Boat Safety Equipment Checklist

There are a number of things you need to keep on board your boat and inspect regularly to ensure the safety of your passengers. The U.S. Coast Guard requires the following: You will need a wearable, personal flotation device for each person on board, including anyone you are towing while waterskiing or tubing, etc.; and children under 12 are required …

Take Your Friends or Family Out on the Water with Our Boat Rentals

Why buy a boat when you can enjoy one for pennies on the dollar, hassle-free when you rent it at Gerry’s Marina? It’s a lot like, “Why buy the cow when the milk is free?” Maybe not exactly… The true takeaway here is that when you rent a boat from a reputable marina like Gerry’s in New Smyrna Beach, you …

** IN STOCK ** 2021 Sportsman 214 SBX

2021 Sportsman 214SBX Tournament w/ the following: —  Yamaha F150 Four Stroke —  Tandem Axle Aluminum Trailer w/ torsion axles and Aluminum Wheels —  JL Audio MM50 Stereo w/ 4 x M3-650 Speakers —  Trim Tabs —  Raw Water Wash Down —  Helm Pad —  Aerated Bait well w/ pro air system —  Hydraulic Steering —  Garmin 64CV fish finer …

** IN STOCK **2021 BENNINGTON 20SSX

2021 Bennington 20SSX w/ the following: —  Yamaha F90 Four Stroke (Can upgrade motor size if wanted) —  Kicker Speaker Upgrade —  Seagrass Vinyl Flooring —  Changing Room —  Triple Pontoon Package —  S.P.S. Saltwater anode Package —  Heavy Duty Rub rail —  Rub Rail Protectors —  10′ Bimini Top —  Rear Boarding Ladder —  Dual Batteries w/ Switch —  …

2021 SPORTSMAN 207 MASTERS

2021 Sportsman 207 Masters w/ the following: —  Yamaha F150 Four Stroke —  Tandem Axle Aluminum Trailer w/ torsion axles and aluminum wheels —  Sport Package:  FRESH WATER WASH DOWN, RAW WATER WASH DOWN, COMPASS, UNDER WATER LIGHTS, JL AUDIO STEREO SYSTEM —  Storm Cloud Hull Color —  Hydraulic Steering —  3 Aerated Bait wells —  Lock able rod boxes …

2021 SPORTSMAN 267OE

2021 Sportsman 267OE w/ the following: —  Yamaha XF425NSA2 —  Tandem axle aluminum welded trailer w/ torsion axle, brakes, and Spare tire —  JL Audio Ultra-Premium M6 Upgrade —  Second Garmin GPSmap 1242xsv Touch Screen —  Full Factory Mooring Cover —  Porcelain Head w/ OB Discharge —  Leaning Post w/ Yeti Cooler —  White Powder Coating —  21 Gallon Rear …

2021 Bennington 22LSAPG

2021 Bennington 22LSAPG w/ the following: —  Yamaha F115 Four Stroke (Can upgrade motor size if wanted) —  Double Bimini Top —  S.P.S. Triple Pontoon Package —  Hydraulic Steering —  Salt Water S.P.S. package —  Dual Batteries w/ Switch —  Yamaha Digital Command Link Gauges —  Heavy Duty Rub Rail w/ protectors —  Changing Room —  Seagrass Vinyl Flooring —  …

2021 Bennington 20LS

2021 Bennington 20LS w/ the following: —  Yamaha F90 Four Stroke (Can upgrade motor if wanted) —  S.P.S. Performance Package —  Sea Grass Vinyl Flooring —  Hydraulic Steering —  Heavy Duty Rub Rail —  Changing Room —  Yamaha Digital Command Link Gauges —  Docking Lights —  Dual Batteries w/ switch —  Rear Boarding ladder —  10′ Bimini Top —  Blue …

River vs. Ocean Boating

Boating can offer worlds of fun, but there’s a question you need to ask yourself…”Do I want to boat in the ocean or on the river?” Both certainly have their own sets of perks! Take ocean boating, for example, a glorious setting where there are no lines except fishing lines and weed lines. It’s the “big” water…a place where you …

What Boat Is Good for You?

No matter who you are, if you live in Florida along the water, it’s very likely that you like to boat or fish. Most of us do, but what particular boat is right for you? Are you that guy who wakes up with tiny elbows or feet in his ribs…that guy who lives for the day that his four-year-old actually …

You Can Practice Safe Social Distancing While Boating

When you are waterskiing, is there anyone within six feet of you? Nope.  As you glide over wake upon wake in an inner-tube until your face splits into a Cheshire cat-like grin, is there anyone within six feet of you? Nope. When you crank up the engines and get up on a plane, is anyone within six feet of you? …

Many Turn to Boating for Their Preferred Activity During Covid

This Covid crisis has turned our lives upside down, but one thing you can count on is that it can’t touch the hours and days of fun we can have while boating. Boating is one activity – often the most preferred one during this debacle – that we can still enjoy in a variety of ways. Been housebound too long? …

We Offer Boat Storage

Safe and reliable storage…it’s the caring and conscientious way we take care of the items we cherish. We lovingly store our classic cars in nice clean garages; we safely store our heirlooms, packed with care, in the attic; we securely store our jewelry in jewelry boxes that we safely tuck away; and we store our irreplaceable, important papers in safe …

Boating without the Commitment

Maybe you don’t have the scratch right now to buy the boat you want or maybe you just don’t want the hassle. Let’s face it, boats are great fun, but just their normal upkeep alone can be a great deal of work. Buying a boat is a big commitment. Ever hear someone say that the best boat is your friend’s …

3 ON ORDER!2021 Sportsman 247 Masters

2021 Sportsman 247 Masters with the following: —  Yamaha F300 & VF250’S ON ORDER —  Tandem Axle Aluminum Drive on trailer —  Sea Star Jack Plate —  Removable bow backrest w/ bottom cushions —  Shark Gray Hull —  Garmin 1242 XSVT Touch Screen —  JL Audio Stereo w/ 8 Speakers —  Garmin VHF Radio —  3 aerated bait wells —  …

The Perfect Recipe for Summertime Fun!

Boating can be different things to different people. It can be a refuge from day-to-day drudgery and stressors; it can be the best way to reach your favorite fishing hole or spend quality time with your family; and boating can be the perfect catalyst for summertime fun! So, here it is…that recipe you’ve been looking for…the one that stirs up …

Boats Are Perfect for Social Distancing

Having trouble finding fun things to do while social distancing? Try it on your boat! Social distancing is a whole lot better if you’re doing it on a boat. So here’s the deal. Take your family out just like you’ve always done. You’re stuck with (I mean, you’re lucky to be with) each other anyway. Why not crank the fun …

2021 SPORTSMAN 207 MASTERS IN STOCK

2021 Sportsman 207 Masters w/ the following: —  Yamaha F150 Four Stroke —  Tandem Axle Aluminum  Drive on trailer w/ torsion axles, and aluminum wheels —  Sports Package:  FRESH WATER WASH DOWN, RAW WATER WASH DOWN, COMPASS, UNDER WATER LIGHTS, JL AUDIO STEREO —  Removable bow backrest w/ bottom cushion —   STORM CLOUD —  9″ Garmin —  3 aerated bait …

** IN STOCK ** 2021 BENNINGTON 21LL

2021 Bennington 21SLXP w/ the following: —  Blackout Luke Package —  Double Bimini Top —  Hydraulic Steering —  Extended Aft Deck w/ curved boarding ladder —  S.P.S. Triple Pontoon Package —  SPS Saltwater Anode Package —  SST Docking lights —  Yamaha Digital Command Link Gauges —  Starboard Bench live well (cooler) —  Dual Batteries w/ switch —  Seagrass Vinyl Flooring …

Why Fresh Fish Caught Right off the Boat Is a Satisfying Dish

There is nothing fresher than serving up fish caught the same day right off your boat, and nothing more satisfying than harvesting your own delicious dinner. Now let’s talk about specifics! Mahi has become spectacularly famous worldwide as a popular sportfish as well as a very tasty treat. Mahi are aggressive eaters that jump and shine bright with blue and …

Learn How You Can Get Involved to Protect Wildlife

If you haven’t already, you’ll find that New Smyrna Beach residents take our wildlife conservation and protecting our coastal oasis very seriously. For nature enthusiasts who also value the protection and security of our local eco-systems, there are a host of New Smyrna Beach parks and preserves that act as refuge centers where animals are rehabilitated, offer educational programs and …

Make a Spectacular Dish with Our Local Red Snapper

One of the things we can be grateful for in Florida is the delicious fresh fish at our fingertips. So, fish it up and then dish it up…and do it well! You would be doing all of the Floridians out there a disservice if your fish recipes were subpar – or is that sub-gar? Just kidding! But seriously folks, if …

We Also Offer Boat Storage in New Smyrna Beach

There are a few things to keep in mind when you are shopping for boat storage:  Convenience – You want to make certain that the place you store your boat is convenient to you, so that you can winterize and work on it at will or hop on and take off whenever you please…all without a long or inconvenient drive. …

The “Reel” Deal

Gerry’s Marina in New Smyrna Beach is the “reel” deal when it comes to boat sales and storage in Central Florida. Gerry’s Marina, providing well-seasoned, friendly service for over 23 years, has been voted “Best Boat Dealer” by Daytona News Journal readers and is a certified Yamaha Five Star Dealer. Not many boat dealers and/or marinas can claim all that, …

Aquatic Life in New Smyrna Beach Rivers

With its temperate climate and lush foliage, Florida is heavily populated with all types of flora and fauna. Here, in New Smyrna Beach, where we are virtually surrounded by water, aquatic life flourishes as well. For example, the Indian River Lagoon aquatic estuary alone boasts over 4,300 species of plants and animals! Okay, so let’s start from the bottom and …

NSB Boasts Best Boating

Can you picture yourself taking a leisurely cruise down the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway on a day where only gentle breezes blow and the sun glistens like magic on the water? Maybe you prefer to get up before the sun and share a thermos of coffee with your bros on the tranquil ride out to your favorite fishing hot spot. No …

What Is Disappearing Island

Dip your toes in the water and park your butt in the sand…’cause here comes a very cool, one-of-a-kind piece of land! During low tide every day, as the water recedes, an island appears between the area where Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach nearly meet. That island was dubbed Disappearing Island; and it is where the magic happens! Although …

A Brief History of the St. Johns River

Before the arrival of Europeans, Native Americans called the area surrounding the St. Johns River home for thousands of years. Much later, this magnificent, 310-mile-long river was one of the earliest routes used by the Europeans during their explorations. In 1562, the French Huguenots established a colony at the mouth of the St John; and not long after, Spanish soldiers …

10 Simple Fishing Tips

Sometimes it seems like fishing is rocket science. The bugs are biting, but the fish just won’t – no matter what you do! Ah, but it’s simple really…you just have to be smarter than the fish…or at least think like them! Let’s start with an easy one. Make sure you NEVER get sunscreen on your hook, line or lure. If …

2020 JBT 180CC INSHORE

2020 JBT 180CC INSHORE WITH THE FOLLOWING: —  Yamaha VF90 Four Stroke w/ 4 blade polish sst prop —  Continental Aluminum Trailer —  2 aerated baitwells —  Lockable Rod Boxes —  Recessed SST Cleats —  Live Well Lights —  Courtesy Lights —  Yamaha Digital Display —  Yamaha Binnacle Control Box —  Hydraulic Steering —  Jack Plate w/ blinker style switch …

Boating Activities in New Smyrna Beach

Looking for something to do in New Smyrna Beach? Well, aside from all the amazing events throughout the year, boating activities are a no brainer here because New Smyrna Beach is virtually surrounded by water. And, trust me; there are tons of them too! Ok, hold on to the rail and brace yourself. Here we go… Just imagine…wouldn’t it be …

ON ORDER! 2021 Bennington 20SVL

2021 Bennington 2020SVL w/ the following: —  Yamaha t50 Four Stroke —  Recliner G Series Helm Chair Upgrade —  Portable Cup Holders —  Woven Vinyl Silver Flooring —  Saltwater Anode Package —  25″ Pontoon Upgrade —  Yamaha Aluminum Prop —  Yamaha pre rig —  10′ Bimini Top —  Changing Station —  Full Boat Cover —  Removable Table —  SST Cleats …

** ON ORDER ** 2021 Bennington 21LSB

2021 Bennington 21LSB w/ the following: —  Yamaha F115 Four Stroke (Can upgrade motor size if wanted) —  SST KEEPER RAIL —  S.P.S. Triple Pontoon Performance Package —  15′ Curved Bimini Top Double —  Pop Up Changing Room —  Pillowtop Diamond Press Upholstery upgrade —  RGB Controller SXP —  Illuminated Kicker Speakers —  RGB Toe Kick Lighting —  Seagrass Beige …

OPN ORDER 2021 Sportsman 232 Open

2021 Sportsman 232 Open with the following options” —  Yamaha VF250 —  Tandem Axle Aluminum Trailer w/ torsion axles, aluminum wheels, and disc brakes —  Platinum Package which includes:  FIBERGLASS HARD -TOP W/ L.E.D. LIGHTING, FRESH WATER WASH DOWN W/ 15 GALLON TANK, HELM PAD, LIGHT HULL COLOR, MATCHING HARD-TOP UNDERSIDE COLOR, PORTA POTTI, POWDER COATING, UNDERWATER LIGHTS —  Ice …

Boating Laws in Florida: Fishing

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission proceeds from permits and licenses are used to help improve Florida’s fisheries and your overall fishing experience.  Both saltwater and freshwater fishing licenses are required, and can be obtained online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com, at county tax collectors’ offices, through licensed agents or by calling 888-FISH FLORIDA.  Florida residents who are exempt include: Those under 16 …

** IN STOCK ** 2021 Bennington 22LSAPG

2021 Bennington 22LSAPG with the following: —  Yamaha F115 Four Stroke (Can upgrade motor size if wanted) —  Premium SX Upholstery —  Double Bimini Top —  S.P.S. Triple Pontoon Performance package —  Seagrass Vinyl Flooring —  Portable Cup Holder —  Double Bimini Top —  USB Charging Ports by bow —  Yamaha Saltwater anode package w/ sealed lifting strakes —  Privacy …

** ON ORDER ** 2021 Bennington 21LSB

2021 Bennington 21LSB w/ the following: —  Yamaha F115 Four Stroke  (Can upgrade motor size if wanted) —  Blackout LUXE (SX/G) —  15′ Double Bimini Top Curved —  Extended Aft deck w/ curved ladder —  Pillowtop Diamond Pressed Upholstery Upgrade (SXP Cruise) —  RGB Controller —  RGB Toe Lighting —  RGB Kicker Speakers —  SEAGRASS BEIGE FULL FLOORING —  SPS …