Online applications may be made here: RELIEF FUNDS APPLICATION
The marine industry has truly stepped up to help friends and co-workers as the BHB Hurricane Ian Relief Fund has surpassed $60,000 in donations. The Annapolis and Ft. Lauderdale Boat shows each made significant contributions through campaigns at their shows and many other marine companies and individuals have been very generous. Read more “Boaters Helping Boaters Relief Funds Now Available – Apply Here”
Four weeks ago, Southwest Florida was devasted by the deadliest hurricane to strike Florida since 1935. In Ian’s wake, communities were not only scrambling to ensure their families and loved ones were safe, but many were left to rebuild their businesses or ensure they still had jobs. Because of the extreme winds and record storm surge, some of those hardest hit were the people in our region’s marine industry. Read more “Boaters Helping Boaters Launches to Help Marine Industry Victims of Hurricane Ian”
Aside from the sharp pain in your wallet, many other factors should be considered before pulling your boat up to the pump. It’s essential to be aware of some challenges and hazards of fueling up, especially in larger vessels with bigger tanks. Additionally, you can take steps to increase your fuel efficiency and even avoid engine troubles down the road.
Read more “FUELING YOUR VESSEL THE RIGHT WAY”
Now is the time! Those looking for opportunities to catch big Redfish; now is the time! FWC opened Redfish for harvest this month on September 1st. the limit is one per person with a maximum of two Redfish per vessel with a slot size of 18-27 inches in length. Read more “SEPTEMBER FISHING IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA”
Although Southwest Florida is known for its miles of waterfront property and easy boating access, many of our area’s boaters load up and head for the water with trailers in tow. Read more “Avoid These Common Mistakes and Tow Like a Pro”
Hurricane Boat Prep 101
As we move past Summer’s halfway point, spaghetti plots and CAT ratings become a regular part of boater’s vocabularies. The height of hurricane season is fast approaching, and as with all things boating, preparedness is key. Read more “Hurricane Boat Prep 101”
WOW IT IS HOT! I am not just speaking to the fishing but to the July summer heat. Nonetheless, the winds have been tame and the storms not a big issue this year so far. Read more “CAPTAIN TERRY SAYS JULY MAY BE HOT, BUT SO IS THE FISHING!”
There’s nothing like watching 4th of July fireworks from a boat. From Tampa to Naples, some of our favorite celebrations are back, so check out our list of boat-friendly fireworks displays happening all down our coast!
Read more “SEE JULY 4 FIREWORKS FROM YOUR BOAT IN SWFL”
Anyone who’s spent any time boating in Florida knows how intense our sun can be. And while it’s common practice to whip out the sunscreen before hitting the water, have you thought about the importance of protecting your eyes? Read more “Best Boating Sunglasses – What You Need to Know”
It’s getting to be that time of year again when Southwest Florida boaters can expect daily afternoon storms to roll through from mid-June to late August. In fact, Florida sees upwards of 100 thunderstorm days each year, and while a brief storm on land isn’t a problem, it can quickly become a life-threatening situation on the water.
Read more “Be Summer Storm Savvy”