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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 ]