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Deck Boat vs. Pontoon Boat - Your Ultimate Guide

Published May 13th, 2021 by Bernardo

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.

Swordfish Tournament

Published May 10th, 2021 by Bernardo

For Capt. Bouncer Smith, the inaugural Gray Fishtag Research Swordquest tournament was a highlight of his long, legendary career as South Florida’s most respected charter fishing captain.

Pontoon or Tritoon - Which one is right for you?

Published May 6th, 2021 by Bernardo

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.

Aluminum Hulls vs. Fiberglass Hulls

Published May 4th, 2021 by Bernardo

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.

Grouper Season Opened May 1

Published May 2nd, 2021 by Bernardo

Grouper season opened May 1 after a four-month closure, and many South Florida anglers and divers will head offshore to try to catch or spear what is considered to be one of the region’s best-tasting fish.

Kayak fishing - Fueling your passion for fishing in a new and exciting way.

Published April 29th, 2021 by Bernardo

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.

How to select a pre-owned boat

Published April 29th, 2021 by Bernardo

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.


Published April 20th, 2021 by Bernardo

April is a tough time for local scuba divers. The lobster season closed on March 31 and doesn’t re-open until August 6. And the seasons for grouper and hogfish, which are among the prized targets of spearfishers, don’t open until May 1.

Packing a boat lunch - Best lunch foods to pack for a day on the boat

Published April 16th, 2021 by Bernardo

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.

Basic Marlinspike Seamanship - the top five knots you need to know to get started on the water

Published April 12th, 2021 by Bernardo

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.

The Axopar 37 Sun Top- Most versatile center console in its class?

Published April 12th, 2021 by Bernardo

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.

Offshore Fishing in Florida

Published March 31st, 2021 by Bernardo

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.

Boating Basics

Published March 31st, 2021 by Bernardo

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.

Weekly Fisherman by Steve Waters

Published March 19th, 2021 by Bernardo

Amberjacks don’t get much respect from South Florida anglers, but they should.

The City of Sarasota!

Published March 9th, 2021 by Bernardo

Sarasota, Florida, sits on the sunny southwest coast with a fantastic view of the Gulf. With a population of just over 58,000 people, this little town is a paradise for people who want the benefits of living on the water without the big city crowds.

Covid and Boating

Published March 9th, 2021 by Bernardo

As long as the need for social distancing for COVID safety keeps people confined to their homes, cabin fever is bound to occur. Families are looking for activities that they can do together while avoiding crowds.

Orange is the New Green - Part 3

Published January 29th, 2021 by Bernardo

What do we mean by that? Nautical Ventures is leading the charge in the retail sector by searching out and acquiring new product lines committed to creating a harmonious balance between nature and nautical.

Extreme Kayak Fishing with Nautical Ventures

Published January 29th, 2021 by Bernardo

Such a peaceful and relaxing sport, how can it be extreme or dangerous? Kayaking in anyone's common mindset would be a visual of a serene setting, on a lake or some flat body of water, meandering through trees and creeks, but it is not the same when it comes to fishing, especially the BIG fish. So this is how it goes. An angler goes offshore, kayak tricked out with all the latest gear (just like a regular fishing boat), and fights winds, current, the open ocean, and catches really big fish.

Axopar 22 x JOBE Revolve

Published January 6th, 2021 by Bernardo

Referred to as the passport to a ‘Total Water Sports Experience’ the brand NEW Axopar 22 Spyder meets for the very first time with Jobe Sports. Two of the world’s leading manufacturers found each other; the iconic Jobe Sports from The Netherlands and Axopar Boats from Finland. Together, they are now the first partnership to produce a boat range specifically tailored to its matching water sports products.

Northstar RIBS

Published January 5th, 2021 by Bernardo

Northstar is an integrated manufacturer of RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) and Special Purpose Boats also is organized under Marineteck Group, Ribtech Company. Initially organized under Marintek brand in 1997, Northstar brand was adopted in 2002 for an entirely new product range and is the only serial manufacturer of RIBs at 8000 sqm production field located in Izmir, Turkey.

Bluewater Boats

Published January 5th, 2021 by Bernardo

“A lifetime of oceangoing experience goes into every Bluewater Boat”

Gulfstream Floating Boat Docks

Published January 5th, 2021 by Bernardo

Gulfstream Floating Docks are an ideal choice for any docking situation. With its versatile design, you can create any size or shape of dock to fit your needs.

Starcraft Boats

Published January 5th, 2021 by Bernardo

Starcraft Marine Boats began manufacturing over 100 years ago and have the experience to bring you the best boats in the industry. Whether you're looking for a serious fishing boat, a sporty runabout, or a luxury pontoon, you'll find it in Starcraft boats that's versatile, affordable, stylish, and safety-minded.


Published January 5th, 2021 by Bernardo

AquaBanas are luxury lifestyle inflatable floating platforms that are “Redefining Water Entertainment” on a global scale.

Tidewater Boats

Published January 5th, 2021 by Bernardo

They say you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a Tidewater boat… and that’s kind of the same thing! Let us introduce you to Tidewater Boats.

Vandalize Boats 305 SUV

Published December 29th, 2020 by Bernardo

Vandalize Boats are known for delivering premium experiences for boat owners. These vessels employ functional space and optimum response to create fun, exciting, and practical experiences. That’s never been more apparent than it is when you consider the 305 SUV model. Learn more about the technical specifications, features, and other details of these custom boats to determine if the owner experience is what you’re looking for.

Sterling Flats Boats

Published December 29th, 2020 by Bernardo

To create the world’s finest flats boats… the most innovative, best engineered, and intensely satisfying boats imaginable.

How Beneteau-Antares Boats are Made

Published December 29th, 2020 by Bernardo

Beneteau has been taking an innovative approach to making boats for over 130 years now. Some classic design features define these vessels, but they certainly aren’t stuck in the past. The key to this boatmaker’s prolonged success has been a willingness to try new things and make the best boats possible with modern technology.

Axopar Boats Speed

Published December 29th, 2020 by Bernardo

Axopar is all about saving customers money by using efficient production and assembly techniques, but they don’t cut corners. You may have already heard about the legendary Axopar speed that makes this one of the best boat brands, which this company achieves by thinking about their products as sports cars for the water. Handling, performance, efficiency, comfort, and safety are all emphasized at the same time in these thoughtful designs.

Yujet Vs Fliteboard

Published December 9th, 2020 by Bernardo

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.

Fliteboard is an electric surfboard that’s easy to transport and set-up. Almost anyone can learn to fly above the water, even the most experienced watersports athletes. This eFoil board provides speeds up to 28mph with an 18-mile range, in comparison to Yujet which allows speeds up to 24MPH at 16 Mile range.

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.

In contrast to Yujet’s high-powered replaceable battery is fully waterproof and rechargeable lithium battery and will supply your ride with up to 40 minutes of non-stop fun.

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!

Here’s a video link of the Fliteboard Efoil and the Yujet Surfboard in action during the 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, in Nautical Ventures World Famous AquaZoneTM :

Both electric water toys are available for inspection and purchase at any of our 4 Nautical Ventures Marine Center locations: Dania Beach/Ft. Lauderdale, North Palm Beach, Sarasota, and Tampa Bay.

Additionally, all 5 Nautical Ventures stores offer you a variety of luxury boats for your fishing and cruising needs, as well as tenders, kayaks, paddleboards, and water toys. Let us help you find the perfect thing to help you get on the water.

There’s a reason why they call us ‘the-go-to people for FUN on the water!’

You can also visit our website to learn more about the Electric boards






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