My Pontoon Boat Dealer Is The Best! - Seeking The 2019 Winner ?
Unfortunately it is that time of year again as the 2019 boating season starts to wind down for many of our friends. This past summer has been great, with so many families out enjoying the Pontoon Lifestyle in their local waters. Along with another amazing season enjoying our favorite pastime, we can all relate to working with our local Pontoon Boat Dealer at one point or another. From the spring maintenance services, like changing the fluids, replacing the impeller in the water pump, or the new shifting cable ? Maybe it was the bearing replacements on the trailer ? It may have also been the new tube for the kids to ride that you picked up at your local dealer? - it may even have been the new or used Pontoon Boat that your family purchased?
Well our team at Living The Toon Life want to hear from YOU! This year we decided that we would reach out to our friends & fans, asking them; Who Should Be The 2019 Pontoon Boat Dealer of the Year ??????
We spend countless hours researching the Pontoon Boat Industry. From manufacturer product updates, review consumer issues & concerns, marketing strategies, boat shows, dealer meetings, new product reviews and much more. However, one our most important categories are social media - The big open line of communication, that we all frequent on a daily basis. With the many different Pontoon groups on Facebook, where everyone enjoys networking with like minded people who are also addicted to the lifestyle - Why not reach out and let the consumers decide who's the Top Pontoon Boat Dealer.
IBEX Innovation Awards receive record number of entries for 2019
The 2019 IBEX Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), received 104 entries from more than 80 companies, the most submitted in the program’s history.
The IBEX Innovation Awards honor product development and the manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the recreational marine industry to market.
Volunteer members of BWI — including editors, staff and freelance writers — bring a thorough working knowledge of boats and boating products, as well as general marine expertise, to the judging process. Innovation Awards are presented at the Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX).
“We are honored to host and award the largest collection of IBEX Innovation Awards in the program’s history at IBEX this year,” said Anne Dunbar, Show Director. “This is a testament to the product development we celebrate at IBEX, and we applaud our exhibitors for their hard work in pushing our industry forward. We look forward to seeing what is new and what is next in the marine industry.”
This unprecedented collection of new product entries will be displayed at IBEX along Innovation Way, located on the second floor in the Rotunda at the Tampa Convention Center throughout the Show. The IBEX Innovation Awards will be presented during the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Tampa Waterside Marriott Hotel.
Full award program details, winner history, entry requirements can be reviewed at www.nmma.org/shows/innovation/ibex. A list of entrants can be found in the 2019 IBEX Show Directory & Buyers’ Guide, click here. For questions about the program, contact Rachel Harmon email@example.com.
Tickets for the IBEX Industry Breakfast and Innovation Awards ceremony are still available and are $40 per person. Innovation Way is available for viewing during IBEX and show registration is required. To register for IBEX, visit www.ibexshow.com/register.
Revolutionary Pontoon Ladder: New REVO A True Game-Changer
The next big thing for pontoon owners might just be the LilliPad REVO Ladder. The new boarding ladder sets the bar for comfort and functionality while offering an unrivaled array of features and benefits. LilliPad Marine has a reputation for getting boaters in-the-water with its Innovation Award Winning LilliPad Diving Board and is committed to making the process of re-boarding comfortable for all boaters.
REVO Ladders fasten to boats using a modular mounting system. With mount brackets installed at both locations, it can easily be moved from stern to bow making the ladder versatile for deep water swimming or an afternoon at the sandbar.
Releasing or securing the ladder to its mounts is as simple as pulling or inserting two locking pins. The REVO Ladder also boasts an impressive 48-inch (below the deck), 5-step design when deployed. The ladder’s deployed shape has been carefully crafted with an obtuse angle that positions the lower portion vertical and the upper portion sloped. REVO’s shape is critical in eliminating the need for flexibility or upper body strength to climb the ladder with ease. In addition, the ladder’s wide, slip-resistant, ergonomic-steps and beefy structure provide unmatched comfort and stability.
While REVO is deep when deployed, when retracted it sits only 16 inches above the deck presenting an aesthetically pleasing low profile. Furthermore, the REVO Ladder can be deployed and retracted from a standing position thanks to its innovative folding design and retracting strap. Thus, no kneeling or leaning over into the water to deploy or stow your ladder is required.
REVO Ladders are designed to exceed industry standards. Each ladder is built with heavy wall aluminum extrusions, robust (internal) stainless-steel cables, and stainless hardware. In addition, the ladder is self draining, eliminating the ability to freeze and crack. REVO Ladders are also suitable for dock mount applications boasting the same great features and benefits of the boat boarding ladder. Especially noted by homeowners is the ladder's ability to fold, eliminating the rigid, algae-covered ladders found on most docks.
September: The Best Month To Boat. | Boating Lake CountyMany people see Labor Day as the end of the summer: August vacations are in the rear view mirror, kids are going back to school, and Halloween decorations are coming out of their basement storage. But when it comes to boating in Lake County, September is the perfect time to get out on the water. Why?
- The weather is still warm but not broiling hot like July. And it’s likely to be drier.
- Peace and quiet. Many people who aren’t in the know put their boats away, so you’ll have more of the lake to yourself.
- Shorter lines at public boat launches.
- Off-season rates. For overnighters—and Lake County is the perfect place to overnight, hotels and motels are likely to have great rates on rooms.
So, summer may officially be over, but for seasoned boaters, fun on the water is still in bloom.