New at-risk vessel law helps FWC

A new Florida law, approved by the Legislature and Governor during the 2016 Session, will enable county and local authorities along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to more effectively manage the state’s waterways. The new law (F.S. 327.4107) allows law enforcement officers to issue non-criminal citations to owners who allow their […]

Boat Lightning Protection

Lightning is formed by the difference between positive and negative charges. Lightning strikes when the electrical potential becomes greater than the resistance (insulation) of the air, and forces a conductive path to earth (ground or water surface) and will use the best conductor in its proximity. A boat is a better conductor than air, so […]

Roller Furling Systems

There are many reasons to put roller furling systems for jibs, Genoas, or headsails on your boat. Sometimes referred to as a jib reefing system. Convenience is the big one. To be able to set the sail and loose it quickly and without having to leave the cockpit is huge. Storage is another, you do […]

Sealander camper

The Sealander camper is no ordinary camper, its a boat. Trailering the Sealander and backing down the boat ramp you’ll get some looks. Once in the water the Sealander is powered Torqueedo electric outboard. The Sealander camper is designed to be legal on almost all inland waterways in the U.S. with no boating license required […]

Key West's Goombay Festival to Blend Music and Island Flair Oct. 21-22

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Revelers can enjoy music, food and a high-energy celebration of the cultural connection between Key West and the Bahamas at the annual Goombay street festival set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22. The lively festival is centered on Petronia Street, just off Key West’s famed Duval Street in the heart […]