, electronics, knives… well you get the picture, everything to get you out on the water “Rigged & Ready” for the season.

Build Your Own Portable Fishfinder

If you’re like me, you have a venerable armada of vessels. You’ve got a bass boat, an offshore float, a canoe, a rowboat, a kayak and some inflatables. Every one represents a compromise, and you’re not willing to put yourself in anything but the best possible position to catch fish. Don’t worry—this is foolproof logic. At least it works on my fiancé. Or rather, she pretends it does. After some back and forth, it turns out I am OK with it. Please don’t judge me.

Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show Celebrates 110 Years of America’s Favorite Pastime Jan. 21-25 at the Javits Center

The 2015 Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show docks at the Javits Center Jan. 21-25, giving boaters the chance to shop, compare and find competitive deals everything from luxury motor yachts and sportfishers to performance boats, sailboats, and thousands of marine accessories.
Charleston Boat Show

35 Year-Old Tradition, the Charleston Boat Show, Opens January 23

“Boating, fishing and all things water is really what this show is all about. It’s an annual reunion of people who share the same passion and love a great deal,” said JBM & Associates owner, Jacqui Bomar. “We have been producing this show for 14 years, and it is fascinating to watch the excitement on everyone’s faces as they peruse through the event. It’s like 10,000 kids in one giant candy store.”
Boss Audio Marine Products

BOATING & TOWING-10 Things to Buy Your Boat for the Holidays

It’s that time of year. The boats are inside (or in the South, they’re maybe used less). There’s more time for hunting, honey-dos and football. The holidays are coming up fast; you have gifts to buy and turkeys to eat.

Boat Reviews

Sealander II Deck Boat

The SeaLander II is a pontoon type deck on an air boat type hull. The result is a fishing/party boat …

Piranha F2000 Boat Review

Piranha Boatworks of Sanford, Fla. has designed the ultimate fishing platform with its F2000 Flats/Bay boat. Drafting 6 to 8 inches, with a maximum of 150 hp, this sleek hull can get you to and from your favorite fishing grounds in short order. It offers all that Piranha Boatworks is famous for, a large forward casting deck, plenty of storage fore and aft and 6 under-gunnel rod holders.

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