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Sanpan Pontoon Spring Pre Launch Checklist

March 25, 2016

Sanpan Pontoon Spring Pre Launch Checklist    The long winter is over and spring is here, it’s about time to get your Sanpan Pontoon back in the water. But are you ready? With many months of inactivity a lot of essential items may have been misplaced or out-of-date from last spring! Follow our handy pre-launch check list to be sure you properly have everything squared away for your first launch of your Sanpan Pontoon!   OUT OF THE WATER: Up to date boat registration (along...    Read More ]

How To Launch & Retrieve Your Godfrey Pontoon Boat

April 8, 2014

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 ]

Pets Ahoy Photo Contest is over -- but now the Judges are Tallying the Results!

April 7, 2014

Spring has sprung! And to celebrate the chance to get back out on the water, we launched the Godfrey Pontoons Pets Ahoy Photo Contest during the month of April! The contest is over now, but stay tuned for the results as our judges are busy looking at all of the entries we received!  One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card to the Hurricane Gear Store and a full summer of bragging rights! The top 3 photos with the most Facebook votes were handed over to our illustrious panel of judges...    Read More ]

How To Boat At Night

March 28, 2014

Believe it or not, this brutal winter will be over before you know it. And that means you'll be out on the water again, doing everything you can to get the most out of every day. One way to do that is to stretch your boating fun past sunset and into the evening. And while there are some things you need to consider before you take this step, you are missing out on half the fun if you only hit the water under blue skies. Here’s what you need to know to be safe when the sun goes down. SLOW DOWN Cruising...    Read More ]

Nautic Global Group Recognizes Accident-Free Milestone

March 17, 2014

Nautic Global Group along with plant three has reason to celebrate! Godfrey Pontoons Plant Manager Dan Finke announces that Plant Three has made it an entire year wihout having an accident. “And these guys sure aren’t making teddy bears over there,” said Finke who has worked for NGG for two years. Plant Three makes metal railing for all Godfrey Pontoons and railing sets for the Hurricane FunDeck series. “Plant Three has one of the best teams, and I believe earning this honor...    Read More ]

How To Anchor Your Boat

March 13, 2014

Whether you're a day boater, a dedicated angler or you love the sound of the waves on your hull while overnighting, you need to know how to properly anchor your boat. While there are lots of different special situations to consider, anchoring has a fairly simple set of basic techniques you can master in no time at all. This will mean your boat will stay put while you can focus on swimming kids, hungry bass or getting a good night's sleep even if it's windy or the tide/current is fighting against...    Read More ]

United Way Recognizes Nautic Global Group Contributions

March 6, 2014

Thanks to contributions from our incredible employees, the United Way of Elkhart County announced today that Nautic Global Group has earned the honor of being among the Top Ten companies in Elkhart County to contribute to their 2013 donation campaign.  This morning, representatives from the United Way of Elkhart County stopped by the NGG corporate office to present a plaque to show their appreciation of the contributions.  Steve Ott, Director of Human Resources for Nautic Global Group (pictured),...    Read More ]

This Week's Boat Shows Featuring Godfrey Pontoons!

March 5, 2014

Here's where you can find Sanpan, Aqua Patio and Sweetwater pontoons at boat shows this week!  ShowLocationDealersBrands Downtown Knoxville Boat ShowMar 6-9, 2014 Knoxville Convention Center Madisonville Marine Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater Lake of the Ozarks St Charles Boat ShowMar 6-9, 2014 St Charles Convention CenterSt Charles, MO Iguana Boat Sales Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater Great Philly Boat ShowMar 7-9, 2014 Greater Philly Expo Center at the OaksPhilly, PA Dinbokowitz Marine Sanpan,...    Read More ]

NGG Hiring 40 Positions At Syracuse Facility

March 3, 2014

Nautic Global Group (NGG) is excited to announce we are continuing to grow! The NGG Human Resource Department will hold open interviews with applicants on Wednesday, March 5. Interested parties must first fill out an online application by visiting www.NauticGlobalGroup.com. The open interviews will take place at our Polar Kraft/Parti Kraft production facility located at the 300 East Chicago St. in Syracuse, Indiana, from 12:30-3:30 p.m.  NGG  has enjoyed several years of...    Read More ]

NGG Rewarded For Going Green

February 28, 2014

Nautic Global Group (NGG) is going green and is proud to be rewarded for doing so! Kurt Kenning with Energizing Indiana and Bruce Griffey, an Energy Efficiency Representative with AEP, along with David Kline, an AEP local customer service engineer presented NGG with a rebate check for $103,000 today at Nautic Global Group’s headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana. The rebate money is from the Energizing Indiana Commercial & Industrial Rebate Program that is designed to help Indiana’s commercial...    Read More ]

Nautic Global Group Names New CEO

February 28, 2014

Nautic Global Group (NGG) — parent company of Hurricane Deck Boats, Rinker Express Cruisers and Captiva Sport Boats, Godfrey Pontoons, Polar Kraft Aluminum Fishing Boats, and Parti Kraft Pontoons — today announced that Bradley (Brad) D. Gates has been named as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Gates, who brings marketing, customer service and product strategy experience to NGG, succeeds the company’s interim CEO James (Jim) R. Malone. Malone will continue in his...    Read More ]

Nautic Global To Add 70 Manufacturing Jobs

February 24, 2014

If you or someone you know is looking for a great job in southwestern Michigan or northern Indiana (known as Michiana), Nautic Global Group is having open interviews at its Elkhart, Indiana, campus on Tuesday, February 25, from 12:30-3:30pm.  The boat builder — Hurricane Deck Boats, Rinker Express Cruisers, Captiva & MTX Sport Boats, Godfrey Pontoons (Sanpan, Aqua Patio & Sweetwater), Polar Kraft Aluminum Fishing Boats and Parti Kraft Pontoons — is hiring 70 manufacturing...    Read More ]

Your New Godfrey Pontoons Gear Is HERE!

February 21, 2014

If you haven't checked out the all-new Godfrey Pontoons Gear website, you are missing out on tons of new selections! There's even an easy new check-out system. Just click here to get in gear!  ...    Read More ]

Improve Your Docking Technique

February 20, 2014

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 to remember,...    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoons Is Coming To A Boat Show Near You

February 19, 2014

Here's where you can find Sanpan, Aqua Patio & Sweetwater pontoons this week! ShowLocationDealersBrands Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel ShowFeb 14-23, 2014 Indianapolis State FairgroundsIndianapolis, IN The Boat Place Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel ShowFeb 14-23, 2014 Indianapolis State FairgroundsIndianapolis, IN Pinecrest Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater Detroit Boat ShowFeb 15-23, 2014 Cobo HallDetroit, MI Krupa's Boat Mart Sanpan, Aqua Patio,...    Read More ]

Boat Shows This Weekend!

February 6, 2014

Here's where you can find Sanpan, Aqua Patio & Sweetwater pontoon boats this week... ShowLocationDealersBrands Atlantic City Boat ShowFeb 5-9, 2014 Atlantic City Convention CenterAtlantic City, NJ New Jersey Outboards Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater Raleigh Boat ShowFeb 6-9, 2014 Raleigh Convention CenterRaleigh, NC Chatlee Boats Sweetwater Mid Atlantic Boat ShowFeb 6-9, 2014 Charlotte Convention CenterCharlotte, NC Huntley Marine Aqua Patio, Sweetwater Mid Atlantic Boat ShowFeb 6-9,...    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoons Featured In Ad For New Outboards

February 5, 2014

To promote its new lineup of made-for-pontoons Evinrude outboard motors, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) is filming several national ads featuring Godfrey Pontoons. Check out this cool behind-the-scenes photo of the new E-TEC 90-horsepower model on the back of a Sweetwater 2086! Here's more information on the new Evinrude series...BRP EXPANDS ITS EVINRUDE PONTOON SERIES WITH NEW 65 HORSEPOWER MODEL BRP expands its innovative Evinrude E-TEC Pontoon Series line-up with a new Evinrude E-TEC...    Read More ]

Boat Show Fever Continues Around The Country!

January 29, 2014

Here's where you can find Godfrey Pontoon Boats at boat shows this week... ShowLocationDealersBrands Progressive Minneapolis Boat ShowJan 30 - Feb 2, 2014 Minneapolis Convention CenterMinneapolis, MN Erickson's Marine Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater Progressive Minneapolis Boat ShowJan 30 - Feb 2, 2014 Minneapolis Convention CenterMinneapolis, MN Bay Lake Marine Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater ...    Read More ]

Using Your VHF Radio

January 27, 2014

Leave it to those Hollywood movies to teach all us boaters a bad habit or two. When they've run out of gas and are running late for a wedding, the first response for actors on the big screen seems to be to grab the radio microphone and start shouting MAYDAY! But while that may be fine for dramatic effect, it's the last thing you should do in real life. Understand that if there’s one piece of safety equipment on your boat that rivals a life jacket in terms of being valuable to you (and your...    Read More ]

Sweetwater PE 220 Cabana Demonstration

January 26, 2014

Godfrey Pontoons pioneered comfortable, multi-season pontooning when it designed and introduced the very first Cabana Enclosure to integrate seamlessly with the bimini frame. Since then, Godfrey Cabanas have led the industry with easy-care fabrics, heavy-duty zippered doors, and convertible windows and screens. ...    Read More ]

Aqua Patio 220 SL

January 25, 2014

Designed for the perfect day of boating in the sun, the Aqua Patio 220 SL is an amazingly refined pontoon with the best list of upgraded standard features in the industry, and clever rear-facing lounges that ensure everyone has a great view and a comfortable place to sit. And with a four-speaker Sony stereo system complete with mp3 input, easy-climb boarding ladder, extended swim platform and stainless steel ski tow bar, your watersports-loving family will be active all day long. ...    Read More ]

Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 SL

January 24, 2014

Featuring the perfect combination of high-quality construction, upgraded comfort and incredible standard features, the Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 SL is an inspired addition to the Godfrey Pontoon Boats family. With twin, aft-facing sun lounges, the 220 SL is all about fun in the sun. Add in performance features like the Sweetwater Total Package performance system and luxurious touches like optional synthetic teak decking, and you're ready to take on any adventure in style! ...    Read More ]

Sweetwater 240 AD

January 24, 2014

Shhhhh...you didn't hear it here, but the all-new Sweetwater 240 AD is debuting this weekend at the Nashville Boat Show. This is the biggest secret around the Godfrey Pontoon Boats headquarters, but we managed to get a covert pic in the booth thanks for our great partners at The Boat Locker. Yes, that IS an upper deck and awesome slide, but this is for your eyes only. Please don't share this classified information. But, if you're in Nashville...stop by and take a good look! But remember,...    Read More ]

Aqua Patio 220 WB

January 23, 2014

The all-new Aqua Patio 220 WB has an all-new bar base with molded in footrest, side cooler tub and a raised solid surface bar top. The aft corner of the boat continues the flow of the bar with a new corner unit that has a stainless steel drawer/door combo and solid surface counters with a grill mount area. Next to this corner unit is a new motor shroud with an additional raised bar top and two speakers. Aqua Patio pontoons also offer the popular "Grill Master" unit standard on these models, featuring...    Read More ]

Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 SLC

January 22, 2014

Featuring a comfortable and stylish mate's chair, the all-new Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 SLC has a cleverly designed new seating layout that opens up the middle of the boat and allows a side-entry gate. Built on the hugely successful Sweetwater 220 SL platform with twin, aft-facing sun lounges, the 220 SL is all about fun in the sun. Add in performance features like the Sweetwater Total Package performance system and luxurious touches like optional synthetic teak decking, and you're ready to...    Read More ]

Rules Of The Road For Boating

January 22, 2014

No better time to review the "Rules of the Road" for boaters. Suitable for sharing... ...    Read More ]

Heading To The Boat Show?

January 21, 2014

Here's where you'll find Sanpan, Aqua Patio and Sweetwater pontoons this week! ShowLocationDealersBrands Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat ShowJan 17-26, 2014 Duke Energy CenterCincinnati, OH Kent's Harbor Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater Milwaukee Boat ShowJan 17-26, 2014 Expo Center at State Fair ParkMilwaukee, WI Boat House Lauderdale Lakes/Boat House Lake Country Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater Louisville Boat, Sport & Travel ShowJan 22-26, 2014 KY Expo CenterLouisville, KY Arnolds...    Read More ]

Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 DFS

January 20, 2014

Designed specifically for anglers, the Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 Deluxe Fish pontoon boat features an all-new aft fishing prep and storage area, four fishing seats, removable rod storage box, an aerated livewell, a Lowrance X4 fish finder, and a full vinyl decking option for easy maintenance. Plus, the optional Coastal Edition package makes the 220 DFS the ultimate saltwater fishing pontoon. ...    Read More ]

Aqua Patio 240 CB

January 19, 2014

With one of the most distinctive entertaining areas you'll see on any boat, the all-new Aqua Patio 240 CB features a head-turning center pub-style bar with four comfortable bar stools, a large prep/serve table and additional raised bar counter. The 240 CB pontoon boat also comes standard with a new Grill Master unit with a removable propane grill, sink with hand pump faucet and plenty of solid surface counter area and storage. A second rear canopy is provided for shading the entertainment area in...    Read More ]

Sweetwater 2286 DL

January 18, 2014

Another new seating configuration based on Sweetwater's popular 2286 platform is the all-new DL layout featuring a doublewide aft-facing lounge that pulls double duty as an enormous sunpad. Although clearly designed with guest comfort in mind, the 2286 DL pontoon boat also manages to provide an incredible amount of storage as well as concealing a full pop-up changing room under the sunpad. ...    Read More ]

Aqua Patio 240 SL

January 17, 2014

The hugely popular Aqua Patio 240 SL pontoon boat just got better with incredible new refinements including upgraded vinyl, exclusive deck coverings and redesigned rear-facing lounges. At nearly 26 feet and rated for up to 14 passengers, the 240 SL is ready for watersports with a deluxe stainless steel ski tow bar and an easy-climb rear boarding ladder. ...    Read More ]

Sweetwater Premium Edition 220-4

January 16, 2014

Make the most of every sunny day with the trailerable Sweetwater Premium Edition 220-4 pontoon boat, featuring plenty of storage and four convenient entry gates to make boarding and loading gear extremely easy no matter how you come into the dock. In fact, the 220-4 is packed with high-quality standard features to help you make the most of every day on the water, like a Garmin Echo Map chartplotter, docking lights and an easy-climb boarding ladder. ...    Read More ]

Sanpan 2500 FE WB

January 15, 2014

Sit in the lap of luxury aboard the ultimate entertaining pontoon, with premium features like deep, comfortable seating throughout, beautiful elevated helm station and, of course, the head-turning wet bar, complete with two bar stools, raised solid-surface countertops, and a full-featured galley with pressurized freshwater sink. What makes the Sanpan 2500 FE WB unique is that is combines the popular wet bar setup with the FE (Family Entertainer) forward deck layout that features two comfortable...    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoons Boat Shows March On!

January 15, 2014

Godfrey Pontoons will be at the following boat shows this week! ShowLocationDealersBrands Chicago Boat, Sports & RV ShowJan 16-20, 2014 McCormick PlaceChicago IL Huber's Marine Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater Austin Boat ShowJan 16-19, 2014 Austin Convention CenterAustin, TX Lake LBJ Marineland Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater Chicago Boat, Sports & RV ShowJan 16-20, 2014 McCormick PlaceChicago, IL Boat House Chicago/Boat House Lauderdale Lakes Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater Huntington...    Read More ]

Aqua Patio 250 Wet Bar

January 14, 2014

The newly redesigned Aqua Patio 250 WB has an all-new bar base with molded in foot rest, side cooler tub and a raised solid surface bar top. The aft corner of the boat continues the flow of the bar with a new corner unit that has a stainless steel drawer/door combo and solid surface counters with a grill mount area. Next to this corner unit is a new motor shroud with an additional raised bar top and two speakers. Aqua Patio pontoon boats also offers the popular "Grill Master" unit standard on this...    Read More ]

Sweetwater 2286 FCS

January 13, 2014

Looking for the perfect combination of family cruiser and fishing pontoon? Check out the Sweetwater 2286 FCS, with an easy-care vinyl deck, rod holders and fishing station for the anglers, and plenty of comfortable seating, ample storage, and upgraded amenities for the rest of the family. ...    Read More ]

Sanpan 2200 SLR

January 12, 2014

The Sanpan 2200 SLR pontoon boat features an all-new deck layout with three wide, comfortable reclining lounges, one directly opposite the helm, and two more rear-facing seats. Full seat adjustments allow guests to find their perfect comfort angle, compartments directly behind the seat and in the arm rest provide ample storage. The armrest storage compartments conceal stainless steel cup holders and the 2200 SLR features rear speaker bezels that can flip up to face the speakers aft toward the water....    Read More ]

Aqua Patio 220 DF

January 11, 2014

Got a family that likes to fish on their pontoon as much as they enjoy cruising and watersports? The Aqua Patio 220 DF is guaranteed to give you the best of both worlds. Anglers will enjoy features like a Lowrance X4 Pro fish finder, two forward fishing seats, an aerated livewell, built-in rod holders, and a deluxe aft fish prep station. Cruisers will love the comfortable seating layout with soft touch vinyl, and watersports enthusiasts will have a blast and integrated ski tow bar and easy-climb...    Read More ]

Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 Wet Bar

January 10, 2014

Featuring a head-turning multi-level bar area with swivel stools and a stainless steel freshwater sink, the Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 WB is built for a party on the water. At more than 24 feet long and rated for up to 14 passengers, no one will be left behind at the dock. And since it's a Sweetwater, you'll find plenty of comfortable seating with Soft Touch vinyl and expansive storage areas so you can bring along everything you'll need for a great day on the water. ...    Read More ]

Sanpan 2500 Wet Bar

January 10, 2014

Pulling out all the stops, the new Sanpan 2500 WB literally raises the bar on what you should expect in a luxury pontoon. With its beautiful and functional bar area, complete with two bar stools, solid surface countertop, LED cup holders and stainless-steel storage drawers, invite everyone you know to the party! The Sony Amphitheater sound system is also now standard on all Sanpan models featuring a Bluetooth wireless connection so everyone on board can play a non-stop playlist directly from their...    Read More ]

2014 Sweetwater Pontoon Series

January 9, 2014

Whether you're after the best-value pontoon on the water with the base Sweetwater, or you prefer the well-chosen upgraded amenities of the Sweetwater Premium Edition, you will soon discover why these are the most popular pontoons on the water. With a long list of standard features, an incredible variety of layouts and stunning design options, you are sure to find a Sweetwater to fit your lifestyle. From cruising and camping, to watersports and fishing, the possibilities for your adventure on the...    Read More ]

Sweetwater Premium Edition 240 SLR

January 9, 2014

Sharing a completely new seating concept with its luxurious siblings Sanpan and Aqua Patio, the Sweetwater has added the new SLR layout to its Premium Edition 240 model. With three oversized, media-room-style reclining lounges (one directly opposite the helm, and two more rear-facing seats) the 240 SLR is not only the pinnacle of pontoon comfort, but compartments directly behind the seat and in the arm rests provide ample storage. ...    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoons At Boat Shows!

January 8, 2014

Where in the world is Godfrey Pontoons this week? Thought you'd never ask! Houston International Boat ShowJan 3-12, 2014 Reliant CenterHouston, TX Ron Hoover RV & Marine Sweetwater Atlanta Boat ShowJan 9-12, 2014 World Congress CenterAtlanta, GA Atlanta Marine Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater Omaha Boat,Sport & Travel ShowJan 9-12, 2014 Century Link CenterOmaha, NE Beaver Lake Marina Aqua Patio Omaha Boat Sport & Travel ShowJan 9-12, 2014 Century Link CenterOmaha, NE Omaha Marine...    Read More ]

2014 Aqua Patio Pontoon Series

January 8, 2014

Who says you can't have it all? Aqua Patio pontoon boats are all about superior performance, cutting-edge design, unbelievable comfort, and cool features you can't find anywhere else. With an incredible number of upgrade options available, you can create exactly the boat you want. Whether it's interior and exterior lighting packages, striking rail skin inserts, integrated wake towers or luminescent Carbon Fiber Pearl vinyl, you can enjoy all the seating, storage and ease-of-operation that pontoons...    Read More ]

Creating A Boat Show Game Plan

January 7, 2014

If you’re in the market for a new boat, the boat show can be a great place to work a deal. Of course, it can also be a dizzying and confusing experience if you’re not prepared. The good news is that with a little research and some easy planning, you can head through the front door of the boat show with confidence. 1) Start early. That’s all part of the fun, isn’t it? The anticipation. The build-up. The excitement. Make that a key part of your experience. The more time you...    Read More ]

2014 Sanpan Pontoon Series

January 7, 2014

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 for a spectacular sunset cruise or taking your grandchildren out for an afternoon of tubing, you will always travel in classic, refined style....    Read More ]

Get Prepped For Your Local Boat Show!

January 2, 2014

All throughout the spring, summer and fall months, most of us are out on the water. If the weather’s nice, we’re boating. Every weekend, for sure, and maybe even a quite a few “personal” days when the opportunity arises. But when the weather gets colder, our thoughts turn from boating to boat shows.  Whether you’re looking for your first boat or you’re in the market to upgrade, winter boat shows help us keep the fire burning until our glorious spring launch...    Read More ]

Choosing A Great Boat Dealer

December 18, 2013

While there are some similarities between a car dealership and a boat dealership, you may be surprised at how much they don’t have in common. Sure, they both have showrooms, shiny new vehicles and salespeople. But with few exceptions, a car purchase comes down to function and price. And even if you wind up getting your automobile serviced at the dealership, it tends to be a fairly anonymous event. Buying a boat, however, could easily be characterized as starting a relationship. And because...    Read More ]

Why Are Boaters So Superstitious?

December 13, 2013

Let’s face it…boaters are a superstitious bunch. Well, we've got a storied history that goes all the way back to the days of the earliest ocean-going vessels, when everything from bad weather to scurvy were connected to various perceived transgressions by crewmembers and (more likely) unknowing passengers. String enough of those coincidences together, and the word spreads quickly that something as innocent as bringing a banana onboard can wreak havoc on a voyage that would otherwise...    Read More ]

Thinking About A New Boat? Consider Pre-Boat Show Purchase

December 5, 2013

We all know that the Winter Boat Show season is a great time to get a deal on a new boat, right? But it might surprise you to know that December might actually be the best time of the entire year to make a deal. Think about it...when are dealers receiving truckloads of inventory? Right before boat shows! High inventory levels, winter moving in fast, AND the holidays around the corner...that's a win-win.  Thinking about a new boat? Think December! ...    Read More ]

Find The Perfect Gift AND Sleep In On Black Friday

November 19, 2013

If you're one of the frantic holiday shoppers that rises at the crack of dawn the day after Thanksgiving, here's an idea that will guarantee you find the perfect gift for everythone on your list AND be able to sleep like a baby on Black Friday. Just head to the all-new Nautlc Global Group Gear Store for a great selection of goodies from Sanpan, Aqua Patio and Sweetwater pontoon boats. You'll find stylish new merchandise from t-shirts to hats and hoodies so folks in cooler climates can keep the...    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoon Boats Deliver Performance!

November 8, 2013

When it comes to pontoon performance, quality and innovation, Godfrey Pontoons is the industry leader. But that only makes sense. You see, Godfrey built the very first aluminum pontoon back in 1958. And the driving force behind our 50 years of success has been to pull together the best designers, engineers and craftsmen to create products that will excite you, thrill you and give your family the best ride possible. If you still think that you need a fiberglass runabout to satisfy your need for speed...think...    Read More ]

Aqua Patio 220 & 250 WB...New Models For 2014!

October 8, 2013

The theme of the hugely successful Aqua Patio 250 wet bar layout has been refined and expanded for 2014 with the addition of a smaller wet bar model on the brand’s popular 220 platform. The redesigned AP 250 WB has an all-new bar base with molded in foot rest, side cooler tub and a raised solid surface bar top that houses new Nautic Global Group exclusive stainless steel ring cup holders, complete with an innovative LED-lit stemware holder built into the base of the design. The aft...    Read More ]

Sweetwater 2286 DL...Double Your Fun In The Sun!

October 2, 2013

Another new seating configuration based on Sweetwater’s popular 2286 platform is the all-new DL layout featuring a doublewide aft-facing lounge that pulls double duty as an enormous sunpad. Although clearly designed with guest comfort in mind, the 2286 DL also manages to provide an incredible amount of storage as well as concealing a full pop-up changing room under the sunpad. Sweetwater has also introduced several new packages featuring the most-requested options such as a Bluetooth-enabled...    Read More ]

Aqua Patio 240 Elite OB...Sunpad Versatility!

September 30, 2013

If your family loves to spend a full day on the water, sometimes a little flexibility comes in handy. That's where the all-new Aqua Patio 240 Elite OB comes to the rescue. While it has the great comfort features found on models, the Elite has a rear lounge that can sit up, lay completely flat or recline anywhere in between. Flexibility...meet loungability.  ...    Read More ]

Boat Show Features Sanpan & Sweetwater Pontoons

September 27, 2013

It's going to be a beautiful weekend in the Garden State, so come on out an enjoy the Atlantic City In-Water Boat Show! Our friends from New Jersey Outboards will be featuring a huge selection of Sanpan and Sweetwater pontoons through Sunday at Farley State Marina next to the Golden Nugget Casino.    ...    Read More ]

Sanpan 2500 FE WB...The Ultimate Party Pontoon!

September 26, 2013

Combining the hugely popular Sanpan web bar and family entertainment deck layout, the Sanpan 2500 FE WB is the ultimate party pontoon. With luxurious pillow-top furniture (including two captain-style seats in the bow), LED mood lighting, an amazing sound system, and a newly redesigned bar/lounge, this boat is made to help you take the fun to the water. And since it's rated for up to 14 passengers (17 if you opt for the triple-tube package!), you won't have to leave anyone behind!  ...    Read More ]

Sanpan 2200 & 2500 SLR ... New Models For 2014!

September 25, 2013

Expanding on its reputation as the industry’s true ultra-luxury pontoon brand, Sanpan has created an entirely new deck layout utilizing three wide, comfortable reclining seats. Offered in both the 2200 and 2500 platforms, the SLR packages feature entirely new extra-wide reclining lounges, one directly opposite the helm, and two more rear-facing seats, all covered in Sanpan’s luxurious soft-touch, pleated vinyl. Full seat adjustments allow guests to find their perfect comfort angle,...    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoons Honors Top Dealer For 2013

September 24, 2013

Nautic Global Group, parent company of Godfrey Pontoon Boats, recently recognized the Godfrey Pontoons top worldwide dealer for model year 2013, Krupa's Boat Mart in Jackson, Michigan Located in South Central Michigan and surrounded by hundreds of small pontoon-friendly lakes, Krupa's is a second-generation dealership that's run by Owner Gary Krupa and a tight-knit group of longtime employees. Krupa's has been among the top Godfrey Pontoon Boats retailers for many years. "We are very...    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoons Wins Customer Satisfaction Award

September 20, 2013

Godfrey Pontoons was one of only six pontoon manufacturers to to be recognized by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)  as part of the 2013 Marine Industry CSI Awards for excellence in customer satisfaction.  The Marine Industry CSI Awards program honors participating manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the customer. Award recipients achieved and maintained an independently measured standard of excellence...    Read More ]

Aqua Patio 240 CB...New Model For 2014!

September 11, 2013

With one of the most distinctive entertaining areas you’ll see on any boat, the all-new Aqua Patio 240 CB features a head-turning center pub-style bar with four comfortable bar stools, a large prep/serve table and additional raised bar counter. The 240 also comes standard with a new Grill Master unit with a removable propane grill, sink with hand pump faucet and plenty of solid surface counter area and storage. A second rear canopy is provided for shading the entertainment area in addition...    Read More ]

Looking For Pontoon Performance? Make It A Triple-Tube

August 7, 2013

With a growing customer demand for high-performance pontoon boats, Godfrey Pontoons continues to refine and expand its lineup of boats featuring an optional center pontoon, including the exclusive TOTAL Package and G-Force III technologies for its popular Sweetwater line. The increasing popularity of triple-tube packages continues to be driven by customers who are demanding more speed and performance than ever before. Of course, pontoon owners can still enjoy a leisurely cruise or on-water picnic,...    Read More ]

Check Out The Sweetwater 2086!

August 2, 2013

Captain Steve walks us through the Sweetwater 2086...an incredible value pontoon that's packed with standard features, plenty of seating and tons of storage. In fact, this boat can be configured with several different seating and storage options so it's a boat you can adapt for your own boating lifestyle.     ...    Read More ]

Models Needed For Godfrey Pontoon Boats Photo Shoot!

July 30, 2013

Attention Godfrey Pontoon Boats fans! The next photo shoot for Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater & Parti Kraft pontoons will take place in two locations during the month of August. We're looking for models of all ages for both morning and evening sessions to feature swimwear & watersports gear aboard a variety of boat types. This is your chance to be featured in the next Godfrey Pontoon Boats catalog and boating publications around the world! The first photo shoot is Aug. 18-20 on Lake St....    Read More ]

GPS Has Changed Navigation...Here's How It Works

July 29, 2013

By now, you’ve no doubt come in contact with Global Positioning System (GPS) in one form or another. After all, if you’ve got a smartphone, you’ve probably already got an app for that. But what is GPS? And, more importantly, how has it changed the way we approach boating? From the days when ancient mariners practiced coastal “landmark” navigation, through the complicated process of “dead reckoning” using a compass, ship’s speed and the hope you’ll...    Read More ]

Naming Your Boat Is Serious Business...Seas The Day!

July 24, 2013

When your new boat arrives, remember it comes with an enormous responsibility — you will need to choose a boat name! Okay, maybe it’s not SUCH a big burden, but lots of folks feel pressure to come up with the latest, greatest boat- or water-related turn of phrase to dazzle the rest of the marina with their cleverness. It’s for those people, we’ve come up with a few pointers to help you narrow down the choices. As you can see by this list of last year’s top boat names...    Read More ]

New To Watersports? Here's What You Need To Know

July 16, 2013

As much as we all enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise, part of the fun of boating is the opportunity to not only get out on the water, but also to get wet once in a while. And if you’ve got younger passengers, your boat will likely be decked out with a hefty collection of different equipment…some familiar and some not so familiar. So, let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular watersports today. Please remember to ALWAYS wear a life jacket when participating in any of these...    Read More ]

How To Be A Good Marina Neighbor (Suitable For Sharing)

July 10, 2013

Being a good marina neighbor basically comes down to doing for them what you would have them do for you. That’s right…it’s the Golden Rule. Be gracious, be helpful, be generous, and be considerate. But you knew that already. It’s the others who might need a helping hand, right? Here are some pointers to help guide you in building a great relationship with the folks in your surrounding marina slips and in the process set a good example for everyone else. SLOW DOWN It’s...    Read More ]

Photo Contest Winner Announced!

July 8, 2013

Congrats to the Wilkins Family from Arkansas who won with the most recent Godfrey Pontoons Photo Contest with their pic titled "Good Day Mate"! Stay tuned for information on the next contest coming up in September for the next chance to win! ...    Read More ]

Guide To Viewing Fireworks From Your Boat

July 2, 2013

About the only way to make a Fourth of July fireworks display even more spectacular is to watch it from your boat. Not only do you get to enjoy the relatively cooler temperatures as the evening sets in, you essentially get double the show because of the reflections off the surface of the water. If this is your first time to venture out on the water at night, let’s just say it will be tough to spend an Independence Day on terra firma ever again. Sure, it takes a little planning to get ready...    Read More ]

Master The Raft-Up With These Simple Tips

June 20, 2013

At one time or another, you’ve probably seen a group of boats banded together in a floating, fun-loving, makeshift community.  And when you see everyone swimming, grilling, laughing, dancing and generally having a great time, you might just ask yourself: How can I join the party? Raft-ups are great way to enjoy spending time with friends, family and, occasionally, complete strangers. As with any worthwhile endeavor, however, there are both time-honored traditions and unwritten rules one...    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoons Summer Kickoff Photo Contest

June 14, 2013

Summer is finally here! And to celebrate the chance to get back out on the water, we just launched the Godfrey Pontoons Summer Kickoff Photo Contest! Through July 7, just click here to upload your favorite pics taken onboard or near your Sanpan, Aqua Patio or Sweetwater pontoon. One winner will receive a $50 gift card and a full summer of bragging rights! It’s never been easier to participate because now all entries and voting will be done via Facebook. We invite you to enter up to 10 photos...    Read More ]

What To Do When You Run Aground

June 11, 2013

It’s not if…it’s when. No matter how prepared you are, no matter how alert you are, no matter what your chart plotter/sonar/depth gauge says, one of these days, you’re going to come to an abrupt stop against your will. And if it hasn’t happened yet, you just wait. But it doesn’t have to be the end of your boating day. And if you follow these steps, you can limit the damage done and the time it takes to free your vessel from its embarrassing perch. EVALUATE We’re...    Read More ]

Tips For Boating After The Sun Goes Down

June 3, 2013

Even with endlessly long summer days, sooner or later you may want to stretch your boating fun past sunset and into the evening. And while there are some things you need to consider before you take this step, you are missing out on half the fun if you only hit the water under blue skies. Here’s what you need to know to be safe when the sun goes down. SLOW DOWN Cruising under the moonlight can make you feel like you’ve got the place to yourself. More than likely, you don’t. You’ll...    Read More ]

All-New Godfrey Pontoons Owner's Club Forum

May 30, 2013

Attention Godfrey Pontoon Boat Owners! We invite you to join other owners and the Godfrey Pontoons Customer Support Team to help get your questions answered promptly so you can spend more time on the water. The new Godfrey Pontoons Owner’s Club Forum (click here to join) makes it simple to get answers to your questions, but also to help other owners by using your boating experience. And, you can get dependable advice from our network of experts, all in one easy-to-use website. If...    Read More ]

The ABCs Of Using Your VHF Marine Radio

May 22, 2013

Leave it to those Hollywood movies to teach all us boaters a bad habit or two. When they've run out of gas and are running late for a wedding, the first response for actors on the big screen seems to be to grab the radio microphone and start shouting MAYDAY! But while that may be fine for dramatic effect, it's the last thing you should do in real life. More on that in a minute. For now just understand that if there’s one piece of safety equipment on your boat that rivals a life jacket in terms...    Read More ]

Putting Kids At Ease On The Water

May 15, 2013

As the skipper of your boat, you’re responsible for the safety of everyone on board. And, if you’ve got children on deck, it’s easy to come across as intimidating when you’re really just trying to make sure they’re not in harm's way. If that’s the case, consider using these tips to encourage their love of the water and make sure they want to be out on the boat as much as you do. While most kids are naturally drawn to the water, sometimes it’s a tough leap...    Read More ]

Understanding Boating Superstitions (Knock On Wood)

May 7, 2013

Let’s face it…boaters are a superstitious bunch. You’ve got to believe that storied history goes all the way back to the days of the earliest ocean-going vessels, when everything from bad weather to scurvy were connected to various perceived transgressions by crewmembers and (more likely) unknowing passengers. String enough of those coincidences together, and the word spreads quickly that something as innocent as bringing a banana onboard can wreak havoc on a voyage that would...    Read More ]

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. http://204.232.205.47/~nauticgl/content/blogartwork/SW_2286_FC_24.jpg...    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! http://204.232.205.47/~nauticgl/content/blogartwork/Aqua_Patio_250_Express_Running_LO-RES.jpg...    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! http://204.232.205.47/~nauticgl/content/blogartwork/AP_240_OB_Elite_running_LO-RES.jpg...    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! http://204.232.205.47/~nauticgl/content/blogartwork/Aqua_Patio_Running_Turn.jpg...    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 ]

Get Your Boat Ready For Spring Launch!

March 26, 2013

  You’ve spent all winter dreaming about getting your boat back in the water. But are you really ready? Some of the things you may take for granted once the season is under way have a way of getting misplaced, out-of-date or run down during those months of inactivity. So what’s the best way to make sure you’ve got everything properly squared away for a fun and “uneventful” first launch? Just follow this handy pre-launch checklist! • Keep it legal. In...    Read More ]

The Man Behind The Weld

March 14, 2013

Frank Andrews is a man who works with purpose and pride. As a TIG welder in the Godfrey Pontoons facility since 1982, Frank literally builds the boat’s foundation, joining the seams of the aluminum tubes, and adding the keels, splash fins and saddle brackets. In fact, it’s skilled craftsmen like Frank that allow us offer the best warranties in the industry, and give you such a dependable high-and-dry ride.  But that’s not the only foundation that Frank is responsible for building....    Read More ]

Getting Spring Fever Yet?

March 14, 2013

Look for Godfrey Pontoon Boats at these events this week! Novi (Michigan) Spring Boating Expo (Krupa's Boat Mart); Dow Diamond Boat Show (Stryker's Marine); Danforth's Open House (Danforth's Marine). ...    Read More ]

Boats Shows Far & Wide This Week!

March 6, 2013

Here's where Godfrey Pontoon Boats will be this week: Fargo Sportsman Show (McLaughlin's Boat & RV); KX Sport & RV Show (Moritz Sport and Marine); Augusta (Maine) Boat Show (Hamlin's Marina); Biloxi Boat Show (Legendary Marine); Sacramento Boat Show (Liquid Wrenches); Ft. Myers Boat Show (The Boat House); Great Philly Boat Show (Dinbokowitz Marine & Ducky's Boats & New Jersey Outboards); Tropicana...    Read More ]

Boat Show Season Marches On!

February 28, 2013

Here's where you'll find Godfrey Pontoon Boats this week: Buffalo Boat Show (Lime Lake Marine); Northern Illinois Boat Show (Lauderdale Lakes Marina); Casper Eastridge Mall Show (White's Marine); Portland Boat Show (Moose Landing); Sioux Falls Sportsman Show (Soo Sport); Baltimore Boat Show (North Bay Marine); Wisconsin Rapids Mall Boat Show (Edgewater Marine); North Jersey Boat Show (Danforth's Marine).  ...    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoons Is Coming To Town!

February 21, 2013

Godfrey Pontoon Boats will criss-cross the country this week, appearing at these boat shows: Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show (The Boat Place); Detroit Boat Show (Krupa's Boat Mart); New England Boat Show (Rockingham Boats); Coastal Bend Boat & RV Expo (Ron Hoover RV & Marine); Omaha Boat, Sports & Travel Show (Beaver Lake Marine); New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo (New Jersey Outboards); Appleton Boat Show (Dave's Sport & Marine); Ottawa Boat Show (Len's Cove Marina); Central...    Read More ]

Big Week For Boat Shows!

February 12, 2013

  Checking the schedule, this is another big week for boat shows...c'mon down if you're looking for some fun! Here are the shows we know about... Istanbul, Turkey (Blues Yachting);Grand Rapids, MI (Lynden Sports Center); Syracuse, NY (Fremac Marine); Green Bay, WI (Sweetwater Performance Center); Indianapolis, IN (The Boat Place); Bismarck, ND (Moritz Sport & Marine); Wausau, WI (Amherst Marine); Richmond, VA (Southeastern...    Read More ]

Heading To A Boat Show? Remember These 3 Key Tips

February 4, 2013

All throughout the spring, summer and fall months, most of us are out on the water. If the weather’s nice, we’re boating. Every weekend, for sure, and maybe even a quite a few “personal” days when the opportunity arises. But when the weather gets colder, our thoughts turn from boating to boat shows.  Whether you’re looking for your first boat or you’re in the market to upgrade, winter boat shows help us keep the fire burning until our glorious spring launch...    Read More ]

Finding The Right Dealer Is Key To A Great Boating Experience

January 31, 2013

  While there are some similarities between a car dealership and a boat dealership, you may be surprised at how much they don’t have in common. Sure, they both have showrooms, shiny new vehicles and salespeople. But with few exceptions, a car purchase comes down to function and price. And even if you wind up getting your automobile serviced at the dealership, it tends to be a fairly anonymous event. Buying a boat, however, could easily be characterized as starting a relationship. And...    Read More ]

No Rain, No Ice, No Snow At The Boat Show!

January 24, 2013

And the lucky winners this week are...Milwaukee (Lauderdale Lakes Marina, Summerset Marine),Seattle (Puget Marina), Rochester (Ballantyne RV & Marine), Louisville (Arnold's Boats & Motors, Fentress Marine),Cincinnati (Dave Arbogast Marine), Hartford (Echo Bay Marine), San Antonio (Lake LBJ Marineland), Oklahoma City (H & H Marine), Birmingham (Russell Marine), Knoxville (Madisonville Marina), St....    Read More ]

Check Out This Week's Boat Shows!

January 15, 2013

Boat shows this week featuring Godfrey Pontoon Boats include...Toronto (Dundas Marine, Riverside Marine, The Cove, Campbell's Landing Marine & Fenelon Falls Marina), Austin (Lake LBJ Marineland), Cleveland (Atwood Lake Boats), Milwaukee (Lauderdale Lakes Marina & Summerset Marine), Cedar Falls (Coralville Lake Marina), Providence (Ocean House Marina), Sioux Falls (Soo Sports), Huntsville (Russell Marine), Cinncinati (Captain's Cove Marine & Dave Arbogast Marine), Lake City SC (Marshall's...    Read More ]

Huge Week For Boat Shows!

January 10, 2013

If you live in Toronto (Dundas Marine, Riverside Marina, The Cove, Campbell's Landing Marina & Fenelon Falls Marina), Little Rock (Trader Bill's Marine & Red River Boat Center), Denver (Island Lake Marine), Myrtle Beach (Marine Service Center), Nashville (The Boat Locker), Atlanta (Atlanta Marine), Sacramento (Liquid Wrenches), Chicago (Huber's Marine & Lauderdale Lakes), Columbus (Paul's Marine), Kansas City (Table Rock Boats), Houston (Ron Hoover RV & Marine), Belton TX (Lake LBJ...    Read More ]

Triple-Tubes Ramp Up Performance!

January 8, 2013

With a growing customer demand for high-performance pontoon boats, Godfrey Pontoons continues to refine and expand its lineup of boats featuring an optional center pontoon, including the exclusive TOTAL Package and G-Force III technologies for its popular Sweetwater line. The increasing popularity of triple-tube packages continues to be driven by customers who are demanding more speed and performance than ever before. Of course, pontoon owners can still enjoy a leisurely cruise or on-water picnic,...    Read More ]

Winter Boat Show Season Begins!

January 2, 2013

Happy New Year...and welcome to another season of winter boat shows! If you're in Houston or Columbus this weekend, please stop by and see our partners at Ron Hoover's and Paul's Marine!  ...    Read More ]

Nautic Global Group Dealers Earn Top Industry Awards

December 13, 2012

Nautic Global Group is proud to recognize its retail partners named to Boating Industry’s Top 100 program this year, including Dealer of the Year Legendary Marine — with multiple locations on Florida’s Gulf Coast carrying Hurricane Deck Boats, Rinker Sport Boats and Express Cruisers, and Godfrey Pontoons. “As we continue to expand our dealer network, we’ve been fortunate to partner with some of the strongest marine retailers in the world,” said Doug Sexton,...    Read More ]

Best Time To Buy? December...BEFORE Boat Shows

December 13, 2012

We all know that the Winter Boat Show season is a great time to get a deal on a new boat, right? But it might surprise you to know that December might actually be the best time of the entire year to make a deal. Think about it...when are dealers receiving truckloads of inventory? Right before boat shows! High inventory levels, winter moving in fast, AND the holidays around the corner...that's a win-win. Just check out these boats leaving the factory and heading to a dealer near you. Thinking about...    Read More ]

Got Pontoon Performance?

November 26, 2012

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Nautic Global Group Creates New High-Level Customer Service Role

October 5, 2012

In response to increasing boat sales and a rapidly expanding worldwide dealer network, Nautic Global Group has named Natalie Thomas to the newly created position of Director of Customer Service. Thomas, who has extensive customer service process experience with Harmon Automotive, NIBCO and Delta Faucet Company, will design, implement and oversee customer service initiatives across many areas including parts, sales coordination, warranty and process improvement.  "We are seeing a tremendous increase...    Read More ]

Godfrey Pontoons Photo Contest Winner!

September 10, 2012

Congratulations to Larry Anderson for his winning entry in the latest Godfrey Pontoon Boats Owner's Club Photo Contest! He wins a $50 Visa Gift Card for his shot "Sophia Gets A Boat Driving Lesson." Have you got a great picture you'd like to share? Just click here to enter!  ...    Read More ]

Introducing the Aqua Patio 240 OB Elite!

September 7, 2012

When you’re looking for the perfect combination of performance, comfort and innovative features, the all-new Aqua Patio 240 OB Elite has everything wrapped up in a single package. Even when it’s sitting at the dock, this boat turns heads. The stylish rail design with a choice of contrasting rail skin insert colors (great selection of five base colors available), the beautiful soft-touch vinyl, a specially designed ski tow bar and 27-inch diameter outer tubes are incredible standard features...    Read More ]

What’s New For 2013? In A Word…Versatility!

September 6, 2012

In checking out the latest trends for new boats that will be coming to a boat show near you, there is one word above all others that stands out: versatility. Where dedicated-purpose vessels (fishing, wakeboarding, day boating) might have been all the rage in the previous decade, there is a definite move toward innovative designs that help you get a variety of uses out of your boat. And it's easy to understand why...you just get more bang for your buck. It’s a trend that has quickly taken hold...    Read More ]

Introducing the Aqua Patio 250 Express!

September 5, 2012

Sometimes you just need to pull out all the stops and design a boat that’s beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. A boat that makes everyone who sees it stop and say...WOW! That’s just what Godfrey Pontoons has done with the amazing new Aqua Patio 250 Express. From the gleaming metallic silver fiberglass forward and rear fenders that reveal comfortable and functional rumble seats (forward-facing on the forward deck, and rear-facing on the aft deck), to the standard blue LED interior...    Read More ]

Nautic Global Group Introduces Eight All-New Boats

September 4, 2012

  Nautic Global Group introduced new models for each of its primary boat lines at its annual international dealer conference. The new boats were developed based on ongoing requests from consumers for models with specific features.  "It's important that we continue to set the bar higher and keep working to develop innovative products to inspire our dealers and our boat-buying consumers," said Doug Sexton, Nautic Global Group Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "By adding new offerings...    Read More ]

Most Comfortable Pontoons?

August 20, 2012

You've probably heard about the legendary comfort of Godfrey Pontoons, and here is some indisputable evidence! ...    Read More ]

True American Hero

July 31, 2012

What an incredible honor to be joined by American hero and football legend, Rocky Bleier for our annual dealer conference! Mr. Bleier won a college football national championship in 1966 while attending the University of Notre Dame and went on to join the Pittsburgh Steelers before being drafted into the U.S. Army and being sent to Vietnam following his rookie season. After being seriously wounded in the leg while on a mission, doctors gave him no chance of ever being able to play again in the National...    Read More ]

Wedding PARTY!

July 19, 2012

What an honor for Sweetwater to be included in such a great milestone! Congrats to Paul & Erika on their one-year anniversary coming up July 30! ...    Read More ]

Discount On Godfrey Pontoon Gear!

July 19, 2012

Lots of new merchandise to choose from at www.godfreypontoongear.com!  ...    Read More ]

Reputation To Build On

July 17, 2012

What's almost as awesome as a Sanpan 2500 SL? How about one made out of legos......    Read More ]

Rockets Red Glare! A Guide To Enjoying Fireworks On The Water

June 25, 2012

About the only way to make a Fourth of July fireworks display even more spectacular is to watch it from your boat. Not only do you get to enjoy the relatively cooler temperatures as the evening sets in, you essentially get double the show because of the reflections off the surface of the water. If this is your first time to venture out on the water at night, let’s just say it will be tough to spend an Independence Day on terra firma ever again. Sure, it takes a little planning to get ready...    Read More ]

7 Golden Rules For Being A Good Marina Neighbor

June 25, 2012

Being a good marina neighbor basically comes down to doing for them what you would have them do for you. That’s right…it’s the Golden Rule. Be gracious, be helpful, be generous, and be considerate. But you knew that already. It’s the others who might need a helping hand, right? Here are some pointers to help guide you in building a great relationship with the folks in your surrounding marina slips and in the process set a good example for everyone else. SLOW DOWN It’s...    Read More ]

Stuck In The Muck? Here’s What To Do When You Run Aground

June 19, 2012

It’s not if…it’s when. No matter how prepared you are, no matter how alert you are, no matter what your chart plotter/sonar/depth gauge says, one of these days, you’re going to come to an abrupt stop against your will. And if it hasn’t happened yet, you just wait. But it doesn’t have to be the end of your boating day. And if you follow these steps, you can limit the damage done and the time it takes to free your vessel from its embarrassing perch. EVALUATE We’re...    Read More ]

Join The Party! A Guide To Boat Raft-Ups

June 6, 2012

At one time or another, you’ve probably seen a group of boats banded together in a floating, fun-loving, makeshift community.  And when you see everyone swimming, grilling, laughing, dancing and generally having a great time, you might just ask yourself: How can I join the party? Raft-ups are great way to enjoy spending time with friends, family and, occasionally, complete strangers. As with any worthwhile endeavor, however, there are both time-honored traditions and unwritten rules one...    Read More ]

Out After Dark? A Guide To Boating At Night

May 30, 2012

Even with endlessly long summer days, sooner or later you may want to stretch your boating fun past sunset and into the evening. And while there are some things you need to consider before you take this step, you are missing out on half the fun if you only hit the water under blue skies. Here’s what you need to know to be safe when the sun goes down. SLOW DOWN Cruising under the moonlight can make you feel like you’ve got the place to yourself. More than likely, you don’t. You’ll...    Read More ]

Victor Hotel Foxtrot! Know How & When To Use Your Marine Radio

May 22, 2012

Leave it to those Hollywood movies to teach all us boaters a bad habit or two. When they've run out of gas and are running late for a wedding, the first response for actors on the big screen seems to be to grab the radio microphone and start shouting MAYDAY! But while that may be fine for dramatic effect, it's the last thing you should do in real life. More on that in a minute. For now just understand that if there’s one piece of safety equipment on your boat that rivals a life jacket in terms...    Read More ]

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Basic Boating Etiquette

May 15, 2012

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 ]

Hitting The Road? Here’s How To Find Fish Away From Home

May 11, 2012

Since so many of you are planning to take your boat on vacation with you this summer, we thought it might help to go through a few ideas to help you make the most of your time on the water. Today, let’s take a look at some ways you can tap into “local knowledge” when you decide to wet a line in a new area. Sure, you know your home fishing hole like the back of your hand. You know what bait to use and when to use it. You know exactly where everyone dumps old Christmas trees in the...    Read More ]

GPS Has Changed How We Navigate…Here’s How It Works

May 4, 2012

By now, you’ve no doubt come in contact with Global Positioning System (GPS) in one form or another. After all, if you’ve got a smartphone, you’ve probably already got an app for that. But what is GPS? And, more importantly, how has it changed the way we approach boating? From the days when ancient mariners practiced coastal “landmark” navigation, through the complicated process of “dead reckoning” using a compass, ship’s speed and the hope you’ll...    Read More ]

Freedom, Fellowship And Free Stuff? Join The Club!

April 26, 2012

As a Godfrey Pontoon owner, you are invited to join a great community that will not only help you share your experiences with other owners, but will give you exclusive access to special contests, incredible discounts and even the chance to earn free Godfrey Pontoons gear, cash rebates and fuel cards. Yes, fuel cards. When you sign up for your complimentary membership in the Godfrey Pontoons Owner’s Club here, you are immediately linked to a terrific network of fellow owners who also enjoy...    Read More ]

Wake Up! An Up-Close Look At Boat Watersports

April 20, 2012

As much as we all enjoy a leisurely sunset cruise, part of the fun of boating is the opportunity to not only get out on the water, but also to get wet once in a while. And if you’ve got younger passengers, your boat will likely be decked out with a hefty collection of different equipment…some familiar and some not so familiar. So, let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular watersports today. Please remember to ALWAYS wear a life jacket when participating in any of these...    Read More ]

Making Kids Comfortable On The Water

April 16, 2012

As the skipper of your boat, you’re responsible for the safety of everyone on board. And, if you’ve got children on deck, it’s easy to come across as intimidating when you’re really just trying to make sure they’re not in harm's way. If that’s the case, consider using these tips to encourage their love of the water and make sure they want to be out on the boat as much as you do. While most kids are naturally drawn to the water, sometimes it’s a tough leap...    Read More ]

Understanding Boating Superstitions (Knock On Wood)

April 13, 2012

Let’s face it…boaters are a superstitious bunch. You’ve got to believe that storied history goes all the way back to the days of the earliest ocean-going vessels, when everything from bad weather to scurvy were connected to various perceived transgressions by crewmembers and (more likely) unknowing passengers. String enough of those coincidences together, and the word spreads quickly that something as innocent as bringing a banana onboard can wreak havoc on a voyage that would...    Read More ]

Going The Distance? Prepare A Float Plan

April 11, 2012

A float plan is kind of like jumper cables. You won’t need it at all until you really need it. Then, you will look like the smartest boater on the water. Until then, however, you should get into the habit of using a float plan, if not every time you’re on your boat, at least every time you plan on venturing beyond your well-populated comfort zone. So, what is a float plan? Simply put, it’s a way to let someone know where you’re going and when you’re likely to return...    Read More ]

Easy Tips For Launch Ramp Success

April 9, 2012

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 ]

Need A Boat Name? Puns Still Seas The Day

April 5, 2012

Boy, things are really cranking back in the Godfrey Pontoons plant. This is the time of year when all those winter boat show orders are getting built, shipped and delivered. And when your new boat arrives, remember it comes with an enormous responsibility — you will need to choose a boat name! Okay, maybe it’s not SUCH a big burden, but lots of folks feel pressure to come up with the latest, greatest boat- or water-related turn of phrase to dazzle the rest of the marina with their...    Read More ]

Aluminum=Happiness

April 4, 2012

In addition to aluminum, canvas, and upholstery, there's something else we measure every day at the Godfrey Pontoons boat plant. It's morale. Because happy workers are motivated workers and motivated workers build the best boats in the industry. Look closely at this chart. You can see that right now, during our busiest time of year, morale is right at 100%. You'd think that having a full pipeline of orders that need to be shipped out might affect morale in less-than-positive way. But...    Read More ]

This Clock Keeps On Ticking

April 3, 2012

Talk about vintage...this Sanpan clock has been around a while. Assuming it was born around the same time as the very first Sanpan in 1958 (the very first aluminum pontoon boat in fact), we can safely say that this classic timepiece has ticked in the neighborhood of 28 million minutes. Just think about all the pontoons, all the designs, all the craftsmanship that has gone on under this clock. And think about all the generations of hard-working Americans who took time to make sure each boat was put...    Read More ]

Before You Hit The Water...Do You Know The Rules?

April 2, 2012

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 ]

Need To See A Shrink?

April 2, 2012

Here's what happens to new boats before they're loaded on the truck for delivery. Yep, it IS pretty cool. Of course, this takes place in the quality control center after SEVEN different inspectors sign off on the boat. That's every single boat that leaves the plant. The shrink wrap, of course, keeps the gel coat from getting scratched and keeps the boat clean for the duration of the trip, and during the time before you fall in love with it and strike a great deal with your local dealer. Think about...    Read More ]

Who's Got The Fever This Weekend?

March 30, 2012

If you've got boating fever in upstate New York this weekend, you're in luck! The 2012 Great Upstate Boat Show is being held at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury, and our friends from Saratoga Boat Works will have a great selection of Sanpan, Aqua Patio and Sweetwater pontoons. There will be activities for the whole family, and you can register to win prizes throughout the weekend. Click here for a coupon for discounted tickets....    Read More ]

Love Boating But Hate Docking?

March 29, 2012

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 to remember,...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater 220 DL

March 28, 2012

Designed around an innovative rear-facing contoured double lounge, the Sweetwater 220 DL is literally built for comfort. Whether your day on the water calls for fishing, cruising or tubing with the kids, this versatile pontoon boat will serve you well. Captain Steve gives us a close-up look... ...    Read More ]

Pontoon Spy Pic...shhhhhhh

March 22, 2012

What's one of the advantages of a triple-tube set-up? How about being able to rig 300 ragin' horses on the back of the boat for unbelievable performance and handling that competes with anything else on the water? We caught this Aqua Patio 240 out back before it was shipped out on top-secret assignment to parts unknown. You saw nothing... ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater 2086

March 21, 2012

Captain Steve walks us through the Sweetwater 2086...an incredible value pontoon that's packed with standard features, plenty of seating and tons of storage. In fact, this boat can be configured with several different seating and storage options so it's a boat you can adapt for your own boating lifestyle. ...    Read More ]

Is Your Boat Ready For A Safety Check?

March 20, 2012

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 are sure...    Read More ]

Is Your Boat Ready For The Water?

March 16, 2012

You’ve spent all winter dreaming about getting your boat back in the water. But are you really ready? Some of the things you may take for granted once the season is under way have a way of getting misplaced, out-of-date or run down during those months of inactivity. So what’s the best way to make sure you’ve got everything properly squared away for a fun and “uneventful” first launch? Just follow this handy pre-launch checklist! • Keep it legal. In the weeks leading...    Read More ]

Boat Show Fever Continues!

March 15, 2012

It's not too late to catch a boat show this season...go have some fun and get a great deal. The time is right to get your boat delivered in time to enjoy a looooooong summer on the water. This week, you can find YOUR Godfrey Pontoon at: The All Valley Boat Show, McAllen, Texas — March 14-18 — Ron Hoover Marine Spring Boating Expo, Novi, Michigan — March 15-18 — Hideaway Yacht Sales, Freeway Sports Center & Krupa's Boat Mart Edmonton Boat & Sportsman Show, Edmonton,...    Read More ]

And the winner is...

March 11, 2012

Congratulations to George Bowersox for winning the most recent Godfrey Pontoons Owner's Photo Contest! George won a $50 Visa Gift Card just for taking a great shot of his boat in action. To enter the next round, just upload your best pic here... ...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Godfrey Pontoons This Week? 3.2.12

March 1, 2012

Rapids Mall Boat Show — March 1-4 — Edgewater Marine Fargo Sportsmen’s Show — March 1-4 — McLaughlin’s Boat & RV Lake Sara Boat Show — March 1-4 — Lake Sara Marina Portland Boat Show — March 1-4 — Moose Landing Marina Kamloops Boat Show — Mar. 2-4 — Little River Boat World Greater Philadelphia Boat Show — Mar. 2-4 — Dinbokowitz Marine & Ducky’s Boats Mid Canada Boat Show — March 3-6 — Alliance...    Read More ]

Pontoon & Deck Boat Video Review: Aqua Patio 220

February 28, 2012

Pontoon & Deck Boat editor Brady Kay takes us through the Aqua Patio 220, and upscale pontoon that's built for comfort with two oversized, forward chaise lounges! ...    Read More ]

Who Will Win The Godfrey Pontoons Photo Contest?

February 25, 2012

Will you help us pick the winners for the March 2012 Godfrey Pontoons Photo Contest? To vote click here and “LIKE” or comment on any photo in the March 2012 Contest Entries Album on the Godfrey Pontoons Facebook Page. Voting ends March 5th. The photo will be featured in the exclusive Godfrey Pontoons Insider Newsletter. Good luck to all the finalists and thanks to you for being a judge this quarter!...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Godfrey Pontoons This Week? 2.24.12

February 23, 2012

Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show — Feb. 17-26 — The Boat Place Buffalo Boat Show — Feb. 22-26 — Lime Lake Marine & RV Ottawa Boat & Sportsman Show — Feb. 23-26 — Len’s Cove Marine Omaha Boat Show — Feb. 23-26 — Beaver Lake Marina New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo— New Jersey Outboards & Green Cove Marina Coastal Bend Boat & RV Expo — Feb. 23-26 — Ron Hoover RV & Marine Hot Springs Boat Show —...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Aqua Patio 240-4

February 22, 2012

Providing convenient access in and out, the 240-4 features four gates for an active family and loads of seating for relaxing after a hard day of play. Captain Steve walks through the features of this roomy pontoon boat. ...    Read More ]

Time To Gear Up Godfrey Pontoons Style?

February 22, 2012

Did you know there’s an online store that’s dedicated to making sure you’re decked out in the latest Godfrey Pontoon apparel and accessories? It’s fast and easy, and we’re adding new items to the spring collection every day for men, women and children. You’ll find everything from t-shirts and hats to jackets and koozies. There are even great boat gift ideas like Sanpan, Aqua Patio, Sweetwater and Parti Kraft cozy hoodies and dock lines. And if you’re looking...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater 2486 FC

February 15, 2012

Captain Steve goes through the Sweetwater 2486 FC, the largest Sweetwater model, complete with a full-featured fishing package. This boat is perfect for any family that enjoys pontoon cruising as much as they like to fish, with plenty of space, seating and storage!   ...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Godfrey Pontoons This Week? 2.16.12

February 15, 2012

Detroit Boat Show – Feb. 10-19 – Krupa’s Boat Mart & Hideaway Yachts We’ll have more than 100 of Michigan's best boat dealers and marine businesses under one roof for nine days of great prices, selection and services. This is your chance to see new 2012 products, and get great prices on new non-current boats, motors, trailers and accessories. New England Boat Show – Feb. 11-19 – Rockingham Boat The New England Boat Show attracting thousands of visitors from...    Read More ]

South Beach in February? Miami Boat Show Time!

February 13, 2012

If it's the week of Valentine's Day, it must be time for the Miami International Boat Show! And while the who's who of the boating industry will converge on South Beach this week, we want you to know that the show's all about YOU. This is a great chance to stop by and say hello to Nautic Global Group team members. Some of the best ideas we get come from the folks who use our products every day. So, if you're coming to the show, please come and see us. We'd love to be able to shake your hand and...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Godfrey Pontoons This Week? 2.9.12

February 9, 2012

Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show – Feb. 4-12 – Ducky’s Boats Calling all outdoor sports enthusiasts! Welcome to the 2012 Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show, the largest event of its kind in North America! Join fellow outdoor sports buffs for up to nine days of testing the latest hunting and fishing products, planning outdoor sport and camping vacations, shopping for Boats, RVs, SUVs and ATVs, meet your favorite outdoor celebrities, and much more! St. Louis Boat, Sport & Travel...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sanpan 2500 SL

February 7, 2012

Captain Steve walks through the new Sanpan 2500 SL from bow to stern, giving us a closer look at this luxurious cruising pontoon. 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 ]

Congrats to New Jersey Outboards!

February 4, 2012

Not only did our friends at New Jersey Outboards win the 2012 Marketing Partner of the Year Award from the Atlantic City Boat Show, but they are actually giving away (you heard it right), a new Sweetwater 2086 with a 40-horsepower Yamaha Outboard at the show this weekend. WOW!    So, you have to ask yourself the old Dirty Harry question...are you feeling lucky? Good luck to everyone heading to the show this weekend from South New Jersey, Philadelphia and all throughout the area! If...    Read More ]

Where In The World Is Godfrey Pontoons This Week?

February 3, 2012

Atlantic City Boat Show – Feb. 1-5 – New Jersey Outboards See what's new, NOW! Find the boat of your dreams and everything to go with it—see and shop hundreds of new boats and an unbeatable assortment of marine gear at the Atlantic City Convention Center. From luxury motor and sailing yachts to sport fishers, performance boats, and personal watercraft, there are boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget. Rochester Boat Show – Feb. 2-5 – Ballantyne RV & Marine Most...    Read More ]

Sanpan Line Gets Full Redesign

February 2, 2012

Nautic Global Group has unveiled a full-line update of its ultra-luxury Sanpan line, once again redefining the category and re-establishing its role as the leader in premium pontoon innovations. After several years in development, the entire Sanpan lineup has been completely reimagined, with nearly every detail of every boat updated from the deck up. Whether you prefer a sunset cruise, a day of tubing with the grandchildren, or just welcoming friends and family dockside, the Sanpan line delivers...    Read More ]

Shop With Confidence With These 5 (Not So) Secret Boat Show Tips

November 22, 2011

If you’re in the market for a new boat, the boat show can be a great place to work a deal. Of course, it can also be a dizzying and confusing experience if you’re not prepared. The good news is that with a little research and some easy planning, you can head through the front door with confidence. 1)    Start early. That’s all part of the fun, isn’t it? The anticipation. The build-up. The excitement. Make that a key part of your experience. The more time you...    Read More ]

How To Find The Right Boat Dealer For You

November 20, 2011

While there are some similarities between a car dealership and a boat dealership, you may be surprised at how much they don’t have in common. Sure, they both have showrooms, shiny new vehicles and salespeople. But with few exceptions, a car purchase comes down to function and price. And even if you wind up getting your automobile serviced at the dealership, it tends to be a fairly anonymous event. Buying a boat, however, could easily be characterized as starting a relationship. And because...    Read More ]

Top 3 Things To Remember At The Boat Show

October 21, 2011

All throughout the spring, summer and fall months, most of us are out on the water. If the weather’s nice, we’re boating. Every weekend, for sure, and maybe even a quite a few “personal” days when the opportunity arises. But when the weather gets colder, our thoughts turn from boating to boat shows. Whether you’re looking for your first boat or you’re in the market to upgrade, winter boat shows help us keep the fire burning until our glorious spring launch finally...    Read More ]