High-Tech Gadgets for Boaters

We all (well, most of us anyway) like cool, high-tech gadgets, but what about nifty advancements for boaters and some Premium Tennis Racquets for those tennis aficionados? Well, hold on to your captain’s hat because there some very interesting gadgets out there for both boaters and tennis players! The Seakeeper 2 offers gyroscopic stabilization, which […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2020 U.S. Boat Shows

If you’ve never been to a boat show, you really should go at least once. It’s an amazing experience to become of one of the tens of thousands of visitors who get to witness the hottest boats and boat trends to date. It may also makes you wonder how the heck they can get a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Host a Party on a Pontoon Boat

Some of the best parties are those with just a few of our finest friends, outdoors on a beautiful day. Good company and sunny days generate great times, but you’ve done that a bunch, right? Long to put a sweet spin on your party plans? Try hosting a party on a pontoon boat! If you’re […]

Learn How to Be Romantic on a Boat

Do you like to watch the sky’s stunning splendor slowly disappear at sunset? Maybe you are more of a moonlight in your eye like a big pizza pie kind of guy/girl? Enjoy romantic adventures to foreign lands? All those things are possible and they can be even more romantic and magnificent when you experience them […]

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 […]

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. […]

Why We Should Obey Speed Limits on the Water

Do you have a need for speed? If you do, you are going to want to keep that in check while you are operating a boat. Speed limits on the water are put in place for a number of very good reasons. One of the most important reasons to obey posted speed limits is to […]

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 […]

Why Owning a Boat is Smarter than Renting One

There are pros to renting a boat, like you don’t have to pay a bunch of money up front to buy it, you don’t have to take care of it and you don’t have to worry about storing it in the off season; but here’s a thought…Florida’s weather is so temperate, there really is no […]

Requirements for Boat Ownership in New Smyrna Beach

Beware boat owners! There are a few things you need to take care of when you get a boat. Florida state law requires a wearable or personal flotation device for all those aboard your vessel, and any children under six or those being towed behind your vessel must be wearing one. All boats with motors […]

How to Properly Read a Compass While Boating

It is imperative to learn how to read a compass for marine navigation because a compass is the most crucial navigational tool aboard a boat. A compass can help point you in the right direction even if you have no reference on the horizon or in the sky (such as the sun or stars). A […]

Best Time of Day to Catch the Most Fish in New Smyrna Beach

Here fishy, fishy! If you want to catch fish in New Smyrna Beach, you have to think like a fish in New Smyrna Beach. Here are some tips for the best times to catch the most fish, based on fish rationale… If you are a river or lake fishing, remember that fish eat bugs, so […]

Discover the Beauty of Owning a Boat

Love to take glide leisurely through the gorgeous Intracoastal with the sun at your back and your friends at your side? Want to get up before the sun rises and race the best fish to your favorite fishing hole? Continually look for wonderful adventures to have as a family? Imagine pulling your boat up to […]

The Latest Boat Accessories Everyone Should Have Aboard Their Vessel

Toys, toys, toys girls and boys…who doesn’t like toys? And let’s take this one great leap forward…who doesn’t love boat toys? There are some great, innovative, must-have accessories for your boat trip out there – some absolutely no boat should be without! Safety first…the Marine Safety Life Cell is a buoyant device that stores all […]

The History of Gerry’s Marina in New Smyrna Beach

Over 30 years ago, Gerry’s Marina began a journey that would be filled with top-quality boat sales and service, superior marina services, and unparalleled customer service. Established with the intention of educating and helping boaters by providing an ideal atmosphere for purchasing, servicing and/or storing their boats, Gerry’s Marina first opened up shop for pontoon […]

Different Types of Water Skiing

Did you know that there are a bunch of different types of water skiing you can, and the New Smyrna Beach (NSB) area is an excellent place to do it because NSB is virtually surrounded by water and NSB residents enjoy perpetual summer? Traditional water skiing is when a person skims the surface on two […]

What Is Tubing with a Boat and How Can the Whole Family Enjoy It?

Tubing behind a motorboat can be a boatload of fun for the entire family, it can add another level of pleasure to your boating experience, and it is very simple. There is no learning curve for riders; there is no fancy technique required; and (ok, now don’t laugh or shout out any names) there isn’t […]

Which Boat Is Best for Fishing in Florida

Gerry’s Marina has been meeting Central Florida’s boating needs for over 30 years, so we know boats. We can’t promise you will bring the right bait, have enough gas or remember to pack your cooler with mile-high sandwiches and refreshing beverages, but we CAN put you in a boat that will put you on fish! […]

What Is Knee Boarding?

We kneel when we ask the love of our life to marry us; we kneel as a sign of reverence if we are religious, and we kneel to tie the shoe of our child. Ah, but lest we not forget one more very fun place we kneel…knee boarding! Kneeboarding is a water sport in which […]

Great Water Activities in New Smyrna Beach!

If you love the water, you’ll love New Smyrna Beach. There’s nothing better than fun in the sun at one of Florida’s best waterside destinations! Surrounded by water on three sides, New Smyrna Beach is the perfect venue for any water sport imaginable. Do you love to surf, dive or snorkel? Want to try kayaking […]

Big Daytona Beach Events in 2019

The biggest classic car show in the country, NASCAR’s most prestigious race, one of country music’s best festivals, motorcycle rallies, free concerts, art exhibitions and so much more…Daytona Beach is not just a pretty face! It’s located smack dab in the middle of Florida’s “Fun Coast” region, so put your groove on and get ready […]

New Smyrna Beach Big Events in 2018

New Smyrna Beach has a charming, small-town appeal with a big appetite for incredible events… We ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display. Then, choice chowder chefs line both sides of Flagler Avenue to compete in a culinary cook-off during NSB’s January Chowder Festival. The Annual Festival of the Arts – with […]

Know Your Boat Before Taking Her Out for a Spin

A boat owner is responsible for the safety of his passengers, as well as others within the waterway, so knowing your way around your boat before you ever leave the dock is imperative. It’s vital to safe boating, fishing and towing. Overloading your boat with too many passengers or too much gear can lead to […]

Boat Parades Are Fun for the Entire Family!

Everyone loves a good parade, and New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater are no different. In fact, they love their parades so much that they hold them by land and by sea! Our holiday boat parade – complete with holiday music piped over the waterways, bright colored lights and festive decorations in celebration of the season […]

Get to Know Florida Boating Requirements

The rules of the water are put into place and enforced to ensure our safety and fun on the water. They are easy to follow because they are mostly common sense and just plain old decent behavior. Here are the boating regulations you need to follow in Florida: It can be dangerous on the water […]

Where to Store Your Boat in the Winter

The wonderful thing about Florida is that our weather is typically temperate year-round, enabling residents and visitors to boat all year long if they wish to do so. However, if you stay here a while, they say your blood can begin to thin, and temperatures that you once thought to be mild, now may seem […]

Where to Obtain a Fishing License in Florida…and When They Are Required

In Florida, there are a number of types of permits from which to choose – each with different purposes, lengths and costs. The type of license for which you apply will also depend on whether you are a Florida resident or not. If you live in Florida, you will be required to produce proof of […]

Why Checking Weather Reports before Boating Can Save Your Life

Florida…the sunshine state…can be simply bursting with sunny skies and fair weather, but – as any Floridian can tell you – our weather can also be volatile, with lighting, thunder, raging seas, winds that can change direction in a New York minute and wave swells that can cover the bow of a boat. The skies […]

Things You Can Do When You Own a Boat

Watch the bait fish swirl on the ocean’s glistening surface. Toss in a line, and lounge around in the sun with a beer until you feel that tell-tale tug. Take a leisurely ride down the Intracoastal as the sun sets upon the water. Sound good? Sounds like you own a boat. Boat ownership opens up […]

“Holey” Fiberglass Patch, Batman!

Holes in any boat may look bad, but unless there is structural damage, fiberglass is pretty easy to patch. You can get a fiberglass repair kit at any marine store and gel coat to match your boat from your boat’s manufacturer. Let’s get to it. First, you grind the edges of the hole so that […]

Why You Should Carry Life Preservers on Your Boat

In the most recent year with complete data (2014), the U.S. Coast Guard reported 4062 recreational boating accidents, in which 560 died and 2620 were injured. Of the 560 deaths, 77% drowned, and 84% of those who drowned were not wearing a life vest. Since the major cause of drowning is failing to wear a […]

Why Florida is the Perfect Place for Scuba Diving

Florida is a beautiful state, full of lush flora and an eclectic mix of fauna. The remarkable gifts of nature you find topside are comparable to the treasures you find beneath the surface of the Florida sea. With endless miles of shoreline, Florida is the perfect place for scuba diving. And don’t forget that the […]

What to Do for Motion Sickness on a Boat

I’ve always loved to boat and fish, and never had a problem with seasickness, until…a fateful trip in search of big eye off the coast of North Carolina. The Carolina coast is known for big seas, but did I worry? No way! I should have. In preparation of our journey, we shared a huge box […]

Boat Responsibly

The definition of responsibly is “in a sensible or trustworthy manner.” We all try to live responsibly by acting responsibly toward others, driving responsibly, raising our children responsibly. If we drink, we try to drink responsibly. Behaving in a responsible manner is also very important when it comes to boating…for a variety of good reasons. […]

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