New Locations and 300 Additional Boats Added to the Fleet
Suntex Marina Investors, LLC (Suntex), the premier owner and operator of best-in-class marina properties, announced today the planned addition of a new Suntex Boat Club location at Cross Timbers Marina, located just north of Tulsa, Oklahoma, bringing the total to nine Boat Club locations across the U.S. In addition, Suntex Watersports, the company’s boat rental program, now offers six new locations in Northern California and Tennessee, bringing the total to 25 boat rental locations. Further, in response to growing demand, the company has significantly expanded both its boat club and rental fleets by purchasing more than 300 new boats. Catering to the demands of its growing customer base, these new boats represent a variety of applications including pontoons, tri-toons, center console fishing, deck boats, bow riders, ski and wakeboard boats.
The Suntex Boat Club is a private, members-only organization that allows full access to an entire fleet of boats. Boat Club members also get complimentary access to a complete inventory of accessories such as wakeboards, kneeboards, tubes, skis and more. The Suntex Boat Club offers an easy, affordable introduction to the boating lifestyle, as boaters simply pay the membership dues along with the fuel they use. Members can log into an easy-to-use online reservation system or call to reserve the boat of choice, and when they arrive at the dock, the boat is ready to go.
For more information on membership benefits, please visit www.suntexboatclub.com and tell them you found out about it on BoatersTube.com!
BRP, a world leader in powersports, announced today Evinrude professional angler Bryan Thrift won the Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) tournament held April 12-15, 2018 on Lake Cumberland, in Kentucky. Thrift, hailing from Shelby, North Carolina, earned his sixth FLW Tour win with 20 bass over four days weighing 70 pounds two ounces. This gave him the win by a one pound, 10-ounce margin over second place pro Allen Boyd and allowed him to take home the $125,000 prize. In addition to Thrift, the top seven anglers were all Evinrude pros, including: Boyd, Clent Davis, Greg Bohannan, Andy Morgan, Chris Johnston and Chris McCall. Thrift now leads the 2018 Angler of the Year standings.
“We at Evinrude are so proud of Bryan and all of our Evinrude anglers on their outstanding performance and Bryan’s hard-won victory,” said Tracy Crocker, senior vice president and general manager, Evinrude. “Team Evinrude anglers are all top-notch professionals whose dedication and hard work allow them time and again to dominate the field. To have the top seven anglers all running Evinrude engines is an incredible achievement. We are looking forward to the fierce competition and outstanding performances in the tournaments ahead and wish them all the best of luck.”
The total purse for the FLW Tour at Lake Cumberland presented by General Tire was more than $930,000. The tournament was hosted by the Somerset Tourist and Convention Commission and the Burnside Tourism Commission. The next event for FLW Tour anglers will be the FLW Tour at Lewis Smith Lake presented by T-H Marine, held April 26-29 in Jasper, Alabama, hosted by the Walker County Chamber of Commerce.
BRP's Evinrude engine line up, from 3.5 to 300 HP, offers customers superior value across a full range of applications, and are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide.
The group will present a fantastic 6-yacht fleet,among which Ferretti Yachts 780 on a Tai He Ban version, making its debut in South-East Asia. The Custom Line Navetta 33’s third unit will also be inaugurated
With a selection of its most successful models, Ferretti Group is ready to disembark at the
eighth edition of one of the most interesting international boat show, the most important in Asia: the Singapore Yacht Show from April 12th to 15th, at the ONE° 15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove.
The Group reveals a fantastic 6-yacht fleet: Ferretti Yachts 450, Ferretti Yachts 550, Ferretti Yachts 700, Ferretti Yachts 850, previewed last month in Singapore, Riva 76’ Perseo and Ferretti Yachts 780 on its Tai He Ban special version, making its debut in South-East Asia. To give further prestige to this fleet, Ferretti Yachts 550 was awarded in the Best flybridge yacht up to 55 feet category at the prestigious Asia Pacific Boating Awards held at ONE 15 Marina Club Sentosa. Its participation at the boat show will also be the occasion to celebrate the inauguration of the Custom Line Navetta 33 with a grey hull feature, model which has known a great success.
Friday April 13th,the celebrations for Ferretti Yachts 50th anniversary will begin in Asia as well, with a refined cocktail party on a floating stand on water, from which the guests and owners will be able to admire the fantastic 6-yacht fleet.
The Singapore Yacht Show is one of the top events in Asia – Pacific region, a unique occasion to discover the best superyachts in an exclusive and elitist atmosphere. The prestigious One° 15 Marina Sentosa Cove stage, the glamourous parties, the high-quality of entertainment and the enviable range of products make this event an unmissable
appointment for guests and enthusiasts from all around Asia as well as Europe and America.
The brand new Horizon V68 model from the builder’s V series will make her U.S. debut at the Newport Beach Boat Show, April 19-22, 2018 in California, showcasing with Horizon Preferred Partner Orange Coast Yacht Sales located at the intersection of D Dock and G Dock.
Designed as an entry-level motoryacht with superyacht attitude, the V68 focus on owner operation. The model was a concept nine years in a making, designed in collaboration collaboration with world renowned designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett (JQB) and based on feedback from clients and international yacht brokers. Tailored to the objectives of safety, solid architecture and option for customization, the V68 motoryacht allows owners to embark on long-term cruising in a custom yacht under 70 feet.
The V68 has been planned throughout with large open spaces, wide side decks and a voluminous interior that takes advantage of her 19’6” beam. On the main deck, an open salon flows into a large joined galley and country kitchen; below deck, three en suite guest staterooms – including full beam Master – offer comfort and luxury. The open flybridge, which is the standard configuration for this model, features a dayhead and bar with dinette seating under the hard top while a spacious sunbathing and dining area is found further forward on the bow. An aft beach club area ensures watersports fun and relaxation; if desired, this area can be outfitted for crew’s quarters or an owner’s workspace. The new Horizon V68 provides extended cruising capabilities via twin Caterpillar C18 ACERTs of 1,136HP each.
To schedule a viewing of the V68 at the Newport Beach Boat Show, please contact Orange Coast Yachts at 714-501-5537 or firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them you found it on BoatersTube.com
Jonkers Yachts to open the biggest showroom in The Netherlands.
Appointed dealer for Linssen Yachts, Fairline Yachts and Jeanneau Powerboats will
celebrate a Grand Opening Weekend to open the biggest yachts showroom in the
Netherlands. The new 1.500 square metre showroom is situated in the stunning Marina Port
Zélande, located on the largest saltwater lake in Europe, Lake Grevelingen.
Officially opening on Friday, the 22nd of June, kicks off a packed weekend of celebrations to unveil the new showroom with a fun and family-friendly boat show feel throughout.
Linssen Yachts will be present with almost the entire new model range, incl. the newly introduced Linssen Grand Sturdy 30.0 AC, the Linssen Grand Sturdy 30.0 Sedan and the Linssen
Grand Sturdy 45.0 Sedan.
Fairline Yachts and Jeanneau Powerboats will be represented with several boats, in the
water, in the showroom and even in Virtual Reality. The pre-owned yachts can be admired
in the showroom. Opening hours from 10.00 – 17.00 hrs from Friday 22nd till Monday 25th of
Alexander Jonkers, Managing Director of Jonkers Yachts, says: ‘I am looking forward to
officially opening our state-of-the-art showroom and welcoming clients both old and new to
celebrate with us. These new facilities enable us to have all our boats inside all year-round,which helps to make the boat-buying experience more comfortable for all our clients. We can now warmly welcome them with a luxury sales experience, where they can explore all
the details of these beautiful yachts whatever the weather.’
For more information visit www.jonkers.org
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Ida Lewis Distance Race
Friday, August 17, 2018
Newport, Rhode Island
A late-summer sailing tradition loved by grand prix racers and cruising sailors alike, the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 17, 2018. Classes for IRC, PHRF, One Design, Multihull and Double-Handed boats of 28 feet or longer sail between 104 and 177 nm depending on what the Race Committee thinks best suits the conditions. The start and finish of the race are off Newport’s historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club, which sits famously on a rock in Newport Harbor, and includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower. Includes youth and collegiate team categories.
Annual Springtime Gathering of Powerboats is Largest of Its Kind North of Florida
More than 400 boats, up to 75 feet in length, will be on display at the 36th annual Bay Bridge Boat Show on April 27 - 29, 2018 in Stevensville, Maryland at the Bay Bridge Marina. As one of the largest spring shows north of Florida, this in-water boat show traditionally marks the beginning of the boating season on Chesapeake Bay and is eagerly anticipated by fishermen and family boaters throughout the region.
"Due to the strength of the economy we are seeing a resurgence of boating as the go-to family activity for fishing, weekend cruising, picnicking, ski and wake boarding, and exploring the many tributaries to Chesapeake Bay. As a result small to mid-sized trailerable boats are more popular than ever," said Paul Jacobs, President of the Annapolis Boat Shows. "Hundreds of center consoles, express cruisers, wake and ski boats, pontoon boats, and a myriad of others will be on display. For the small car-top boating type, we will have kayaks, SUPs, inflatables, small engines, and paddle sport platforms of all kinds."
"At the other end of the spectrum, the entire range of trawlers, spectacular blue water cruisers, and offshore fishing yachts will also be exhibited in large numbers. This show is unique in the variety of boats on display both on land and in water. It's a must see for anyone excited to immerse themselves in the boating lifestyle and plan their summer boating season," Jacobs said.
Virtually any boat in a size range of 8 feet to 70 feet will be available for consumers to explore including more than 100 fishing boats from 35 different manufacturers. Boaters will board and inspect all the new models on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk to industry representatives and experts about all aspects of buying and owning a boat. The Bay Bridge Boat Show is one of the few places to see and compare that many fishing boats in one venue.
GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today that it will highlight its newest security and monitoring products at the 2018 Palm Beach International Boat Show on the waterfront at Flagler Drive. GOST is located in Booth 828 and 829.
“The Palm Beach International Boat Show is one of our favorite shows,” said Jay Keenan, president and CEO, GOST. “In addition to the beautiful location, it is always well attended and an excellent opportunity to interact with our customers in person. We are very excited to be able to showcase our latest innovations.”
A cutting-edge touchscreen marine security monitoring and tracking system, the new Apparition elevates GOST‘s award-winning product line to the next level. Designed with large yachts in mind, it is the most customizable and powerful GOST system ever released, controlled via interactive touchscreen keypads installed throughout a vessel.
In addition, the complete line of GOST cameras are now high-definition 1080P, including the GOST Xtreme-Mini-Dome 1080P, GOST-Mini-Dome-LED 1080p, and the full array of interior versions with finishes that match any yacht interior.
Porto Montenegro, multiple award winning luxury yacht homeport and marina village based in Tivat –is delighted to announce that it will organize a number of prestigious regattas and water sports events this year.
“I am very proud to witness the growthof the Porto Montenegro Yacht Club [PMYC], which was founded in 2010, especially over the last few years,”said PMYC Manager & Secretary Jenny Puttock. “The number of international events has grown and the PMYC Match Race is now established as part of theEuropean Match Race Tour. 2018 promises to be exciting with the new J70 fleet allowing us to expand our program even further.”
As usual, the season begins early in sunny Montenegro and lasts well beyond the summer months, setting the scene for almost seven months of racing in the UNESCO-protected Boka Bay. The opening regatta of the year, the PMYC Match Race of the European Match Race Tour, was recently completed on March 16th-18th. The next three events are scheduled for April and include the 13th edition of the exciting EST 105 offshore regatta between Bari and Tivat. As summer approaches, the schedule becomes even busier.
On June 1st-3rd Porto Montenegro will host the Porto Montenegro Match Race, part of the Match Race Super League. It will be followed by two PMYC Regattas and the Arsenal Cup. The traditional Fasinada race takes place on July 21st-22nd, when a fleet of yachts bring stones and rocks from mountains and throw them into the sea near Our Lady of the Rocks Island, just off the tiny village of Perast. The Powerboat Rally is planned for August, with the exact date soon to be confirmed
In September, Porto Montenegro will host the European March Race Tour Finals and part of the Thousand Islands Race between Montenegro and Croatia. Another exquisite season will conclude with the fourth and last PMYC Regatta in Tivat Bay on October 13th.And for 2019, in keeping with the goal of improving the club’s status as one of the key sailing venues in the Mediterranean, Porto Montenegro is currently in talks to host an RC44 Championship Tour regatta
Jared Lintner, Matt Lee and Jordan lee join Ranger for 2018 Classic and beyond
Legendary boat brand Ranger Boats will be represented by 12 of the world's top professional bass anglers when the 2018 Bassmaster Classic is contested on South Carolina's Lake Hartwell on March 16-18. The group of Ranger pro anglers includes two former Classic Champions and three anglers who finished in the top-10 Elite Series Angler of the Year standings in 2017.
Ranger also welcomes defending Classic winner Jordan Lee, Matt Lee and Jared Lintner to its pro staff. The three anglers have enjoyed years of success on the Elite Series and will represent Ranger Boats during the coming 2018 tournament season.
The Bassmaster Classic draws thousands each year to watch the live weigh ins as well as to attend the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo, which runs concurrently with the tournament. The Expo gives Ranger fans a chance to see the brand's latest models, including the Ranger Z521L ICON, which commemorates Ranger Boats' 50th anniversary.
Boat buyers attending the 2018 Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo will be eligible for numerous sales incentives, giving them the opportunity to make their dream rig a reality. With limited-time-only offers geared for both fiberglass and aluminum customers, qualifying purchases will receive benefits up to $3,000 in combined retail value for eligible models.
Visitors to the Ranger booth will also have the opportunity to meet and gain professional insight from some of the sport's greatest professional bass anglers. With appearances by Hank Parker, Jimmy Houston, Denny Brauer and many others, the Ranger booth is expected to be a hub for bass fishing fans throughout the expo.
Ranger Pros competing in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic and how they qualified:
Jason Christie - Park Hill, Okla. B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: Second Place
Luke Clausen - Spokane, Wash. B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 23rd Place
Keith Combs - Huntington, Texas. B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: Ninth Place
Mark Daniels, Jr. - Tuskegee, Ala. B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 18th Place
Brent Ehrler - Redlands, Calif. B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 11th Place
Micah Frazier - Newnan, Ga. B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 31st Place
Jordan Lee - Grant, Ala. Defending Classic Champion
Matt Lee - Guntersville, Ala. B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 25th Place
Mike McClelland - Bella Vista, Ark. B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 48th Place
Jacob Powroznik - Port Haywood, Va. Classic Bracket Winner
Skeet Reese - Auburn, Calif. B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 33rd Place
David Walker - Sevierville, Tenn. B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler of the Year: 35th Place
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