The best of 2018
The tribe (you are part of the Southern Boating Tribe) has spoken!
Boats, boats and more boats. That’s what you wanted to see in 2018. Will that hold true in 2019? Only time will tell.
Here were your favorite stories from 2018:
Our annual holiday gift guide was a crowd pleaser. Did you purchase a gift for the boater in your life?
History buffs, flying junkies, North Carolinians, and boaters alike flew (ahem) to this story about the Wright Brothers.
A game-changing outboard takes the number 8 slot. Cox Marine debuted their CXO300 to the delight of boaters everywhere.
It’s the largest in-water boat show in the world. What’s not to love about the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show? We preview the top brands and boats.
Southern Boating readers LOVE The Bahamas, and so do we! We assume that’s why readers dove into this quick video. 16 Things You Didn’t Know About The Bahamas surprised even our saltiest cruisers.
You liked boats! In particular, some of you really liked our powercat roundup. And why not? We checked out the best in the industry for all you cruisers out there.
Told you it was all about the boats. Coming in at number four is the new kid on the block, the center console roundup. We cover everything from 17 to 65 (yes 65!) LOA. There’s something for everyone and every budget.
Oldie but VERY goodie. When mariners gather for a discussion about all things boating, the second topic that often comes up relates to boat generators. The first, of course, is about the quality of the drinks in the establishment.
But of course. Never does a year go by without a swimsuit video gracing the top pages of the year. It must be for the boats. Not sure what else it could be?
Number One…drumroll please!
Taking the top spot: it’s the Top 15 Tenders and RIBS! We’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: RIBs are a do-it-all wonder that is easy to operate, gentle around other boats because of the rubber collar, and filled with features (like a head) that make them comfortable for all.