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The Unwritten Rules of Boating Etiquette

April 30, 2013

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

2013 Sweetwater Brand Video

April 30, 2013

Sweetwater is all about maximum value for any budget. That means you can get your family on the water quickly and comfortably without breaking the bank. No pontoon line offers more floorplan options than Sweetwater, so you can find just the right layout for your crew. Whether you enjoy boat camping, watersports or a refreshing cruise, Sweetwater has you covered. Lots of models even come with angler-friendly features such as rod storage, livewells, pedestal seats, and prep stations. That means you...    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: Sweetwater Premium Edition 200

April 3, 2013

When it comes to a day on the water, you can't have too much comfortable seating or too much storage. The Sweetwater Premium Edition 200 is designed to provide plenty of both. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater Premium Edition 200 DF

April 3, 2013

Whether you're casting a line from one of four standard fish seats conveniently placed in the bow and stern or kicking back the cozy stern chaise lounge, the Sweetwater Premium Edition 200 DF has something for everyone. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater Premium Edition 220

April 3, 2013

With oversized chaise lounges, the Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 has a perfect spot for everyone to kick back and enjoy the day out on the water. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 DF Coastal Edition

April 3, 2013

Designed specifically for fishing in saltwater environments, the Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 Deluxe Fish Coastal Edition features an all-new aft fishing prep and storage area, a Lowrance fish finder and a full vinyl decking option for easy maintenance.  ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 SL

April 3, 2013

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 Pontoons 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 luxury touches like optional synthetic teak decking, and you're ready to take on any adventure in style! ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 WB

April 3, 2013

Capt. Steve walks us through the incredible Sweetwater Premium Edition 220 Wet Bar from Godfrey Pontoons. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater Premium Edition 240-4

April 3, 2013

The ultimate in convenience, the Sweetwater Premium Edition 240-4 offers four convenient entry gates for the active family, and lots of comfortable seating and storage options to make the most out of your day on the water. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater Premium Edition 240

April 3, 2013

The Sweetwater Premium Edition 240 represents all the incredible value of Godfrey Pontoons Sweetwater Series, but adds plenty of refined upgraded features such as luxurious soft-touch vinyl, head-turning graphics and finely crafted trim details. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater Premium Edition 240 DF Coastal Edition

April 3, 2013

With industry-leading quality and a surprising number of built-in fishing features, the Sweetwater Premium Edition 240 DF Coastal Edition is the angler-friendly version of Sweetwater's best-selling pontoon. While you have all the upgraded, refined features of the Sweetwater Premium series including higher-grade vinyl, decking materials and amenities, you'll also enjoy the incredible fishing-ready aft deck. The oversized deck features a carpet-to-vinyl, easy-care transition, pedestal seats, lockable...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater Premium Edition 240 Wet Bar

April 3, 2013

Capt. Steve walks us through the incredible Sweetwater Premium Edition 240 Wet Bar from Godfrey Pontoons.  ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater 1570

April 3, 2013

It's the best of the Sweetwater line in a more compact design! The Sweetwater 1570 is an easy-to-operate, easy-to-trailer small pontoon that's big on style. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater 1770

April 3, 2013

Making the most of every bit of space, the easy-to-trailer Sweetwater 1770 is designed to make the most of every available sunny day opportunity. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater 1880

April 3, 2013

Don't miss out on any fun during your boating season with the Sweetwater 1880, which has a compact, trailerable design to get to the water and back with ease. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater 1880 FC

April 3, 2013

Catering to every kind of boater, the Sweetwater 1880 FC has a lot to offer with four standard fish seats and an ultra-comfortable chaise lounge. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater 2086 BF

April 3, 2013

Looking for the perfect combination of full-featured fishing boat and family-friendly cruiser? Look no further than the Sweetwater 2086 BF, which covers all the bases with style. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater 2286

April 3, 2013

Designed to maximize open deck space and easy access to the water, along with comfortable chaise lounges, the Sweetwater 2286 is the perfect boat for entertaining friends and family. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater 2286 TT

April 3, 2013

Built for high-performance pontooning, the Sweetwater 2286 TT features a triple-toon package, along with the Sweetwater-exclusive T.O.T.A.L. package with full underdeck aluminum skin. This boat is also configured with the Launch Pad system for quick-planing and superior handling. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater Sunrise 186 F

April 3, 2013

The sweetest 18-foot fishing pontoon out there, the Sweetwater Sunrise 186 F comes complete with a livewell, three removable fishing chairs and a rear boarding platform. ...    Read More ]

A Closer Look: Sweetwater Sunrise 206 C

April 3, 2013

Cruise in the Sweetwater 206 C with confidence knowing that you're driving the best 20-foot pontoon value on the water with plenty of seating and a pop-up changing room. ...    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 ]