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Originally founded in 1974 by Miami native Captain Don Mcgee, SeaVee Boats was established due to the demand for a boat capable of withstanding the most rigorous fishing experience. The brand’s unique, high quality boats quickly developed a devoted customer base. Don Mcgee was able to cut out the middleman and sell his incredible boats directly to customers at lower prices than his competitors. Don Mcgee went on to build world-class fishing boats for about 20 years. 

In 1993, a guy named Ariel Pared came to Don and asked to build him a custom sport fishing boat. Ariel and Don worked together and used their imagination in the creation process of the boat. It was custom designed from start to finish and Ariel was beyond excited about the finished

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After a few years removed from the boatbuilding industry, John Whiticar and his team have decided to get back to work. However, rather than ramping up with equipment and manpower, Whiticar Boat Works has formed a joint venture with Garlington Landeweer to build new custom sportfishing yachts. This plan arose during last year’s Custom Shootout in the Bahamas, when the two iconic builders had a discussion kicking around the idea of constructing boats together as one team. John Whiticar talked with Peter Landeweer about the difficulties of starting back up again after taking a few years off and Peter agreed to help by joining forces with him. They will both have ownership in the projects and will each sign off on

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A premier event of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and gift to the community, the 2016 22nd Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade kicks off the holiday season this year on Saturday, December 3!

The parade will begin at the north end of the Lake Worth Lagoon and proceed north on the Intracoastal Waterway to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Tens of thousands of spectators will come out to enjoy the procession of more than 50 decorated vessels sparkling on the Intracoastal Waterway beneath a backdrop of phenomenal traveling fireworks. There will be extended fireworks at North Palm Beach Marina, Jupiter’s Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk and Harbourside Place, plus a grand finale at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse courtesy of Square

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If you are looking for some fun during this holiday season, look no further than the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. The parade is going to be held on December 10th from 6:30pm to 11:00pm. It will be the largest one-day live audience in Florida as well as one of the top 20 parades in the world. The Boat Parade will stage on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Parade travels East to the Intracoastal Waterway as it continues North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. It’s 12 Miles of the “Greatest Show on H20.” The theme for this years 45th anniversary parade is “Comics and Cartoons Rockin’ the Night Away”.

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The founder of Tribute Performance Boats, Rich Scheffer Sr., was the lead builder for the legendary boat building pioneer, Jim Smith. While leading the Jim Smith team, Scheffer went on to build some of the most advanced and fastest sportfishers in the world. Once the older Jim Smith passed away, Scheffer went on to start his own boat building company, now known as Tribute Performance Boats, as a tribute to his longtime friend and mentor. Over the years, the Tribute brand has produced some of the fastest and most fuel-efficient performance sportfishing boats on the water. Scheffer’s first two builds were for race car pioneers Mark Manley and Dick Moroso. They wanted a boat that would perform like their race cars. They went to Scheffer to build them a

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The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show begins tomorrow, November 3rd and is open until Monday, November 7th. It is the largest International Boat Show in the world and will play host to a variety of different events and classes. The classes are filling up quickly so be sure to sign up as soon as possible. The events and classes are listed below. 



Hands on boating skill classes available only at the boat show! When it comes to improving your boating skills and learning new ones, nothing beats hands on experience with the experts. All taught by USCG Licensed Captains, you will learn basic skills and advanced skills. Whether you are a seasoned boater or a beginner, there is a class for you. Take your boating skills up

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Growing up on the outer banks of North Carolina, Paul Mann was a successful charter boat mate and a well-known sportfishing captain who had a special talent for building boats. Paul started his boat building business in 1988 with a vision of becoming a world class boat manufacturer. Paul’s different experiences in the industry growing up make him exceptionally qualified to design and formulate his idea of superior sportfishing vessels. Using his knowledge of sportfishing, traditional boatbuilding techniques, modern materials, and an eye for detail, Paul Mann has built some of the most successful tournament sportfishers in the world.

The combination of superb techniques, the newest and finest materials, remarkable

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The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is finally here this weekend. It is the largest boat show in the world and will have almost any boat you could imagine on display. Attractions for the whole family include live water sport demonstrations, an appealing schedule of fishing and boating seminars, workshops for children and adults, and a variety of other attractions dedicated to the boating lifestyle and industry. The show has a network of transportation such as water taxis, river boats, and shuttles to transport guests around the enormous show. Whether you are in the market for a new boat or just looking to have some family fun over the weekend, this is a spectacular event that you do not want to miss out on.

The three largest yachts featured

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Although he didn’t have an education past 6th grade, Jim Smith was extremely intuitive when it came to designing. After dropping out of school in 6th grade, Jim fiddled with a number of different jobs such as cutting wood, distributing liquor, and campaigning in motorcycle racing and outboard boat racing. Jim became very successful in the boat racing industry and it led him to a Johnson outboard distributorship. A short while after that, Jim decided he wanted to start building his own boats.

In 1959, Jim had constructed his first boat and named it the Boca Jima as he was living in Boca Raton, Florida. His astonishing project showed his passion for innovation and diverse background. The boat was cold molded with double

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In the early 1980’s, Richard Garlington was not a fan of the boats available so he decided to construct his own. He knew he could not do it by himself so he went to a longtime friend, U.S. Navy submarine designer Dan McCarthy, to ask for help. Richard and Dan combined their efforts and ideas to build a soft-riding hull with a running surface that could slice through rough seas while maintaining great tractability, safety, and comfort. It was from that point on that Garlington boats became a force in the sportfishing industry.

By 1987, the Landeweer family came along and noticed the opportunity of a successful company in building high quality, fast, custom convertible fishing boats. At that point, the Landeweer

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