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Florida Sportsman Boat Buyers Guide 2024

15 different boats, 15 different waters. Where do you start?

Steve Dougherty & Jeff Weakley

15-Plus ThingsĀ (Out of Like 1,500) to See at Miami Boat Show

Florida Sportsman Editor Jeff Weakley features some of the highlights from the Miami

Jeff Weakley

Nautical Ventures Expands to the Florida Panhandle

Nautical Ventures plants a flag in Eastpoint where anglers will be able to shop for everything

Nautical Ventures Press Release

Testing Out the Latest from Old Town in the Marquesas: BigWater ePDL+ & More

Florida Sportsman crew heads to the Marquesas to test out the latest from Old Town Watercraft

Florida Sportsman Staff

Best Features of the Shallow Sport X3

Is the Shallow Sport X3 one of the most versatile coastal boats on the market? Yes, and here's

Florida Sportsman Staff

Florida Sportsman's 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

From technical to timeless, we've compiled a list of thoughtful outdoorsy gift ideas for the

Florida Sportsman Editors

How-To

Six Days and 246 Miles: Suwannee to the Source

Florida Sportsman Editor Jeff Weakley takes a kayak fishing trek on the fabled river.

Jeff Weakley

Back to Basics: Boat Handling 101

Stay calm, cool and in control when docking, and go with confidence.

George LaBonte

Top 5 Things to Know Before Buying a New Pontoon Boat

Dreaming of the perfect pontoon boat? These recommendations can help you in your search.

Lynn Burkhead, OSG Senior Digital Editor

Top 6 Reasons Why People Love Pontoon Boats

In the market for a new watercraft? Check out these six reasons why pontoon boating rocks.

Lynn Burkhead, OSG Senior Digital Editor

How to Plan a Fun Family Day on a Pontoon Boat

Proper planning and consideration will reward your family with many enjoyable days on the

Lynn Burkhead, OSG Senior Digital Editor

Top Simple DIY Boat Maintenance Basics You Need To Be Doing

Routine checkup items that will improve your boating experience while not costing much more

George LaBonte

Boating Safety

Golden Rules for 'Spot-Lock' Sportsmanship

With GPS-enabled trolling motors able to "anchor" a boat, the right of way can be complicated.

George LaBonte

Top Simple DIY Boat Maintenance Basics You Need To Be Doing

Routine checkup items that will improve your boating experience while not costing much more

George LaBonte

Why You Should Always Wear a Life Jacket While Waterfowling

Take every precaution on the water, family at home are depending on you.

Florida Sportsman Staff

The Best & Worst Wind Directions for Saltwater Fishing

Florida Sportsman Action Spotter Podcasters offer insights into how Florida's ever-shifting

Rick Ryals

Preparing for the Unexpected: Always Wear Your Life Jacket

Take every precaution on the water, family at home are depending on you.

Florida Sportsman Staff

How to Prepare for a Fishing Trip: Checklist for Boats & Trailers

Start with this fishing trip checklist to get you on the route to a lifetime of satisfying

Jeff Weakley

Power & Accessories

Streamlight Waypoint 400: Impressively Powerful Spotlight [Up to 1400 Lumens!]

If you're looking for a super bright spotlight that is rechargeable, look no further than the

Florida Sportsman Staff

New Gear: Honda's First V8 | Honda BF350 Outboard Engine

The release of the BF350 outboard marks a ground-breaking achievement for Honda as their first

Florida Sportsman Staff

Trolling Motor 101 for Better Offshore Fishing

Trolling motors continue to grow in popularity among offshore anglers.

Blair Wickstrom

Florida Sportsman's 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

From technical to timeless, we've compiled a list of thoughtful outdoorsy gift ideas for the

Florida Sportsman Editors

What Are Interceptors & Are They Better Than Trim Tabs | Zipwake Review

Automatic trim control interceptors are the innovation that keeps on giving, promising boaters

Shelby Busenbark & Thomas Allen

Reviews

Bow to Stern: Snapshot Look at the Solace 37CS 

Versatile offshore center console from Edgewater, Fla., offers crew comfort and innovative

Jeff Weakley

Twin Outboards for Twin Hulls: Calcutta 323 with Honda BF350s

Here's an on-the-water review of the new outboards on the popular Fla. offshore boat.

Jeff Weakley

Florida Sportsman Boat Buyers Guide 2024

15 different boats, 15 different waters. Where do you start?

Steve Dougherty & Jeff Weakley

Best Features of the Shallow Sport X3

Is the Shallow Sport X3 one of the most versatile coastal boats on the market? Yes, and here's

Florida Sportsman Staff

Blackfin 400CC: Ultimate Comfort, Luxury & Long-Range Fishability

With a 40' water line and a 12' beam, the 400CC will provide a tremendous amount of space and

Florida Sportsman Editor

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