Taking Care of Your Teak

Teak is a beautiful, durable, versatile material; and whether you are lucky enough to have it on the exterior or the interior of your boat – on areas like your deck, your trim and your ladders – you need to properly maintain it. Don’t be intimidated by the unique nature of teak. Teak maintenance is […]

Grilling on Your Boat

Ok, so what are some of the things you enjoy most? If boating and grilling make your list of preferred pastimes, why not do both at the same time? Grilling on your boat is legal. In fact, they even make grills specifically for boats that come with brackets for railing mounting. There are a bunch […]

Boating Is Great Fun for All Ages

No matter what your age, boats offer something for everyone. The younger crowd (and a large portion of the older crowd too!) like water skiing and island parties with their friends. Have a need for speed? Boats with a little more kick are fun when you’re younger (and older) too! If you plan on cruising […]

Servicing Your Vessel Regularly Saves You Money in the Long Run

Keeping the things we own in tip-top shape is always a good thing. It can keep hassles at a minimum, extend the life of an item and even save you money. That goes double for your boat.  It’s not like you can walk to a service station or your spouse can just pick you up […]

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 […]

Wet Slips at Gerry’s Marina

Wet slips make good sense for boaters because you can jump right on and take right off! That means less time fiddling around with your boat and trailer and more time out on the water…exactly where you want to be! And a wet slip makes even more sense in New Smyrna Beach because we’re virtually […]

Why Owning a Boat in Florida Makes Sense

I’m not one to throw shade, but truthfully, when it comes right down to it, other places in the country just don’t compare to Florida when it comes to boating (well, kona dolphin tours Wahine Charters are really good when it comes to this but to me, Florida will always remain a favourite). Come on […]

Gerry’s Marina Rents Boats in New Smyrna Beach

Do you love to boat, but don’t really want the hassle because you are more of a “like to just jump on and go” kind of person? And when you’re done boating for the day, you want to jump off just like you jumped on, without any responsibilities, and just head on out to grab […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Becoming a Boat Owner Involves Research

There are a lot of variables when buying a boat, so it is best to do your due diligence. Check your facts, dot your I’s and cross your T’s. First you want to make sure you shop for the best type of boat for you – from sport fishers, to center consoles, pontoons and more. […]

Exploring the Islands of New Smyrna Beach

With literally miles and miles of parkland, beachside shopping and dining, a wide array of historical sites to see, and marine life and activities out the wahzoo, New Smyrna Beach is one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the country, but that is not all it offers. The majestic beach town of New Smyrna […]

What You Will See While Snorkeling in Florida

Sparkling, crystal clear water, picturesque bottom structure reminiscent of the finest roman architecture and thousands of species of sea creatures make Florida one of the absolute best choices for snorkeling. Florida’s waters are simply teaming with marine life. It’s a virtual symphony of color and movement. If you are wondering what you will see while […]

Perfect Weather Conditions for Boating

Ever see some dark clouds, hear thunder in the distance or feel the breeze begin to pick up and wonder “weather” you should still go boating as planned? It’s always a good idea to error on the side of caution when it comes to weather and boating. Always take shelter as quickly as possible in […]

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