4 Ways to Prepare Your Boat for a Hurricane

With hurricane season in full-force, it is important that we know what to do to prepare our boat when there is an impending hurricane (Hello, Irma!). Here are a few tips that will keep you and your boat in tip-top shape during a major incoming storm.  1. The Obvious  Take off anything that’s removable –… Keep Reading

Grady-White Sales Event.

We are offering terrific savings towards the purchase of any new Grady-White Boat. NOW is the time to “get your Grady on.” With the best incentives for this model year, you couldn’t ask for a better time to purchase the Grady-White Boat of your dreams. Act now and save up to $10,000 on qualifying new… Keep Reading

Top 5 Spots for Kids in the Florida Keys

Our Sales Specialist, Drew White, is our resident expert on the Florida Keys.  Since he was a kid, he spent his summers exploring the Keys’ waters and coral reefs and now, he makes it an annual tradition to take his kids there each summer. We asked Drew for his list of top spots to take… Keep Reading

Best Shrimp Recipe: Doc Ford’s Yucatan Shrimp

During a recent visit to Captiva Island, my husband and I checked out the local Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille.  The restaurant is owned by Randy Wayne White, an author who specializes crime fiction novels set in Southwest Florida. We sat at Doc Ford’s bar and were served by Steve, who was not only an awesome bartender but… Keep Reading

It’s time to give ourselves a little pat on the back for a job well done… We are excited to announce that for the 18th year in a row, we have earned the most esteemed award available to Grady-White Boat dealers – the Admiral’s Circle Award for the 2016 year. The Admiral’s Circle award is considered… Keep Reading

Shelling on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key

We really love shelling.  There’s nothing we like more than getting that ache in the back from a long morning of doing the “shelling stoop” – you know, the bent over hunch you find yourself positioned in for hours as you obsessively scour through piles of shells that washed up at the shoreline.  Anna Maria Island is… Keep Reading

Since the flamingo is one of Florida’s famous trademarks, visitors often think they will see them flying overhead here or prancing around our beaches.  Well, we hate to break it to you, but the only flamingoes you are probably going to see in the Sarasota area are at Jungle Gardens.  If you want to see Florida’s… Keep Reading

The Green Flash: Are you a believer or a hater?

If you are a sunset watcher, you have probably heard about “the green flash.”  Not the super hero, but the little “flash” of green that appears just as the sun disappears behind the horizon. I have never really been a believer in the green flash. After growing up in Florida and watching hundreds of sunsets, I… Keep Reading

Get out your sparklers! Our waterfront communities are ready to celebrate the 4th of July in style with parades, fireworks and festivities!  Here is a list of all of the 4th of July celebrations going on in Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota and Bradenton. Anna Maria Island Anna Maria Island’s 4th of July Parade for… Keep Reading

How to Go Crabbing with a Line and Dip Net

This past weekend, my family had our annual vacation in Homosassa, Florida.  All of the kiddos were obsessed with going crabbing (or “crabbin’,'” in local speak), using a line and dip net off the docks at Riverside Resort.  We always find that “crabbing” (catching crabs) is a fun way for kids to pass time in… Keep Reading

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