FASS Man, FASS Boat

FASS Man, FASS Boat

The story of Brad Ekstam, the man behind one of the Lake’s most well-known boats and coolest business success stories: FASS Diesel Fuel Systems. by Christy Wagner, Lake Ozark The year was 2003. Brad Ekstam was a man of humble beginnings and had driven a semi-truck...

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DOCK DIGS: BARS AND KITCHENS

DOCK DIGS: BARS AND KITCHENS

by Deanna Wolff Nothing complements dock life like a bar and/or kitchen! It’s the perfect place to hang out with family and friends after a delightful day out on the boat. Enjoy refreshing lakeside cocktails at the bar or cook a mess of fresh-caught crappie in your...

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DOCK DIGS: FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES

DOCK DIGS: FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES

by Deanna Wolff Docks aren’t just for boats anymore. Customizing your dock for your individual needs will make your dock the place to hang out on hot summer days – and nights. Consider adding a few of the ideas below to your floating haven. Then grab your favorite...

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Pups On The Patio!

Pups On The Patio!

by Kate Robbins Looking for a great restaurant on the Lake of the Ozarks but want to bring your furry best friend along? Look no further than this list of dog-friendly restaurants on and off the water! On Water: Ozark Yacht Club: (outdoor seating only) 1 Mile Marker...

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PHOTOS: Lake of the Ozarks Boat Parades

PHOTOS: Lake of the Ozarks Boat Parades

Boaters from more than a dozen states came to Lake of the Ozarks for a world-record attempt at the largest boat parade ever, in 2021. In all, 612 boaters were counted. The world record, set in Malaysia in 2014, is 1,180. So, no new record, at least not this time. The...

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Anchor-Line Time

For many boaters, the weekend is spent on the boat or the community dock, where evenings jive and friendships thrive. They’re called “live-aboards.” by Christy Wagner, Lake Ozark The Miceks For Mike and Diane Micek, living the dock life started more than three decades...

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Where To Buy?

You know the kind of Lake life you want, but where’s the best place for it? Lake of the Ozarks realtors know just the spot. by Kate Robbins The Lake of the Ozarks is one of the hottest real estate spots in the country. With vast waters to explore, and plenty to do...

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No Dock-Blocking, No Trespassing

Two new rules of the water that Lake of the Ozarks boaters need to know by Nathan Bechtold A new Missouri law went into effect, late in the 2021 boating season, and it affects boaters and dock owners alike. The two big things to know? 1. No more anchoring your boat...

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Healing Waters

Wake For Warriors gives wounded military members a place to carve wakes in the sunshine and connect with other veterans. MarineMax is bringing them to Lake of the Ozarks. by Kate Robbins For millions of people, Lake of the Ozarks is a place for fun-in-the-sun and...

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SNAPSHOT: Lake Of The Ozarks In The ‘60s

by Al Griffin & Nathan Bechtold In the 1960s, the Lake of the Ozarks truly came into its own as the Midwest's playground. Amid the ups and downs of the tumultuous decade, Lake of the Ozarks proved to be the perfect place for a summer getaway. The magnet of a huge...

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Finding Fish Their Way

Fishermen are always angling for an edge. Some love tech, some lean on tradition, and others say it’s all about big baits. by Brent Frazee When Andy Newcomb launches his bass boat at Lake of the Ozarks, it looks like a floating computer lab, filled with the latest...

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The Small Waters

Beauty and brilliance upstream: boaters are exploring the Lake above the 40MM by Deanna Wolff It’s no secret that there’s absolutely nothing better than spending the day cruising, coving, and catching fish, and converging at waterfront restaurant/bars on the Lake of...

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Up From The Deep

Missouri State Highway Patrol rescue divers see a lot… especially when they can’t see a thing. by Public Info. Spec. III Cheryl D. Cobb (Q/PIED), republished with permission In 1960, four troopers were trained in scuba diving to serve part time with a Water Rescue...

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A Premier Pick-Up

With the purchase of Premier 54, Rick Ball and Steve Brink keep growing their marine business portfolio at Lake of the Ozarks. Here’s their secret. by Nathan Bechtold Where would the number-one dealer of Chaparral Boats in the world be located? Of course, the answer...

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The North Shore

Homebuyers are finding this stretch of lakefront real estate appealing, for a host of reasons. Photo by Lake Shots Photography by Kate Robbins The real estate market has exploded at Lake of the Ozarks. In 2021, home sales were on-pace to show a 33% increase compared...

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The Lake’s Lost Towns

Beneath these waters, a history lies… by Janet Dabbs, with additional information by Michael Gillespie (posthumous) Bagnell Dam was—and is—an engineering marvel, one that would supply electricity to Missouri and, in creating Lake of the Ozarks, bring economic...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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  

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