Business In Their Blood

The family that founded Cobalt Boats just bought family-owned Summerset Boat Lifts at Lake of the Ozarks. Meet the St. Clairs. by Nathan Bechtold - all photos courtesy the Brooks & St. Clair families Ancient historians report when the Romans went to war, their...

From Ankeny To The Ozarks

by Kate Robbins Carl Moyer has had a storied career, from leading a successful racing career to growing a thriving auto group. This summer, the long-time Iowa auto dealer made Lake of The Ozarks his second home.  Moyer always had a passion for cars. He got his start...

The Lake’s Best Beer Tour

by Emily Debert The number of breweries in America is at an all-time high. In January of this year, beveragedynamics.com predicted the total number of American breweries to exceed 8,000 in the not-too-distant future. For Lake of the Ozarks residents and vacationers...

The Lake’s First Seaplane Pilot

by Michael Gillespie The 1950s were interesting times at the Lake. Simple roadside attractions were the rule of the day, and that usually included a trip to the dam to sample the various amusements and souvenir shops, and maybe take an excursion boat ride. Those boat...

Through Your Lens

The Lake's scenic sunsets and perfect photo ops are endless. SHORE readers shared some of their favorite shots from 2020. Got the perfect sunrise, sunset, or scenic Lake photo? Send it to publisher@shoreboatingmag.comWant your crew included in SHORE 2022? Send photos...

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The Lake Is My Happy Place

SHORE readers sent us photos of friends and family enjoying the Lake of the Ozarks–their happy place–in 2020!Want your crew included in SHORE 2022? Send photos to publisher@shoreboatingmag.com  

Shorty Pants! A Trip To The Bayou On Lake Of The Ozarks

Shorty Pants Lounge cooks up food and fun with a Cajun twist by Deborah Wolfe Tucked away in a gentle cove on Lake of the Ozarks’ 22MM, the Creole-influenced Shorty Pants restaurant has been a favorite among Lake locals and visitors for more than 15 years. The sound...

Franky And Louie’s: Key West Of The Midwest, At Lake Of The Ozarks

by Deborah Wolfe Palm trees and sandy beaches might not be the first things that come to mind when you think of the Lake of the Ozarks, but visitors to Franky and Louie’s Beachfront Bar and Grill at the 10-mile marker will find a tropical paradise lush with beachside...

Yo Ho Ho! Captain Ron’s Is The Perfect Port For Pirates Young & Old On Lake Of The Ozarks

by Emily Debert Whether ye be an old salt, sea dog, or a mere scallywag, Captain Ron's has something for every pirate at the Lake! Captain Ron's, owned by Ron Duggan, opened up in November 2006 and boasts 700 feet of Lakefront, two beaches, and a sand volleyball court...

Redhead Lakeside Grill: Where Captains Keep Their Crew Happy

by Mike Kircher I have been a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain at Lake of the Ozarks for 5 years. In that short time, I have learned that boat charters at the Lake are about more than just driving a boat. I am navigator (nobody knows where they are), tour guide, and...
Dog Days All Summer Long, At Lake Of The Ozarks

Dog Days All Summer Long, At Lake Of The Ozarks

by Sara Halverson Home of the cove-out music festival AquaPalooza, the White Party, and one of the coolest-looking pools and swim-up bars at the Lake, Dog Days Bar and Grill sits on the 19 MM just west of the Grand Glaize bridge. While it’s easily found by land and...

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Elevating Dock Electric Safety

Elevating Dock Electric Safety

Lake of the Ozarks has 30,000 docks, and local electricians are raising the bar to keep them safe. by Nathan Bechtold A group of electrical contractors at Lake of the Ozarks is banding together to improve dock electric safety. Decades ago, most docks had no need of...

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Gaining An Edge On Props: FJ Propeller Midwest’s High-Tech Shop

Every good propeller starts with a pro by Deanna Wolff Racing boats is about precision, so keeping a performance boat in tip-top condition is essential. When it comes to propellers, even the slightest fault in a prop blade can mean a 10-15 percent decrease in...

2020 Boat Review: Yamaha 275 SD

Jet sport boats have come a long way in recent years and the Yamaha 275SD is at the leading edge of new technology and design. With its sleek lines and impressive performance, you will feel like you are riding the wave of the future in this versatile craft. At 27...

2020 Boat Review: Playcraft X-treme

Playcraft pontoons are certainly not your father’s pontoon. The X-Treme line is aptly named, and unlike any other pontoon on the Lake. With custom paint and upholstery that looks swiped from a race boat, these pontoons would fit right in at any poker run. But they...

2020 Boat Review: Tiara 34 LS

The Tiara 34 LS is the epitome of what a luxury sport yacht should be. It is stylish, comfortable, sporty and surprisingly utilitarian in an elegant way. From bow to stern the well-thought-out and superbly executed features make time on the water more enjoyable. From...

2020 Boat Review: Sunsation 40 CCX

If you take the utility of a center console and cross it with the styling and performance of a top-of-the-line supercar, you end up with the Sunsation 40CCX. With performance as good as its styling, this boat will turn heads and put a smile on whoever is lucky enough...
2020 Boat Review: Starcraft CX 25 Q

2020 Boat Review: Starcraft CX 25 Q

Style and comfort year after year. That is what owners of the Starcraft CX 25 Q can expect from their new pontoon boat. With one of the best warranties offered by pontoon manufacturers – a limited lifetime warranty on the hull and structure and a six-year warranty on...

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2020 Boat Review: Bentley 243 Navigator

2020 Boat Review: Bentley 243 Navigator

Enjoying a sundowner with friends or towing the kids on a tube, the Bentley 243 Navigator will turn heads on the Lake. This luxurious pontoon has all the creature comforts and looks good sitting still or underway. Have it rigged for quiet times on the water, or for...

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2020 Boat Review: Formula 400 SSC

2020 Boat Review: Formula 400 SSC

If you love to be pampered but also crave power and performance, read on. Versatile with comfort and super sport performance, the 2020 Formula 400 SSC has what it takes to spoil and thrill all aboard. The spacious layout of this 40-footer allows for multiple...

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The Lake’s Best Beer Tour

by Emily Debert The number of breweries in America is at an all-time high. In January of this year, beveragedynamics.com predicted the total number of American breweries to exceed 8,000 in the not-too-distant future. For Lake of the Ozarks residents and vacationers...

Bear Bottom Resort: Explosive Flavors & Family Fun

by Connye Griffin & LakeExpo.com On the water’s edge at the 38MM, tucked into a cove at the edge of one of the Lake’s most picturesque bluffs, sprawls a family oasis like no other. Bear Bottom Resort is renowned for a 700-foot waterslide, swim-up pool bar, live...

Paradise Found: Lake Of The Ozarks’ Tropical Restaurant Serves Caribbean Flair

by Deanna Wolff If you’re in the mood for delicious food, unique tropical drinks, and a breezy atmosphere with a spectacular Lake view, then the Paradise Tropical Restaurant and Bar on Lake of the Ozarks goes at the top of the short-list for lakefront dining this...

Shorty Pants! A Trip To The Bayou On Lake Of The Ozarks

Shorty Pants Lounge cooks up food and fun with a Cajun twist by Deborah Wolfe Tucked away in a gentle cove on Lake of the Ozarks’ 22MM, the Creole-influenced Shorty Pants restaurant has been a favorite among Lake locals and visitors for more than 15 years. The sound...
Dog Days All Summer Long, At Lake Of The Ozarks

Dog Days All Summer Long, At Lake Of The Ozarks

by Sara Halverson Home of the cove-out music festival AquaPalooza, the White Party, and one of the coolest-looking pools and swim-up bars at the Lake, Dog Days Bar and Grill sits on the 19 MM just west of the Grand Glaize bridge. While it’s easily found by land and...

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