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The Unwritten Rules of Boating Etiquette

April 30, 2013

Even if you’re new to boating, you probably already know the basics about the “Rules of the Road.” Those are the general things you need to know when operating your boat, especially when there are other boats in the area such as how to know who has the right of way and when it’s okay to pass another vessel. But there is another category of customs and traditions that help us, as boaters, get along independently while respecting that right for others. We’ll just call...    Read More ]

2013 Sanpan Brand Video

April 30, 2013

As the leading ultra-luxury pontoon line, Sanpan welcomes you aboard by setting the standard in cutting-edge design, high-end comfort and incredible entertainment options. The pillow-top furniture calls to mind your home media room and the wide selection of seating layouts means you can get the perfect boat for your lifestyle. Whether you're hosting a party on the water for a spectacular sunset cruise or taking your grandchildren out for an afternoon of tubing, you will always travel in classic,...    Read More ]

2013 Godfrey Pontoons Full Line Brand Video

April 30, 2013

Godfrey Pontoon Boats represent everything that family boating is all about. And no one offers a bigger range of deck layouts, comfortable easy-care furniture, entertainment centers, and high-performance options that will run with any boat on the water. You see it's not about getting away from it all. It's about getting out there and getting to the good stuff. When it comes to pontoon performance, quality and innovation, Godfrey Pontoons is the industry leader. But that only makes sense. You see,...    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoons Construction Pt 1 — Upholstery

April 30, 2013

How does Godfrey Pontoons make sure the seating on your pontoon is the highest quality in the industry? We have our own Upholstery & Sewing Shop with experienced, professional craftsmen working on each and every boat.    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoons Construction Pt 4 — Quality Control

April 30, 2013

See for yourself the detailed quality control process all Godfrey Pontoons go through before they ever leave the factory!    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoons Construction Pt 3 — Final Assembly Stages

April 30, 2013

Go behind the scenes with the production team from Godfrey Pontoons to see the finishing stages of construction for Sanpan, Aqua Patio & Sweetwater Pontoons!    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoons Construction Pt 2 — Initial Assembly Stages

April 30, 2013

Get an up-close look at the first stages of assembly for Sanpan, Aqua Patio & Sweetwater pontoons!    Read More ]

The ABCs of Launch & Retrieve

April 22, 2013

With the exception of docking, the one part of trailer boating that strikes the most fear in the hearts of new boaters has got to the launch ramp. Sure, it can be stressful the first few times, but here’s the good news: As long as you follow these easy tips, launching and retrieving your boat will become second-nature in no time. Before You Hit The Road Don’t even leave your driveway unless you check a few things first. Make sure your trailer tires are inflated to the correct pressure....    Read More ]

Docking Anxiety? These Tips Will Ease Your Trip To The Slip

April 15, 2013

You can ask any group of new boaters what they like least about boating, and nine out of 10 will say docking. That’s everyone from twin-screw cruiser pilots all the way down to the tiller-handled outboard jon boat fisherman. Your heart starts pounding, your palms start sweating, and you are desperately trying to remember all the “advice” you’ve ever been given about how to do it properly.  But it doesn’t have to be that way. Nope. There are a few things...    Read More ]

Basic Boating Behavior For Beginners

April 10, 2013

  Okay new boaters…why do you think they call it the “Rules of the Road” if you’re on the water? Well, despite the confusing name, it’s all about relating your boat-operating experience to something you’re likely already familiar with…driving a car. But, although they may have some things in common, it’s important that you take some time to understand the differences. You see, these rules are all about avoiding the single biggest critical incident...    Read More ]

Could Your Boat Pass A Vessel Safety Check?

April 4, 2013

  You’re out enjoying a great day on the water when all of the sudden you get approached by the local boating law enforcement. Whether it’s a DNR agent, a sheriff marine patrol or the U.S. Coast Guard, they will know exactly what to look for to see if you pass a basic vessel safety check. Do you know, without a doubt, that you’ve got everything covered? If not, the time to make sure is now, before you ever leave your driveway or marina. Here are some of the basic items that...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sanpan 2200 BC

April 3, 2013

When you're ready to step up to an ultra-luxury pontoon, there's really only one option: Sanpan. And with the Sanpan 2200 BC, you get all the incredible standard features, high-quality construction, and the most comfortable, hand-built furniture on the market. This particular model is popular because of addition of a beautiful table in the bow, which has a hard-surface countertop, molded in cupholders and an oversized cooler built right in! ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sanpan 2500

April 3, 2013

As the unrivaled, industry-leading luxury pontoon model, the Sanpan 2500 represents the pinnacle of quality and style. With sumptuous furniture-style seating and a beautiful upgraded details throughout, you know you've made it when you're at the helm. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sanpan 2500 SL

April 3, 2013

With an stylish and practical new room-for-two Sun Lounge design, the Sanpan 2500 SL is perfect for catching some rays or just relaxing while the youngsters are swimming. And with the numerous upgraded standard features, you will know that comfort and style go hand-in-hand. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sanpan 2500 UL

April 3, 2013

Don't leave anyone at the dock when you get underway aboard the new Sanpan 2200 UL, with dozens of upgraded features including a unique U-shaped oversized lounge that brings everyone into the conversation. ...    Read More ]

Boat Show Season Rolls On!

April 2, 2013

You can find Sanpan, Aqua Patio & Sweetwater pontoons at these boat shows this week! Gulf Coast Yacht & Boat Super Show (Legendary Marine); Traverse City Boat Show (Long Lake Marina); Lake Region Boat & RV Show (Blakes Marine). ...    Read More ]