Summer Slam delay pays off

Published June 27th, 2022 by Bernardo

Postponing the offshore kayak tournament by one day because of foul weather results in perfect conditions and big fish

Going Big with The Axopar 45

Published March 11th, 2022 by Bernardo

Axopar’s largest boat to date, the 45, will offer 5 different configurations

to accommodate a variety of boating lifestyles.

How to get the most out of your boat

Published March 8th, 2022 by Bernardo

How to get the most out of your boat

It’s a great time to catch Spanish mackerel

Published February 28th, 2022 by Bernardo

There are no guarantees in fishing, but catching Spanish mackerel in South Florida during the winter is as close as an angler can get to a sure thing.

How to Live on Your Boat-What You Need To Consider

Published February 4th, 2022 by Bernardo

Have you been considering living on a boat full-time? While it is easy to romanticize living life on your boat full-time, the lifestyle requires a different approach to daily life. This article will discuss what to consider before becoming a seasonal or full-time liveaboard, including choosing the locale, utilities, onboard essentials, and safety and security.

Weekend Trips Around South Florida

Published February 4th, 2022 by Bernardo

With more registered boats than any other state, it is easy to see why Florida is considered the boating capital of the US, if not the world.

Date night ideas on the water in Florida

Published November 3rd, 2021 by Bernardo

Dates nights are an important aspect of a healthy relationship, and if you are lucky enough to live on the Florida Coast, you have the opportunity to take your dates on the water. The location is stunning, especially at sunset when the blue of the water contrasts with the pink, yellow, and orange sky as the sun sinks below the horizon. If you want to spend some quality time with your significant other where the two of you have complete privacy, here are a few unique date ideas for you to try.

What is a Deck Boat

Published July 8th, 2021 by Bernardo

As the name implies, deck boats are vessels that have been designed with large decks. The bow is bigger than it would be on many other different types of boats, and this additional space makes room for plenty of seating and an open floor area. If you want to put it very simply, you might say that a deck boat is somewhat like a bowrider boat that has been stretched out.

About Windy Boats

Published July 8th, 2021 by Bernardo

Windy Scandinavia AB is owned by a private holding company in Norway now, but it still stays true to its roots. The boats are built in the city of Västervik on the coast of Sweden as well as in Ostróda, Poland. In both cities, Windy has modern facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and some of the most skilled boat makers in the world. This is where they produce the Windy Sport Series, Windy SR Series Chase Boats, and yacht tenders. Their models range from 26 feet to 60 feet, which means there’s a windy boat for almost every situation.

Boating Safety

Published June 25th, 2021 by Bernardo

Holidays are a busy boating time on South Florida waterways, which means boaters need to pay extra attention to what’s happening all around them, especially during the upcoming July 4 th weekend.

Navigating the Florida Keys by Boat

Published June 7th, 2021 by Bernardo

The Florida Keys is a stretch of magnificent archipelagos (also known as island groups or island chains) that are unique to the United States. Exploring this part of the world by land is an amazing experience in and of itself, and it’s easy to see why so many tourists want to visit. Taking it all in by water is truly the experience of a lifetime, though. The string of tropical islands stretches roughly 120 miles from the Southern tip of Florida, giving boaters so much to find as they navigate the waters between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

C'mon Ladies! Own Your Boat With Confidence!

Published June 7th, 2021 by Bernardo

Some people think of boating as something of a boy’s club, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In recent years, we’ve seen more and more women buying boats here in South Florida, and we’re excited to see that all genders are starting to confidently engage with our favorite pastime. Choose a spacious boat and go on party cruises with your friends, or opt for something faster and treat your family to some water sports. All you have to do is decide what you want from a boat, then go get it!

How to Impress the Ladies - The Boats

Published June 7th, 2021 by Bernardo

Let’s face it, guys, many men who buy boats are doing so (at least in part) because they want to impress the ladies. There’s no shame in it. After all, winning the approval of the fairer sex has been arguably the single largest motivating factor throughout all of history. With that said, this handy guide will help you determine which type of boat you should buy to get the right kind of attention.

The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Owning a Pontoon Boat

Published May 30th, 2021 by Bernardo

What is a pontoon boat? A pontoon boat is a large, beamy boat built on two air-filled tubes with a large plywood deck. It has lots of seating and plenty of room to bring along passengers and gear.

Why Choose Windy Boats for your next Yacht Purchase?

Published May 30th, 2021 by Bernardo

Windy Boats is a Scandinavian yacht manufacturer out of Sweden and Norway, producing a wide array of vessels ranging in size from 27 to 60 feet. These boats will debut in America at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2021 with the first model arriving to be the SR44 SX. Let’s take a look at what sets Windy Boats apart from all others in its class.

The Windy Boats SR44 XS to make American Debut at FLIBS 2021

Published May 30th, 2021 by Bernardo

Windy Boats is a premier Scandinavian boat manufacturer based in Norway offerings an extensive line of vessels ranging in size from 26 to 60 feet. The first boat by this builder will arrive in the United States in time for the 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. At forty-four feet in length, the SR44 XS Blackhawk offers a surprising mix of outboard power and interior luxury. Let’s explore why Windy Boats and Nautical Ventures chose the SR44 SX as the US inaugural vessel.

Your Ultimate Guide to Buying and Owning a Deck Boat

Published May 24th, 2021 by Bernardo

A deck boat is a family boat designed for optimal function. A deck boat will most usually be built on a V-hull that flares outward near the bow to create a large deck space. Deck boats offer lots of bow seating as well as spacious and comfortable aft seating. As the name implies, deck boats offer lots of deck space because of the clever hull design.

Gifts for the New Boat Owner

Published May 17th, 2021 by Bernardo

Beyond looking at all of those countless videos, you can play a part in the big moment by getting a gift for the new boat owner. Buying a new boat will probably make your new friend want all of the bells and whistles to go with their new purchase, but they may not be interested in spending more money than they already have. That’s where it really helps to have friends who can help supply some of the additional toys. As an added bonus, buying a gift for your friend will almost guarantee that you get invited to hang out on the new boat as soon as possible!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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