Have you just purchased your boat and have questions on what accessories are essential to fun on the water? Our Nautical Ventures boating team has put together their Top 5 ‘Must Have’ Boating Accessories for your consideration. This list does not include a Coast Guard Kit which is required for everyone’s safety. This Coast Guard Kit includes: 1 Approved Type 1 PDF or Personal Floatation Device per person, an approved sound producing device, visual distress signals such as flares, a first aide kit and a VHF radio.
The perfect technique for how to fish from a kayak comes through in-depth education and years of practice. The good news is that it's much easier to learn about the ideal kayak fishing gear you need to get started. This kayak fishing guide has all the information you need to make an informed purchase.
Does the thought of rough seas turn you green in the gills and keep you onshore? Technology typically reserved for mega yachts, the Seakeeper is a revolutionary product designed for boats as small as 30 feet, and can eliminate up to 95% of boat roll, reducing the effects of seasickness. The Seakeeper is a lightweight gyroscope and is available in most new builds or can be retrofitted onto your current vessel.
Blackfin 212 CC Boat – Fishing Forward, Family Friendly.
Blackfin Boats is a 35-year old fishing boat icon whose world-renowned heritage earned them an early day reputation, “Overbuilt by any standard except the seas.” Blackfin’s reimagined, legendary boats are built to be both solid and fast, for the most versatile experience possible. Their starting model, the 212 Center Console, is built on the same principals as its bigger brothers.
With a 25-year history, Highfield Aluminum RIB’s are considered a leading manufacturer in the yacht tender category. Their best-selling Classic series is the perfect all-around tender which is built to last and comes alongside a 2-year structural warranty.
By stowing the gas tank in the built-in bow locker, guests have uninterrupted seating space, and the self-draining deck keeps feet dry. The Classic Series has a length range from 8 feet 6 inches to 12 feet 6 inches and a capacity of 4-7 people. These tenders are ideal for beach-hopping and for placing on sailboats or yachts.
Looking to get to those far off places, the undiscovered mangroves with those skinny water fishing honey holes? If so, you’ll need a personal water craft that can get you there. Introducing the winner of the 2017 ICAST Best of Show award, BOTE Boards newest creation, the Rover. It does just that, and more. The Bote Rover gives you the flexibility to transform between a paddleboard and a micro skiff with the removeable Motor Rac system… no bolts or tools required.
Highfield tenders have evolved from many years of development in some of the toughest conditions around the world. From the Great Barrier Reef off tropical Northern Australia to the frigid artic waters of Alaska, Highfield Aluminum RIB’s have a 25-year history of endurance and are now they have become a leading manufacturer in the yacht tender category.
Recently the NMMA, National Marine Manufacturers Association, reported that the US boating industry, is seeing the highest sales in nearly a decade. Sales of yachts (33’ and higher) saw gains of 3.5 percent, reaching a seven-year high of 1,715 units in 2016. BOAT International reported over 100 sales of yachts over 78 feet in the first quarter of 2017, up 8% from 2015. When in the market to purchase or sell a larger vessel, utilizing the services of a yacht broker will help navigate the sometimes lengthy and involved process.
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