Profile: Port St. Joe Marina

Profile: Port St. Joe Marina

Touted as one of Florida’s friendliest marina, Port St. Joe Marina was built by the city of Port St. Joe in 1999 and later purchased by the St. Joe Company as an amenity for the city’s development plans. But what makes it so friendly, exactly? According to Marina...
How to Avoid Problems at the Repair Shop

How to Avoid Problems at the Repair Shop

For over 25 years, the BoatUS Consumer Protection department has helped Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) members resolve disputes with repair facilities. The vast majority of shops do the job right, but sometimes they — or boat owners — make...
Smart Trolling Motors

Smart Trolling Motors

Every once in a blue moon, there comes along an innovation that truly fulfills the mission of recreational boating: “To make boating safer, easier and more convenient.” Such notable inventions include the outboard motor, GPS, electronic chart plotters, joystick...
Top Gulf Coast Anchorages

Top Gulf Coast Anchorages

In over 25 years of cruising, we found the waters along the Gulf Coast from Galveston to Carrabelle to be some of the more scenic and tranquil in which we have traveled. The people are friendly, and the waters forgiving — if you pay attention to weather and...
The Year in Preview: New Boats for 2018

The Year in Preview: New Boats for 2018

Bayliner F21 Based on the E21 deckboat that debuted this year, the new F21 center console utilizes the same M-hull design and clean, open layout. Substantial sponsons provide stability for anglers, plus a slightly deeper V entry than smaller fishing boats for improved...