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High-Tech Gadgets for Boaters

We all (well, most of us anyway) like cool, high-tech gadgets, but what about nifty advancements specifically for boaters? Well, hold on to your captain’s hat because there some very interesting gadgets out there for techy boaters! The Seakeeper 2 offers gyroscopic stabilization, which – in regular human speak – means that it can stop your boat from rocking and …

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Need a Fishing Guide? There Are Lots Around!

There’s something fishy going on in New Smyrna Beach…in a good way. Under blissful blue skies and at the edge of pristine beaches, New Smyrna Beach – which is nearly surrounded by water – is a fisherman’s paradise.  New Smyrna Beach is basically a barrier island with the Atlantic Ocean to the north and more wrecks and artificial reefs here …

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2020 Sportsman 207 Masters

2020 Sportsman 207 Masters with the following: —  Yamaha F150 Four Stroke —  Removable bow backrest w/ bottom cushion —  Tandem Axle Aluminum Trailer w/ aluminum wheels —  Sport Package: FRESH WATER WASH DOWN, RAW WATER WASH DOWN, JL AUDIO STEREO SYSTEM, UNDER WATER LIGHTS, COMPASS —  3 aerated Bait wells —  Dual Batteries w/ Switch —  Polish sst prop …

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2014 Bennington 2550QCB

2014 Bennington 2550QCB with the following: —  Yamaha F150 Four Stroke w/ 168hrs —  Hydraulic Steering —  Polish SST Prop —  Twin 32″ Elliptical pontoons —  10′ Double Bimini Top —  Elevated Helm —  Fridge with on board battery charger —  SST Mega Grille —  Rear SST Boarding ladder —  Full Boat Cover —  Counter Top Blue L.E.D. lights —  …

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All the Great Uses for a Pontoon Boat

Central Florida offers one of the world’s best places to enjoy the water – from the ocean, to the gorgeous Intracoastal Waterway, to peaceful rivers and lagoons…and pontoon boats are one of the best ways to traverse which ever you choose! The spacious design of pontoon boats makes them perfect for fishing because you can fish from anywhere in the …

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2020 Sportsman 247 Masters

2020 Sportsman 247 Masters with the following: —  Yamaha VF250Xa —  Tandem Axle Aluminum Welded trailer w/ disc brakes, torsion axle, aluminum mag wheels —  Sea Star Jack Plate w/ blinker style switch —  Removable bow backrest w/ bottom cushion —  White Powder Coating —  Shark Gray Hull Color w/ matching T-Top —  3 aerated bait wells —  Pre wired …

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2020 Bennington 22SSRXP

2020 Bennington 22SSRXP w/ the following: —  Yamaha F115 Four Stroke (Can upgrade motor if wanted) —  S.P.S. Triple Pontoon Performance Package —  Sealed Lifting Strakes —  Bimini Top 10′ Double —  Extended AFT Deck —  Premium SX Upholstery —  Illuminated Kicker Speakers —  RGB Toe Kick Lighting —  RGB Lighted Switch Panel —  Sea Grass Vinyl Flooring —  Dual …

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2020 Bennington 21SFXAPG

2020 Bennington 21SFXAPG w/ the following: —  Yamaha F115 Four Stroke (Can upgrade size of motor if desired) —  S.P.S Triple Pontoon Package —  Sealed Lifting Strakes —  Simtex Upholstery Upgrade —  2 Upgraded Bow G Series reclining fish seats —  Kicker Speaker Upgrade —  Saltwater Anode SPS Performance Package —  Heavy Duty Rub Rail —  Rub Rail Protectors —  …

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2020 Bennington 21SFXAPG

2020 Bennington 21SFXAPG w/ the following: —  Yamaha F115 Four Stroke (Can upgrade size of motor if desired) —  S.P.S Triple Pontoon Package —  Sealed Lifting Strakes —  Simtex Upholstery Upgrade —  2 Upgraded Bow G Series reclining fish seats —  Kicker Speaker Upgrade —  Saltwater Anode SPS Performance Package —  Heavy Duty Rub Rail —  Rub Rail Protectors —  …

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2020 Sportsman 227 Masters

2020 Sportsman 227 Masters with the following: —  Yamaha F200XB —  Tandem Axle Aluminum Welded Trailer w/ brakes, and torsion axle —  Removable Bow Backrest w/ bottom cushion —  Garmin VHF Radio w/ Antenna —  Platinum Package:  FIBERGLASS HARDTOP, COMPASS, FRESH WATER WASH DOWN, HELM PAD, JL AUDIO MM50 STEREO W/ M3-650X SPEAKERS, LIGHT HULL COLOR, POWDER COATING, RAW WATER …

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Where to Find Tide Times for Our Area

As all successful fishermen know, being well informed about the tides for where you are about to fish is imperative for a bountiful day of fishing. Luckily, there are plenty of places that you can access valuable fishing information – such as tide times – for New Smyrna Beach… Just go online and type in tides4fishing.com/us/florida-east-coast/new-smyrna-beach to access tide tables, …

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Daytona 500 2020

The Daytona 500, which has justly earned the moniker of “The Great American Race,” is held annually at Daytona International Speedway, a location that is just as earnestly referred to as “The World Center of Racing.” This year, in 2020, the 62nd Annual Daytona 500 is scheduled to be held February 16th. Everyone should experience the majesty of the Daytona …

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2020 Sportsman 212 Open

2020 Sportsman 212 Open with the following: —  Yamaha F200 Four Stroke —  Polish SSST Prop —  Hydraulic Steering —  Tandem axle aluminum welded trailer w/ brakes —  Platinum Package w/ ISEN GLASS, MISTERS, SPRAY SHIELD, TRIM TABS, FRESH WATER WASH DWON, RAW WATER WASH DOWN, HARD TOP, POWDER COATING, UNDERWATER LIGHTS, COMPASS, HELM PAD, JL AUDIO STEREO SYSTEM —  …

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2017 Carolina Skiff JVX 18

2017 Carolina Skiff JVX 18 w/ the following: —  Yamaha F70 Four Stroke w/ warranty until 1/2022 —  Magic Tilt Aluminum Drive on Trailer —  I Pilot Trolling Motor —  JL Audio Stereo System —  Grab Rail L.E.D. light Bar —  Full Boat Cover —  Swim Platform —  Built in Fuel Tank —  Navigation Lights —  Console Rod Holders —  …

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ON ORDER 2020 Bennington188SLV

2020 Bennington 188SLV w/ the followingL —  Yamaha T50 Four Stroke —  Yamaha Binnacle Controls —  Yamaha Prop —  Portable Cup Holder —  Sea Grass Vinyl Flooring —  Salt Water Anode Package —  Shark Hide Pontoon —  10′ Bimini Top —  Full Boat Cover —  Rear Boarding ladder —  Built in fuel Tank —  Under Seat Storage —  Am/FM Bluetooth …

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ON ORDER 2020 Bennington 20SFV

2020 Bennington 20SFV with the following: —  Yamaha T50 Four Stroke —  Portable Cup Holder —  Recliner G Series Helm Chair —  Marideck Vinyl Flooring —  25″ Pontoons —  Changing Room —  Shark Hide Pontoon Protectant —  Rear Boarding ladder —  Full Boat Cover —  10′ Bimini Top —  Removable Table —  Am/FM Bluetooth stereo —  Under Seat Storage —  …

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2017 Bennington 21SLX

2017 Bennington 21SLX w/ the following: —  Yamaha F90 Four Stroke w/ 68hrs on engine —  Full Boat Cover —  10′ Bimini Top —  Vinyl Floor —  Rear Boarding Ladder —  Garmin fish finder / depth sounder / G.P.S. with color —  Am/FM Bluetooth stereo w/ 4 speakers —  Full Gauge Package w/ hour meter —  SST Cleats —  G …

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Sea Turtles in New Smyrna Beach

Everyone knows the outcome of the iconic tortoise and hair race, but today our sea turtles in New Smyrna Beach need a little help. There are three species of sea turtles found in New Smyrna Beach – the loggerhead and green turtle (which are threatened) and the leatherback (which is endangered). Loggerheads, sporting large, log-like heads, are the most common …

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Boat Safety 101

Practicing boating safety can greatly reduce damage and injury and definitely increase your fun quotient, so… Be prepared. Check the local weather before your departure; keep an eye out for sudden changes in wind, temperature and clouds; and bring a radio for updates. Bring a throwable device and at least one life jacket on board for each passenger – a …

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Learn About New Smyrna Beach Tides

So many things can determine the success of a fishing trip, but none are more important than the tide. Knowing how to determine the tides can help you become a better fisherman. Rising and falling tides get bait fish moving and larger game fish follow. Fish also use tides to carry them to and from their feeding grounds, so the …

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Biggest Events This Year in New Smyrna Beach

NEW Smyrna Beach is aptly named because, aside from its quaint seaside charm, it offers some uber-cool NEW (and annual) events! January was simply bursting with talented artists and culinary delights, as the New Smyrna Beach Festival of the Arts showcased the creations of over 200 amazing artists and then the area’s best chowder chefs lined both sides of Flagler …

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2020 Sportsman 232 Open

2020 Sportsman 232 Open with the following: —  Yamaha VF250 —  Magic Tilt Tandem Axle Aluminum Welded Trailer w/ mag wheels and disc brakes —  Platinum Package: COMPASS, FIBERGLASS HARD-TOP W/ LED LIGHTING, FRESH WATER WASH DOWN, HELM PAD,  POWDER COATING, UNDER WATER LIGHTS —  Trim Tabs —  Garmin 9″ Touch Screen Fish Finder / Depth Sounder,  G.P.S. —  JL …

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2020 Sportman 207 Masters

2020 Sportsman 207 Masters with the following: —  Yamaha F150 Four Stroke —  Sport Package:  FRESH WATER WASH DOWN, RAW WATER WASH DOWN, COMPASS, JL AUDIO STEREO W/ 4 SPEAKERS, COMPASS —  Polish SST Prop —  Removable Bow Backrest w/ bottom cushion —  Dual Batteries w/ switch —  Storm Cloud Hull Color with gray cushions —  3 aerated bait wells …

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On Order 2020 Bennington 20SSRXP

2020 Bennington 20SSRXP with the following: —  Yamaha F90 Four Stroke (Can upgrade to a F115 if wanted) —  Triple Pontoon Package —  Sealed Lifting Strakes —  Kicker Speaker Upgrade —  Heavy Duty Rub Rail —  Rub Rail Protectors —  Shark Hide Pontoon Protectant —  Yamaha Salt Water Anode Package —  10′ Bimini Top —  Full Boat Cover —  Sea …

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2019 Bennington 22SSBXP

2019 Bennington 22SSBXP w/ the following: —  Yamaha F150 Four Stroke —  Horizontal Diamond Pressed w/ 80% Cut – Out SXP —  Stainless Steel Swing back keeper rail —  RGB Toe Kick Lighting —  RGB Lighting and Switch Panel —  Illuminated Kicker Speakers (4) —  Sea Grass Vinyl Flooring —  S.P.S. Triple Pontoon Performance Package —  Sealed Lifting Strakes —  …

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On Order 2020 Bennington 20SSXP

2020 Bennington 20SSXP w/ the following: —  Yamaha F90 Four Stroke       (CAN UPGRADE TO F115 IF WANTED) —  Triple Pontoon Performance Package —  Changing Room w/ curtin —  Kicker Speaker Upgrade —  Premium Upholstery —  Seagrass Vinyl Flooring —  Sealed Lifting Strakes —  Yamaha Saltwater anode Package —  Heavy Duty Rub rail —  Rub Rail Protectors —  …

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1701 Stumpnocker

2019 Stumpnocker 1701 Bonita w/ the following: —  Yamaha F90 Four Stroke —  Aluminum Drive on Trailer —  Bimini Top —  Forward Cushion Package —  Rear Jump Seat Cushions —  Console Rod Holders —  Anchor Locker —  Pre Wired For Trolling Motor —  Self Bailing Deck —  Cooler seat w/ reversible backrest —  Automatic and Manual Bilge Pump —  Navigation …

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Don’t Miss the 2019 Christmas Boat Parade in New Smyrna Beach!

New Smyrna Beach is a charming beachside town full of history and rich in traditions. One terrific New Smyrna Beach tradition is our Christmas parade…and we not only have one by land, we have one by sea! The New Smyrna Beach Christmas Boat Parade is a wonderful annual tradition that you have to experience. As night descends on our enchanting …

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2019 Sportsman 207 Masters

2019 Sportsman 207 Masters with the following: —  Yamaha F150 Four Stroke —  Sport Package:  FRESH WATER SHOWER, RAW WATER WASH DOWN, UNDER WATER LIGHTS, COMPASS, JL AUDIO STEREO W/ 4 SPEAKERS —  Removable Bow Backrest w/ bottom cushion —  Island Blue Hull Color —  Dual Batteries w/ on/off switch —  Hydraulic Steering —  Swim Platform —  Lockable Rod Boxes …

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2019 Bennington 21SLXP

2019 Bennington 21SLXP with the following: —  Yamaha F115 Four Stroke (Can upgrade to a F150 Yamaha) —  S.P.S. Triple Pontoon Package w/ hydraulic Steering —  Extended Aft Deck —  Premium Upholstery —  Kicker Speaker Upgrade —  Heavy Duty Rub Rail —  Yamaha Saltwater Anode Package —  Rub Rail Protectors —  Privacy Enclosure w/ Frame and Curtain —  Seagrass Vinyl …

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ON Order 2020 Bennington 20SSXP

2020 Bennington 20SSXP w/ the following: —  Yamaha F90 w/ SST Prop (Can upgrade to F115) —  Triple Performance Package —  Sealed Lifting Strakes —  Yamaha Salt Water Anode Package —  Kicker Speaker Upgrade —  Privacy Enclosure w/ frame and curtain —  Heavy Duty Rub Rail —  Rub Rail Protectors —  Shark Hide Pontoon Protectant —  Seagrass Vinyl Flooring —  …

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Exploring the Intracoastal Down to Cape Canaveral

The Intracoastal Waterway is 3,000 miles of inland waterway comprised of natural inlets, artificial canals, saltwater rivers, bays and sounds. Offering spectacular scenery rich with wildlife and much calmer waters than the open sea, it’s a remarkable route for pleasure boating. Who wouldn’t want to cruise along the beautiful waterways along our coast? A trip from the New Smyrna Beach …

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New concept boats include everything from tiny skiffs, all the way up to superyachts! Here is just a small sampling of some of the coolest new concept boats… The XFish, designed to meet the ever-growing demands of kayak fisherman, is part fishing skiff and part stand-up paddleboat. This skinny, 12-foot concept boat gets added stability from its catamaran-like hull and …

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2019 Sportsman 214 Tournment

2019 Sportsman 214 Tournament with the following: —  Yamaha Vf150 Four Stroke —  Tandem Axle Custom Aluminum Trailer w/ Aluminum Mag Wheels —  Sea Star Jack Plate w/ blinker style switch —  Trim Tabs —  Leaning Post Tackle Station —  Black Powder Coating —  Black Hull Color Upgrade —  Garmin 9″ Fish Finder / Depth Sounder / G.P.S. —  Polish …

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Best Fishing Honey Holes In and Around New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach is surrounded by water on three sides, making it a fisherman’s dream. It’s a place where there are plenty of great spots to fish and plenty of great ways to do it. Sight fishing is popular in the winter months on the Indian River grass flats and Mosquito Lagoon, where redfish run in the shallows from the …

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St. Johns River Is Ideal for Nature Sightseeing

What better place to take your own nature tour than along Florida’s longest river – the St. John’s River? At 310 miles long, the St. John’s River is one of the few in Florida that flows north. Stretching half the length of this beautiful state, the St. John’s River is home to manatee, the gentle giants of the sea; gators, …

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The Virtues of Wiping Down Your Boat Interior and Seats after Use

As that old saying goes, “Cleanliness is next to godliness,” and that certainly holds true for your boat. In fact, certain boat maintenance and upkeep even helps increase the longevity of your vessel! We all want our boats to last as long as possible, and in the best shape possible; and wiping down your boat seats and interior can make …

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2020 SPORTSMAN 227 MASTERS

2020 Sportsman 227 Masters with the following: —  Yamaha F200xb —  Tandem Axle Aluminum Drive on trailer w/ aluminum mag wheels and disc brakes —  Platinum Package:  Compass, Fiberglass Hard Top w/ L.E.D. lighting, Fresh water wash down with 13 gallon tank, Helm Pad, JL Audio MM50 Stereo w/ MX Speakers, Lights Hull Color, Powder Coating, Raw Water Wash Down,  …

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Gerry’s Marina Provides Financing for up to 20 Years

Want to buy a great boat, but just can’t seem to get the cash together right now? That may no longer be a problem. Did you know that Gerry’s Marina in New Smyrna Beach provides financing for up to 12 years on certain boats? That’s right! You can purchase a 2019 Stumpnocker 174 Skiff Tiller and amortize payments over the …

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Three Perks of Buying a Boat from Gerry’s Marina

Ever hear the saying, “Good things come in threes”? Well, it’s true, especially when you’re talking about the three fantastic perks that come along with purchasing a boat from Gerry’s Marina. The first terrific perk you get to enjoy when you buy your boat at Gerry’s Marina is FREE THREE MONTHS STORAGE for your boat. With this freebie, you also …

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How Customizing Your Boat Can Set You Apart from the Rest

Boats come in all shapes and sizes. There are pontoons which are great for big parties and family outings, center consoles that are terrific for fishing, go-fasts that – you guessed it – go fast…and so many more. However, once you decide on which type of boat suits you, there are even more things you can do to make your …