• Third Time's The Charm

    June 30, 2017
    Feature
    For Rob and Kristy Chappel, the lure of the boating lifestyle all started with a pontoon boat and the beauty of Beaver Lake, Ark.
  • Economic Outlook Is Promising For Boat Sales

    Web Exclusive June 30, 2017
    News
    As National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich put it when addressing groups throughout the industry, “All this economic news is a green light for good times in recreational boating.”
  • Test Your Knowledge Of Lake Powell!

    Web Exclusive June 29, 2017
    Lake Powell draws recreational boaters like kids to a candy store. Being such a famous houseboating hotspot, you probably already know everything there is to know about Lake Powell. Or do you?
  • West Marine Inc. Will Be Acquired By Monomoy Capital Partners

    Web Exclusive June 29, 2017
    News
    West Marine and Monomoy Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity fund, just announced a definitive merger agreement under which a wholly owned affiliate of Monomoy will acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of West Marine at $12.9
  • New Award-Winning Antenna Delivers Onboard Connectivity

    June 28, 2017
    Multimedia
    WebWatch is ushering in a new generation of devices that already won Boating Industry's Top Product award for 2017.
  • Do You Know These Nine Dog Safety Tips?

    Web Exclusive June 27, 2017
    All you have to do is stroll down the dock and peek at the other houseboats to grasp how much we love making our pets a part of the boating family. Of course, being on a houseboat brings its own unique set of safety measures.
  • The Lil Hobo

    June 23, 2017
    Feature
    Trevor Mason
    Human ingenuity never ceases to amaze me. When it’s applied to something that honors the dearly departed, that goes double. Mike Gilly’s trailerable houseboat is just such a creation.
  • Whip Up A Seven-Minute Slushy

    June 23, 2017
    Product
    Summertime brings on cravings for something sweet and cold like nobody’s business. Even if you’re holed up in a cove miles from the dock store, the Koji Slushy Maker has got your back.
  • Swimmers, Be Safe This Year

    Web Exclusive June 22, 2017
    News
    With the summer heating up and more of us jumping into the lake, BoatUS reminds everyone to be careful where you jump.
  • Keeping It Light

    June 22, 2017
    Product
    Meet the Lite Flush, Jabsco’s new electric toilet with low power consumption and style to boot.
  • Discovering The Mountain State

    Web Exclusive June 21, 2017
    Marina
    Pooling right in the middle of the Mountain State of West Virginia is Sutton Lake, a refreshing reservoir cupped by wild greenery.
  • The Incredible Rechargeable LED Penlight

    June 20, 2017
    Multimedia
    Roy Sparks
    There are penlights, and then there is the HP3R Flashlight from Coast and I’m about to tell you what makes this one stand out from the rest.
  • From Depth Sounders To AC Prime

    June 16, 2017
    Feature
    In almost 23 years of being involved in the houseboat industry, Warren Childers of Sunstar Yacht Sales & Brokerage has seen and fixed about anything you could ask about. Here are some questions folks have asked him recently.
  • Father's Day Roundup

    Web Exclusive June 16, 2017
    Product
    Does your dad love to be on the water? West Marine has some ideas for Father’s Day if you’re looking for a gift that he can’t wait to get out and use!
  • Getting The Most Out Of Your Gas Mileage This Summer

    Web Exclusive June 15, 2017
    If you’re ready to hit the lake hard this summer but you want to save a little money, here are some expert tips from our friends on the Houseboat Forum.
  • Identify Your Catch In Seconds

    June 15, 2017
    Product
    Sometimes, identifying a fish species can be tricky, and without that knowledge you won't know whether or not it is in season or within the size and catch limit. FishVerify, an iOS app, can help with this.
  • Explore Norris Lake

    Web Exclusive June 14, 2017
    Marina
    Norris Lake in Tennessee has a sparkling reputation for clean water and gorgeous scenery that the enfolding foothills of the Cumberland Mountains provide.
  • Meet This 8-Year-Old Golf Champion Houseboater

    June 13, 2017
    News
    Natalie and Matthew Meilleur own and operate Village Quay Marina in Lansdowne, Ontario, Canada. Thanks to this Destination Yachts position, their eight-year-old daughter Carlee has had the joy of living on a houseboat her entire life.
  • Financing Your Next Houseboat Just Got Easier

    June 09, 2017
    Feature
    Brady L. Kay
    Since the recession in 2008, most marine lenders nationwide have made it quite difficult for consumers to finance a houseboat and our industry has suffered because of this.
  • What The Coast Guard App Can Do For You

    Web Exclusive June 09, 2017
    Many of the essential services and information that are most commonly requested by boaters are that much easier to access with the Coast Guard app.
  • A Night Afloat

    Web Exclusive June 08, 2017
    News
    How would you like to spend the night on a river—without a boat?
  • Shasta Marina Expands With More Meeco Sullivan Galvanized Steel Docks

    Web Exclusive June 08, 2017
    News
    Shasta Marina Resort at Packers Bay has just installed several more dock fingers, expanding the service area for their sizeable houseboat rental fleet.
  • Green Goo: Natural Skin Protection

    June 07, 2017
    Feature, Product
    Nicole Richens
    Boating season is just about in full swing so now isn’t the time to get caught with a nasty sunburn.
  • The Cool Pet Pad

    June 06, 2017
    Product
    If you love bringing your pooch on your houseboating outings, here's a cool product that will help them beat the heat and stay comfortable onboard.
  • The Search For The Holy Growl

    June 02, 2017
    Feature
    Bill Vossler
    Bordering Arizona and Nevada, Lake Mohave is miles wide and the locals weep with relief for it. I’ve seen them wipe their brows and drop to their knees, mouthing prayers of thanks because they’ve evaded our careening craft, if just barely.
  • Infinity Woven Products LLC Debuts New 2017 Website

    Web Exclusive June 02, 2017
    News
    Infinity Woven Products just announced its improved, fully featured website with new Save a Swatch option, downloadable Mat Kit Template, Before & After pictures and a beautiful new interface.
  • Battle Of The Bands

    June 02, 2017
    Austa Cook
  • Keys & Freedom

    June 02, 2017
    Joseph Bjork
  • This Floating Visor Is Perfect For Boaters

    Web Exclusive June 01, 2017
    Product
    Having your hat blown off into the water never makes for a fun day on the houseboat. Luckily, there’s a hat for that—or rather, a visor.