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Studies Show Boating Induces Wellness

Research shows that people experience emotional benefits when boating. Boating can promote a person’s wellness in many ways and increase over all health. Marine biologist Dr. Wallace J. Nichols is the author of Blue Mind. His book explains the scientific connection between the water and happiness. In a recent study with Discover Boating, Dr. Wallace…


Absolute Yachts Presents the 56 Fly

LET CHARM AND PERSONALITY INSPIRE YOUR NEXT ROUTE  The result of engineering innovation, Italian design and a passion for details, the latest project by the Piacenza-based shipyard is called 56 FLY – The Absolute Charisma. Featuring a strong, confident personality, 56 FLY was created to be noticed and to fascinate boat owners with a proven mix of comfort and…


SEABOB Technology

Quality right down to the last detail. The SEABOB-Jet is the absolute paragon of cutting-edge technology. In order for the vehicle to live up to this claim, the drive unit was made using premium carbon elements, established ceramic coatings and precious metals resistant to salt water. Meticulously hand-crafted, this water sports vehicle is made of…


Yamaha Marine Unveils MyYamahaOutboards

New App and Web Portal Improve Overall Customer Experiences, Enhance Outboard Values This summer, Yamaha Marine introduces MyYamahaOutboards, a new mobile app and web portal that revolutionizes the ownership experience and helps enhance customer satisfaction of Yamaha outboards. MyYamahaOutboards puts essential product and dealer information at owners’ fingertips, including a complete maintenance history for each…


Absolute Launches the First Model in the New Coupe Range

Absolute Yachts throws down the gauntlet to the luxury yacht industry with the new Coupé range: sporty, devoted to comfort, and highly versatile. The Coupé range has been completely re-invented by the Italian shipyard: the revolutionary ideas that have made Absolute’s models famous are back on board, enhanced by intriguing new features. For instance, they have…


How to Read Nautical Charts

Even if you’re new to boating, it’s unlikely that you’re completely new to GPS systems. Maybe you have a car GPS to get you from point A to point B; maybe you rely on a smartphone; or maybe you’ve gotten very, very skilled at navigating Google Earth to creep on your favorite Zillow listings. (No…


Absolute Becomes the First with Volvo Penta Assisted Docking

Featuring IPS engines on all boats, Absolute Yachts is the first shipyard to provide the new Volvo Penta Assisted Docking system on its entire range. Absolute and its engine supplier Volvo Penta build on their long-standing partnership to offer boat owners around the world the Assisted Docking system, the latest innovation launched by the famous Swedish manufacturer in 2021. By…


Sailfish Adds a New Touch to Classic Design

The classic walkaround design is made to fit a broad range of functionality. There are many unique advantages to this style boat, which hosts everything from family days on the lake to long fishing excursions. Sailfish’s 220 WAC model is no exception, and tells its own unique story of fun and adventure. The 220 WAC…


Are You a Center Console or a Duel Console Type

Center and Dual Console models are experiencing a surge in overall popularity – especially during the pandemic. With so many options available to anglers and families, it is important to understand the subtle differences between layouts to decide. Both platforms cater to fishing and entertaining needs, but one is uniquely different from the other. One…


Boating Industry Recognizes Volvo Penta Assisted Docking

Volvo Penta’s Assisted Docking technology has been honored among the top products of the year by Boating Industry magazine The top 50 boating products appeared in the May issue of the monthly boating trade magazine. They were chosen by the editors from hundreds of nominations, based on their impact on the industry, innovation and how…


Mercury SmartCraft Connect Expands VesselView Functionality

Mercury Marine®, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today launched SmartCraft Connect, which allows boaters to use Garmin and Raymarine multi-function displays (MFDs) to access detailed information about the status and operation of their SmartCraft-compatible marine engines. For years, Mercury has made advanced engine monitoring and alerts available to boaters through its powerful VesselView technology….


The Power of Sailfish Hull Technology

If you want to know only one thing that that distinguishes a Sailfish boat, it is the technology behind its smooth ride. Sailfish’s unique Variable Degree Stepped (VDS) hull system is designed to deliver the smoothest experience and overall best ride stability in its class, in all water conditions. Sailfish’s VDS hull technology is characterized by three ’stepped’…


Launching the New Absolute 60 Fly

The Evolution of The Absolute Shipyard: Launching the NEW 60 Fly and Coupe’ Range for Generation 2022 Absolute Yachts approaches the start of boating season creating high expectations for the Generation 2022 new models. A very optimistic opening awaits their shipyard thanks to the launch of a brand new range, as well as two exciting…


Yamaha Recognize for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

Yamaha’s U.S. Marine Business Unit accepted the 2021 National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA®) CSI Award for excellence in customer satisfaction in five categories including Outboard Engine, WaveRunner® personal watercraft and Jet Boat as well as for Yamaha’s boat companies Skeeter® and G3® Boats. Yamaha has received this recognition in the Outboard Engine category every year…


The Valhalla V46 Just Got Better

The world’s best big center console just got better. Valhalla Boatworks (VBW) is proud to announce that it will offer Mercury’s new game-changing 7.6-liter V12 600-hp Verado outboards on the Valhalla 46, the newly introduced flagship of the V Series. “We’re extremely excited,” said Viking President and CEO Pat Healey. “This is truly an incredible…


Sunseeker’s New 65 Sport Yacht Powered by Volvo Penta IPS

When Sunseeker International revealed its radically new 65 Sport Yacht design in late 2020, it was almost certainly the sculptured exterior styling, innovative helm concept, and stylish interior appointments that initially caught the eye. But behind that sleek exterior is another impressive development that is set to have an equally impressive impact on the cruising…


The all NEW V12 600hp Verado by Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine®, a division of Brunswick Corporation, today introduced the new 7.6‑liter V12 600hp Verado® outboard engine. With this launch, Mercury continues to transform the high-horsepower outboard market, providing its most powerful and capable outboard, which includes several industry‑first features for a wide variety of applications. “With boats continuing to grow bigger and performance expectations…


New, Updated V6 Offshore Outboards Introduced by Yamaha

Yamaha Marine kicks off 2021 with brand new product offerings including updated V6 Offshore outboards that combine new benefits with a reliable performance legacy. The new F250 and F300 V6 Offshore Digital Electronic Control (DEC) models boast built-in Digital Electric Steering (DES), Thrust Enhancing Reverse Exhaust (TERE) and other XTO Offshore®-inspired features. “The new, updated…


JBYS Adds Sailfish Boats to Brand Lineup

Sailfish Boats has seen an immediate impact and growth spurt since the addition of Rob Parmentier as President and CEO. In recent months, Sailfish has added five new dealers to its list of partners, and Jefferson Beach Yachts Sales (JBYS) is excited to be among them. Erik Krueger, Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales Vice President, said,…


Absolute 64 Navetta – The Best for Travel

Best of Boats Awards 2020 | Absolute 64 Navetta is the “Best for Travel” On Thursday, November 19th, the Best Of Boats Award 2020 award ceremony took place in Berlin, with the nominated yachts and shipyards. Initiated in 2014, this is the only award in the motorboating world that aims at identifying the best yachts of the…


Volvo Penta Hits 30,000 IPS Installations

Volvo Penta Inboard Performance System (IPS) units deliver a unique user experience with up to 30% reduced fuel consumption and 30% less CO2 emissions compared to traditional inboard shafts. The company has now supplied 30,000 Volvo Penta IPS solutions across the marine sectors. Environmental care has been a core value at Volvo Penta since 1972…


The New Viking 54 Convertible

Viking reaffirms its domination of the mid-size convertible with the new Viking 54 Convertible. Following their mantra to build a better boat every day, Viking has consistently brought new and exciting yachts to you for 56 years. With multiple generations in various size ranges, their commitment to their customers and level of expertise shine through…


Best in Innovation 2020 | Navetta 64

Sometimes we wonder if the real success is the one that makes you clap or the one that makes your heart beat. When talked about passion, well, the ambition could be to get both results. Thus, after having successfully overcame the initial confrontation with dealers, media and the first shipowners on board, the new Navetta…


Absolute 50 Fly- The Achievement

Success, Beyond The Most Ambitious Goals With an excellent balance between size and functionality, as well as a large availability of room devised to foster comfort, Absolute 50 Fly – The Absolute Achievement – captures the essence of our ambition: offering amazing size, maximum comfort, and absolute livability. This dynamic and innovative yacht is decidedly…


Sunseeker Superyachts Explained

The largest and most opulent in the range, Sunseeker Superyachts represent the finest in Sunseeker style, design, practicality and ingenuity. The Superyacht Division houses a distinctive range of yachts from 30M-50M. The division allows clients to grow through the range of superyachts with greater flexibility in terms of design and layouts. From floor plans to…


Valhalla Boatworks | The Next Chapter V-46

The V Series Expands with the Valhalla V-46 Building on the overwhelming success of the V Series high-performance luxury center consoles, the Viking Yacht Company has begun the next chapter in the evolution of the Valhalla Boatworks – the V-46. Viking announced the creation of Valhalla Boatworks (VBW) in February 2019, and introduced the first…


Mercury Marine Receives Award for Energy Efficiency on Earth Day

Initiatives reflect company’s belief that industry can champion significant and sustainable improvements to protect the environment Mercury Marine today was named a winner of the 2020 Energy Efficiency Excellence Award by Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program. The award, timed to coincide with Earth Day, honors Wisconsin businesses, organizations and communities that make outstanding efforts toward…


Seakeeper 1 Launches as the Smallest Ever

For the first time, stabilization available for boats as small as 23′ CALIFORNIA, Md. (February 12, 2020) – Seakeeper, the leader in marine stabilization, launched its newest, smallest, and most radically different model yet, the Seakeeper 1, today at a media event before the Miami International Boat Show.  The Seakeeper 1 is designed to eliminate…


Sunseeker 76 Yacht Wins 2020 Motor Boat Award

Sunseeker’s 76 Yacht was announced as the winner of the ‘Flybridges over 60ft’ award at the Motor Boat Awards. Held at a glittering awards ceremony in Dusseldorf and attended by global boat brands and industry VIPs, the award was a welcome win for one of Sunseeker’s most successful models in its range. The 76 Yacht…


Exceptional Sales Achievement with Princess Yachts

Team JBYS was recognized in England today, at the Princess dealer meeting, for our Exceptional Sales Achievement with Princess Yachts America as the #2 Dealership of Excellence in the United States! Incredible work on behalf of every crew member at Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales whose genuine standards of excellence across all departments makes an achievement like…


Seakeeper is Serious About Small Boats

Multiple efforts confirm commitment to making stabilization a reality for all boaters With the goal to stabilize every boat on the water, Seakeeper, the leader in marine stabilization, is taking large strides to make that goal a reality. There is no one-size-fits-all guide to stabilization, but one thing is certain – the smaller the boat,…


100th Sunseeker 52 Manhattan

100TH SUNSEEKER MANHATTAN 52 UNDERLINES ITS PLACE IN HISTORY Fastest selling model in the company’s history reaches a key milestone As of July 2019 JBYS has sold six 52 Manhattans! Sunseeker International is celebrating the production of 100 Manhattan 52s today, a very important milestone for the fastest selling model in the company’s history. The talented…


Princess Wins Best Flybridge Up to 60′

Princess Wins Best Flybridge up to 60′ at 2019 Motor Boat Awards Princess is delighted to announce that the Princess F55 has won the 2019 Motor Boat Award for Best Flybridge up to 60ft. The awards are hosted by Motor Boat & Yachting magazine and are judged on the boat’s design, ability and value for money in…


Valhalla Pricing Announced

Valhalla Boatworks announces V-Series Pricing This new breed of center consoles sets evolutionary standards in performance, engineering, quality and fishing capabilities. Built by the Viking Yacht Company, Valhalla Boatworks was developed to fulfill a strong desire for high-end center console which is equally adept and equipped for coastal or offshore missions. The V series consists…


Braithwaite Brothers of Sunseeker Receive Award

The pioneering brothers behind Sunseeker International were awarded the coveted Outstanding Achievement award at the 2018 Luxury Briefing Awards, held at The Savoy Hotel in London on Monday evening. In recognition of a combined career spanning more than 100 years, Robert and John Braithwaite’s remarkable story is one of innovation, daring, perseverance and the unwavering desire to create the finest luxury performance motor yachts in…


Absolute 58 Fly Awarded Best in its Class

The “Asia Boating Awards” had already awarded Absolute in 2017, attributing to the Absolute 50 Fly, novelty of the nautical season 2016-2017, the “Best Flybridge Yacht up to 55 feet” award. A few days ago, another novelty of the Italian shipyard stepped to the podium: the Absolute 58 Fly has been proclaimed at the Singapore…


Exceptional Sales Achievement

Congratulations to our very own Ron Silvia for earning a Sales Award of Excellence for Exceptional Sales Achievement with Princess Yachts! Ron is responsible for the presence of numerous Princess Yachts cruising up and down the Chicago River and throughout the Great Lakes. 


Williams Takes Order for 100th MiniJet

WILLIAMS TAKES ORDER FOR 100TH MINIJET SINCE SEPTEMBER LAUNCH Williams Jet Tenders, the world’s leading jet tender manufacturer, recently took its 100th order for the new Minijet 280 following its world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. The Minijet 280 is the first in a brand new range for Williams, offering customers a smaller, lighter…


JBYS Earns Top Dealer for Absolute Yachts

Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales was awarded the 2016 Top Dealer in North America for Absolute Yachts at the recent Yachts Miami Beach Boat Show. As presented by the Absolute Ownership, JBYS won “for the passion, energy and enthusiasm deployed while introducing the Absolute brand into their region, where a selective and highly-demanding clientele plays the…


JBYS Earns 5th Distributor of the Year Award from Sunseeker

Once again, Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales has earned a Distributor of the Year Award from Sunseeker International! This is our 5th experience receiving such an award, and this time our award was given in recognition of annual SALES GROWTH. It was with great pleasure and pride that Greg Krueger, JBYS President, and Dave Ottenhoff, Partner and…


Greg Krueger Inducted into MBIA Hall of Fame

JBYS President, Greg Krueger, was inducted into the Michigan Boating Industry Association (MBIA) Hall of Fame on December 1, 2011. “Greg has made great contributions to the MBIA and our industry during his time on the Board and throughout his life,” said MBIA President, John Ropp. “We owe a great deal of gratitude to Greg for…


JBYS Earns Sunseeker Distributor of the Year Award

Once again, Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales has earned a Sunseeker Distributor of the Year Award from Sunseeker International in recognition of our achievements to deliver BEST IN THE WORLD customer service! It was with great pleasure and pride that JBYS president, Greg Krueger, accepted the 2011 award from Robert Braithwaite, CBE President for Sunseeker, at the recent Distributor…


THE DUFFY POWER RUDDER™

Our patented Duffy Power Rudder is yet another example of what sets Duffy apart from any other electric boat company out there. The Duffy Power Rudder was meticulously designed and built over a period of nearly 10 years using the knowledge we had accumulated from 30 years of prior experience building electric boats. The result is something that we are…

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