Lake History: The Lake Of The Ozarks In The 1950s

1950s — Tourism Takes HoldFiberglass. Links Landing. Century Boats. Bridal Cave. Major Hull Innovations.The Lake of the Ozarks came into its own in the 1950s, thanks to post-war prosperity and revolutionary advances in technology. The period brought...

Dock Safety Checklist! Do This Before You Power Up For The Season

While it would be nice if every aspect of boating were plug-and-play, the reality is: things need to be maintained. Catalyst Electric co-owner Jon Bussey says few things are more important than ensuring your dock’s electrical system is in good shape. In...

Dock Problem Solved: Meet First Mate, The App That Syncs To Your Boat Lift

John and Julie Figura spent their dating years boating on the Mississippi. John, an electrical engineer by trade, worked in satellite communications. He has been a boater since before he had a driver's license, and tells a lot of great stories about skiing...

Could There Still Be Graves Beneath Lake Of The Ozarks?

by Michael Gillespie (posthumous) and Nathan Bechtold Don’t read this if you are squeamish about cemeteries. Especially don’t read this if you dread the thought that there might be burial sites under the Lake of the Ozarks directly in front of your property. You see,...

Lake History: The Lake Of The Ozarks In The 1940s

The Lake of the Ozarks has evolved from a rustic hunting and fishing destination to the boating Mecca of the Midwest. Here’s a peek at the Lake's second decade: the 1940s.1940s — Boating Grows With Post-War ProsperityDisposable Income Increases. Vacations...

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Boat Review: Cruisers 50 Cantius

You can take the shoreside mansion with you when you have the 50 Cantius. The Wisconsin-built express coupe has all the luxuries of home, if your home includes resort-like daytime entertaining features and refined overnight accommodations for four (two...

Boat Review: Fountain 39 NX

The “NX” in the Fountain 39 NX could stand for “new crossover.” The brand has a long history of producing world-champion raceboats as well as top-performing offshore fishing machines. Check both boxes on this center console mashup that features an...

Boat Review: Cypress Cay Seabreeze 253

Talk about countless possibilities. The Seabreeze 253 provides easy entry into the pontoon life with an affordable (but still expertly designed) option offering all sorts of features and upgrades to make it your own. Choose from multiple floorplans and...

Boat Review: MasterCraft X24

Surfing normally requires an ocean. Unless, that is, you have access to the new MasterCraft X24. Wave-making science is front and center on this pickle-fork playmaker, starting with a purpose-built hull that, when paired with up to 4,300 pounds of...

Boat Review: Formula 400 SSC

Over the past few years, this Indiana builder has defined the “crossover” segment with five models that pair open layouts and comfortable cruising elements — and perform like heat-seeking missiles. (Hey, we’re talking Formula here.) The 400 SSC is the...
Boat Review: Fountain 39 NX

Boat Review: Fountain 39 NX

The “NX” in the Fountain 39 NX could stand for “new crossover.” The brand has a long history of producing world-champion raceboats as well as top-performing offshore fishing machines. Check both boxes on this center console mashup that features an...

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Boat Review: Cypress Cay Seabreeze 253

Boat Review: Cypress Cay Seabreeze 253

Talk about countless possibilities. The Seabreeze 253 provides easy entry into the pontoon life with an affordable (but still expertly designed) option offering all sorts of features and upgrades to make it your own. Choose from multiple floorplans and...

read more
Boat Review: MasterCraft X24

Boat Review: MasterCraft X24

Surfing normally requires an ocean. Unless, that is, you have access to the new MasterCraft X24. Wave-making science is front and center on this pickle-fork playmaker, starting with a purpose-built hull that, when paired with up to 4,300 pounds of...

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Dock Safety Checklist! Do This Before You Power Up For The Season

While it would be nice if every aspect of boating were plug-and-play, the reality is: things need to be maintained. Catalyst Electric co-owner Jon Bussey says few things are more important than ensuring your dock’s electrical system is in good shape. In...

Picturesque Paddling Places At Lake Of The Ozarks

We all come to Lake of the Ozarks for the same reason: to enjoy being on the water. Whether it is coving out, bar hopping, or just a long boat ride, for us boat lovers you almost can’t beat a good day on the Lake. But let’s face it, the Lake can be a busy...

7 Stops For Breakfast On The Water

Dining at the water’s edge is a Lake of the Ozarks official pastime. Waterfront restaurants abound, and on summer nights, they’re all hopping. But what about breakfast on the water? A morning cruise across the glassy Lake still undisturbed by summertime...
Picturesque Paddling Places At Lake Of The Ozarks

Picturesque Paddling Places At Lake Of The Ozarks

We all come to Lake of the Ozarks for the same reason: to enjoy being on the water. Whether it is coving out, bar hopping, or just a long boat ride, for us boat lovers you almost can’t beat a good day on the Lake. But let’s face it, the Lake can be a busy...

read more
7 Stops For Breakfast On The Water

7 Stops For Breakfast On The Water

Dining at the water’s edge is a Lake of the Ozarks official pastime. Waterfront restaurants abound, and on summer nights, they’re all hopping. But what about breakfast on the water? A morning cruise across the glassy Lake still undisturbed by summertime...

read more

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