Party Lake/Family Lake – 1 Day, 2 Ways

Party LakeThere’s no “right way” to party by boat at Lake of the Ozarks, other than to always designate a sober captain. The not-so-secret ingredient to a righteous party and day of hopping is all about location. The days of Party Cove are all but dead,...

Boating Rules: A Crash Course For Avoiding A Crash

by Nathan Bechtold & Al Griffin Appoint A Sober Captain It’s obvious. It’s so obvious, and the message gets beaten into our heads through every medium so often, it’s impossible to forget it. So at this point, there’s no excuse. Sure, back in the “good...

2019’s Can’t-Miss Calendar Of On-Water Events

There are loads of events happening at the Lake of the Ozarks so if you find yourself wondering, “What are we doing at the Lake this weekend?” It’s because you didn’t read this first. The boating season at Lake of the Ozarks may not be year-round. But for Lake of the...

Missouri’s New No-Wake Law: What You Need To Know

by Nathan Bechtold   Boaters love Missouri. Besides being home to the number one recreational lake in the country—Lake of the Ozarks—Missouri also boasts several other very popular lakes for recreational boaters and anglers, as well as the Mississippi...

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...

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Boat Review: Sunsation 32CCX

It’s not all about speed. OK, mostly it is, but hot looks and performance aside, the Sunsation 32CCX also excels as a family platform thanks to its versatile seating and nap-worthy cabin. The builder tapped powerboat racer and consultant Tres Martin to...

Boat Review: MTI-V 42

This long, lean performance boat can be tailored to suit any taste or activity, from exterior graphics to interior seating to state-of-the-art electronics. But even more exciting is what lies below the surface: the build is primarily E-glass and Kevlar,...

Boat Review: Chaparral 347 SSX

 You’re looking at the boat that created the bowrider/cruiser hybrid class. The Chaparral 347 SSX seats six up front and sleeps two in a full-beam cabin that comes with a head/shower compartment and can be outfitted with a flatscreen TV, microwave and air...

Boat Review: Black Thunder Offshore 46 Raised Deck

The return of the legend. The Black Thunder 46-foot V-bottom is renowned for its built-to-last/built-to-go-fast heritage, and the 2019 edition will utilize lighter-weight material and larger horsepower packages to leave gravity and drag behind. No two...

Boat Review: Bentley 243 Navigator

This nicely sized pontoon boat was already established as a high-value family vessel with lots of interior space, cushy seating and three entry points for ease at the dock, beach or swimming hole. The updated 243 Navigator increases the style...
Boat Review: Chaparral 347 SSX

Boat Review: Chaparral 347 SSX

 You’re looking at the boat that created the bowrider/cruiser hybrid class. The Chaparral 347 SSX seats six up front and sleeps two in a full-beam cabin that comes with a head/shower compartment and can be outfitted with a flatscreen TV, microwave and air...

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Boat Review: Black Thunder Offshore 46 Raised Deck

Boat Review: Black Thunder Offshore 46 Raised Deck

The return of the legend. The Black Thunder 46-foot V-bottom is renowned for its built-to-last/built-to-go-fast heritage, and the 2019 edition will utilize lighter-weight material and larger horsepower packages to leave gravity and drag behind. No two...

read more
Boat Review: Bentley 243 Navigator

Boat Review: Bentley 243 Navigator

This nicely sized pontoon boat was already established as a high-value family vessel with lots of interior space, cushy seating and three entry points for ease at the dock, beach or swimming hole. The updated 243 Navigator increases the style...

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Party Lake/Family Lake – 1 Day, 2 Ways

Party LakeThere’s no “right way” to party by boat at Lake of the Ozarks, other than to always designate a sober captain. The not-so-secret ingredient to a righteous party and day of hopping is all about location. The days of Party Cove are all but dead,...

2019’s Can’t-Miss Calendar Of On-Water Events

There are loads of events happening at the Lake of the Ozarks so if you find yourself wondering, “What are we doing at the Lake this weekend?” It’s because you didn’t read this first. The boating season at Lake of the Ozarks may not be year-round. But for Lake of the...

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

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...

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