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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 ]