Boat review EVO 43: 13 meters of sleekness

Minimalist design has been taken to the next level in the EVO 43 ’s 13 meters of sleekness. The most breathtaking boat: EVO 43 The debut of EVO 43 left an important part of the United States’ high society wanting to see more. “Breathtaking” could be the best description we heard at the Fort Lauderdale […]

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Black Friday. 4 tips to shop like a Captain

At Boatrax we are all about safety. And Black Friday shopping can be mayhem! That’s why we want to make sure you survive the madness AND get the best out of available deals. Read our four tips for safe shopping on Black Friday and check out our suggestion of retailers you should keep your eye […]

Recreational Boating

Senior Citizen’s Day, celebrate with the family

Recreational Boating: a family adventure Recreational boating has always been a family favorite. At least in Florida it has a great reputation as one of the most popular recreational activities. No matter what size the boat is, there’s something magical about floating atop the soft waves of the mighty ocean while chatting with the people […]

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Captains Beware! The #1 Reason Why You Should Keep Your Boat Log Organized

If you are already a Captain, a boat owner or aspiring to become one, you know there are several reasons why your boat log is the most important legal document you possess. No matter the size of your ship -yacht or catamaran-, you will need a boat log to organize the most important data of […]

South Florida's Boating Lifestyle

Jump on Board! Why South Florida Votes for Boating as the Best Family Activity

Most people think South Florida is just Miami and the beaches: the party city, the tourism hot spot. But it’s also a great place to raise a family. Visiting South Florida’s boating scene is one of the resident’s favorite activities. But people aren’t always hopping on board to go fishing, sometimes they just want to enjoy the wind in […]

Boating and Fishing Week

Boating & Fishing Week Celebration

Boating season is here, mates! After long months of boat maintenance and repairing, summer is finally here. Wait no time to take your boat out to sea and enjoy all the activities you love. Whether it is skiing, snorkeling, fishing or just going out for a refreshing swim with family and friends, your boat is a sanctuary, a stress-relieving oasis.

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September Boat Shows

Did you miss the last boat shows? Or better yet, did you recently attend one and decide you’re ready for another? We’ve got good news. There’s enough time to scope out events near your area for September, a solid month for boating shows and festivals. Florida Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival When: September 12-13, […]

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Catch & Release 101

Catch and release is intended an as act of conservation. A practice of recreational fishing, caught fish are unhooked and returned to the water. However good the intention though, a mishandled fish can easily die of exhaustion or injury. A great deal of time has been spent on the refinement of techniques, awareness, and instruments […]

Boatrax maintenance

Three Preventive Basics

Preventive maintenance is the best way to go when dealing with your vessel. Anything can go wrong aboard a boat or out on the water, so keeping things in top condition will be the closest thing to guaranteeing that things will be in order and your trip will be as enjoyable as possible.For one, the […]

Lake Placid Florida

Lake Placid, Florida

Tucked away in Highlands County, in the Southern part of Florida known as “The Ridge” of the Sunshine State, is Lake Placid. Not to be confused with New York’s Lake Placid, this Florida town nicknamed after the myriad of murals painted on buildings across town. If you are looking for a destination to visit this […]

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Onboard With The HERO4 Black

Technology is making it possible for the regular outdoor enthusiast to take impressive shots. As a personal camera, it’s definitely a noteworthy newcomer, but as a outdoor gadget, this is a ‘must have’ on your list of things. Here’s why: The GoPro’s equipment has made it possible to take pictures in the most extraordinarily captivating […]

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So You Want to Buy a Boat Cover…

Regardless of where you’ll be storing your vessel during off season, you’ll want to get yourself a quality boat cover to protect it from the weather, debris, and dust. In addition, it makes it harder for anyone trying to access the boat that shouldn’t be there. Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, that’s what most think […]

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Choose a Fishfinder/Chartplotter

Since 1957, recreational sonar technology has been available to avid boaters and fishermen. A standard fishfinder is a sounder or recreational sonar that provides anglers with the ability to locate and target open-water fish. This view of underwater specifics allow the crews to understand depth contours, bottom composition, and structure location. Nowadays, a modern sounder […]

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How to Launch any boat correctly

Though an extremely fun sport and hobby, boating requires a great deal of preparation and safety. The more you know the better each experience will be. There is a correct way to launch any boat, here are some things to consider when launching: 1. Prepare the boat: It’s important and widely advised to prepare the […]

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The Importance of the Logbook

Logbooks have been around since the beginning of time. Originally used for navigation by sailors, years proved that they were an essential part of the boating experience. Nowadays, boat owners and their crews are quite clear on the importance of observation and note taking when out on the water. Though many stick to blank books […]

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Onboard Kitchen Gadgets

Sometime after you purchased your boat, you came to the realization that you had to equip a kitchen once again. It’s a whole new world out there and you want to be prepared for all entertaining and food prep situations. It’s important that you know some of the kitchen tricks that will be handy once […]

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Lobster Mini Season 2015

One of the most highly anticipated seasons of the year for boaters and divers kicks off on July 29th-July 30th this year. Beginning at 12:01 am on Wednesday and ending at 12:00 midnight on Thursday, the coastal areas of Florida will become flooded with lobster hunting enthusiasts trying to get their hands on the elusive […]

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The Port of New York and New Jersey: Container Ships

For those boaters who share ports with container ships, it’s quite an important thing to learn about how these monstrous vessels work. One can only imagine that a container ship destined to deliver in the Port of New York and New Jersey has quite a lot to deal with before making it home safe–nothing short […]