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Top 5 Must Have Boating Accessories

Published April 27th, 2018 by Bernardo

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.

Top 5 Must Have Fishing Kayak Accessories

Published April 19th, 2018 by Bernardo

Have you just purchased your fishing kayak and have questions on what accessories are needed to get started? Our Nautical Ventures kayak fishing team has put together their Top 5 ‘Must Have’ Fishing Kayak Accessories for your consideration.

If you love to fish, you need your own fishing kayak.

Published March 22nd, 2018 by Bernardo

If you love to fish, you need your own fishing kayak. These sleek boats are ideal for hours of fishing fun: comfortable, customizable, and offer little or no ongoing expenses for fuel or maintenance. If you're new to the idea, though, you might not know what to look for. Here are a few tips for buying a fishing kayak.

Dania Beach Nautical Supplies

Published March 21st, 2018 by Bernardo

Dania Beach is one of Florida's great nautical scenes. It offers scenic access to the water through several marinas including Dania Beach Marina, Royale Palm Marina, and Harbour Towne Marina. The accessibility of launch points and points of interest makes now the perfect time to look into Dania Beach boat sales.

Maintaining a Yacht Tender RIB

Published March 20th, 2018 by Bernardo

Rigid inflatable boats, yacht tenders, in conjunction with yacht ownership create an unparalleled nautical experience. They make more activities and areas accessible to yacht owners and make it easier and more pleasurable to get to and from your yacht. Before starting your search for tenders for sale, it's important to understand how to properly care for one. Following a short list of simple tips can keep your yacht tender functional for years to come.

Palm Beach is a haven for those who love their water sports.

Published March 19th, 2018 by Bernardo

Palm Beach is a haven for those who love their water sports. Residents and visitors to the area enjoy easy access to the water with their choice of marinas. In North Palm Beach, you'll find Soverel Harbour, Old Port Cove, and North Palm Beach Marinas. Or maybe you hail from Lake Park and Riviera Beach, with the Lake Port Harbour Marina and the New Port Cove Marine Center. Farther to the south, in West Palm Beach and Lake Worth, there are the Palm Beach Yacht Club, Palm Harbor Marina, and the Loggerhead Marinas. 

Pedal Kayaks Buyers Guide Blog

Published March 7th, 2018 by Bernardo

Survey of 1.  What’s the number 1 mistake people make when buying their first pedal kayak for fishing?  They don’t try it before they buy it.  What!? Say that again??  Most people don’t try out their first pedal kayak for fishing before they buy it. 

YETI- Built for the Wild

Published March 7th, 2018 by Bernardo

When you hear the word YETI do you think rugged, built to last coolers and drinkware or the abominable snowman? Both are lovers of the cold but head to head the coolers are tangible and will outlast the mysterious frozen big foot every time.

Bixpy Jet - Give a Boost to Your Water Sports

Published March 7th, 2018 by Bernardo

Imagine… taking your favorite kayak or stand up paddleboard out for the day and easily converting it to be self-propelled. Or how about a way to swim underwater using the same device to propel you through water. This is entirely possible with the Bixpy Jet, the World’s first and only portable handheld water propulsion device that is adaptable for multiple watersport platforms. This innovative and intuitive technology brings the possibility of new adventures for both first time and experienced water lovers alike and offers the chance of exploring new places with ease.  Bixpy offers multiple accessories to attach to stand up paddleboards, kayaks, as well as an option for free swimming.

Palm Beach International Boat Show 2018

Published March 7th, 2018 by Bernardo

For the Marine Industry in South Florida, Spring equals Boat Show Season. We’ve already finished the Miami International Show and we’re moving on to the Palm Beach show, which is happening March 22nd through the 25th. The Palm Beach International Show, also known as PBIBS, features over 1.2 Billion dollars in yachts, boats, yacht tenders & toys, marine products, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and much more.

12 of the Most Common Boats on the Lake

Published February 20th, 2018 by Bernardo

We created this infographic to demonstrate all of the interesting boats that you can purchase or find out on the lake. Each of the different types of boats has a unique purpose, size, and price! Use this infographic to learn more about each and find the best boat for you!

A Guide to Kayak Fishing

Published January 10th, 2018 by Bernardo

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.

What You Need To Know To Choose The Right Tender

Published December 31st, 2017 by Bernardo

Purchasing a yacht can become cumbersome. Forward thinking yacht buyers will utilize a yacht broker and are involved with every facet of the buying process. Buying a yacht is a significant purchase and many new buyers often fail to consider what kind of support vessel they will need. Take into account placement of the inflatable RIB, safety features of the tender, passenger capacity, construction materials and maintenance needed to extend the life of the tender. Working with a knowledgeable tender sales team who can provide recommendations for proper sizing, storage and placement is essential.

Ten Nautical Gifts To Grab During The Holidays For Boating Adventures

Published December 31st, 2017 by Bernardo

There are always new gadgets and gift ideas for boat lovers. At times, it can seem like there are too many options to choose from. We've narrowed it down to our top 10 categories for holiday gift ideas for the boater in your life.

Glastron Boats - Born to Drive

Published December 26th, 2017 by Bernardo

For more than 60 years Glastron has combined performance, style, and attention to detail in to their legendary boat line, and ideal for entry level owners up to the experienced watermen alike. Glastron brings excitement to the water in multiple deck arrangements like Bow Riders, Deck Boats, Ski Boats and Cruisers with models ranging from 17 to 25-feet. Dedicated to making memories with the family, you’ll enjoy commanding the water by making swift, energetic turns. Everything is at your fingertips with a Glastron.

The Seakeeper – Taking the Roll out of the Ride

Published December 8th, 2017 by Bernardo

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 Boats 272CC – A Fishing Legend Reborn

Published November 10th, 2017 by Bernardo

World-renowned fishing boat icon, Blackfin Boats, has reimagined their legendary boat line to be both solid and fast, for the most versatile experience possible. Designed with yacht-like features and constructed using advanced carbon fiber technology and an innovative grid system, the Blackfin 272CC provides a smooth, dry and comfortable ride for its passengers.

Set your course with the new Hobie Mirage Compass

Published September 21st, 2017 by Bernardo

67-year-old Hobie Cat Company, known worldwide for their kayaks and personal watercraft, has just launched their newest kayak, the Compass. Hobie designed the Compass by pulling shape and stylings from two of their best-selling kayaks, the Revolution, a quick efficient watercraft, and the Pro-Angler, a wide, stable fishing kayak. The designers pulled the bow of the Revolution along with the hull and stern of the Pro Angler series giving this kayak the best of Hobie’s kayaks at a low price point, just under $2,000.

Blackfin 212 CC Boat – Fishing Forward, Family Friendly.

Published September 18th, 2017 by Bernardo

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.

Schaefer 303 – Big Yacht Sophistication in a Cruiser Class

Published August 9th, 2017 by Bernardo

Brazil’s best-selling boat, the Schaefer 303, just hit American shores and it’s making a big splash. Schaefer Yachts has been building luxury vessels ranging from 30-80 feet for the South American market for over 25 years and has delivered over 3500 boats worldwide.

Highfield Tenders – Classic Series

Published July 28th, 2017 by Bernardo

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.

BOTE Rover – Paddle to Power

Published July 25th, 2017 by Bernardo

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 Ultralite Tenders – Ultra Light, Yet Ultra Tough

Published July 14th, 2017 by Bernardo

If you’re looking for a tough, small, runaround yacht tender then Highfield’s Ultralite series is your go-to RIB. Their signature aluminum hull is a great alternative for those who’ve had a soft bottom tender in the past, but would prefer the performance and durability of a solid hull. These lightweight tenders are easy to transport, and can be launched and retrieved by a single person.

Highfield Tenders – Strength, Integrity and Style

Published July 11th, 2017 by Bernardo

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.

Ocean Kayaks – The Pursuit of Fun

Published June 8th, 2017 by Bernardo

Ocean Kayak was born in 1971 by necessity. In need of a way to store scuba equipment while on his surfboard, Ocean Kayak Founder Tim Niemier, carved out two places, one for him to sit and the other to store his dive gear. Mr. Niemier is credited with introducing the sit-on-top kayak design that water lovers all around the world use today. Ocean Kayak is also recognized as one of the largest sit on top kayak manufacturers, selling tens of thousands of kayaks all over the world.

Mistral Adventure Stand Up Paddle Board – For the Adventurer in Us All

Published June 6th, 2017 by Bernardo

Founded in 1976, out of a passion for wind and water, Mistral turned windsurfing into an international sport. In 2008 with their knowledge and success with windsurfing boards, they expanded their product line to include stand up paddle boards. In the past 30 years, Mistral has sold over 850,000 boards worldwide.

Orion Coolers – Never Lose Your Cool

Published June 5th, 2017 by Bernardo

Orion Coolers are named after the ‘Great Hunter’ Orion, of Greek mythology. Orion’s strength, dominance and timelessness are all traits that are built in to every cooler.

Nautical Ventures a Boutique Brokerage Approach

Published June 1st, 2017 by Bernardo

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.

Metan Marine-Classic Collection Dealer

Published June 8th, 2017 by Bernardo

Metan Marine has been in business for over 20 years. Founded by Michael Borrelli , they restore and repair the classic boats of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, mostly Boston Whalers and SeaCrafts. After 20 years of being the leader in the fiberglass boat restoration and repair industry,

Lehr Outboard Engines – The Future is Green

Published May 26th, 2017 by Bernardo

The concept for Lehr Outboards was born while converting gasoline engines to run on propane in the North Sea, on the research vessel Sea Surveyor. CEO and Founder, Captain Bernardo Herzer says, “Propane is just safer, more efficient and more reliable, that’s why we used it on our ships.” Propane has been recognized as a “green” gas and is approved as an alternate fuel by both the Clean Air Act and National Energy Policy Act. Dedication to a cleaner planet through environmentally friendly technology is what fuels the company.

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