Deck boats and pontoon boats are some of the most versatile boats on the market. With huge, spacious designs, plenty of seating, and tons of storage, it’s no mystery why so many Americans enjoy these family-friendly crowd-pleasers. Although these boats have vastly different structural designs, they often attract the same type of clientele due to their similar capabilities. Let’s explore the fine details that will help you decide if a deck boat or a pontoon boat is better suited for your family and lifestyle.
A pontoon boat, as you may know, is a beamy vessel constructed of a spacious platform atop aluminum tubes, or “pontoons.” These boats are quite popular for those who want to enjoy the lake or ocean with their families on a well-rounded boat. While the pontoon boats of the past may have been simple and designed to be basic fishing and cruising platforms, that is no longer the case. Today’s pontoon boats are versatile sports vessels designed with many different applications in mind from fishing, to cruising, to watersports.
Inflatable yacht tenders come in all shapes and sizes intended for use with a variety of different yacht programs. With so many options on the market, it can be overwhelming for yacht owners and captains to decide which make and model to purchase for their yacht. That decision will primarily be driven by the intended use of the vessel and performance requirements. The initial decision to make will be to choose fiberglass or aluminum hull construction.
Florida fishermen and boaters can’t seem to get enough of the water. While lots of these men and ladies will be found fishing from a center console all weekend long, many of them have found themselves hopping in a kayak when a full boat trip is not warranted. A quick weekday evening fishing trip or a speedy paddle between dropping off the kids at soccer practice is ideal in a kayak.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic saw many boat builders temporarily halt manufacturing for a number of reasons. Many areas were forced to “shelter in place” causing builders to limit employee presence. Builders also experienced a shortage of building materials causing a backup in production. Across the country, Americans found themselves forced to slow down, cancelling travel plans and family reunions, and instead choosing to social distance on the water. The combination of these two circumstances had many new boaters searching for used boats for sale in Florida. Now, purchasing a brokerage vessel is more popular than ever, but some boaters are still concerned that purchasing pre-owned is the wrong decision. Let’s check out some ways you can be certain you are purchasing a used boat that is a quality vessel and will provide you with years of fun on the water with family and friends.
Sinking your teeth into a fresh sandwich crafted from a soft hoagie bun with crisp lettuce and tomatoes, filled with thinly sliced deli meat is the epitome of satisfaction during a hot, sandy, salty day on the boat.
The old adage, “If you don’t know a knot, then just tie a lot,” speaks volumes about recreational boaters and their relationship to marlinspike seamanship. It seems that many mariners underestimate the importance of tying proper knots while out on the water and don’t understand the consequences of tying improper knots. The improper use of ropes while underway or at a mooring can cause vessel damage, a boating accident, serious bodily injury, and even knots that are too tight to untie.
Versatility is an overused word in the boating industry, with many brands trying to be all things to all boaters. But the reality is, most boats are designed for a specific function, such as fishing, skiing, or diving, and shoehorn a few features to try and broaden its appeal. One European builder has broken this conventional mold to design a multi-function, multi-purpose boat that pushes all the right buttons for the boater looking to use their vessel in a multitude of ways... and this builder has all the awards to prove it.
For boaters, and especially for fishing enthusiasts, offshore fishing is as good as it gets. If you’re new to the experience, though, you may want to prepare yourself a bit to ensure you can enjoy yourself as much as possible. There are plenty of deep-sea fishing opportunities not too far from the Florida Coast, and we highly recommend that you participate in these boating adventures at least once. Let’s get started as we cover everything you need to know about deep-sea fishing near Florida.
Some of our customers have spent most of their lives in and around boats to the extent that it’s a big part of who they are. Others have always been interested in boating, and they finally decide it’s time for them to make the dream a reality. No matter your age, there’s never a bad time to start enjoying the freedom and joy you can find on the open water.
Introducing every kid's dream and the 21st century's version of a mid-life crisis... The Yujet Electric Surfboard.
Be the envy of all your friends with this new fully electric, full carbon fiber, jet-powered surfboard. This board will quite literally put a jet engine beneath your feet. (yep, no kidding)
Besides for making Roger down the street jealous, you can not only surf without waves but finally answer the question of what happens when you combine a surfboard with the power of a jetski!
The Yujet electric surfboard, was founded on the premise of bringing world class products to market in order to provide the most amount of fun on the water. This innovative brand is the culmination of years of experience as well as like-minded individuals from various backgrounds, skills and resources. This collective has been formed by pro surfers, designers, engineers, investors and business executives with significant experience in mass manufacturing, sales, marketing and a vision for a Surfboard with a motor.
In the past few years, we noticed there hasn’t been a revolutionary product for some time in the electric powered water sports line. With years of passion and commitment to watersports combined with experience in using existing and emerging technologies YuJet the electric surfboard, is the right company to bring new and revolutionary products to a market hungry for innovation.
In contrast, the Fliteboard™ eFoil Surfboard, referred to as the ‘iPhone of jetboards’ is the eFoil surfboard that gives the sensation of flying over water, carves like a snowboard in fresh powder, but with the freedom to ride anywhere, anytime, without wind or waves. It’s fast, quiet, and the best part it’s emission free.
Besides literally surfing above the water, you expand your senses on any body of water that’s more than 3ft deep, becomes a playground. The oceans, rivers, lakes and bays are now yours to explore, like never before.
The powerful electric propulsion makes the Fliteboard fly effortlessly for up to 90 minutes per charge, with its dynamic eFoil propulsion system. In addition to Fliteboard Flitecell plug and play power source comes in two sizes, depending on your performance requirements and budget. Its durable high-quality housing is fully waterproof (IP67). Our custom BMS (battery management system) provides a range of safety features while looking after the high-quality lithium cells for longevity.
The Fliteboard™ eFoil Surfboard is developed by a team of experts from around the world, offering outstanding design, engineering, craftsmanship and materials. Every detail has been designed and refined for high performance, ease of use and durability. From the world’s first ‘unibody’ powered electric eFoil, to Flitebox and Flite Controller, to quality materials including Ballistic grade Carbon Innegra.
The Fliteboard Controller is a custom designed, waterproof (IP67) handheld remote that provides intuitive control. The high contrast display shows GPS speed, battery life and time, energy used per mile, and access to a range of different riding modes. It is also updatable via your smartphone for upgrades.
In contrast with Yujet, it also has a wireless remote controller, you can adjust and fine-tune your speed using the variable speed trigger.
The (patented) Efoil Fliteboard Flitebox system is manufactured from hard anodized aluminum and comes complete with finned heatsink for optimized cooling. Also inside the Efoil Flitebox is a powerful onboard computer that coordinates data from multiple sources.
Both the Fliteboard efoil Surfboard and YuJet Electric Surfboard are for sale at Nautical Ventures Marine Center, and you can choose from three board models including Fliteboard PRO and Fliteboard AIR, in a range of quality finishes, to suit different riding styles. You can also customize your ride with different wings and batteries. In total there are 56 different combinations available!
In conclusion it’s a tough decision to choose between both of these unique electric water toys. It really comes down to would you prefer to surf above the water or on top? Either way, rest assured you will carve through any body of water, without wind or waves, both fast, quiet, and the best part emission free!
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