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MarineMax To Acquire IGY Marinas

MarineMax To Acquire IGY Marinas Expanding Global Marina and Services Business MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, today announced that it has entered into a definitive…

2022 Readers Choice Awards

You cast your votes, and the results are in for Southern Boating’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards. Every vote was counted, including the write-in candidates, and tallied in a secure location without any…

BRIG Family Foundation

One of our Southern Boating partners, BoatTEST met with Boyd Tomkies, the president of BRIG USA. BRIG is based in Kharkiv, Ukraine, one of the hardest-hit areas during Russia’s attack on the…

What’s New In The Bahamas In February

WHAT’S NEW IN THE BAHAMAS IN FEBRUARY NASSAU, Bahamas, 01 February 2022 — Travellers can exchange their winter blues for warm turquoise waters this winter season. Though temperatures have cooled a bit,…

VOTE NOW: Southern Boating Readers’ Choice Awards

What’s your favorite express cruiser? Where is your favorite cruising destination? Who makes the best fishing reel? What’s your must-have boating apparel item? Southern Boating wants to know your top picks for…

Southern Boating Readers Choice Awards

You cast your votes, and the results are in for Southern Boating’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. Every vote was counted, including the write-in candidates, and tallied in a secure location without any…

Allsalt Maritime Expands in United States and Singapore

Allsalt Maritime Expands in United States and Singapore Allsalt Maritime Corporation, a leading provider of marine shock mitigation technology, recently opened two new offices to accommodate rapid growth in the commercial and…

Century Boats Acquires Luxury Brand Vanquish Boats

Century Boats Acquires Luxury Brand Vanquish Boats The 95-year-old company expands its model lines, distribution, and service network with a return to its classic American roots ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla., April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Century Boats is…

an image of a man reading in the water: what we're reading

What We’re Reading

What We’re Reading Remember when you were a kid and summer reading was the biggest drag in the world? The opposite is true now; we’re reading whatever books we can get our…

a woman diving during lobster mini season

Lobster Mini Season

Lobster Mini Season It’s almost here! Avid lobster hunters say the lobster mini season is the best unofficial holiday of the year. What is it? Florida’s legendary spiny lobster “mini-season” runs from…

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Tales of Treasure Ships (and a Giant Emerald)

Tales of Treasure Ships Sunken treasure ships will never stop intriguing us. There’s something so alluring about the idea of sunken treasure ships filled with pirate’s gold. It’s the combination of history,…

Willy T finds a new home

The famous (infamous?) floating bar has a new home after sustaining damage following Hurricane Irma last year. The Willy T will settle in Peter Island soon. “We are pretty well confirmed to…

An image of a boat clearing customs with the ROAM app.

Clearing Customs? Use the new ROAM app

The new ROAM app makes clearing customs a little easier and is now available in the Virgin Islands. The U.S., British, and the Spanish Virgin Islands are some of the world’s best…

shipwreck Ponte Verda Beach Old shipwreck washes ashore in Ponte Verda Beach, Florida.

Shipwreck washes up in Ponte Vedra Beach

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - An amazing piece of history washed ashore a Florida beach Wednesday. The hull from a ship possibly dating back to the 1700s was found on Guana River…
Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve

The Bahamas are famous for their crystal-clear waters, but our Bahamas Update writer finds there’s just as much to appreciate on terra firma. We interrupted our beach and water-focused cruise of the…