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West Palm Beach-based Marine Connection has the distinction of being the only boat company that made the list of top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies (www.inc.com/inc5000/index.html) as compiled by the editors of Inc.
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Back in 1983, Scott Deal was living the dream in south Florida, working for Xerox and fishing the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park on his days off with legendary angler Herman Lucerne.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The SeaLander II is a pontoon type deck on an air boat type hull. The result is a fishing/party boat …
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.